AMC4 at 101W using Dish 500? (1 Viewer)

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Nov 25, 2007
Davenport Iowa
Has anyone ever tried to get the history and Bio channels with a Dish 500 and a linear lnb? Are the transponders strong enough to lock on to?
The reason I ask is, My father has asked me to hook up a Sonicview 4000 to get the History channel but all I have are dish 500's and 1000's. I am going to order a 75cm dish for him but he wants it done

AMC4 101W
12060 H
tp 18
Dish 500
Linear LNB


SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 2, 2008
Northern Kentucky
With a 18" dish with a linear LNB, I get 28 to 33%, you might do better because the Dish 500 is slightly larger. Bottom line it can be done with a small dish.


SatelliteGuys Master
Sep 22, 2005
L.A., Calif.
cheap 'n easy:

... all I have are dish 500's and 1000's.
.... he wants it done
From the Sadoun site:
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dish: 1000+ 23.8”h x 30.9"w[/FONT]
Dish: 500+ 23.8”h x 30.9"w dish
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dish: 1000.4 [/FONT]19"h x 24"w
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dish: 1000.2 (143897) [/FONT]19"h x 24"w

I'd say the 24" wide dishes would outperform a regular Dish 500 (which is about 20" wide).
And the 31" wide dishes (78cm) would be as good or better than buying that 75. - :D

Of course, if you had a SuperDish, you could even use the bandstacked LNB it's got. :rolleyes:

Mr Tony

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Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
Mankato, MN
I think the signal is too weak to get it on a small dish. You need a firestick (ie: 3ABN, RTPI, LLBN) to use the 18" dish and get a reliable signal
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