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I have noticed that some satellites from around my apartment complex are facing right into the buildings, and I had no clue how that are getting signal. I looked up and found some websites where this is maybe possible to set up off set dish parameters. I would need do this due to me not having direct vision to any Directv Satellites. Is this even possible? I have just a regular LNB Slimline if that helps. Help is appreciated. Thanks!
 
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:welcome to Satelliteguys Kackarot!

The signals come from the satellites at an angle higher than you may think. If you draw a line into the dish with the arm holding the lnb and then off the dish at the opposite angle, that's about the line of sight you need.
 
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Thank you! Will try that out!
 
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If you have a smart phone, download Satellite AR. It's a free app that does a good job of showing you where the satellites are located. It's handy for figuring out where to put your dish.
 
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Hey Chip I got a question for you....I have set up a phase 3 dish with a SL3K4NR0-02 (99-101-103) lnbf with a h24 receiver...I have signal when I check with signal meter on receiver and get all channels...but when it goes through the process at set up ..it says tuner 1 has problems and all the sats are x ed out...but if I skip that and continue..it finishes and I have all channels...I use a supperbudy set to slimline 3 and it finds 101 ..so set up is good. Am I missing something here or or does it matter that the sats are x ed off on the receiver set up.

Thanks Rick (trikydiky)
 
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If the signals are low enough it will trigger the failed signal, but they are strong enough for normal watching. If weather becomes a factor, then you will lose the picture quicker than normally.
 
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I actually have 82-on 101 75 on 99 and 75 on 103...so this makes sense now..I didnt think that it would be so sensative..guess I need a bigger dish .

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I actually have 82-on 101 75 on 99 and 75 on 103...so this makes sense now..I didnt think that it would be so sensative..guess I need a bigger dish .

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Those numbers are as good as you are likely to get using a Phase III instead of a Slimline.
 
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If you have a smart phone, download Satellite AR. It's a free app that does a good job of showing you where the satellites are located. It's handy for figuring out where to put your dish.
There is also SAToolz DTV for the iPhone & iPad. I used that, when I was trying to figure out where I wanted my dish located, before I had the install.
 
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