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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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jmferraiolo said:
Could I pick UP the bucket mount and turn it on its side, reorient the dish so that its properly set up for a horizontal mount and try that? Sounds painful to get any signal that way, but resting the concrete bucket on a table parallel with the porch level and then bracing that against the corner pole might give me enough stability to just conduct a TEST... ?
Sounds like something I'd try! Trouble is, without a satellite meter, you pretty much have to have the dish in a solid position for a few seconds to get any kind of a signal reading.

You might be able to do this with luck and perseverance. You have a better chance if there is a properly-aimed dish nearby that you can compare with.

And try to figure out some way to put it back where it is if results are negative.
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