I'm slightly concerned about the snow. Dish came out and checked my system yesterday. They called a second crew, then a supervisor. The spot I had my old 61.5 is not the greatest - it still blasts though a treeline. It always worked well when it was part of my system, but I guess the bigger dish is more sensitive? Or the trees grew since 2007.
They tested a bunch of locations and though the roof on the back of the house had a perfect sight line for the Eastern arc. It would be nearly impossible to clear snow from that spot though. I'd have to call someone. It would be totally visible from the pool too, where the other spot are not visible from the ground. They are tucked in nicely.
Right now my 129 is using a 20 inch dish and is 200 or so feet from the main dish. Its on the ground and my dog does chew on the LNB. It was never a good system, and the techs were surprised it even worked. That was a huge effort back when they put the RSN here only on 129. The signal is very weak. The old 110/119, with the 61.5 wing was trouble free for years.
So I'm torn. I'd like a better signal, and to save the watts used by the power inserter, but I don't want it to be worse. My gut says it would be way better.
BTW - what is the 119 wing dish used for? I thought the EA had the locals and everything for MI?
I have NEVER had that particular problem.
And if I ever do, the dish is within easy reach.