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HELP! Can't attach Y-bracket to arm on Dish 500!
Guest_Paul Michael Brown_*
Posted 12 August 2002 - 08:49 PM
I'm installing a Dish 500 with 2 DishPro single LNBs. While aiming the dish, I connected the LNBs to the Y-bracket and the Y-bracket to the arm using friction only. All was well. When it was time to connect everything in final form, I could not get the Y-bracket connected to the Dish 500 arm. I inserted the supplied screw from the bottom of the Y-bracket and connected it to the supplied bolt on top of the Y-bracket. But even with everything nice and tight, there is *LOTS* of play where the Y-bracket connects to the Dish 500 arm. So much play that I'm worried that the LNBs will flop around in a brisk wind. Even worse, I've fiddled with it so much now that the indentation in the plastic for the bolt on the top of the Y-bracket is stripped.
What am I doing wrong?
If it's not me, is there a homebrew method to connect the Y-bracket to the arm on a Dishb 500 so that it doesn't move around?
Paul Michael Brown
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Posted 12 August 2002 - 10:53 PM
I have to agree with Gary again
Posted 12 August 2002 - 11:25 PM
BTW, I have installed 2-3 dish 500's 5-6 days a week since it came out in late 99.
Guest_Paul Michael Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org_*
Posted 14 August 2002 - 02:53 PM
Decided to scrap the Dish 500 and go with a setup featuring three Dish 300s, each fitted with a single DishPro LNB. There is plenty of room inside the arm for the cable and the connector. Plus the LNB attaches directly to the arm using a very positive-fitting screw. Sure, it's probably overkill. But I was able to tweak each dish just so, using an Acutrac signal strength meter. (Great gadget, by the way. Responds instantly to even the tiniest tweak in azimuth or elevation.) Signal is 100+ on all three satellites here in Washington, DC.
One final technical note. When I connected the DishPro 34 switch to a Model 600 (using the DishPro adapter) and ran the check switch routine, I got a strange result. The 6000 thought I was using a SW64 and it showed six LNBs. Functionality was fine, but I called a tech rep who advised that the Model 600 software was written before the DishPro switches and LNBs were introduced. Therefore, the 6000 displays the closest configuration that it knows.
Posted 14 August 2002 - 03:44 PM
My 2 dual LNBF's also wobble a little, I haven't had any direct problems as a result. I also found out that thick RG-6 quad shield cable is very difficult to put though the arm. The same cable is also very tough to work with when using a SW 64 with a large enclosure box. But everything does work..
Posted 14 August 2002 - 04:14 PM
Posted 14 August 2002 - 04:36 PM
I have to agree with Gary again