Dish 1000.2 WA Alignment question

Martimus

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Got a question that I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on for me.

I have a Dish 1000.2 WA antenna on the roof of my house. Here in my little corner of Arid-zona I have clear line of sight to the sky. I've got three RG6 cables coming from the LNBF to a Duo Node, and from the Duo Node to a Hopper w/Sling and a couple of Joey's. I made absolutely sure that the cable leading to the Hopper w/Sling is connected to a Host port on the Duo Node and the Joey's are hooked to the two client ports.

I've aligned the Dish repeatedly using a Birdog Ultra and get good solid signals on all three satellites, 119, 129, and 110.

When I run a Switch Test on the Hopper it properly identifies that I have a DUO switch, however, for some odd reason, it see's only satellites 129 and 119. I've checked all of the cables from the antenna with the Birdog and checked the cable from the Duo Node to the Hopper.

Before I give up and ask Dish Network to roll a truck, I'm hoping that someone here knows something that I may have missed. Any thoughts? Ideas?
 

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It may be that you have the dish pointed about 9 or 10 degrees too far west. Try moving the azimuth 9 degrees east and maybe up a degree or two.

You can check for alignment by covering the two outer lnb's with aluminum foil and see if the center one shows 129 instead of 119, that means you are 9 degrees too far west. slowly move the dish east until the center lnb shows the 119 satellite.

Another possibility is that the 110 lnb has died. that might be the case if covering the two outer lnb's indicates the center one is already pointed at 119.
 

Martimus

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It may be that you have the dish pointed about 9 or 10 degrees too far west. Try moving the azimuth 9 degrees east and maybe up a degree or two.

You can check for alignment by covering the two outer lnb's with aluminum foil and see if the center one shows 129 instead of 119, that means you are 9 degrees too far west. slowly move the dish east until the center lnb shows the 119 satellite.

Another possibility is that the 110 lnb has died. that might be the case if covering the two outer lnb's indicates the center one is already pointed at 119.
I'll give that a try in the morning. It's over 110 degrees outside right now....... :flame

My first question is why do you have a duo node. You have a single Hopper with Sling at that only requires a single node.
I Used to have two Hoppers. Now I guess I'm too lazy or maybe cheap to go out and buy a Single Node unless I absolutely need it. Are you thinking that the Duo Node may be part of the problem?

Is the unused host port terminated?
Yes with a 75ohm terminator.
 

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I'll give that a try in the morning. It's over 110 degrees outside right now....... :flame

I Used to have two Hoppers. Now I guess I'm too lazy or maybe cheap to go out and buy a Single Node unless I absolutely need it. Are you thinking that the Duo Node may be part of the problem?

Yes with a 75ohm terminator.
A Duo Node will work fine with just a single HWS as long as the unused ports are terminated. It's overkill of course, but since it was already there I wouldn't replace it. I think Jim probably has it right with the alignment being off...
 

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