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Old 08-05-2008, 09:09 PM
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satelitte tv experts

is there any difference between dishs.i want satelite for my camper but refuse to pay them 50 bucks a month when i only need it 4-5 months a year.well a co-worker has dishnetwork and has an extra box.i said i would pay them the monthly rental on that extra box to use it for said 4-5 months.i have since picked up an rca dish(singal cable) and a dss dish(double cable) but can't seem to get a signal from the satelitte.i guess my questions are just how precise do i have to have my satelitte dish to recieve signals and do i need a dishnetwork dish to recieve said signal.i found a website which gave me coordinates for my location and i figure i'm pretty damn close,but still nothing.any help would be appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:53 PM
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What model Dish Net receiver do you have? Any more you need a Dish 500 system antenna (dish) to work. I need to know the receiver number to give more info.
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:39 PM
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Old 08-06-2008, 03:58 PM
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Make sure its LEVEL and PLUMB, then move it to the desired azimuth and angle in very small increments. The fist few I did i wanted to jump off the roof but after doing a few and starting out LEVEL and PLUMB its a piece of cake.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:54 PM
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i'll try that.i just figured it looks pretty level and plumb,but my eyes aren't what they used to be.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:20 PM
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If you don't have a matched receiver and dish it'll never work. Modern dish network receivers look at 2 satellites and require skew, elevation and azimuth. If you give me the receiver and dish models I can tell you if they're matched.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:55 PM
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well howitzer.you da man.i leveled it,but it still didn't work so i looked at my neighbors dish and it was pointing more southward then mine but not by much,so i turned it ever so slightly to the south and bingo.i got channels.internet forums rock.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:22 AM
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These help also:

http://cgi.ebay.com/SATELLITE-FINDER-SIGNAL-METER-sat-fta-lnb-satelite_W0QQitemZ380052645111QQihZ025QQcategoryZ67882QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:39 AM
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well if it gave me anymore trouble.i had thoughts of one of those.
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