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    trouble finding bev 82W

    I have a 6100 with the eliptical dish and 2 lnb's. It is really easy to find 91W... but am not having any luck with 82W. I have checked the footprint maps, and as I am in NC, the maps show that reception should be fine. Is anyone else having trouble locating 82W? Any ideas on how to find it?
    Thanks... Jessykanc


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    Dial in the correct skew and lock it down.
    Adjust elevation per your calculator.
    I prefer this one: satsig.net/ssazelm.htm
    Double check your azimuth - you may not have considered the local error for magnetic deviation.
    A cheap sat meter makes short work of finding and fine tuning DBS satellites.

    It's quite possible you are seeing 91 on the 82 LNB, and the 91 LNB is looking at...?

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    I have found 82 (I was pointing the plane of the dish at 82 instead of the lnb angle), so I can now see 91 and 82... but I am not sure how to see both at the same time? Is there a trick for doing this? The LNB's don't seem to have any kind of angle adjustments on them. Once you lock down on one signal, how do you find the other signal without losing the first? Thanks... Jessi

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    aiming 101 (the course, not the angle)

    There should be a stickie around here for this but...

    If your dish looks like the one below (trimmed from another picture on this forum), and has either the twin LNB (shown) or two individual LNBs, then...

    Hook your coax to first one LNB and then to the other, without moving the dish, to see if you are on both satellites.
    This is easier with a cheap alignment meter, but you could use your receiver.
    Just make sure you bypass any in-line switches.
    It's not necessary to run the switch test when changing - you may have a red bar, but the correct name of the satellite should be shown below the bar.

    To answer your question, there is an adjustment on the back to the dish, which allows you to twist it as shown in the picure.
    That is skew. You need to dial in the amount suggested by your calculator as the first step, and lock that down.
    Then you set elevation, and snug it down gently.
    Now, swinging the dish from side to side around the correct azimuth, you should find whichever bird the LNB that's connected to your receiver is aimed at.
    After a little left-right fine tuning (then you snug that down), followed by a little up-down tuning, you should be pretty well peaked.

    People talk about the left or right LNB, but nobody is clear if you are behind or in front of the dish.
    It's easier to say "the LNB on the east side" of your dish, or "west side".
    If anyone gets that wrong, they can go back to grade school.

    Anyway, the eastern LNB will be 91 and the western LNB will be 82.

    Hope that helps.
    I've had no trouble finding the 110/119 nor 82/91 pair, when I've tried.
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    Progress... but still not there.
    I have the dish pointed so that if I directly hook up the cable from 91 (no switch) I get a signal, and if I hook up the cable from 82 I get a signal without moving the dish. However, when I hook both lines into the switch, I only get 1 signal. The switch check is only able to find one satellite. Is this normal?

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    When you hook the receiver to each LNB, does the receiver say the correct bird's name under the red/green bar?

    Then, either you have a bad switch, or an incompatible one.
    Let's see, you've got a Canadian 6100... that's a Dish 811, I believe.
    So, it'll do Legacy or DishPro LNBs and switches.
    What exactly switch and LNBs do you have?
    If the Dish LNBs don't say DishPro on them (maybe with a "dp" logo) then they are legacy.
    You'll need a legacy switch to go with that.
    What model is the switch??

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