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geo1406

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What should signal strength be for sat 110/ I have 3 and sometimes 4 transponders at 62 to 65 all the time, and a slight rain will knock tv off. What to do?
 
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BnT

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you should be anywhere from 95 to 115, where are you located?
 
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Mr Tony

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please post signal strengths for TP11 & 12. But BnT is right....should be 100 or higher.

What receiver?
 
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Dish Dude

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IF It is not all transponders it also could be a bad lnb. if 119 signal strength is good 100 or better, than your skew could be off as well
 
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geo1406

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I am in Dubuque, Iowa. TP 11 and 12 are in the low 80's . I have Dish 500.
Thank's...
 
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BnT

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you should deffintley be higher than that. alignment or a defective LNB/switch could be the issue.
 
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Mr Tony

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Yeah. I’m in MN and my numbers are 110+ so looks like the dish needs to be tweaked a little bit (moved a little left or right)
 
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Dish Dude

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geo1406 said:
I am in Dubuque, Iowa. TP 11 and 12 are in the low 80's . I have Dish 500.
Thank's...
Is this just for 110 or are these also the numbers you are getting for 119?
 
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Just for reference, the old "100" standard doesn't seem to apply any more. Different receiver models are showing lower numbers nowadays. Dunno why, but I DO know how to peak a dish, and there's too many times I haven't been able to get above the 90's when I balance 110 & 119.
 
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Van

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Only time Im not able to get a dish peaked past 100 is when Im upgrading old legacy systems to dish 500's. Thing is is that older legacy receivers tend to not show a true signal strength, Ive checked this out by taking out a 3700 and putting in a 311, the signal went from 96 to 120 or so.
 
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IPAonTAP

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I have an old dishplayer 7200 (i think) hooked up to a legacy dish 500 with 2 sw21's. I get a signal strrength of 81 on 119 tp 11 and 55 on 110 tp 11. I have disconnected my 7200 and hooked up my 522 (usually hooked up to a different dish with dp equip) to this same dish, and strengths are ususally above 100 for both. Go figure!
 
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Mr Tony

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The old Legacy receivers, even though the meter goes to 125, maxes out at 100

I have an old 5000 that my spotbeams max at 101 (my 301 pegs at 125)
most signals are around 75-80 on the 5000 :)
 

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