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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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Any chance of moving to an apartment with a south-facing balcony? :(
Desperate enough to move to an apartment with a south-facing patio?

(Not that I would beat a dead horse or anything . . .;) )
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