grohgregDunno. Ask The Chief
Dawson Springs, KY
reply to suceress
Re: [HN7000S] Any HN7000S users losing signal @ same time every
said by suceress:Don't waste your time. But DO cover that feedhorn. After you clean it out thoroughly that is. Clear Mylar is best, but even a baggie and a rubber band is better than leaving it open.
I wonder if I was doing the tweaking while on the phone with one of them if it would make any difference.
And as long as you don't put a check mark in that ACP box, following my instructions will ensure the transmitter remains off while you work. If you want to be doubly safe, temporarily disconnect the TX cable.
FWIW, I'm on 99W also. I just took a look at the 990 transponder, and got a steady 79-80 receive signal strength. That said, I've got a 98cm dish. But it's still evidence that you should be seeing considerably more than 60.
HN7000S - 98cm Prodelin/2w "pure" Osiris - ProPlus - G16/1001H - NOC:GTN - NAT 188.8.131.52 - Gateway 184.108.40.206 - DNS 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 - Firefox 15/MSIE9 - AV/Firewalled by NIS2012
Agreed, do something about that feed horn part. You should be able to get higher than 60. I was also on the larger dish and two watt radio.
I know that there is supposed to be a benefit to checking the boxes as grohgreg suggests and that disconnecting the transmit cable is suggested, and I know it does discuss this on various forums, but I did look back at the field directions for aiming the Hughes dishes, and it does not reference this as a requirement. I would mention that I tried both ways to see if there was a difference last summer and I did not see any difference with the cable TX disconnected or connected. In the end I aligned my dish with all cables connected and achieved a signal was as high as 80, but not higher.
In the instructions it notes to get a compass, point the dish to that azimuth, then conduct elevation, (you can make a meter to do this out of paper and cardboard, or buy a cheap inclinometer, but I never found either of these really necessary), then to adjust the azimuth by finer tuning it. And in the end to do the polarization, and again you could use a magnetic inclinometer but I did not find necessary. All are simple to do. If you do decide to use a magnetic inclinometer, stick on the BUC (transmitter) and not somewhere else.
Patience, move the dish slowly and take your time, you will get it right on.