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Western satellites...?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by 356B, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. 356B

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    Which ones do we as customers receive from? or are they the same? I just got a meter and want to be sure of what I'm doing....


    DishPro 110W
    DishPro 119W
    BR Dishnetwork 129W

    BR DishNetwork 110W
    BL DishNetWork 119W
     
  2. P Smith

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    Mediterranea...
    119 - main
    110 - addition
    129 - HD mostly

    See Uplink reports where is your channels
     
  3. 356B

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    Ok, any difference between, Pro, BR and BL? Sorry I'm not getting it?
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Mediterranea...
    me too :)

    perhaps URL to the strange acronyms ?
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    As an HD customer on western arc you need all three locations ... 119, 110 and 129.
    If you are a SD customer 129 is less important.

    If you have a good Internet connection try this page:
    http://uplink.jameslong.name/westernarc.html

    It lists all of the channels on western arc by orbital location ... a huge file (1.5 GB) that includes local channels.
     
  6. 356B

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  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Where are you seeing those labels? On DISH receivers the satellite locations should be labeled "EchoStar xxxx West" (with the xxxx replaced by the orbital location). If you are using some third party satellite pointing equipment you will need to check the instructions for that equipment.
     
  8. 356B

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    It's in the SW on my Birdog meter. I heard from and installer and he said, "I have pointed thousands of dishes over the last 8 years with a birdog meter and even I don't know what the br bl dn "prefixes" mean.
    I just use the ones that work and for a dish pro 1000.2 w lnb I use dishpro 110 dishpro 119 and br dishnet 129".
     
  9. DoyleS

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    On that meter, it identifies the type of satellite and its polarity.
    B= Circular
    C= C band
    K= KU band
    The polarity
    H= Horizontal
    V= Vertical
    R= Right hand circular
    L= Left hand circular.

    A pretty pricey meter for a relatively simple job unless you are in the business. Just set Skew and Elevation on the 1000.2 and connect your meter to Port 1 and rotate azimuth until you find 119. Also a very nice Free App for the iPhone called "Dish Pointer" that will put you right on any Satellite so you can peak it with the meter.
     
  10. 356B

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    Thank you, I picked the meter up on a bet / card game......so to speak. Yes it is a nice unit, Perfect Vision Birdog, USB plus, version 4. It has all the Dish and Direct loaded along with other birds. I just wondered about the differences in the designations for the Dish TV satellites. Another installer mentioned targeting 119 also. Thanks again.
     
  11. DoyleS

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    119 and Port 1 for a 1000.2. Don't use one of the other ports for your setup.
     
  12. 356B

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    I take it that 119 locks you into 110 and 129? and no need to fine tune the others? is this correct?
     
  13. DoyleS

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    Typically if you set the skew according to your location (zipcode) you will not need to adjust it.
    Your elevation setting will be very close so tune for a peak on azimuth. then tighten that. Try peaking the elevation and then repeak azimuth and you should be good.
    Once all of that is done connect your receiver and go to the point dish screen under installation and do a check switch. It will run the tests and when you finish you should have all three satellites showing green.
     
  14. Michael P

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    As long as you are "plumb" all the way around (I use a torpedo bubble level) once you find 119 the other 2 will be in line.
     

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