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hotrod351

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i noticed my signal strength on 129 is 20, 110 is 50 and 119 is about 50. is this normal. i have thought about getting one of those signal strength meters at radio and trying to set it myself., any thoughts on this, thanks
 
mark40511

mark40511

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129 is low, the others seem acceptable. Just to note based on what I have read in this forum, something is wrong with 129, so an unusually low signal is common. My signal strength on 129 fluctuates from 25 to 35
 
oldford

oldford

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Use a small TV right at the dish. Hook it up to tha RF coax out on your reciever with a long piece of coax and adjust away. Be aware that when peaking the alignment, 1/16" is a long way. You might want to take a sharpie and mark it where it is now.

good luck, eric
 
FCom911

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You'll have better insight through these to two present threads. Understand, 129 has become a relatively serious issue. You're about to schooled and empowered, I know I most certainly have through reading and interacting. In all actuality, both strings provide a fascinating glimpse into the technology behind Dish.

1.) The first is presented in more of a layman's terms:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-network-forum/142038-anyone-experiencing-129-issues.html

2.) The second contains members who are of a higher technical echelon; are very insightful, objective, concise, as well as constructive in observations/valuations:

http://www.satelliteguys.us/dish-network-forum/135185-echostar-6-moved-72-7wl.html
 
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hotrod351

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well there going to send out some one to check the signal Tuesday for free. thats free after they first said there would be a small charge for sending some one out and i reminded them that i had only 3 months left on my contract, then it was free. picture isnt bad i just thought that was low numbers.
 
mark40511

mark40511

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Yes, I will agree FCom911. I have learned tons just browsing this site. I had no clue what went on with the birds up there and really never gave it a second thought until I started having issues that tech guys couldn't resolve and that is when I googled for help and found this site and I'm glad I did.
 

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