In reading our fellow member's difficulty setting up a dish for camping in Arkansas, a question occurred to me that I have wondered about for some time. If I were only interested in receiving programming from one satellite location, say 61.5 for locals only or 129 for the majority of HD's only, could I use an original dish 300 antenna? They were so easy to set up back in the day and can be found at almost any flea market. If a DishPro LNB would be better, they are also readily available.
One concern would be, can receivers be activated and continue to be authorized from any satellite? I do believe that guide data is included for the channels carried by each location.
This would be a simple solution for some members, especially for camping when all one really wants is to see the local news or a particular sports network.