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#21 OFFLINE   RG6-Q

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:37 AM

I believe the answer to this is your location (Puerto Rico) assuming your dish is perfectly aligned.
The spot beams you have with higher levels means that indeed they're covering well the island......
But the conUS beam isn't 100% beamed to your area, their main target is with continental 48 states, and then shared with your area (USVI & PR), they aim in such a way that the spill over feeds your area with good enough power to have a respectable level of 80.

What size antenna do you have?

Here's a link so you can see the conUS beam shape:

http://www.satbeams....embed?beam=6269

 

 

Three Channel Master 1.1 M dishes which last over a decade


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:43 AM

I would install three 3M dishes if I would live there and want to minimize rain fade



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:21 AM

I would install three 3M dishes if I would live there and want to minimize rain fade

Why you say that?????.  Maybe 16 years ago It could have been an option but these days a 1.1M Channel Master dish suits me fine.  The DISH500PR I believe it's a bit small not counting it has to share two orbital positions.  If they had made it 1.2M I would have one.  My roof looks as if is a TV station on it's own, not counting OTA antennas. :nono2:



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:29 PM

Thank you all for I picked up more knowledge on my favorite hobby.   :up:  :righton: Is good you guys are here.



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:44 PM

A quick question: Are you getting actual channel loss with your rain fade or are you just seeing your high numbers drop?
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 06:08 AM

Three Channel Master 1.1 M dishes which last over a decade


So how are they set up?
One for each orbital solt?
One with double lnbf (dish 500)?

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

So how are they set up?
One for each orbital solt?
One with double lnbf (dish 500)?

 

 

Just 3 dishes pointing at 119/110 and the third one is disconnected for 61.5.  They are 1.1M DTV Channel Master dishes.  It has dual LNB's that go into a SW64 switch.   For what I have seen, you guys with the DISHPR500 have anemic signal.  Thanks for asking.  I will stick with my setup.

 


 


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