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  1. vixens

    unactivated receiver as signal meter

    Thanks a lot.
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    unactivated receiver as signal meter

    any advise ?
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    unactivated receiver as signal meter

    The sellers on these receivers state that D* did not want to have them back. They are old, outdated models and not worth the shipping costs .
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    unactivated receiver as signal meter

    I am planing to purchase a old/used Directv HD receiver. The sole purpose will be to use it as a signal meter but for nothing else. I am spending a lot of time on the field to fine tune and my subscription receiver is often in danger of tropical rain damage. Ka signal meters are much more...
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    TiVo Guide Data/Fringe Signal Levels

    I understand that my location is similar to havanajoe. Havanajoe, what size of dish(s) are you using. Can you provide pics ? I am using an HR22 & SWM. My receiver will only boot up completely between 8am and 3pm. The other times my receiver will get stuck at 98%, sometimes earlier. The boot-up...
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    first time set-up

    I switched now to a SWM set-up and things seem to have slightly improved. I do have less error messages about updates, the signal strength is still the same. Further I have tried a Sonora power amp LA281R but reception got actually worse. With the amp it dropped some 101W tps and also lowered...
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    seeking Amplifier advise

    GoalTV channel 456 is on 119W; I am a passionate soccer fan ! I am looking for 3 different power amps (Inline amps will not work sufficiently): * between 119W lnb and switch * between 103W lnb and switch (remember I am combining 119 and 103 with a PVDP-2PP before feeding it into the 6x8 and...
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    Flex Port 1 and 2 on SWM8 and Slimline8

    Ok, thanks Iceberg.
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    Flex Port 1 and 2 on SWM8 and Slimline8

    I am asking about the "Flexport". I could not find an exact description what these ports are for. What frequencies do the Flexports take/require ?
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    Flex Port 1 and 2 on SWM8 and Slimline8

    Has anyone actually tried these 2 Flexports ? It says they are for 72.5W and 95W. Could you also use the Flexport for 119W by using a separate round dish ? Thanks !
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    seeking Amplifier advise

    I am looking at these Sonora Power Inserters/Amps . . . rather complicated equipment. http://sonoradesign.com/content/tutorials/ any advise for a quality Amp for non-SWM or SWM (between Slimline (or SWM 8) and receiver ?
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    seeking Amplifier advise

    I have a rather complicated set-up. Due to my location I had to work with 3 different and large sat dishes and 4 separate LNBs for 99/101/103/119. see my set-up summery at: http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads/309927-first-time-set-up/page47 I am using a Slimline5 multi-switch and a PVDP-2PP...
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    Reception problem IS-21, DW-TV

    Today I had a few hours to fine tune DW-TV on IS-21. I had a viewable reception inside the house, after a ca. 120 foot long cable run but many drop outs and low signal warnings. Strangely close to the sat dish I had a much worse reception. I brought the receiver back into the house and the...
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    Reception problem IS-21, DW-TV

    Since last night the satellite seems to be back to normal. Really strange: I had indeed the tv and receiver out on the field so I could eliminate any other possible problems. When I left at 4 pm I had the signal tuned up to max but it was still not good enough to produce a picture. The picture...
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    Reception problem IS-21, DW-TV

    9:30pm picture has come back but the signal is still flickering (the link opens for me only if I copy and paste it into a new window): http://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=2hpRrASU9-Q&o=U
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    Reception problem IS-21, DW-TV

    NHK: weak signal but watchable France 24: gone Arirang: ok CCTV: ok It seems that the signal is jumping (on all TPs). In the evening the signal is watchable for a few hours, the rest of the day it's mostly gone.
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    Reception problem IS-21, DW-TV

    I have been watching DW-TV German via C Band, Intelsat 21, for over 3 years here in Belize with good reception on a 1.8 dish. The last few days the signal dropped, consistently up to a point where I could not watch any more. I have tried all options: re-alignment/fine tuning, different Lnb...
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    first time set-up

    Here are some additional observations I forgot to mention: * when combining the 119W with the 103W with the PVDP-2PP Diplexer I do loose some transponders on 103(ca). 103(ca) has much lower readings with signals between 39 and 56 while the 103(cb) has signals of 71 to 85. * If I do not use the...
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    first time set-up

    Couldn't have done it w/o the great help and knowledge of Rafaelccs.
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    first time set-up

    119W: On a 9 foot dish I changed the LNB from a Dishpro (for 119W Dishnetwork) to a regular Directv lnb for 119W Directv. 103W: a Hawaii/Alaska triple Lnb mounted on a 6 foot dish. Only one feedhorn of the triple lnb --located in the dish's focal point-- gets the signal. That's why the LNB is...
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