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#21 OFFLINE   jdonato

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

3 Five foot dishes...
Getting pretty common here in Puerto Rico with HD channels (110, 119, 61.5).
Then again we have cement roofs...

Yes. Two 6 footers and one 5 footer (119, 61.5, 110). That's how it's done in Puerto Rico.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

Not sure where this came from. No, it's not me lol


Currently a D* sub but always looking to learn. What is the big elliptical dish in this picture? (post #14) I think it says "Superdish" on it and what sats would it most likely see?

Thanks for any info.

Edited by Albie, 12 February 2009 - 01:54 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:47 PM

What is the big elliptical dish in this picture? (post #14) I think it says "Superdish" on it and what sats would it most likely see?


It's a Dish Network Superdish all right. Specifically, it's a "105" Superdish, designed to pick up 105, 110, and 119. There is another version that picks up 110, 119, and 121, using an LNB assembly that is a mirror image of the 105 LNB.

Both 105 and 121 locations are obsolete for residential use, and have been for a couple of years already. 121 is now used by Dish to feed special programming for commercial MDUs. Not sure what the story is with 105, but either way, there's nothing there anymore for a residential customer.

105 and 121 are Ku-band, medium-powered FSS-class satellites, not high-powered DBS-class satellites, hence the larger dishes.

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

It's a Dish Network Superdish all right. Specifically, it's a "105" Superdish, designed to pick up 105, 110, and 119. There is another version that picks up 110, 119, and 121, using an LNB assembly that is a mirror image of the 105 LNB.

Both 105 and 121 locations are obsolete for residential use, and have been for a couple of years already. 121 is now used by Dish to feed special programming for commercial MDUs. Not sure what the story is with 105, but either way, there's nothing there anymore for a residential customer.

105 and 121 are Ku-band, medium-powered FSS-class satellites, not high-powered DBS-class satellites, hence the larger dishes.



Thanks for the info!

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:51 PM

With two dishes I am picking up 110 and 123 galaxy18 with 119 a special bracket I made!;)

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:54 PM

I only have one tiny Dish.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:57 PM

All I see is the dreaded red X. :crying:

I tried typing the picture URL directly into my browser, and got a message that I don't have permission to view that page. It looks like maybe you've stored the picture in a place that we mere mortals can't see it?

Sorry, those super secret hiding spots I guess mortals can't see. :grin:

Here's the picture.

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1234558623

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

Sorry, those super secret hiding spots I guess mortals can't see. :grin:

Here's the picture.

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1234558623


What's the Dish Network dish with the 3 LNBs (Looks kind of like the Directv Phase II +)? And what are you picking up in the NE?

#29 OFFLINE   Jason Nipp

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:49 PM

What's the Dish Network dish with the 3 LNBs (Looks kind of like the Directv Phase II +)? And what are you picking up in the NE?

That is a first generation Dish1000. But the larger one right above it also has three LNBF's and that is a SuperDish121.

I assume by "NE" you referencing the dish on the other side of the gable? That is a Motorola Canopy MMDS transceiver.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:50 PM

That is a first generation Dish1000. But the larger one right above it also has three LNBF's and that is a SuperDish121.


What's the NE dish pointed at? I though everything was in the S/SW?

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:56 PM

What's the NE dish pointed at? I though everything was in the S/SW?

I assume by "NE" you referencing the dish on the other side of the gable? That is a Motorola Canopy MMDS transceiver.

Terrestrial MMDS services. T6 Ultrahigh Speed Wireless Broadband.

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1234562100

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 03:58 PM

I assume by "NE" you referencing the dish on the other side of the gable? That is a Motorola Canopy MMDS transceiver.

Terrestrial MMDS services. T6 Ultrahigh Speed Wireless Broadband.

http://www.dbstalk.c...=1&d=1234562100


What location is that pointed at? Where's the satellite?

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:06 PM

There is no satellite. It's terrestrial. It's looking at a Canopy tower.

Explanation, Canopy is a digital RF data system that Motorola developed for municipalities. This is the same system that relays data to ambulances or police vehicles. In certain areas, where municipalities may have extra bandwidth, they lease spectrum's out to ISPs for residential use.

In some rural areas, ISPs have actually invested in the equipment to offer MMDS services. Upto 21Mbps...Not cheap stuff.

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