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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Chris04626, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. Chris04626

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    At my camground I have 2 Wally's .and a dish ea.2 with thev lnbs. I have 2 lines running from dish one to each Wally. For some reason I can only pick up 61.5 on both .Wally's. attached is what I get. Thoughts
     

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  2. reubenray

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    Trees must be blocking the other satellite.
     
  3. Chris04626

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    I thought I read on another site the Wally can't pick up 72.7
     
  4. NYDutch

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    The Wally can pick up both 61.5 and 72.7. Most likely your dish is aimed incorrectly. Check your azimuth with a good compass using the mount sides as the guide, not the arm.
     
  5. Jim5506

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    From behind the dish (looking at the sky where the sats are) the 61.5 lnb is the one on the right. Signals are reflected, so the signal comes from the left satellite to the right lnb.

    Cover the lnb on the left to be sure you are receiving 61.5 with the correct lnb.

    If your signal goes away, you are picking up 61.5 with the 72.7 lnb, so turn the dish right 9-11 degrees, maybe tweak it up a bit and see if you can get both sats.
     
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  6. Aug 1, 2019 #6 of 13
    Chris04626

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    Ok I'm getting 61.5 with left eye standing behind dish I've moved dish up down and over both ways and can't pick it up with the right eye
     
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    scooper

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    Aiming instructions for a multi LNB Dish (eASTERN aRC 2 LNB EDITION)
    1. Cover the LEFT LNB ( as viewed from the BACK) with aluminum foil.
    2. Set the Dish SKEW (and don't touch it again until you move to another camp ground where the skew settings are different).
    3. Using just one Wally, aim the RIGHT LNB until you get 61.5 . Maximize the weakest signal that is for a CONUS transponder ( i.e. not a Spotbeam).
    4. Remove the foil, then check that the one Wally is seeing both 61.5 AND 72.7
    5. Hookup the 2nd Wally, do a check switch so it sees both , you need to do this on the first Wally as well.
    6. Enjoy TV.
     
  8. Aug 1, 2019 #8 of 13
    scooper

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    What tool are you using to get your settings ? DIshpointer .com is off for skew settings (some factor of 90-x).
     
  9. Aug 1, 2019 #9 of 13
    NYDutch

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    The Dishpointer.com skew settings are correct for the 1k2 and 1k4 scales. The Dishpointer app though, is off by 90 degrees from the scales.
     
  10. Chris04626

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    I'm using dishpointer app for Los .72 is behind some branches so I don't think I'll ever get that .but not sure why I'm getting 61.5 with the wrong eye? Only thing I seem to be missing with 72 is music Chanells and ppv.
     
  11. Chris04626

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    04605 is zipcode so what should settings be?
     
  12. scooper

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    Elevation 38.2
    Azimuth (magnetic) 186.2
    Skew 94.4 right - think of this as 4 degrees off center
     
  13. NYDutch

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    Dish Setup Data for 04605 from DishPointer.com:
    Elevation: 38.2°
    Azimuth (true): 186.2°
    Azimuth (magn.): 202.2°
    Dish Skew [?]: 94.4°

    As I've posted numerous times, use the flat sides of the dish mount to aim the dish towards the magnetic azimuth, not the LNB arm.
     

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