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How to move from 148 to 61.5?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by FTA Michael, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. FTA Michael

    FTA Michael Hall Of Fame

    Jul 21, 2002
    Maybe it's because I'm getting over a hard cold and can't think, but I can't find anything that tells me how to move my 300 wing dish from 148 (defunct) to 61.5. Maybe it's because there aren't that many people who can see both positions?

    Anyway, I have a DPP44 feeding two receivers. My 1000.2 handles 110, 119, and 129, and my little wing dish used to give me Classic Arts Showcase and other stuff from 148. I know I have a clear shot to 61.5, but how can I use the receiver to show signal quality as I adjust the dish? I tried transponder 10 on 61.5, and the receiver tells me that it's got tp 10 but on the wrong satellite - 119. :(

    There used to be nice step-by-step instructions for this kind of thing somewhere but I can't find them. I called Dish Tech Support and got a dear woman who told me the solution was to send out an installer (sigh!), but when I insisted on doing it myself, responded to my question by saying that any transponder is as good as any other for finding 61.5. (double sigh!!)
  2. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    First, plug your address into http://www.dishpointer.com and get the azimuth and elevation settings for 61.5. The tilt/skew should remain at 90 (or you won't have it if you're using a Dish 300). Make sure the mast is perfectly plumb too. Then hook the receiver directly up to the 61.5 LNB, do a Check Switch, then go to the Signal Meter and select 61.5.

    If you can't hit it that way, then you're going to need a satellite meter or a service call.
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    ONCE you have 61.5 initially located - use the weakest transponder that your receiver sees to do your fine tuning.
  4. jeffgbailey

    jeffgbailey Legend

    Feb 28, 2008
    you luck out as 148 elevation in Denver is 26.4 and 61.5 elevation is 26.1. I wouldnt even touch the elevation ;)

    azimuth is 114 so is ESE.

    Tp 10 has those PI channels on them
  5. dsp81

    dsp81 Mentor

    Apr 11, 2008
    Make sure you plug the 61.5 dish directly into the reciever with no separator (on DVRs).

    Is there a particular reason you are using the DPP44 with a 1000.2? You can plug the wing dish into the LNB In on the 1000.2 and run lines directly to (up to) 3 receivers (DVRS or standard).

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