1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

Point Dish to 129 Satellite

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by poty33, Jan 21, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. poty33

    poty33 New Member

    3
    0
    Jan 21, 2008
    My Zip Code is 56537 and I need to point towards the 129 satellite. Thanks again.
     
  2. rey_1178

    rey_1178 New Member

    679
    0
    Dec 12, 2007
    Florida
    this is probably a dumb question but did you put your zip in the point dish section on your receiver? it'll tell you where to point. then you move from that point.
     
  3. poty33

    poty33 New Member

    3
    0
    Jan 21, 2008
    It says N/A. Otherwise I would not have come to this forum.
     
  4. BNUMM

    BNUMM Hall Of Fame

    1,079
    0
    Dec 23, 2006
    Azimuth 218 and elevation 28
     
  5. dahenny

    dahenny Legend

    220
    0
    Apr 16, 2007
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=514912#post514912

    Satellite Location 129°W Angles
    Use this table if you are pointing a DISH 300 or DISH 500 (with an I-Adapter) only at the 129°W orbital
    location. To use this table:
    1. Find your ZIP code or the range of ZIP codes that includes your ZIP code.
    For example, if your ZIP code is 03522, use the angles for the range of 035xx.
    2. Use the azimuth (AZ) and elevation (EL) angles for your ZIP code or range of ZIP codes to find the
    satellites. The azimuth angle has already been corrected for magnetic deviation, so you can use this
    number on a compass. The angles provided in the table are in degrees.

    565xx AZ = 216 ~~~ EL = 27
     
  6. dave1234

    dave1234 Icon

    511
    0
    Oct 9, 2005
    What type of dish are you planning to use? If it's a Dish 500 you'd get a blank or N/A. If it's a Dish 300 you should get some data.
     
  7. poty33

    poty33 New Member

    3
    0
    Jan 21, 2008
    Thankyou guys. I will try that.
     
  8. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    8,969
    1
    Nov 13, 2007
  9. tangodancer

    tangodancer New Member

    9
    0
    Jan 1, 2007
    In a related question (and possibly a stupid one), if you have managed to get a great signal on 110 and 119 but a lousy one on 129, which way should I manipulate the dish as to ease in 129 without losing the other two? I swear I cannot get all three to come in at the same time.

    Oddly, during the day the 129 signal strength on the point dish screen is 2-6 but at night it is around 20 and so I am able to watch all the HD channels only at night right now.

    [my zip is 92227]
     
  10. dahenny

    dahenny Legend

    220
    0
    Apr 16, 2007
    tangodancer, I don't know what dish you have, but for a dish500, the angles are as follows:

    Zip - 92227

    AZ - 164
    EL - 50
    Skew - 88
     
  11. tangodancer

    tangodancer New Member

    9
    0
    Jan 1, 2007
    I'm pretty sure I have a Dish 1000 but not 100%, but I'll have another go this weekend. Last weekend all my signal strengths were in the 10s and 20s so was quite pleased to get into the 50s on 110 and 119 but getting 129 in without ruining the others is proving tricky.

    Was all working fine a few months ago, don't know what happened.

    Anyway, thanks for the reply.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page