Forum FAQ? (1 Viewer)


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New Member
Jan 1, 2004
Is there are FAQ for this specific forum? I'm curious as to all the nomenclature used by the gang.. I see D*, E*, and Charlie being thrown around a lot, and I'm curious as to how the names were derived, and who exactly they refer to, though I have a pretty good idea. I see the FAQ above, which isn't useful, and a search for a FAQ reveals the newsgroup stuff, which isn't what I'm looking for. Just want to get the fast track into the vocabulary here. Thanks!



SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 11, 2003
When DBS was new there were 4 outfits although two may not really be true DBS as we know it.
There was Echostar, Alphastar, Primestar and Directv.

So the first letter of the provider followed by a * is nothing more than a shortcut.

Charlie is the first name of the CEO of Echostar or Dish Network.

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