Normal signal for dish

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  1. bobtheknob

    bobtheknob Thread Starter New Member

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    I recently switched to dish because the lame tech that showed up with direct said there was a line of sight issue. With directv I had a signal in the 90's. I was looking at my dish signal and it's only about 50-53. According to dish's specs for az, el and skew everything is pretty close except for skew. Dish calls for 120 degree skew and the dish skew is about 20 degrees off. Looking at my neighbor's dish across the street, his dish is pointed opposite mine as far as skew goes. Looks like he has the same lnb as me but shouldn't my signal be a lot higher. thanks for your help.
     
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  2. garys

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    Dish uses a different type of meter than Direct. If you have DPP lnb's 50-53 is pretty good. It is confusing since the meter shows going to 125, people expect it to be higher.
     
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    Since I moved my dish, my levels are much higher than when the tech installed it. I was about 1/2 the thresholds and checking again, sat xponders , threshold and my readings are shown:
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    61.5 x10  46   56
    61.5 x14  51   59
    61.5 x29  58   64
    61.5 x31  46   53
    72 x15     47   57
    72 x17     50   59
    72 x19     48   59
    72 x21     51   60
    77 x13     37   45
    77 x16     38   46
    77 x20     38   47
    77 x21     40   48
    
     
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  5. Jim5506

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    Dish signal strengths in the 70's are about the highest you ever get since thy recalibrated the signal meter a couple of years ago.
     
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