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Old 10-28-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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Shaw direct TV

Well we are getting ready to head south . And I just got off the phone with Shaw and they have told us that we will get very few channels south of the border. Everything has been moved to the new satellite
so what I need help with what would be the best American satellite to use. I know that this has been asked time, but any help would be much apprecia
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SatPro sells a Directv tripod setup,less receiver, for $119......Slimline 3......H24 receiver can be had for $100 if you have an account....
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:37 AM   #3
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I'm in Yuma, hooked up to Shaw. 88% signal strength and all the channels that I received last year.
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I'm in Yuma, hooked up to Shaw. 88% signal strength and all the channels that I received last year.
OP is going "South of the Border" as in Mexico.
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OP is going "South of the Border" as in Mexico.


Not if your from Canada.
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OP is going "South of the Border" as in Mexico.
Youll get the same channels in Mexico that you get in Yuma AZ. We are now south and have ALL the same channels we had last year.
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Thank you very much for the information we are heading out for Texas on the 15th and I will reconnect my Shaw. Now that I know that it works. We also have friends that should be in Florida by now that are also going to let us know if it works once again, thank you very
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All channels working just like home in Pensacola, Florida.
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In Yuma and having trouble getting Shaw direct to work could someone in the area post the AZ,elevation,skew and what size dish you are using
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When you are tuning the satellite make sure that the square on the signal strength page is green. It's to the left of the actual signal strength bar. Try channel 700 or 799. If it's not already green you will never get the dish aligned.
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This is the site I use.
Starchoice 107W 111W is towards the end of the pull down menu.

https://www.groundcontrol.com/Satell...Calculator.htm

For Yuma.
Dish Setup Data
Elevation: 51.5
Azimuth (true): 170.0
Azimuth (magn.): 159.2
Dish Skew [?]: 84.8
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Dish is the 60 Eliptical
In the summer I had to get upgraded receivers.
At that time the LNB also had to be swapped out.
I was able to buy an extra LNB from the contractor as Shaw was clamping down on their number of heads allowed without the "Home away Program"

The LNB I am using.
Triple Satellite Quad output switchable xKu LNBF
Model SHAW60E

Receivers are HDDSR800
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All good here in Texas
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Thanks for the help going try get signal today will meet you know what happens
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