Dish pointing problems

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crhea

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I'm an old C-band sat guy trying to do a self-install of a 1000.2/VIP922 using an Accutrac III+.

Connected to port 1 on the 3LNB and peaked. I've got 70 strength on Sat 129, 54 on Sat 119 (both on T21), but when I select 110, it says: Wrong Sat: Echostar 129 W.

The Check Switch only shows 129 on #1, 119 on #2 and CONN on #3.

I'm thinking I'm pointing too far West and have the sats on the wrong horns-- is the "Wrong Sat" message just an artifact of how the switch works?

Sorry if this is a dumb question-- new to the Dish Network/multi-LNB game.
 
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crhea

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Nevermind...

Yup... that was it. Went out this morning and moved the dish East... then made sure I had
119 on the center horn.

Duh!
 
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busdriver72

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Sorry if this is a dumb question-- new to the Dish Network/multi-LNB game

Not a dumb question...we're all learning all the time.
Glad you got it up and going.:up
 
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crhea

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Cute way to MAKE SURE it's on the right horn...

Since I got burned with the sat getting picked up on the wrong horn, I did a quick-n-dirty to MAKE SURE I had it right:

Leave the center horn alone, and cover the other two with a small piece of tin foil. Then see that the receiver:

1. Gets signal on the 119 sat.

2. Identifies the sat correctly.

Again, I was working with a 1000.2 (110/119/129) dish and peaking on the 119 sat. Obviously,
you'd change this if you're searching for/peaking on the 129, as one poster mentioned.
 

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