Alignment Issue??

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  1. Danny001

    Danny001 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I've setup a few dozen slimlines over the last few years just casually for buddies moving etc. This one here I'm stumped. I'm getting 98% on 101 96% on all 103s but on 99ca I cant peak higher than 70% or 81% on 99cb. I just spent nearly hour trying every combo of adjustments I can think of to no avail. I don't know if it's an los issue or not. Here is a picture of LOS

    Any tips ?
     

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    raoul5788 Studebaker driver Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU! Supporting Founder Lifetime Supporter

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    The los is probably higher than you think. The actual elevation angle is in the antenna menu setup. Your skew may be off a bit. Are you trying to align the dish with a meter or just the signal strength menu? There are smart phone apps that will locate the satellites for you. They aren't exact, but will give you a good idea of where the sats are.
     
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    I had the same issue a few weeks ago at the Cottage ... turned out to be a LOS issue.
     
  4. Danny001

    Danny001 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Just using the meters in the menu. Used dish pointer as always to preset the dish

    When you say the LOS is likely higher than I think do you mean the tree likely is blocking to an extent ?
     
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    raoul5788 Studebaker driver Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU! Supporting Founder Lifetime Supporter

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    No, I mean it's probably higher so the alignment is probably the issue. That's why I suggesting using an app to get a general idea of where the sats are located.
     
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    Dish is likely bent. I had one I dropped off my counter at work. No physical damage but couldn’t get above 80 on 103 and 99.

    Had to get a new dish and it lined up in less than a minute.

    Keep in mind I’m using a $500 aim meter
     
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    Danny001 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Well I moved it to a spot I thought would be better LOS 103 now lower and 99 now a bit higher. The fall when the leaves clear will tell the tale. If in the fall I can't peak it any better than we will get a new dish.
     

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