Question: Can a D* Slimline dish Receive G10 And Music?

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stogie5150

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Short answer: NO.

Long answer-----

As some of you know, I cancelled D*, so I had a nice slimline dish just laying in the parts pile. So I said to myself, "self, why wouldn't that work for 123 and 119 with the 4 degree lnb bracket you have from the P* dish pile?"

So, I set to work. Painted it up, assembled the four degree bracket to the D* arm, mounted up the LNB's, I was ready. Fired up the Coolsat 5000...and set to aiming...two hours later...still no linear signal from G10. I was getting just a 10 percent quality spike on one TP, so I decided to change TP's. BAM! second one I tried I had 70 percent quality. Ok. Changed the coax over to the circular LNB, 119 was spot on. Okay.

I went out to the main dish pole, mounted it up. 119 was fine. 123...uh, no. I was missing some TP's entirely, some maybe 50 percent quality, most I could do on any TP was 85-87 quality, but not solid. :(

Failed exercise. But it was FUN!
 

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turbosat

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That one looks big enough to work, stogie, what does it measure? (if you know) I have an old direcway sat dish and it looks tiny but gets good quality on G10. As long as it doesn't rain ,haha.
 
stogie5150

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Well, the problem is I do not know if that bracket puts the lnb's at the focal point, because I sold the stock lnb on fleabay, I have no way to compare. So if I had to guess, that would be the reason. :)
 
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The D* slimline I thought was like 24x20 or 24x22? My neighbor has one and it looks DINKY compared to the 30" dish I have right by it ;)
 
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