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Dish 1000.2 For Satallite 129

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Skeeterman, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Skeeterman

    Skeeterman Legend

    Jun 24, 2003
    My setup for me to get satellite 129 is to use a Dish 500 with a single LNB. I have a Dish 1000.2 antenna with the 129 LNB covered and using it for 110, 119. I have no problem with signal with the 1000.2, but the Dish 500 only pulls a signal between 57 and 64. I have an extra Dish 1000.2 with all the hardware /parts, plus the three LNB(s). What I would like to do and if it would benefit me to install the 1000.2 and use a single LNB. Can that be done, and would my signal increase? I might have to modify the LNB arm so it would except the single LNB. Has anyone install such as I suggested?
  2. davejacobson

    davejacobson Legend

    Mar 14, 2005
    Depending on your location your signal looks good for 129. Are you experiencing dropouts?
  3. Skeeterman

    Skeeterman Legend

    Jun 24, 2003
    Dave, it has some dropouts when it rains...and it doesn't take a very hard rain to create the dropouts. I was looking at increasing the signal strength to prevent such, and felt like a larger dish would be the proper thing to do.
    My LOS is good, so that isn't the problem.
  4. BillJ

    BillJ Icon

    May 5, 2005
    I'd love to have numbers like that. Dish techs installed a new dish at a higher location than the original Dish 1000 this winter. Signal still barely makes it to 50 on a clear day. Not even that on some transponders. 129 is just a poor location for some parts of the country.
  5. n-spring

    n-spring Legend

    Mar 5, 2007

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