DirecTV Alignment

stecle

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 17, 2010
191
30
Between the North and South Pole
A friend of mine asked me to peak his DirecTV system. I don't have much experience with pizza dishes so I thought I would ask the forum for some feedback. Here are the signal levels that I am getting:


Satellite : 99 (ca)
Transponders: 9 to 24
Signal: 79-82

Satellite : 99 (cb)
Transponders: 1 to 14
Signal: 80-86

Satellite : 101
Transponders: 1 to 32
Signal: 93-96

Satellite : 103 (ca)
Transponders: 9 to 34
Signal: 64-82

Satellite : 103 (cb)
Transponders: 1 to 14
Signal: 72-84

Satellite : 119
Transponders: 25 to 32
Signal: 60-74

Are these levels ok or do I need to do some more work?

Thanks
 

slice1900

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Feb 14, 2015
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You should see upper 90s and 100s on 101, and see upper 80s to upper 90s on 99ca/cb and 103ca/cb. You got work to do.
 
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stecle

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Feb 17, 2010
191
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Between the North and South Pole
Thanks for the replies everyone. What satellite should I use to peak the dish on? I maximized the signal on 101 adjusting the height and azimuth. I assumed the other satellites would fall into place. I set the skew to the correct number for my location but perhaps I need to fine tune it to maximize the other satellites.

If someone could share their alignment procedure for these multi feed DirecTV dishes I would appreciate it.
 
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