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scott407

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I have a dish 500 setup now and I am concerned that when the leaves are on the trees my signal will be reduced to below an acceptable level. I view only 110 & 119 satellites. Will a super dish provide more signal gain as it is larger than the dish 500 dish?

scott
 

webbydude

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First off...what are your levels for the 110 and 119 on transponders 11 and 12?

Secondly, the superdish really won't make that much of difference. Especially if your line-of-sight is obstructed. Garbage in, garbage out. If you don't have signal, it doesn't matter what size of dish you use
 

scott407

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119 Transponder 12----- 81 signal strength, trans #11-----76

110 Transponder 12------107 signal, #11--- 101
no leaves on trees yet

scott
 

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Sometime ago I had an install where I had the same concern....

I wasnt the origional installer but here is what happened...

I get a service call to see if I can fix this problem as the other installer had been out several times with no luck...

Anyway, I get there and the signals were not the greatest but then they werent terrible...

As I recall I think on 119 it was just over 100 maybe 104....

The problem was line of site.... a Tree in Spring grew full and blocked.... At first I felt I might need to move the dish and realized the problem there really wasnt a better spot.....

SO I played with Signal Strength.... I brought the Signal Strength up on 119 to 121 :) In this case it did the job.... not to say this will fix your situation but in my case it did....

I cant remember what 110 signals were but I know they were good.


Mark
 

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scott407 said:
119 Transponder 12----- 81 signal strength, trans #11-----76

110 Transponder 12------107 signal, #11--- 101
no leaves on trees yet

scott

119 signals are low. The dish might need to repeaked or relocated if there is a tree or anything blocking the angle for 119. 110 looks good.
 

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