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Posted: 04/07/12 08:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just aimed a DirecTV antenna for the park yesterday.. now the antenna was a 3LNB type and from the spacing I suspect the modern HD dish, do nto know if the receiver was an HD model or not but the TV was (I do not recall if it had HDMI out) did not have an ATSC tuner that I could find.

It had beeps.

I am getting a rep as a TV technician here. 3rd time in 3 years I've fixed a TV problem (two were antenna pointing, one bad bulkhead connector)

Well.. I am a certified electgronics tech, even if I never worked in that field.


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I've been an electrical engineer for 32 years and have never heard of a "certified" electronics tech. What exactly is a certified tech? Do they attend a seminar? Or fill out the back of a matchbook cover? Just curious.

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accsys wrote:


Beaker wrote:

...."that piece of junk you recommend I fully disagree with you."

I LOVE the piece of junk. It reacts instantly to the bird.
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The problem is it reacts to every bird in the sky and there's a lot of them up there, not just the one you are hunting for. I quit using it when I learned how to use the DirecTV display. It only reacts to the DirecTV birds.
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Worse, it DOESN'T react to HD sats; different frequ.




I don't NEED to have it react to HD sats; once I have my strength on 101, I know how to find the others with no problem.

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just having a tone for the 101 would be sufficient.




A cheap compass gives you a general direction for the bird and a quick fanning left to right or up and down will get the sat. real quick. It then just setting the tilt/skew.

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Just set the tilt/skew for whatever the setting says and worry only about getting the 101, just like with the 18" round dish.



It just takes some practice. Try it at home where you can see the one that is set-up.
I can usually do this in wooded areas also if there are a few holes in the canopy. If not then I wind up with SD which I still can live with.


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