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Questions about moving dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by leadmacdog, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. leadmacdog

    leadmacdog New Member

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    I have a dish 500 with (2) 322's for a total of four TVs. Very poor and inconsistent signal strength on 119 and sometimes 110. The dish is installed on a 4x4 wooden pole set in concrete. When it was installed it was plumb (2.5 years ago). Now when I put a level to it it is well out of plumb. I had an installer out last week who said it was being blocked by trees but seemed uninterested in helping me find a place to relocate it. It would be very expensive to trim these trees on my neighbors lot. So I plan to move it and mount on a 1 5/8" pole. How do you connect the bracket to the pole?

    Also the installer told me for my area (Zip Code 65324) I need clears sky from 190-210 but according to dishpointer.com its like 211. Why would i need clear LOS at 190?

    The installers in this are are poor to say the least and I really dont trust them.
    Thanks for help
     
  2. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

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    Dish500

    Address: 65324
    Latitude: 38.1318°
    Longitude: -92.9576°

    Satellite: 110W & 119W
    Elevation: 40.4°
    Azimuth (true): 212.6°
    Azimuth (magn.): 211.2°


    Address: 65324
    Latitude: 38.1318°
    Longitude: -92.9576°

    Satellite: 110.0W DirecTV 5 | Echostar 10, 11
    Elevation: 42.4°
    Azimuth (true): 206.4°
    Azimuth (magn.): 205.0°

    Address: 65324
    Latitude: 38.1318°
    Longitude: -92.9576°

    Satellite: 119.0W DirecTV 7S | Echostar 7
    Elevation: 38.1°
    Azimuth (true): 218.4°
    Azimuth (magn.): 217.0°

    So you need clear sky from 210 - 220

    What matters on the "Plumb" is your dish mount - i.e. the vertical part of the j-mount.

    As to mounting it on the 1 -5/8 pole - the dish will mount directly on that (typically, a fence post)
     
  3. leadmacdog

    leadmacdog New Member

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    Aug 16, 2009
    Specifically--How does it mount to the metal fence post? Do you drill holes in and put bolts through? Do you use U bolts to attach it?
     
  4. boba

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    The clamping collar on the back of the dish will fit right over a 1 5/8" od pipe. You then align the dish and tighten the clamping bolts. That pipe you are concreting into the ground needs to be PLUMB.:):):)
     

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