finding satellite 129

tiemyshew

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Oct 24, 2005
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waupun,wi
If I wanted to put up another dish and point it to sat 129 where do I find the angles to set the dish to? Or should I point it to 61.5? I currently have a superdish. I do not use satellite 121 on the superdish so I was thinking to dial in a single dish to 129 and run the wire into the switch I currently have.
 

digiblur

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Jun 8, 2005
14,190
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Louisiana
If I wanted to put up another dish and point it to sat 129 where do I find the angles to set the dish to? Or should I point it to 61.5? I currently have a superdish. I do not use satellite 121 on the superdish so I was thinking to dial in a single dish to 129 and run the wire into the switch I currently have.

Go with the 61.5 if you can.. much better signal strengths.

Angles:
http://www.csgnetwork.com/antennasatelazposcalc.html
 

whatchel1

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Sep 30, 2006
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Great High Plains
Prime focus

The link I posted above

This looks like it is for prime focus dishes. I say this due to the fact that I have an E* dish on 61.5 for my HD ( I also have my left over Voom dish) which tells me that the elevation should be in this area app 42 degrees but the calculator states 32. That is a difference of 10.
 

digiblur

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Jun 8, 2005
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Louisiana
This looks like it is for prime focus dishes. I say this due to the fact that I have an E* dish on 61.5 for my HD ( I also have my left over Voom dish) which tells me that the elevation should be in this area app 42 degrees but the calculator states 32. That is a difference of 10.

Works fine in my area... 61.5 is 42 in my area and this calculator shows 42.
 

ericraber

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Oct 24, 2005
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Repoint 61.5 for HD?

Currently have Dish pointing at 110 and 119. Have a second dish pointing to 61.5. Upgraded to vip622 but Dish wouldn't let me choose HD package because they said I needed to another dish to point to 129. Rather than getting the Dish1000 can't I just repoint the dish at 61.5 to 129. That way I will have 110, 119 and 129 for HD?
 

mike123abc

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Sep 25, 2003
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Your local HDs may be on 129, that may be why dish wants you to have a dish pointing there. I have both 61.5 and 129 (my LiL is on 129).
 

ericraber

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Oct 24, 2005
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Well there are definitely some on 61.5, just not sure how many. My big problem though is technically can I just repoint the 61.5 dish to 129?
 

digiblur

SatelliteGuys Master
Jun 8, 2005
14,190
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Louisiana
Currently have Dish pointing at 110 and 119. Have a second dish pointing to 61.5. Upgraded to vip622 but Dish wouldn't let me choose HD package because they said I needed to another dish to point to 129. Rather than getting the Dish1000 can't I just repoint the dish at 61.5 to 129. That way I will have 110, 119 and 129 for HD?

Just keep calling until they get you hooked up. Tell the CSR you have a Dish1000 and get the HD activated.
 

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