101w may need to raise dish

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101w may need to raise dish

Post by LAWRENCE006 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:56 am

I was setting up my 8 foot mesh dish. At 125 i get a good signal all the way up to 107. C/n is about 10 to 12. On 101w my signal will not lock on alot of transponders but signal is between 40 to 72 and jumps alot. I think the house next door is causing my issue. Because 101 is at the top of their roof. I have included some pics to get your expert advice. Thank you
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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by dishcrank » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:16 pm

Yep, looks like the house is getting in the way. Move your dish man!

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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by Wilis » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 am

125W upto 107W are lower in the belt. If it were the house then all these sats would be blocked too by the house. Before moving your dish you should try adjusting your declination and elevation.

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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by thedishking » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:44 pm

I would also try some adjustments prior to raising that antenna.

It looks like "over half" of your dish can see over that house, which means you should be clearing it.

Have you tried to play with the elevation just for fun? Alignment can take a little time, but it is easier than physically moving the antenna and raising the mount.

Put your antenna on 101 and see if any change in elevation improves your signal.

That will help determine next steps.

Good luck.

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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by LAWRENCE006 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:01 pm

Wilis wrote:
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125W upto 107W are lower in the belt. If it were the house then all these sats would be blocked too by the house. Before moving your dish you should try adjusting your declination and elevation.
125W through 107W are between my house and the neighbors. I have good line of sight there. When I get to 133w the signal locks but jumps a lot and that is at the corner of my house and I think is partially blocked. That is why I was thinking I need to raise it. I have some pipe and I got a coupler to join the pipe. I think I am going to try to raise it about 4 feet and that should get me over the house. What are your thoughts. Thank you.

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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by fatso » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:01 pm

If adjustments to the declination and elevation don't work, I would raise it. It can't hurt.
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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by LAWRENCE006 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:31 am

Here is another picture at a different angle. I haven't been able to get out there and try to mess with the elevation.
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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by skink » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:29 am

Usually you set your elevation and declination for your location and adjust your N/S alignment,Maybe it is off a small amount?A small turn can make a big difference in tracking the satellite belt.Just a suggestion.

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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by LAWRENCE006 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:32 pm

What would be the best transponder to peak on at 101w. I heard 3820h was the weakest.

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Re: 101w may need to raise dish

Post by Wilis » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:11 pm

I do not know where you are located nor what size of dish you have but for me in Puerto Rico with my 12 footer I use 3725V which is MeTV. Other than being my favorite channel it is viewable at low Quality levels 40% and then I can tweak it from there. Same can be said with 3744V and 3748V.
From your last picture it looks like you have good clearance from the house.

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