61.5 and 129 together

tsduke

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How will things work when both 61.5 and 129 are running?

Which sat will the channels that are on both pull from?

I know this has been discussed before but don't remember what the answer is or if it has changed.
 
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Raymie

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I believe the sat with the stronger signal. Iowa is somewhat of a middle ground (93 West), but you're somewhat closer to 61.5. 61.5 does have a stronger signal in general, too.
 
tsduke

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I don't think this is the case. I did read a thread where is was said that signal level plays no role in the satellite used.
 
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garys

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The receiver has a preference of one sat over the other, not sure which you would get or how to change it short of taking the other one out of the matrix. The preference does not effect the non-duplicated channels.
 
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On a dish 1000.2 sat dish and a side sat for 61.5 plugged into the port on the lnb , you get the 129 sat almost every time before it will ever go to 61.5 . Even when the 129 sat sucks for signal strength. I use aluminum foil over the 129 lnb and did a check switch to eliminate the 129 sat from the matrix so it only uses 61.5.
 
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I have a 1000.2 with a 61.5 wing and a majority of the time mine defaults to 129 (which my locals are on) but occasionally it will go to 61.5 when 129 drops below signal threshold
 
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noob here not following the discussion

I live in wisconsin. I have a single dish pointed to 110, 118, 119, and 129. I am unable to get local hd (milwaukee) because it is on 61.5. So as they are moving things around what sats should i be pointing to and am i going to need newer equipment to continue to get the stations i want (i need 118 to get german channels).
 
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I live in wisconsin. I have a single dish pointed to 110, 118, 119, and 129. I am unable to get local hd (milwaukee) because it is on 61.5. So as they are moving things around what sats should i be pointing to and am i going to need newer equipment to continue to get the stations i want (i need 118 to get german channels).

Purchase a Dish 300 or dish 500 (with I adapter) off ebay and put the 129 lnb off your Dish 1000+ on the Dish 300/500 and point it at 61.5, run check switch and you have 61.5, 110, 118 and 119.
 

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