When Dish wouldn't let me activate one of the 512's, they gave me a ViP612 as an upgrade and let me keep the 512. The other 512 used to be on my sister's account, and that account is now closed. So are you saying that I still would not be able to reactivate the first 512, but my sister's 512 may still be able to be reactivated on my account?
Last year, when Dish didn't let me reactivate the first 512, I had Los Angeles locals, so that was definitely on Western Arc. Right now, I have dishes for both arcs. I already know that the 512 will only work on Western Arc, so that is how I have it hooked up.
After a conversation with Matt G., he confirmed that my sister's 512 can still be used, but for some reason it still can't be reactivated on my account.
Matt G. said that my account is tagged as Eastern Arc. I asked him to change the tag on my account to Western Arc, but he couldn't do that, either.