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129 or 61.5

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by KnightWolf61, Apr 25, 2006.

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  1. KnightWolf61

    KnightWolf61 New Member

    Apr 25, 2006
    Anyone know which bird Houston picks up better...129 or 61.5?
  2. JohnH

    JohnH Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Probably 61.5
  3. alebowgm

    alebowgm Hall Of Fame

    Jun 12, 2004
    Although results will vary and if you setting up a D300 or a D500 for use only on the one slot, and you have great LOS, you may be able to try to peak first on 129, then 61 (61 should be stronger) and see which one actually is stronger. If 61 is better levels, stay there, if 129 was getting better, then swing back...
  4. Mike D-CO5

    Mike D-CO5 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 11, 2003
    I am in Nederland , 90 miles from Houston and I have had both dishes ,one for 61.5 and one for 129. I get signals in the 60's on 61.5 and I get signals in the 70's - 80's on the dish 1000 pointed at 129 sat.

    I ended up moving my dish 1000 to the pole where I had the 61.5 dish and only hooked up the lnb for 129. I ran it into a dish 500 on the other pole and hooked it into the dish pro plus twin. I get stronger signals for the 129 sat doing this and I keep my signals stronger for 110 /119 sats. You will need the 129 sat for Houston hd locals since they will most likely going there sometime this quarter. REmember that the dish 1000 won't work any more south than Victoria , Tx. Then the sat footprint is not strong enough to hit southern tip of Texas or the Northeastern part of the U.S. and some of the west coast.

    I noticed when I had the Dish 1000 all together on one pole for all three sats I would end up sacrificing the strength of all 3 sats to get all of them. More rain fade too. The way I have it set up now I get stronger signals on all three sats.
  5. lakebum431

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    Jun 30, 2005
    60s on 61.5? I would think you could get much better than that.
  6. rcurrell

    rcurrell New Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Are there any plans to remove the HD channels from 61.5? Sat 129 just does not work with my Dish 1000 at its current location. My signal strengths have gone down on the Dish 1000 as compared to my SuperDish. What wout be the optimun 2 dish configuration for satelletes 110, 119, and 61.5, Dish 500 and 300?
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