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03-09-2007 10:06 AM #1
DISH 500 mast vs. DISH 1000+ mast
Can I replace my DISH 500 with the DISH 1000+ without changing the mast? I have the mast foot hardware for the 500 bolted into the attic with the nuts in a very tight space. I would hope the mast and footprint are the same on the 1000+. Sure don't want to drill any extra holes either.
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03-09-2007 04:30 PM #2
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm out in (D*s) left field.
The Dish 1000 is a little larger than the Dish 500.
The Dish 1000+/500+ is almost the size of the SuperDish 121/105, thefore....
Although the + dishes use a 1 5/8" mast, the mast is longer so that the larger dish pan has room to be adjusted; and also has struts to help keep it stable with its higher wind surface.
So the answer is - maybe.
If there is not enough room, maybe you can leave the foot, and just replace the mast. Then you should also consider mounting the 2 struts.
Here's the best link I can find right now, other than the tech specs from Dish.
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03-09-2007 04:33 PM #3Pub Member / Supporter
I had the 500 and went to the 1000 plus and is alot bigger and had to change the whole thing out and put it on the roof instead of the side of the house.You wouldn't believe how much bigger it is.I believe you will have to change it out but some tech probably might agree or disagree.
03-09-2007 04:47 PM #4
I would, I have 2 SuperDishes between 2 accounts, and not counting the wing dishes.
03-09-2007 09:36 PM #5
It can work, but your better off replacing.
Struts are neccessary, it's a heavy dish/lnbf assembley.
If it goes on the roof at last ditch option, make sure the center of the mast and struts are in a raftor.
Personally you wouldn't see one on my roof/fascia. It would be into a brick wall if I had the option, low to the ground.
03-12-2007 09:24 AM #6SatelliteGuys Freshman
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