Since I have been with dish (10-15 years now) I have always pointed to the East (the original 110/119 and then 129) satellite locations, which has been working fine.
Last fall I was noticing a TON of dropped signals on HD channels. Apparently my receiver was dropping so much that Dish called me to see what was wrong. So we set
up a service call. The tech stated that my LOS was blocked with trees. He suggested moving me over to the western arc (61.5/72) which had a fairly good LOS. That seemed
to work fine. I recall my new signal strengths were lower. When asked he told me that was due to 61/5/72 being further away and thus weaker signal. He stated if I ever remove
those trees that I should consider going back to 110/119/129
6 months later, ALL trees are gone. So I called dish to see if I should move back. I had to talk to 3 different techs to get an answer I could understand and believe. But I was told
NOT to move, that 129 which provides HD is much lower in the horizon compared to 61.5.
on a website to determine angles of each location this is what I came up with:
129 = 29.4
61.5 = 44.9
So I guess what I'm looking for is confirmation of whether I should stay with 61.5/72 or move back to 110/119/129. Everything I can determine says STAY with 61.5/72
Edited by DeputyDawg, 14 June 2014 - 06:26 AM.