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Can anyone tell me if all Dish TV receivers use the same satellites. I have a Dish Wally that uses 110, 119 and 129. I see others aiming their dishes in completely different directions. Just curious.

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Dish is also on 77 72.7 61.5 .. the eastern arc for east coast towns mostly east of the Mississippi. The wally can receive them yes but needs a dish with the proper settings or spread to receive them. They are duplications of the west except for locals which in the east need those satellites for high def picture
Directv also points to a different set of satellites ( different direction) if your looking at them


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jorbill2or wrote:

Dish is also on 77 72.7 61.5 .. the eastern arc for east coast towns mostly east of the Mississippi. The wally can receive them yes but needs a dish with the proper settings or spread to receive them. They are duplications of the west except for locals which in the east need those satellites for high def picture
Directv also points to a different set of satellites ( different direction) if your looking at them


correct but with some exceptions we were able to get the western arc sats as far east as NC and SW Florida.


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I use a Tailgater antenna. Have always set it up for the western satellites. Using the Tailgater, will I be able to use the eastern arc satellites?

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Kountryguy wrote:

I use a Tailgater antenna. Have always set it up for the western satellites. Using the Tailgater, will I be able to use the eastern arc satellites?


Your Tailgater is not capable of receiving the Dish eastern arc satellites at 62.5 and 72.7 (the 77 sat is no longer in service for US coverage). Currently the Winegard Pathway X2 is the only portable dome style dish that's capable of receiving the full set of Dish eastern and western satellites.


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Kountryguy wrote:

Can anyone tell me if all Dish TV receivers use the same satellites. I have a Dish Wally that uses 110, 119 and 129. I see others aiming their dishes in completely different directions. Just curious.

As others have noted, yes, DISH has 2 sets of satellites. You might also see folks pointing their antenna in a different direction as they are receiving the DirecTV signal at 99, 101 and 103.

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Dish Network uses two arrangements, Eastern Arc and Western Arc.
Western Arc is 110,119,129. Eastern Arc is 61.5 and 72 (77 has been taken out of service in most if not all of the US).

A Wally will receive either. If you have conventional tripod mounted dish you will need either 2 dishes, one for EA and one for WA so you can choose, or if you can find a 1000.4 Eastern Arc dish it can be used with a western arc LNB with a small mod to the LNB.

The further east you are western arc becomes more amd more problematic because 29 is low in the sky, if you have tall trees in the line of sight you're done. The eastern arc sats are much higher above the horizon.

At home I hit the western arc sats, at the campground I use the same Wally on Eastern arc 99% of the time.


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If you have conventional tripod mounted dish you will need either 2 dishes, one for EA and one for WA so you can choose, or if you can find a 1000.4 Eastern Arc dish it can be used with a western arc LNB with a small mod to the LNB.

Both the 1000.4 and 1000.2 dishes can be fitted with either a EA or a WA LNB . . . like so.


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PButler96 wrote:

If you have conventional tripod mounted dish you will need either 2 dishes, one for EA and one for WA so you can choose, or if you can find a 1000.4 Eastern Arc dish it can be used with a western arc LNB with a small mod to the LNB.

Both the 1000.4 and 1000.2 dishes can be fitted with either a EA or a WA LNB . . . like so.


True, but the 0.4 has a slightly larger dish and a backing structure with a fine adjustment for elevation, making alignment easier. Regardless the 1000 dishes are being replaced by what they refer to as the hybrid pro dishes.

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PButler96 wrote:

. . . the 1000 dishes are being replaced by what they refer to as the hybrid pro dishes.

The dish isn't hybrid pro, the LNB is.

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