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Need Advice on Mounting a Second Dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by servus56, Aug 21, 2005.

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  1. servus56

    servus56 Cool Member

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    I currently have a Superdish aimed at 119, 110, and 121. Because of tree issues, which can't be resolved, the signal on 110 keeps dropping out. Signal on 119 and 121 are OK. Before Superdish was installed I had a Dish 500, which worked just fine with 119 and 110. I am thinking of mounting a Dish 500 again in addition to keeping the Superdish for 121. Is this advisable? What about the switches? Is there anything else that should be considered?
     
  2. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    Disconnect the SuperDISH 110 LNB from the switch, connect the one from your separate dish instead. Make sure the separate dish has a DishPro LNB. If it's a DP Twin you might as well use it for 110 and 119.
     
  3. 25 Year Satellite Pro

    25 Year Satellite Pro New Member

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    If the Super Dish is mounted in the same location as the original 500...There shouldn't be a problem with 110.
     
  4. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Hall Of Fame

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    Correct. If possible. Avoids problems with what the Twin might be doing at any given time.

    Otherwise, match the port you connect to the DP34 with the eye that's pointed at 110. That is, by default, each port is connected to the eye directly over it.
     
  5. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    SuperDishes are notorious for getting less signal on 119 and 110 than a Dish500 installed in the same location. The primary goal of a Superdish is to get the FSS satellite and the entire design centers around that. Reinstalling or keeping a D500 around for the DBS satellites is a good idea if you have the real estate to do it.

    JL
     
  6. Satpro92

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    True enough,but,It seems that to lose 110 is unlikely unless there is something blocking the signal. I worked on a SD last week(I didn't install it) that had a signal level on 105 equal to 119,of course that is unheard of.Turns out the installer was pretty green and didn't take into account that all three satellites were needed(an off air tower was in the way of 119).

    What I did was transfer the DPLNBF to the original Dish 300 for 119,and keep SD for 110 and 105,not the best sollution I admit,but the customer did not want to pay for me to move the SuperDish.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It may have been just that marginal on the old dish. There is also room for installer error - perhaps the 110 LNB was damaged?

    In any case, reinstalling the Dish500 and using at least part of it sounds like a good idea.

    JL
     
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