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    Quote Originally Posted by el bandido View Post
    How can it be a 39" dish when these are the measurements???
    Marketing. Like when they say a hard drive is 500 gb but it is really 488 gb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl View Post
    Dishpointer doesn't tell all, try the one I posted at the bottom, it is an active footprint map, scroll to the end of the TP list at the top and select the Ku band beam for Galaxy 19, then zoom into your location, this will give you the estimated signal levels, all angles and elevations and estimated dish size for your location, you may be on the boundry of a signal level transition, this could affect the reception.

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    Neat site. I am on a transition boundary, or pretty close to it. Shows me as 46.1 dBW and needing a 31.5" dish.
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    Okay so I said I wasn't going up on the roof because of the heat, lol, but I did. Things I tried, three different coax (already up there from previous Shaw Direct install). Nothing. Tried to tune 99W. Nothing. Used the SignalMeter app that works with Enigma boxes. Nothing. Used the OpenWebIf signal finder. Nothing.

    I know you have to be precise when tuning a dish, but is it normal to get absolutely nothing on the signal finder? I mean if you're close shouldn't you get at least some jumping on the meters? All they've ever looked like for me is as if I don't even have the coax plugged into the STB.













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    By the way, thanks for everyone's help and input. I do appreciate it.
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    All of your pictures look correct, and Normal for a satellite dish with no signal being received from the satellite.
    Also, your setup should be fta receiver ---> satellite dish. No switches, splitters...etc should be installed between the dish and receiver.
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    Okay, that's good to know. I guess I'll just have to be patient and wait for that V8 satellite receiver/finder to show up lol.
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    Are you getting any DC voltage out of the receiver or sat finder???? It doesn't look like your LNB is getting power....Maybe????

    Even with the LNB sitting on a work bench you should get some type of reading,(very low readings) can you try a short piece of coax right from the receiver directly to the LNB??? On a work bench as a test...Quick way to see what going on.
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    I can give that a try. Will have to wait until tomorrow though as it is raining today.

    EDIT: I just took a multi-meter to the coax connection on the back of the STB and I'm getting 19V or 13.9V depending on whether I had the signal finder on an H or V transponder.
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    OK those look good.....How about out at the dish??? When it's not raining that is, disconnect from the motor and see whats out there.
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