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I have 2 Dish 500's. One points at 110/119 and one at 148 for the 2nd tier of locals. A tree is slowly growing in front of the 148 dish, and when the leaves fell the 148 signal got better. Now that my locals are all on 110, when the leaves return, and eventualy make the 148 signal unusable, will the receiver automatically find my locals on 110, or can I have Dish switch my satellite source? And if so, can I just remove the 148 Dish, or must I rearrange the cabling as well?

The best reason to keep the 2nd dish is to have something available during the rare rain fade on the other dish. Oh how convenient it would be to have it pick up the rest of the locals available on 148 during that time.
 

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If 1. You are currently viewing your locals
and 2. Your locals are on the 110 sat.
and 3. The 110/119 dish will not be obstructed as your 148 dish is/will be
then, all your getting off of the 148 sat. is a few public interest (P.I.) channels. Your reciever has already "found" your locals on the 110 sat.

If you were to block your 110/119 intentionally, most of your programming (including your locals) would be unviewable. If you feel like it, you may do this just to see what happens, just don't run a "check switch" test while you have anything blocked. BTW, none of your locals would be on the 148 sat. *if* #2 above is correct.

One more thing, if the leaves do completely block your 148, you may still leave the dish alone, take it down, or re-aim it to a different sat location.
 

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If your locals are on 110° they are not on 148°. E* has very few markets on two satellite locations (they do that for transitions - such as moving from 105° to 61.5° where replacing a dish is needed). A move from 148° to 110° does not require much of a transition period since receiving 119° and 110° is considered a default install in most of the US.

As colavsfaninnwia noted - the only content you get from 148° is a couple PI channels (in the 9400 range). It is "something" to watch during outages on the main dish, but not much.
 

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James Long said:
the only content you get from 148° is a couple PI channels (in the 9400 range). It is "something" to watch during outages on the main dish, but not much.
Well, a foot of snow fell here a day ago, and it filled both dishes. No service. I took a broom to the 110/119 dish and all channels returned including Tier 2 locals. Let the trees grow.
 
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