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New HR20 install -- can't pick up 110 and 119, any options? [picture links inside]

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I had an installer come out on Oct 30 and upgrade me to the HR20 and 3 LNB dish (it was determined the 5 LNB wouldn't work for me). It was discovered that I could only get the 101 satellite from my location and couldn't get 110 or 119, and thus no HD programming. As you would expect, this was a real bummer.

The installer tried to move the bucket mount around in the little 2 foot space between the apartment wall and the white wooden corner post but still couldn't pick anything up. I speculated that perhaps if the dish were extended out from the porch beyond this wooden corner post that I might be able to pick them up -- he responded with a "maybe".

Here are some pictures of the install site:


I was thinking that perhaps I could get a block of wood and secure it to the corner of the porch and then mount the mast and dish into that block of wood and hopefully clear it. I just don't know if I'd even have line of sight to the 110 and 119 there either.

If any experts can divine the likelihood of this succeeding purely from looking at the attached pictures, that'd be great. Remember, I can see no other satellite than 101 from the current setup. It's about 2 feet from the LNBs to the building's vinyl siding on the right. I will obtain any other information needed in order to provide a clearer idea.

Thanks in advance.
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I'm kinda surprised he even did the install under those circumstances. However, any possibility you could move the dish over to the left side of the post, (as you look at back of dish)? That would maybe give you a view of 119. If you can get 119, that would let you see 99, 101,103 & 110 as well.
Thing is though, it doesn't look like that post would be a good location for a heavyweight dish like the AT-9.
Our son and daughter in law stationed at Ft. Carson, Co. just tried to get a D* movers connection install and the guy wouldn't do it because he could only get sig. on the 101 at that time. They don't take any movie channels or sports etc. Just total choice w/locals, so I think it would have worked. But who am I to say???
Whoops, just noticed you were in VA. You might have to move the dish down to the corner of the bldg. like you said to get 110 or 119........:grin:
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