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Satellite 129 signal strength on Dish 1000 in Atlanta

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by gtlu888, Feb 28, 2006.

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  1. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    With a Dish500 and second dish pointed at 61.5 which carries the same national HD channels as 129.

    That doesn't stop you from possibly being right about getting more subscribers. I think the reason though will be having a single- rather than 2-dish solution.
     
  2. Paul43

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    WXIA was up in HD this evening.
     
  3. gtlu888

    gtlu888 Cool Member

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    That was exactly what I meant by "110+119+129+Dish1000".
     
  4. Jay in Atlanta

    Jay in Atlanta New Member

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    Just learned the locals in Atlanta will not be available on 61.5. Dish has scheduled to move my 61.5 high on the roof to the 129. Leaving the 1000 just picking up 110 and 119 which is street level. Said this will support getting a stronger signal. We'll see.
     
  5. JohnC

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    I live just north of Rome, GA and had a 1000 installed to replace my Dish 500 and receive 110 with signal strengths of 80 to 100% on the various transponders, 119 with signal strengths of 90 to 110% on the various transponders, and 129 with signal strengths of 70 to 90% on the various transponders. The installer did not have any trouble aligning the 1000, but had previously installed several 1000's. I have been watching the Atlanta HD locals from the 129 tonight and have not had any problems from the showers that have been moving through. I can get all of the Atlanta HD locals except WXIA OTA also. Was able to get WXIA OTA with some signal oscillation until about 6 months ago when the oscillation (probably due to multipath) became larger and now causes dropouts about every 3 seconds.
     
  6. Paul43

    Paul43 Cool Member

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    My installer was able to get 129 up to 90+ with some sort of digital tuner but that position resulted in losing 110 or 119. If I need to, I am going to use the 500 theiy left to focus solely on 129.
     
  7. mrdectown

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    I know this is a old subject but i just switched out my 811 for 211. I live in the decatur city area 30030 and when the first installer came he tried to do the dish 1000 but he couldnt get a signal on 129. when he did get one, like others have said he lost 119 and 110. So he couldnt do anything. 2 days later another installer comes out and installs a seperate sat for 129 cause the thought the trees were in the way. (BS cause it had a clearer veiw the 119 and 110). Still didnt work. So he just did 61.5. I got my vooms channels but i can get my locals in hd. I have cable so i am able to watch them there but i was wanting to dunp cable after my 400 promotion was over. So does this mean i wont be able to view LILHD channels on dish?
     
  8. vahighland

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    Correct, you will not have access to the Atlanta HD locals unless you can get a signal on the 129 sat. I would call Dish and ask for another installer. You may have to go through several installers before finding an experienced one.
     
  9. sbuko

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    Agreed. If they brought out a separate dish for 129, then they definitely should have been able to get a quality signal in ATL, unless they were blocked from line of sight.

    The installer should have known better than to hook you up to 61.5. You must have 129 to get the ATL HD locals. I would definitely call E* to report the problem.
     
  10. derwin0

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    If 129 was blocked from line of sight, then the installer was correct to install a 61.5
    That allows the subscriber to still get HD programming. HDLIL is a lost cause due to the LOS issue. And since the installer did try using a seperate dish for 129, it shows the effort was put forth.

    Anyway, considering Decator is less than 10 miles from the towers, you're 211 should be able to pull them in OTA (with better quality than Dish LiL).
     
  11. vahighland

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    Well, we had light to medium rain last night in Atlanta. I think that was the first good rain since this thread started. Did anyone lose signal strength on 129 last night? Please provide dish setup information (e.g. D1000 only, 2 D500s, etc.) and signal strength before rain.
     
  12. Dawgfan

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    I checked during a period of moderate rain and I had 80 - 90. I have a Dish 500 with an I adaptor. I used a chimney mount strap kit from Radio Shack with a short piece of 1.25" pipe. I needed the elevation to get over some trees. I live near Lake Hartwell.
     
  13. basspole

    basspole DBSTalk Club Member

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    I lost all HD locals most of the Voom stations ESPN2 and Uinversal HD. Never lost 110 or 119 signal. Im going to call Dish and have them tweak sat. I have a 1000.
     
  14. GFloyd

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    Wondering about reception reports now that all of the trees have a full canopy ... thanks
     
  15. Dawgfan

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    I still get 89 - 91 with clear weather. I checked this past weekend with moderate cloud cover and light rain and it was low 60's.
     
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