New dish install cant catch 61.5


Bronze Member
Username: Hi09

Post Number: 84
Registered: Aug-07
Hey so i just put up a new dish today and i am having a heck of a time catching echostar 61.5.

I am able to catch Nimi2, 82 just fine with good signal. basically according to Sat Calculators once i am locked into Nimiq 2 i have to just drop my angle down 3 degrees which i did and move the sat to the left which i also did.

I am catching signal but the sat is not identifying itself, and the signal is bouncing up and down between 0 and 75

this is my antenna setup

legay sw none
motor off
diseqc none
tp freq 12297
22khz off
lnb freq - 11250
lnb: standards

i am ona viewsat extreme with latest bins

lnb: on

Gold Member
Username: Saqeeb9000

Post Number: 3319
Registered: Oct-07
where do u live?

Silver Member
Username: Gregraf

Post Number: 518
Registered: Dec-07
try changing your lnb setting to universal

Gold Member
Username: Kirankumar

NO Bashing

Post Number: 2759
Registered: Oct-07
the elevation on dishpointer is off
gently go up first until quality locks in
if not gently go down until quality locks in
change tp freq to 12326

Bronze Member
Username: Hi09

Post Number: 85
Registered: Aug-07
im in the toronto area
can the hesight at which i am mounting the dish matter - i am installing it one afence post - from there i CAN catch nmiq 2 and 1,3 fine but you think maybe i should go higher for Echostar 3 maybe on a wall?

Gold Member
Username: Tapeman

New York City in-HD, NY

Post Number: 2739
Registered: Oct-06
- 61.5 (echo-3) is about 10 degrees counter-clockwise from 82 and slightly up not down if yo are on east cost (Toronto area)

- DN have been slowly adding more HD on 61.5 so yo might want to try TP 12326

- Selecting Universal LNB might be better than standard

- Any time yo get signal up and down it it is a frequency issue caused by mismatch LNB type to selected TP on that freq mainly I think yo are on wrong satellite

Good luck
Come back and tell me how that worked for yo
But yo should be up and runing in few minutes if yo do what I tell yo

R. King

Bronze Member
Username: Hi09

Post Number: 87
Registered: Aug-07
i ended up taking everything down - tomorrow i will start again and actually mount on the wall right now i was trying ona wooden fence post.

i think i may have a line of site issues as well - but ill see.

on thing i noticed is when i change the TP frequency and hit exit it does not ask me to save.. like it does when i make other changes... then if i come back into anetnna set up i notice tp freq is back to its default settings - any idea what i could be doing wrong?

Bronze Member
Username: Hi09

Post Number: 88
Registered: Aug-07
hey african so i caught it!! i got echo 3 but again same problem i cant get antenna settings to keep 12326 ..... as long as Tp is on 12326 i am getting good signal but as soon as i hit exit and go out and come back in it is back to default - i cant make is stay of 12326 any suggestions

Gold Member
Username: Kirankumar

NO Bashing

Post Number: 2763
Registered: Oct-07
now that the dish is aligned go ahead and
write down antenna settings for all sats
do factory reset
do hard reboot
adjust antenna settings and scan
« Previous Thread Next Thread »

Main Forums

Today's Posts

Forum Help

Follow Us