Multistar 85cm E85-5 installation

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Hello,

I recently purchased the following equipment:

Multistar E85 cm elliptical dish with 4 linear LNBs
SonicView SV-360 Premier
Sonic View 4x1 DiSEqC switch

I am trying to get the following four satellites:
87.0W AMC3
95.0W G3
97.0W G25
99.0W G16

The installation instructions for the multistar dish aren't really the greteast. I am having a hard time starting off and how to setup the arm for the multistar dish.

I am starting with one LNB to try and lock onto one satellite. I do see a very good signal strength but the quality stays in at zero.

I am located in zip code 53808. I have tried several attempts for over a couple of weeks and hired an installer who both him and I arent able to figure it out yet.

I would appreciate any help on this since i am on the verge of giving up.

Thanks!
 
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You might leave out the diseqc switch for the initial setup on your center bird.
That'll simplify things.

Whether the LNBs are Standard or Universal (must be linear), will make a difference on how you set the LO in the receiver.
Do you have a link for your LNBs and your dish?

I doubt you'll get birds 2º apart on that dish.
Most LNBs cannot be mounted close enough together.
Ya might get 99º & 95º, though.
87º to 99º is probably not an unreasonable spread

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Just to get started, you could put an LNB directly in line with the arm, set your receiver to a strong transponder for whichever bird you want to try first, then do an alignment.
Do look for a rising Quality on your meters. Signal strength alone doesn't really mean anything.
It's a lot easier if you take the receiver and monitor out beside the dish, too.
 
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Hi Anole,

Thank you so much for your quick reply!

Ok I'll make sure that the diseqc switch isnt there initially.

Excuse my ignorance as I am pretty new to the FTA world, what do you mean by LO in the receiver? Wouldnt the frequencies all be preset in the receiver?

I bought all my equipment from GoSatellite.com. The link to the dish from them is as follows:
MultiStar 85cm Elliptical Dish

I cant find a link to the LNBs but the information is as follows:
DIGIWAV DGL990D
DSS Dual LNBF
Input Frequency:11.70-12.20Ghz
L.O Frequency: 10.75Ghz

Does it matter that with this dish you cant really have an LNB directly center of the dish?

Any reason to why we might be getting a signal but no quality?

Thanks so much for everything Anole!
 
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there isnt any KU Band stuff on 99W that the sonicview would pick up
 
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Hello Iceberg,

I thought there were a whole bunch of channels (From Lyngsat Galaxy 16 at 99.0°W - LyngSat: ABC, FOX, NBC, CW, etc...)? Is that not the case.

Do you have other recommendations on what satellites to get the most channels from? I was told I cant get 123.0W -G18 with the other three I wanted.
 
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