Originally Posted by mav3121ck
I just checked my signal strength for 103b and it varies from 22 to 50. Will I need to adjust the angle of my 5lnb?
Yes, 22 to 50 sounds low but...There are a number of things that affect signal strength for Ka
-Band satellite signals. Ka-Band (20GHz) is different than Ku-Band (11GHz - what D* and E* use for their original satelliites). Rain fade is a significant Ka-Band issue but the satellite power can be adjusted to compensate for the fade in areas. A good reference paper (at least the summary) is at:http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/GL...TM-107534.htmlhttp://www.kusat.com/P/ka/rain_fade.jpghttp://www.kusat.com/go.php?path=/ka/qa.php
- not for Ka-Band TV but some interesting information
Another thing that can change your reception is how many times you're dividing the signal to the receivers, how long the cable lengths are and, of course, the alignment of the dish. The shape of the dish could also have a big impact, particularly with tracking 5 LNBs from one dish.
And, of course, this satellite is still undergoing testing and they could be changing TP strengths as part of the test. Large jumps in TP strength during tests can occur.
So, just because someone says that they are getting 98 and someone else has 95 doesn't mean a thing. However, as previously mentioned 22 is *probably* something to check.