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Two 500's or 1000.4 WA- Difference in Signal Strengths

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#1 OFFLINE   ckbckb


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

Does anyone know of or have any data that compare the signal strength differences between various combinations of Dish Network reflectors, lnb's, and satellites? I've searched but haven't found any. I thought Dish might publish these or someone might have done these measurements on their own.

My interest is that over the summer I added 129 by setting up a 2nd Dish 500 with a DP single lnb. My original 500 receives 110/119 with a DPP twin. All is working fine. But my "point dish" levels are pretty low- 110 & 119 are around 50, 129 is around 28. The EA sats are all blocked by trees.

Well, my wonderful wife likes the HD, but not the two dishes. :) I know a 1000.4 WA setup is the alternative. But I don't know if I'll still be able to get lock on all 3 sats. I'd prefer to not spend the time & money only to discover it doesn't work. I'm hoping to find some objective data that will help decide. Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   garys


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Posted 09 October 2012 - 12:37 PM

A WA setup should work but the levels are usually lower (since getting three sats on one dish). Your level for 110/119 could be a few points higher, but 129 is way too low. For a single sat location should be in the 60's.

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