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Old 07-06-2010, 09:01 AM
Firedup Firedup is offline
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Default Dish alignment?

Is there any way to check the alignment of your dish with out a service call?

My installer rattled of a bunch of numbers I cant remember. But in heavy weather it cuts out and bell TV does not. I know they are not in-line but close enough in my opinion when talking about cloud formations. There are no trees.

xplornet, telsat, 1 Mbps package

myxplornet test speeds 90% of the time; 205 kbps down and 20kbps - 40kbps up. I have a 16yo in the house, we live in the FAP zone. 50,000kb and we are fapped. 10 Gb / month max

no alternative, no regulation, no one to complain to
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:47 PM
xplornetsuck xplornetsuck is offline
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There is called the 'push/pull' test.

Go to http://www.testmy.net/ at off peak hours and while someone lightly push/pull the dish up,down, side to side, you see if there is a large enough change on the download speed. Don't get FAPped while doing it. And stay out of the way of the beam.

To see if your dish is out of alignment on the Telesat(anik f2 and f3), your upload should generally be in the 125Kbps range all the time. If uploads are below 100Kbps, then there is the chance that dish is out of alignment.
Hughesnet KA is also similar, but lowest speed can vary depending on package.

Support should also be able to tell you your alignment numbers too.

A old WildBlue(Telesat/WildBlue1) thread on it. http://www.wildblue.cc/wbforums/show...ighlight=tweak


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Old 07-20-2010, 03:59 PM
Veritable Veritable is offline
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You can use a regular satellite finder for Starchoice/Shaw Direct, as it is the same satellite.

The satellite finder can be used to tune it in as well. The only difficulty is that it is actually more sensitive (accurate) than a regular dish. That's why there are so many fine-tuning nuts on the dish itself.

But you can give it a go
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