Difficulty of Voom dish pointing. (1 Viewer)

cameron119

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Is Voom anymore difficult to find at 61.5 than the Echostar birds? I'm starting to get nervous as my installation date approaches.
 

StevenD

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If I already have a DISH dish pointed at 61.5...would I need to move that dish up or down to see VOOM?
 

cameron119

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I haven't seen any Voom dishes in my area yet. I also haven't seen any Dish 300's pointed in conspicuously eastern directions. I'm really not sure how qualified the installers will be when they show up. I just want to know if it's a bigger issue than with the Dish 300.
 

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Your dish pointed at 61.5 should work but even if it works its worth getting it repeaked in, as every little helps, and if they are giving you a new dish TAKE IT! Its a bad sign if an "installer" cant find 61.5, I cheat my signal meter tells me when I find it, it beeps and displays "FOUND 61.5" then I just peak it in to get the best possible signal!!!!!
 

cameron119

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Well, i threw a DirecTV dual LNB dish up at 61.5 with a dish network 301 receiver and picked-up most transponders at 84. The others were in the 60's. Transponders 4, 20, 28 I think didn't come in at all. I may have them confused. I'm heading over to lyngsat to see what is on those transponders...hopefully spot beams or nothing at all.
 

cameron119

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It appears that the transponders I couldn't get aren't active. That's good news. The 84 strength isn't bad considering a tree limb is in the way (will be removed sometime next week).
 

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