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09-25-2010 09:35 AM #1
trouble locking satellite signals
hi,guys i am at my wits end,i have everything set up for all satellites,thats programed in my receiver,lnb configuration is set etc. when i go outside and turn my dish with my satellite finder,i get a good signal,go back inside,scan my satellite....nothing...i have been doing this all day,yesterday i received the pentagon channel and have not received any thing else is it any thing i am doing wrong,.....i need help
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09-25-2010 09:45 AM #2
Try taking sat receiver and a small tv out to the dish connected with a short cable and try again. This way you can SEE what your signal meter is seeing.
Duh, I didn't see that you double posted this yesterday and already got the same answer as mine.
Last edited by Pixl; 09-25-2010 at 10:07 AM.
09-25-2010 10:02 AM #3
I will echo TantalusFld's comments. Take the satellite receiver and small TV out to the dish so that you can see on screen what the signal quality meter in the receiver shows. I've tried using some cheap $10 satellite finders, and have found that they're not very helpful. I use the satellite signal quality meter on screen to watch for when I've got signal.
09-25-2010 10:08 AM #4
A question to you... Are you setting up a single, fixed point dish or a motorized dish?
If a single, fixed point dish, which satellite are you trying to pull in?
If you are setting up a motorized dish, what are your site's coordinates and which satellite do you percieve to be your nearest true south satellite?
Also, what LNBF and dish and receiver do you have?
If you are using a motor, which motor make and model?
Last edited by AcWxRadar; 09-25-2010 at 10:15 AM.
09-25-2010 12:03 PM #5SatelliteGuys Regular
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09-25-2010 12:15 PM #6
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