DirecTV Alignment

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Support Forum' started by stecle, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. stecle

    stecle Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    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
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 SatelliteGuys Pro

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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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    Claude Greiner SatelliteGuys Master Supporting Founder

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    Take the tv and receiver and setup next to dish.
     
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  4. stecle

    stecle Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    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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