Realigning Dish 1000+ for 118 Only, help!

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I am in the Corpus Christi, TX area. I have what I assume to be Dish 1000+, after looking at the pics, with four sat 110, 118, 119, 129 since I am getting international programming as well.

I looked at the Excel sheet for signal thresholds and everything looks around the average. I have been having issues with "some" transponders on 118; believe it or not during the heat (mid of day time). The signal on these transponders can be as low as 10 to 21. Other 118 transponders are around 40's.
I looked at the correct skew/elevation for my area and the antenna seems to be fine in that sense.

Is there a way to realign for better 118 without messing up the other sats? What is the best way to do so? I do not have a meter but I can have my wife read the signal strength values inside the house for me.
 
boba

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Add the protection plan and have a DISH Tech out, it sounds like your 118 LNB is temperature sensitive and needs to be replaced.
 
iwannarock1

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It's possible that they're not used, and there's nothing wrong. Are you losing picture while watching the international channels?
 
TimberWolf

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118 is the weakest to begin with and it doesn't take much to get it out of alignment

if you wan t to check it yourself, just gently push/pull the dish in differnt directions WITHOUT loosening any bolts and see if there is any change on the signal strength screen

try transponders 1, 7 or 11 - they should all usually be over 50
 
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These transponders are actually used and they cause some "signal is lost" errors.

1, 7, 11 are all at 45 strength.

I am not sure if this is the best you can get these transponders for my location.
 

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