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Two 500's or 1000.4 WA- Difference in Signal Strengths

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by ckbckb, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. ckbckb

    ckbckb New Member

    Aug 28, 2012
    Does anyone know of or have any data that compare the signal strength differences between various combinations of Dish Network reflectors, lnb's, and satellites? I've searched but haven't found any. I thought Dish might publish these or someone might have done these measurements on their own.

    My interest is that over the summer I added 129 by setting up a 2nd Dish 500 with a DP single lnb. My original 500 receives 110/119 with a DPP twin. All is working fine. But my "point dish" levels are pretty low- 110 & 119 are around 50, 129 is around 28. The EA sats are all blocked by trees.

    Well, my wonderful wife likes the HD, but not the two dishes. :) I know a 1000.4 WA setup is the alternative. But I don't know if I'll still be able to get lock on all 3 sats. I'd prefer to not spend the time & money only to discover it doesn't work. I'm hoping to find some objective data that will help decide. Thanks.
  2. garys

    garys Hall Of Fame

    Nov 4, 2005
    A WA setup should work but the levels are usually lower (since getting three sats on one dish). Your level for 110/119 could be a few points higher, but 129 is way too low. For a single sat location should be in the 60's.

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