Eastern Arc vs Western Arc

AntiMoz

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I'm in the Buffalo DMA and have LOS issues with the 110 and 119 (trees). I have great LOS toward the Eastern Arc. I dont care about getting the SD locals (which are on 119). Will E* allow an Eastern Arc installation in a Western Arc market when there are LOS issues?
 
MikeD-C05

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Yes sometimes if it is feasible. That is one of the reasons why they invented eastern arc ; line of sight issues.
 
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setxman53

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So here is my question...I live in East Texas as well and I do not get a very good signal on EA. It is my only options as I have no LOS on WA. How likely is it that the signal will improve. Could I get better reception using seperate dishes? And is it true about the upgraded equipment on EA?
 
digiblur

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The 72.7 satellite should be swapped by the middle of October of this year, resulting in a better signal on that bird.
 
MikeD-C05

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So here is my question...I live in East Texas as well and I do not get a very good signal on EA. It is my only options as I have no LOS on WA. How likely is it that the signal will improve. Could I get better reception using seperate dishes? And is it true about the upgraded equipment on EA?

Signal should be much better on 72.7 , the weakest in my matrix of sats. You have to have all mpeg 4 receivers in eastern arc . So any vip or k -model receivers will be the only ones that will work.
 
whatchel1

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I now have mix. 72.7 on dish 500 w/ only single LNB and single LNB adapter (got it from dish store) making it like a dish 300 but slightly larger (signal level in the 50's), 77 on an .8 meter dish, and 129 on a .9 meter dish. Just "moved" to Little Rock and one can not have 110 in the mix or it goes to spotbeam for SD locals but HD's are 77 w/SD's conus there if you dump the 110 dish and put in the 72.7. SS levels great and hope the SD's do look better since it's the only way for me to get CW that is half way decent.
 
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tech3018

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If you live in a bad neighborhood, a car full of gangsta rappers may do a drive by and yell out "Eastern Arc, muthaf'er!" if you choose a Western Arc dish.

Reverse that if you go Eastern Arc.
i got a laugh out of that one,very good...:D
 
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Tightpapa

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So I just bought a lake house 80 miles due south on the Kansas Missouri border. It is pointing western arch and my home is EA . I pack up my receiver and super Joey each time I go to the lake and return. But it is a pain to tune each time . Line of sight should not be a problem. What are your suggestions? Do I have one moved and if so which.
 
Bobby

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It might help if you told us where your locals transmit from. Also, where is the lake house, general vicinity.
 
KAB

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I know darn well there are more recent EA/WA threads than from 2009!
 

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