Need help with cabin setup

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I bought a second Dish to install at a cabin. In order to do this, I also ordered another solo receiver from dish. I had it installed in my garage at home. It is a vip211z. The installer decided to change my setup so I use satellite 72. He also installed a switch. After he installed the new receiver, I disconnected it and tried to install the dish using the new receiver last weekend at the cabin with no luck. I suspect I need to be more precise pointing the dish, and with a little more research and care in installing the dish, I can probably do that.

My question is whether just running the coaxial cable from the dish to the receiver and pointing the dish in the right direction is sufficient, or whether there is some additional setup/connecting I have to do with the receiver? The Dish is a 1000.2 twin eastern arc turbo, 72.7 and 61.5. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Greg
 
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My question is whether just running the coaxial cable from the dish to the receiver and pointing the dish in the right direction is sufficient, or whether there is some additional setup/connecting I have to do with the receiver? The Dish is a 1000.2 twin eastern arc turbo, 72.7 and 61.5. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Greg

That should work as long as the dish is mounted on a plumb bracket or pole, you have a clear view of the sky and the dish is pointed exactly at the satellites. We use a $600 meter to align which makes it easy, without it not so much. :)
 
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Others can give you more pointing advice, but the antenna is very sensitive, and it's not all that easy to aim. There are true azimuth and magnetic azimuth angles, you can get both from dishpointer.com. Helps to use a good compass, and many will recommend a good signal meter.


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I bought a second Dish to install at a cabin. In order to do this, I also ordered another solo receiver from dish. I had it installed in my garage at home. It is a vip211z. The installer decided to change my setup so I use satellite 72. He also installed a switch. After he installed the new receiver, I disconnected it and tried to install the dish using the new receiver last weekend at the cabin with no luck. I suspect I need to be more precise pointing the dish, and with a little more research and care in installing the dish, I can probably do that.

My question is whether just running the coaxial cable from the dish to the receiver and pointing the dish in the right direction is sufficient, or whether there is some additional setup/connecting I have to do with the receiver? The Dish is a 1000.2 twin eastern arc turbo, 72.7 and 61.5. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Greg
Where are you located?
 
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The cabin is near Webber, Kansas. Zip code: 66970
 
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but the antenna is very sensitive, and it's not all that easy to aim.
But with a little patience it is really not that hard. as said above, with a plumb mast, clear line of sight and the correct settings for your particular dish it can be done.
 
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Don't forget to do a check switch after you connect the receiver.
 

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