2nd dish for 129 with H3

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Correct, which is why it's easier to use a wing for the sat you're having problems with
 

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So the only way to get a second Hopper 3 working is with a DPH42 switch which requires the hybrid dish to be replaced with a DPP dish, is that correct
And what's the second port on the hybrid dish for?
Yes, you need a DPH42 for 2 Hopper 3's.

The dish doesn't have to be changed, just the LNB.

You can connect 2 Hopper 1's or 2 Hopper 2's or a Hopper 1 or 2 and a Super Joey to the 2 ports on a Hybrid LNB.

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Someone once told me it's a bad idea to run power from the receiver to the LNB over Copper Clad Steel Coax but couldn't explain why. Any idea what he was talking about?
Copper Clad is just a thin coating on the exterior surface of the center conducter of the cable. Scratch the copper surface or damage it while stripping the cable to put fittings on reduces the conductivity of the cable. Solid copper won't lose conductivity if the outside is scratched.
 
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In what situations is one kind of coax used over the other?
Solid copper is used for all Hughesnet and Viasat internet installations and long TV wire runs. Clad is fine for short and medium TV runs. Solid copper has less resistance so there is a smaller voltage drop for internet and long runs.
 

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