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1000.2 or 1000.4 lnb for my traveling Hopper RV setup?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dpkimmel2001, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Cool Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    I live in the Pittsburgh, PA market and just recently switched to Dish Network. I plan on taking a Hopper with me camping. I need to purchase the dish, node, lnb, signal meter, etc. Is there a way to receive my locals while I am on the road from the Pittsburgh market? Will the purchase of a 1000.2 or 1000.4 lnb determine how far from my present location that I will still be able to get my locals, spot beam, etc.? Is one easier than the next to align? I know, a lot of questions but your help is appreciated for this newbie to Dish Network.
  2. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    For going camping - you would be better of to get a VIP211 and Dish Tailgater setup.
  3. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    It would be easier with the Tailgater and 211k but you can use a 1000.2 (western arc installation -119, 110, 129) or 1000.4 (eastern arc installation - 72.7, 77, 61.5) when you are camping.

    The distance from your home or spot beam would determine if you are able to pick up your local channels. The dish does not determine this. The installation depends upon the satellites your Hopper receives. You can check from the Point Dish screen on your Hopper which satellites you use now. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

  4. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Cool Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    With the exception of the cost, I agree.
  5. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Cool Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yes, I know that the tailgater system would be the optimal choice with the exception of the cost. It's a rather expensive alternative to what I have planed to purchase.

    My current system at home uses the western arc - 119, 110, 129. I was told by someone that the eastern arc is not spot beaming the Pittsburgh market thus allowing me to pick up my locals regardless of the location that I am at. Do you know if that is true? If that is the case I think that I'd want to go with the 1000.4 eastern arc so that I can still get my locals when I am away from home rv'ing.
  6. ljr01

    ljr01 AllStar

    Mar 6, 2008
    I carry a 1000.4 in my RV with Eastern and Western arc LNB assemblies. Whether you get Pgh locals is about your location Switching to EA wouldn't matter.

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