What's a optional 1000.2 W bracket (1 Viewer)

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JDan

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I read in a 2007 tread "“NOTE: If the peaking meter does not produce enough power (at least 600 mA) to the DISH 1000.2 Integrated DPP LNBF, attach a W-bracket and DP/DPP Dual or Legacy dual to 119 and peak using a the meter.”

Does anyone know what a W bracket for the 1000.2 antenna is and where to get one?
 
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ethanlerma

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I believe this is making reference to the W bracket used on the original Dish1000 (not 1k.2, 1k.4 or 1k+). That setup consisted of using the DPPTwin from late Dish500's and a DP single/dual plugged into its input port to achieve 3 sats, once the 1k.2 models came out they became obsolete. AFAIK, not many were installed/made since that was early days for sat 129 service. Check the image below. The W bracket is pretty much a Y bracket from a Dish500, just that instead of 2 slots for LNB's there's 3.

Are you having trouble peaking the dish or are you looking for a compatible LNBF? If you already have a 1k.2 WA Dish/LNB (guessing that's the case because you quoted something for 119), covering the 2 outside eyes with aluminum foil and then peaking the center one to 119 will make your life a lot easier, as long as skew is correct.

PS: If anybody knows where to get that type of bracket I would like to know as well
 

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I believe this is making reference to the W bracket used on the original Dish1000 (not 1k.2, 1k.4 or 1k+). That setup consisted of using the DPPTwin from late Dish500's and a DP single/dual plugged into its input port to achieve 3 sats, once the 1k.2 models came out they became obsolete. AFAIK, not many were installed/made since that was early days for sat 129 service. Check the image below. The W bracket is pretty much a Y bracket from a Dish500, just that instead of 2 slots for LNB's there's 3.

Are you having trouble peaking the dish or are you looking for a compatible LNBF? If you already have a 1k.2 WA Dish/LNB (guessing that's the case because you quoted something for 119), covering the 2 outside eyes with aluminum foil and then peaking the center one to 119 will make your life a lot easier, as long as skew is correct.

PS: If anybody knows where to get that type of bracket I would like to know as well
I think I have one in my garage I kept for nostalgia, along with one of the early Dish Remotes with the really big buttons
 
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JDan

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I believe this is making reference to the W bracket used on the original Dish1000 (not 1k.2, 1k.4 or 1k+). That setup consisted of using the DPPTwin from late Dish500's and a DP single/dual plugged into its input port to achieve 3 sats, once the 1k.2 models came out they became obsolete. AFAIK, not many were installed/made since that was early days for sat 129 service. Check the image below. The W bracket is pretty much a Y bracket from a Dish500, just that instead of 2 slots for LNB's there's 3.

Are you having trouble peaking the dish or are you looking for a compatible LNBF? If you already have a 1k.2 WA Dish/LNB (guessing that's the case because you quoted something for 119), covering the 2 outside eyes with aluminum foil and then peaking the center one to 119 will make your life a lot easier, as long as skew is correct.

PS: If anybody knows where to get that type of bracket I would like to know as well
My old super buddy can't provide the current required by the 1000.2 dp plus or hybrid LNBs. I've read the install procedures that states to use a old LNB and swap after alignment. It also says to use the receiver to power the dp plus LNBs. Just exploring different ways to overcome me older super buddy problem. When I purchased it did not know of it's limitations.
 

JDan

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My old super buddy can't provide the current required by the 1000.2 dp plus or hybrid LNBs. I've read the install procedures that states to use a old LNB and swap after alignment. It also says to use the receiver to power the dp plus LNBs. Just exploring different ways to overcome me older super buddy problem. When I purchased it did not know of it's limitations.
The below is what the instructions state. "– Note: If the peaking meter doesn’t produce a minimum of 600 mA to power the DPP 1000.2 LNBF, temporarily connect the Three-LNBF bracket with a Dual or Single LNBF for peaking on 119°W."
 
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