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I have a DirecTV slimline 36" oval dish with a sl3 swm lnb and power supply. I had old dish damaged in storm and it was a little smaller oval. I also have an h24-200 receiver. Is this equipment all compatible? I tried everything and I can't get a signal and it is unobstructed. Any help would be appreciated
 
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:welcome to Satelliteguys carnagez28!
It is all compatible. Can you describe how everything is connected?
 
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4ft. cable from receiver to swm power supply, 50ft. cable to slimline dish with 3lnb swm, can't seem to line up 220° because of the tilt
 
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4ft. cable from receiver to swm power supply, 50ft. cable to slimline dish with 3lnb swm, can't seem to line up 220° because of the tilt
What are you using to set the tilt on the dial? Are you using magnetic north?
 
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I also tried satfinder on my phone. It throws you off a little with the arm tilted, but I've tried everything
 
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You are trying to point at something the size of a bus that's 22,000 miles away, have patience! ;) Again, how did you set the tilt/skew? And did you use the red line as Jimbo suggested for the elevation?
 
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BTW, youtube has some good tutorials.
 
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I made sure the mast was perfectly plumb with the little circle level , then I set the tilt at the number it calls fwhich it calls for on the TV in my area, on satfindermy elev. is30. 0, my az is57. 3 and tilt is 0.0, which is totally different than on the TV setup. There the tilt is 60, the el is37. 1 and azim is221.5
 
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The tilt is most definitely not zero. You would have to be approximately due north of Amarillo TX. The second set of numbers seem about right.
 
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This is what I found for a general Pittsburgh area.

Address: Pittsburgh, Pa
Latitude: 40.4406°
Longitude: -79.9959°


Elevation: 38.5°
Azimuth (true): 210.6°
Azimuth (magn.): 219.9°
LNB Skew [?]: 22.8°


Carnagez, your SKEW should go to 77.
This should fix your trouble.
Turn clockwise standing behind the dish
 
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The settings I need is for area code 16351, Tidioute , Pa. I have a camp and bring my receiver with me when I go up there.
 
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The settings I need is for area code 16351, Tidioute , Pa. I have a camp and bring my receiver with me when I go up there.
Your settings should be Very close to the same ... so much so that if you set everything up in Pittsburgh, I would not change anything and try it there.

Heres the actual ones for 16351

Dish Setup Data
Elevation: 37.0°
Azimuth (true): 210.8°
Azimuth (magn.): 220.8°
LNB Skew [?]: 22.5°

As you can see, they are very close.
 
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This is what I found for a general Pittsburgh area.

Address: Pittsburgh, Pa
Latitude: 40.4406°
Longitude: -79.9959°


Elevation: 38.5°
Azimuth (true): 210.6°
Azimuth (magn.): 219.9°
LNB Skew [?]: 22.8°


Carnagez, your SKEW should go to 77.
This should fix your trouble.
Turn clockwise standing behind the dish
I am curious why the skew should go to 77 if it says 22.8 ?
 

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