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I am new here so need a little TLC. I have had Dish for several months and have used one of my recievers when staying in my Oregon cabin. All worked fine until this transponder/spot beam deal came up last month. All still works fine except local channels. I subscribe in So CA. Is there anyway I can get locals, dont own a RV or an 18 wheeler.
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If your locals are LA, you should still get major networks at your Oregon cabin, the major nets are still on a Conus beams. Other locals are on a spotbeam or soon will be, you will not be able to receive these from Oregon.
 

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From what city are your locals?

Unless you're subscribed to LA locals,
or one of the other cities still offered
nationwide, you're probably out of luck.

These six nationwide locals are available
to anyone who can produce an RV or
trucker's license.

If you want locals near where you're
actually located in Oregon, maybe you
can work out an arrangement with DISH.

With ExpressVu or StarChoice (reverse
grey market), you could get east and west
locals (Seattle, Spokane, Boston, Buffalo?).

Ironically, the "wing" satellites (148 and
61.5) do their best to blanket the whole
US. So some of your home locals might
be available on 148 in Oregon.

Say, Chris, did you notice that we
both registered on the same day,
made "Legend" status at about the
same time, and replied here at about
the same time? Spooky, ain't it? ;)
 

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Yes you can, but if you want to look at both side slots youll need 2 extra Dish500s
 

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Originally posted by RJS1111111
From what city are your locals?

Unless you're subscribed to LA locals,
or one of the other cities still offered
nationwide, you're probably out of luck.

These six nationwide locals are available
to anyone who can produce an RV or
trucker's license.

If you want locals near where you're
actually located in Oregon, maybe you
can work out an arrangement with DISH.

With ExpressVu or StarChoice (reverse
grey market), you could get east and west
locals (Seattle, Spokane, Boston, Buffalo?).

Ironically, the "wing" satellites (148 and
61.5) do their best to blanket the whole
US. So some of your home locals might
be available on 148 in Oregon.

Say, Chris, did you notice that we
both registered on the same day,
made "Legend" status at about the
same time, and replied here at about
the same time? Spooky, ain't it? ;)
Yes, very.D
 

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george, it wouldn't make much sense to try with a dish500-better to use a 300 dish and a 21 switch-also, pretty much everything EXCEPT certain fringe locals and sky angel are duplicated on each location-however, you basically out of luck if you, like, want to attempt dish500, fringe locals on 148 and sky angel...
 

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Sounds like San Diego, much of which went to spotbeam. Not receivable in Oregon.

Depending on where you are in Oregon, a second account might get you Portland Locals and/or distant nets from any 2 of Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Denver and Atlanta. Also, Superstations may be a choice. Of course, you would need an additional receiver.

Run your Oregon address through the Addressbroker:
http://customersupport.dishnetwork.com/customernetqual/nqCustomerLocalsCheck.jsp
 
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