Signal Strength on 129 Sat

tcreek

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Have a Hopper w/Sling in a travel trailer, using the Traveler Antenna with a DPH 42 switch. Three cables run from the Traveler to the DPH 42. Solo Hub between the DPH42 and HWS/Joey.

Located just north of Houston, Tx.

As you can see by the attached photos, the 129 sat signal levels are quite lower than the 119 and 110 sat levels. Could this be a cabling problem, or a problem with the LNB on the Traveler?


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NYDutch

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What skew setting are you using? For N. Houston it should be 124.7 degrees for the western arc. If you reset it, you'll likely need to tweak on the elevation a little as well to find the best balance.
 

tcreek

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What skew setting are you using? For N. Houston it should be 124.7 degrees for the western arc. If you reset it, you'll likely need to tweak on the elevation a little as well to find the best balance.
Using a Traveler, so can't adjust anything. It does the search for the sats.
 

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Those are not very good numbers for your location on 129. I'm not far from you and my 129 numbers are much higher. Are you sure you don't have some interference, like a tree limb. If there is a tree limb to the west of the dish, even if it appears to be higher, it may be compromising your signal.
 
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tcreek

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Those are not very good numbers for your location on 129. I'm not far from you and my 129 numbers are much higher. Are you sure you don't have some interference, like a tree limb. If there is a tree limb to the west of the dish, even if it appears to be higher, it may be compromising your signal.
Wide open sky. Beginning to think may have a bad cable or connection.
 
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