Signal level issues with 72.7 satellite (1 Viewer)

fooit

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I am having some strange issues with signal level on the 72.7 satellite.
I have SW64, 3 dishes with legacy LNBs pointed to Eastern Arc satellites, and the signal level from 61.5 and 77 satellites is rock solid regardless when I check it (above posted averages for Buffalo NY), as for the 72.7 satellite it's all over the place, the last three signal checks:

Code:
trns - chk1 - chk2 - chk3
 15  -   45     0     32
 17  -   53    16     37
 19  -   47     0     14
 21  -   53    14     18

I tried to connect directly to the dish pointed to 72.7 but it didn't help.
What could cause such instability in signal levels?
What would you do? New legacy LNB? New DP LNBs and SW44?
Thanks!
 

whatchel1

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Sep 30, 2006
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Great High Plains
I am having some strange issues with signal level on the 72.7 satellite.
I have SW64, 3 dishes with legacy LNBs pointed to Eastern Arc satellites, and the signal level from 61.5 and 77 satellites is rock solid regardless when I check it (above posted averages for Buffalo NY), as for the 72.7 satellite it's all over the place, the last three signal checks:

Code:
trns - chk1 - chk2 - chk3
 15  -   45     0     32
 17  -   53    16     37
 19  -   47     0     14
 21  -   53    14     18

I tried to connect directly to the dish pointed to 72.7 but it didn't help.
What could cause such instability in signal levels?
What would you do? New legacy LNB? New DP LNBs and SW44?
Thanks!
New dish w/ built in switch. Get you an EA 1000.4 dish and the switch is built in. They aren't super expensive.
 

fooit

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New dish w/ built in switch. Get you an EA 1000.4 dish and the switch is built in. They aren't super expensive.
Well, that's too extreme... and in essence what I have now is the same 1000.4...
Am I wrong thinking that a dedicated dish gives you better signal and it's easier to point?
 

TG2

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Feb 7, 2011
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I would rather have 3 dishes aimed dead on than the setup I have now.. its only because of the low signal I get on one of them ... the LNB's are supposed to be positioned at the end of the arm and the dish angled to get coverage for all lnb's from the same dish .. but it can only go so far... figuring also if you had 3 dishes they could be round rather than oval.

but ... I also didn't have to pay much to get upgraded to HD ... so it becomes a wash ... if it gets worse (personally) I'll start looking for a way to break it out.. thankfully so far there hasn't been that much of an issue.
 

whatchel1

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Sep 30, 2006
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Well, that's too extreme... and in essence what I have now is the same 1000.4...
Am I wrong thinking that a dedicated dish gives you better signal and it's easier to point?
I have 3 dishes, 2 are .7 m each and so have high signal level. I have 1 dish 500 w/ I adapter for single LNB it is on 77 which I use really nothing off of it. So the lower signal level is fine. As far as pointing yes each individual is easier to point but you have to do it 3 times. I have DPP LNB's on them w/ a DPP44 switch. The switch came with a 2 dish setup that I had to start with.
 

fooit

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I still don't get it - what is it causing my signal level to go up or down?
This morning I had the same good signal as several days ago...
Code:
trns - chk1 - chk2 - chk3 - chk4 
15  -   45     0     32     45 
17  -   53    16     37     53 
19  -   47     0     14     47 
21  -   53    14     18     53
 

whatchel1

SatelliteGuys Master
Sep 30, 2006
9,099
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Great High Plains
I still don't get it - what is it causing my signal level to go up or down?
This morning I had the same good signal as several days ago...
Code:
trns - chk1 - chk2 - chk3 - chk4 
15  -   45     0     32     45 
17  -   53    16     37     53 
19  -   47     0     14     47 
21  -   53    14     18     53
Don't know for you. If you are in Canada then it may have something to do w/ being that far N on the shaping of the beam. Other possibility is time of day and shift in temps.
 

dishnet_tech

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Feb 18, 2010
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NE United States
Well...have you went to the system info screen to see if you have lnb drift? You could also try switching the feed cables on the sw64 switch and than check the signal levels again to see if the low signal follows the lnb. Three individual dishes pointed at individual satellites should give you better signal than one dish used for all three.
 

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