Maybe you should call DISH for a service call, that isn't a TV antenna you can just point in the general direction. It needs to be aimed at a van sized satellite 22,300 miles above the equator.Thanks. Now i can see the signal strength which is 0. I used dish pointer to aim at sat 72 and with the elevation and azimuth shown, but it still is zero. no branches in the way. i don't understand why I'm not getting a signal at all.
No, I lowered it so the los would have minimal interference with the branches/leaves of the tree. Originally it was maybe 8' off the ground, now its 5'. Probably just going to try getting a line meter and if that doesn't work, get a service call put in. The problem was I was losing signal on almost every channel and the only ones that were still working some were my locals.
The tree that is now causing me problems with the new growth doesn't a lot of branches lower, mainly higher up like 30' above the ground
Well, the orbital slots are geostationary, so they shouldn't have moved very much since then.My response about the App may not work, though, since it hasn't been updated (at least on the Apple App Store) since 2011.
I agree. I am pretty sure that my sister's dish is aimed through below the tree branches. The pole-mounted dish is pretty low to the ground. She has a small yard in an apartment complex, and that was the only place she could get LOS, since they do not allow mounting dishes on the roof or walls.I've seen big trees where the signal was coming in below the branches. Can relate to what the op is trying to say.
Yep, I found that out the hard way when we aimed our first Directv dish, in a situation similar to the OP: trying to aim through below the branches of a big Maple tree. The advantage of aiming through below the branches is that when the lower branches grow enough to start blocking the signal, they are easier to reach and trim back to get the signal back. If you are aiming above a tall tree, and it grows enough to block the signal, it is very hard to fix unless you hire someone to trim the top of the tree, or remove the tree completely which is what we eventually did. If the offending tree is on someone else's property, then the situation gets even trickier.