Sky angel question


SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 19, 2005
Some old corn field, United States
I know there is a Sky Angel forum but it is not very active so i figured this is the best place to go. I install dish, wild blue and sky angel. My problem is i used a dish 300 and a non-dishpro LNB and a 311 on a set up. I called in for activation a week ago last tuesday and still no programming. I get a signal strength of 100+ on the 61.5 sat. I have rebooted it several times and changed the non-dish pro LNB. nothing, sky angel has sent one hit after another with no results. Could it be that I am using a non-dish pro LNB?


SatelliteGuys Master
Feb 6, 2005
Akron, Ohio, United States
It shouldn't matter whether you're using a DP or Legacy LNB. Rather puzzling that you have not received an activation hit. If your signal is good, then the next step would be to verify the R00 and S00 numbers with Dish and Sky Angel match what you actually have at the address.


A mighty and noble race originating on Altair IV.
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 4, 2007
Fairfax, VA
I gave my mother Sky Angel for Christmas using a brand new DirectTV dish and LNB that I got off Ebay for $16 shipped, and my old 4900 receiver. My biggest problem: getting a new yellow CAM out of Dish. 2nd biggest problem: getting Dish to activate my old receiver. Seems Denver was seriously snowed under at that time and they just didn't get around to it for nearly 2 weeks.

It's possible with the new prices and upgrade deals, Dish is again buried, metaphorically speaking. I don't think Sky Angel subscriptions are very high on their list of priorities.


Unashamed Bengal Fan
Sep 7, 2003
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
I know the folks at Sky Angel tell us that it takes three business days to activate a receiver. But I have heard from folks that it has taken them 4-6 BUSINESS DAYS (a week to a week and a half) for their receivers to be activated.

If you can receive channel 9902, there is nothing you can do but wait for the receiver to be activated.

See ya


Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
Sep 8, 2003
Columbus, OH, USA
Did you try a switch check ( I know you have just a single dish) but I once was not having my programming coming in and I did a switch check on the signal screen and that caused the programming to come in.


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Lifetime Supporter
Aug 9, 2004
Keep us updated Papalittle. There is no more advice I can give, then what the others have said. Like Tony said if you can get 9902 and you have a good signal all you can do is wait for activation.

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