Well, even the linear FTA signals on other birds I'm getting with my FTA dish aren't that strong in signal quality.
I've started to assemble the Shaw Direct dish they gave me, and I've noticed that the LNB sits lower by about 2.5 inches on the Shaw Direct dish than the FTA dish I have. But I guess the Shaw Direct dish accounts for this in the dish elevation and skew settings, because the fact remains I am still trying to get 107 / 111 with either dish, and they are both located within the Clarke Belt, which I can already hit with my motorized FTA dish.
I think my FTA dish is too small. I thought it was a bit bigger, but it is only 20 inches wide by 17 inches high. I guess a 24 inch dish size minimum is required (most recommend at least a 30 inch dish for linear FTA). The Shaw dish is 33 inches by 17 inches, so it's the same height as my FTA dish. Is the width more important than the height when trying to acquire signals? I know it is if you're trying to get multiple birds at the same time, but with a motorized setup and only 1 LNB, it may not be as important I'm thinking.