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12-23-2005 06:31 PM #7Supporting Founder
Dimmy007 it sounds like you are picking up the wrong satellite for the lnbf that it is intended. For example you may be picking up 119 on the 110 lnbf or 110 on the 119 lnbf. If that happens you will not pickup the 105/121 satellite.
It does not matter where 105/121, 110, 119 satellites go in the satellite inputs. It is a good idea to install it the same for all of the customers though so that way you know for when you go out to do service calls or try to troubleshoot issues on the phone.
12-23-2005 06:32 PM #8
I always tune off the 119 on the 121 super dish, its best to use a battery operated signal meter such as a channel master and do it right at the dish. What I would suggest is to take a look at a superdish that you havent installed and see what the settings are on it. When I first started putting these in I was mistaken in using the zipcode settings in the book that came with the system, it would require vast and drastic changes in settings from one side of the city to the other.
Hopefully this will help,
In southern michigan and northern ohio we set our dish 500's to elevation 32 and skew 119, the superdish is set to elevation of 31 and skew of 123, look in the zipcode book and find one that has settings that are close to what your dish 500's are set at and go with that. Also try sending a pm to iceberg, he is in Min and may have some insite he can offer you.
12-23-2005 06:40 PM #9SatelliteGuys Freshman
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So it seems that when it comes down to it is just a matter of trying to get the signal. The area code were in is 53146 and the skew is 120 an the elevation is 31. The azimuth is 224. As long as my wires are ok and the dish is level and the multiswitch is good it just needs to be a matter of locating the right signals. Do you thing it is better if I try to get the 119 sat first by bypassing the multiswitch and going directly into the receiver? Then as soon as I can get it to lock on the correct sat. I should be able to get 110 and 121 theoretically. ANother quick question if I have a dish 500 and I am getting 119 locked and a good signal and 110 has no signal am I missing any sort of programming or anything?
12-23-2005 07:24 PM #10
Welcome to satguys first of all.
Ok you really need a satellite meter like van said, if you are going to install these things. If not assuming mast is plumb, set your skew to 120 and don't touch it again. Then set your elev. on 31 and hook your 119 sat lnb straight to the receiver set it on the point screen and set it for transponder 11. Then with your compass get the dish close as you can to 224 azimuth. Have your buddy watch the screen as you slowly move your dish back and forth in that direction till you get as high a signal as you can get. Then adjust your elevation up and down real slow till you get that as high as you can get. Finally run all through the dp34 and do a check switch. You should have all three at this time, if not start over. Get you a meter and you can save a lot of time. Once you get used to doing a superdish they do get easier.....hang in there.Michael
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12-23-2005 09:58 PM #11
12-23-2005 10:32 PM #12
All you have to do is get your mast or your pole plumb. Set your dish to the right settings (you will learn what they are quick). Hook up the meter to the 119 and 121, spin the dish untill you hit the sats. I can peak a 121 Superdish in less than 2 min.
Just worked in WI not to long ago. Was in the Madison area for a week and the Green Bay the next. I could swear we set the skew at 118, and 31 for elev. sounds about right.