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bmatt8

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I aimed my slimeline dish yesterday without signal meter, and all transponders with the exception of a few are 85-100, on 101, 110, 119. I get no signal on the 99 and 103. I get 1 transponder with a 81 on 103. Should i be getting more signal on these, or should i re-align my dish?

Also, what satellite are the hd locals on? I can get my HD locals fine.
 
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bmatt8

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buffalo market...

im out of the buffalo market, and i have the 5 lnb slimline dish using an h20-600 with the new software update.
 

vurbano

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Same situation I am in. How does one know if the installer peaked the Dish for the new sat locations if you don't have HDLIL yet?
 

satfrat

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im out of the buffalo market, and i have the 5 lnb slimline dish using an h20-600 with the new software update.


Are you sure you don't have only 3 lnb's on your Slimline? I'm located in Vermont and had a 3lnb Slimline installed 6 weeks ago. Total newbie I am. I only get 101, 110, and 119 satellites. My installer told me that I didn't need the other 2 lnb's because of my region. He also told me that I will be able to receive ALL the new HD cable channels when they become available with only these 3 satellites and the 2 B-band modules on the back of my HR20-100s receiver. I hope he knew what he was talking about?

Robin
 

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Are you sure you don't have only 3 lnb's on your Slimline? I'm located in Vermont and had a 3lnb Slimline installed 6 weeks ago. Total newbie I am. I only get 101, 110, and 119 satellites. My installer told me that I didn't need the other 2 lnb's because of my region. He also told me that I will be able to receive ALL the new HD cable channels when they become available with only these 3 satellites and the 2 B-band modules on the back of my HR20-100s receiver. I hope he knew what he was talking about?

Robin

He's a knucklehead!

The SlimLine has the ability to "see" all 5 orbital slots with the 3 housings. One can see 3 at a time; so 5 LNB total.

99, 101, 103, 110, 119

REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.
 

satfrat

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He's a knucklehead!

The SlimLine has the ability to "see" all 5 orbital slots with the 3 housings. One can see 3 at a time; so 5 LNB total.

99, 101, 103, 110, 119

REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.

So why is it I'm only seeing 101, 110, and 119 on my signal strength tests and why aren't I able to see channel 499 and all these 9000+ test channels? Seems everyone else can but they're not available to me. I just figured I had 2 missing lnbs. I'm a knucklehead too. LOL

Robin
 

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So why is it I'm only seeing 101, 110, and 119 on my signal strength tests and why aren't I able to see channel 499 and all these 9000+ test channels? Seems everyone else can but they're not available to me. I just figured I had 2 missing lnbs. I'm a knucklehead too. LOL

Robin

You may be far enough from one of the spot beams to show any signal. I suspect, however, that you are not waiting long enough on the transponder test screen. It takes about 10 seconds for any signals to show on the screen.
 

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So why is it I'm only seeing 101, 110, and 119 on my signal strength tests and why aren't I able to see channel 499 and all these 9000+ test channels? Seems everyone else can but they're not available to me. I just figured I had 2 missing lnbs. I'm a knucklehead too. LOL

Robin

Channel 499 only worked with certain models/manufacturers. If I'm not mistaken, the 9000+ channels are only available to those that are doing engineering/testing for D* and are not available to the general market.
 

Jimbo

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He's a knucklehead!

The SlimLine has the ability to "see" all 5 orbital slots with the 3 housings. One can see 3 at a time; so 5 LNB total.

99, 101, 103, 110, 119

REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.

REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.

Actually, I'm not sure they do stay hired, everytime I talk with one they say they have been with the company less than 6 months, I'm sure the turn over is tremendous.

I think he has the 5 lnb and just doesn't know it. he has the BB Converters so you would guess that the tech put up the right dish, perticularlly seeing the 5 lnb is the only one they install for the most part.

Jimbo
 

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So why is it I'm only seeing 101, 110, and 119 on my signal strength tests and why aren't I able to see channel 499 and all these 9000+ test channels? Seems everyone else can but they're not available to me. I just figured I had 2 missing lnbs. I'm a knucklehead too. LOL

Robin

Did he install a multisiwtch as well? If you use just a regular 5x8 your ird wont see 99 or 103. You need the special KA Zinwell multiswitch.
 

dodge

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REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.

Actually, I'm not sure they do stay hired, everytime I talk with one they say they have been with the company less than 6 months, I'm sure the turn over is tremendous.

I think he has the 5 lnb and just doesn't know it. he has the BB Converters so you would guess that the tech put up the right dish, perticularlly seeing the 5 lnb is the only one they install for the most part.

Jimbo

Turn over is tremendous because they dont pay sh*t and thye good ones get a better job and the knuckleheads get fired.
 

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I think he has the 5 lnb and just doesn't know it. he has the BB Converters so you would guess that the tech put up the right dish, perticularlly seeing the 5 lnb is the only one they install for the most part. Jimbo


BINGO!
 

satfrat

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REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.

Actually, I'm not sure they do stay hired, everytime I talk with one they say they have been with the company less than 6 months, I'm sure the turn over is tremendous.

I think he has the 5 lnb and just doesn't know it. he has the BB Converters so you would guess that the tech put up the right dish, perticularlly seeing the 5 lnb is the only one they install for the most part.

Jimbo

I have 3 lnbs in front of my Slimline with 2 blank opening to the right, that would be looking at the lnb's from behind the dish. I dunno, that's what I have tho. I have a single receiver but I do have a multiswitch installed, a Zinwell DB-8, 4 cables in & 2 out.


Robin
 
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charper1

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I have 3 lnbs in front of my Slimline with 2 blank opening to the rightRobin


Thats the 5LNB SlimLine alright.. There were rumors that those "open spots" might eventually house an add-on for the international stuff, but I never verified that, nor read anymore about it, so maybe I was getting yanked. BUT you have what you should have, and you have all 5 LNBs just fine.
 

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knucklehead

He's a knucklehead!

The SlimLine has the ability to "see" all 5 orbital slots with the 3 housings. One can see 3 at a time; so 5 LNB total.

99, 101, 103, 110, 119

REALLY? how do some of these guys get hired/stay hired.

Its not the knucklehead fault. Next week I will be the knucklehead.
I will start on my own. 4 weeks is not enough training. There is a lot to learn. The knucklehead needs to ask his lead for help. I know I will not want to ask for help but I know I will have too. We start doing installs to soon but I only make $8.00 per hour during training. when training is over then it is piece work. I have seen bad work done and the installer are in a hurry so they can make money. I take pride in my work so I know I will be slower. I will have to learn tricks to be faster. I'm asking Questions that will help me to become faster. I will do the job right or I will not do them. We have a QC person that will check my work so I want it to be good.
 

charper1

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I feel ya and hear ya, but I will take a polite "sir I do not know, let me get that info for you" over a blurted out non-truth, half-truth or mis-info any day. Doing the latter basically makes it his fault sorry to say. If you exit training without a full understanding of what to do, shouldn't you speak up rather than pass yourself off as ready to go? Just my thoughts. Good luck to you, I hope you do well.
 
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