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timmy1376

timmy1376

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Guys,
I just got my twinhan card today and was trying to get my old dishnet dish pointed towards nimiq 2 to see if WGN was still FTA but I am really confused.

I got a 4 X 1 Disqec switch too and pluged that dish into the #1 slot. The dish worked the last time I used it but that was several years ago. Even with the dish pointing towards the ground I got about 22 signal in the VisionDTV app. I dont know really how to setup the software to say it that I am using a dss dish on #1. It asks questions about LNB power, type, frequency 1 and 2, a 22khz tone, and diseqc has 4 options, LNB A B C and d.

I am really frustrated right now. I though it would be really much easier. I really want to at least get one sat. before I bring home the DTN dish for Ku stuff.

Maybe my dish is just bad. I am replacing my single Directv dish with a Phase 3 so I guess I could try that dish. :no

More of a rant than anything, I guess.
 
Cascade

Cascade

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Trash the Phase3 dish, more trouble than they're worth.
What sat are you going to point at?

Bypass the switch for now, install progdvb and have a go with that.
When you've hit a bird, plug your switch back init port 1 and I'll walk you through the diseqc settings in prog.
 
PSB

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Another tip is to set things up without the switch, you can add that anytime, it just makes life harder until you are all set up, good luck!
 
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Pete has a good point. Its harder to work with it when a switch is ionvolved. Run a line from the dish to the card. Add the switch when you are done :)
 
timmy1376

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I am initally trying to hit Nimiq 2. What I meant by the Phase 3 is I currently have a directv dish pointing at 101 for my directv tivo, but Topeka now has locals with Directv so I bought a Phase 3 to use with the directv tivo. I would then take the old one pointing at 101 and try it to hit Nimiq 2.

I just wonder if the old dish lnb is bad. It has been in my building for years.

I will try a direct cable with the dish pointing at Nimiq 2(unless WGN-DT is not FTA anymore then I wont bother).

I have told you guys about the DTN dish before, but would a Direcpc or Primestar dish work better? That DTN dish is a LUG, and I am going to have to get it off the roof where I work. I have a friend that loves to rummage and he could probably find me a primestar or direcpc dish. Am I to assume correctly they would need no modification for Ku?
 
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timmy1376 said:
I have told you guys about the DTN dish before, but would a Direcpc or Primestar dish work better? That DTN dish is a LUG, and I am going to have to get it off the roof where I work. I have a friend that loves to rummage and he could probably find me a primestar or direcpc dish. Am I to assume correctly they would need no modification for Ku?

DirecPC dish works like a champ no mods.
 

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