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Dlberryman

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Have SL3 pig-wnc LNB connectex to Slimline dish. Running cable straight from Lnb to H20 reciever. Cannot Find signal anywhere. Do I need any components between dish and receiver to make it read. Setup dish settings according to zip code still nothing. Trying to setup travel trailer to receive hd. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Welcome to the Site !

How is the dish set up ?
Tripod ?
Make sure it's plumb, this is critical.
Get your co ordinates from the recvr or Dishpointer
Use a everyday ordinary compass.

The co ordinates are a starting point.
Look for the 101 Sat first

Make adjustments slowly.

Did you practice at home first ?
 

Dlberryman

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On tripod. Verified it being level. Got coordinates. Azimith is the direction on the compass right? Does this dish require a power inserter? Is there anything needed between the dish LNB and the reciever? If I was aimed in the right direcfion, what would block the signal? Thanks Jimbo for replying.
 

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Jimbo gave you the best advice for starting out, plumb mast, double check your azimuth and elevations, use a compass, and look for 101 first, then find 99 and 103. Go slowly! Oh, and
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Do you have the B-band converter hooked up?

If he doesn't have the BBC's hooked up, he still would get signal on the 101, thats where you want to start.

Dlberryman
If your using a SL3, Slimline 3, and NOT a SWM, then theres nothing else you need to get a signal, IF it is a SWM then you need a Power Inserter.
 

Dlberryman

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If he doesn't have the BBC's hooked up, he still would get signal on the 101, thats where you want to start.

Dlberryman
If your using a SL3, Slimline 3, and NOT a SWM, then theres nothing else you need to get a signal, IF it is a SWM then you need a Power Inserter.[/QUOTe

Sorry for delay in getting back.. football game.
Bbc NOT hooked up. I am not exactly sure what dish I have. I got a new Slimline reflector and a used SL3pig-wcm single eye LNB with 4 outlet connectors. Is that a SWM?
 

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No, you have a regular lnb. A swm lnb only has one output, and would be connected to a splitter and has a power inserter.

You will need B Band Converter(s) on each hd receiver. A HD (non dvr) receiver will require one BBC. A HD dvr will require two BBC's, one on each sat. input. Standard def. receivers and standard def. DVR's don't use BBC's. The only exception would be a R22.

The BBC will have to be connected in order to properly align the dish and receive hd.
 
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mr_tv

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If you don't put on the BBC converters you can STILL get signal off the 101 satellite just fine. You need the BBC for HD. Move the dish east and west a bit at a time. Move, wait, move, wait. It takes a few seconds for the signal meter to respond to incoming signal. Move a tiny bit at a time. No signal, raise or lower the elevation 1 degree and try again. Good luck.
 

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If you don't put on the BBC converters you can STILL get signal off the 101 satellite just fine. You need the BBC for HD. Move the dish east and west a bit at a time. Move, wait, move, wait. It takes a few seconds for the signal meter to respond to incoming signal. Move a tiny bit at a time. No signal, raise or lower the elevation 1 degree and try again. Good luck.

As was mentioned in post 6
 
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