Question about RCA DISH Network(r) 311 Satellite System
I brought my Dish Network receiver down from my cottage to use at my primary residence. My neighbor gave me a Dish 500 satellite dish to use so I didn't have to bring my dish home from the cottage. After installing and aiming the dish, I'm getting a strong signal from 119 but for some reason satellite 110 is not being recognized on my system. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Both satellite locations, 119 and 110 worked perfectly at my cottage. I couldn't find the Dish Network 500 system listed under the "Product" area. Thanks, Lonnie
I have dish network and my sat. will not pick up signal from 119 and if i do get a signal it says its wrong
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
Hello, I'm a Dish Network technician.
There are many things to be taken into account when your signal will not verify. First, you will need to use a torpedo level on your pole (or whatever your mounting structure is) and check it for level all the way around. You will then check your elevation and skew, you will need to look up what the skew is for your area and once it is set for what is recommended DO NOT alter it. Assuming your mounting surface is level, you will need to verify that your elevation is approximately 38 degrees. If it is level, you should only have to adjust it up and down by only a couple of degrees.
Your signal comes in from 210 degree's southwest. You will need to make sure that there are no obstructions from 210 degree's to 230 degree's. Once you have it pointed to the best of your ability, if there is signal on both sides (119, 110) regardless of whether or not the signal locked in, go to your Dish receiver and on your remote press "Menu, 6, 1, 1" and run a Check Switch. If installation is proper, there should be a green box for both 119 and 110. Press cancel to return to signal strength screen, and wait for signal bar to turn green. Cancel your way out afterwards.
Posted on Jun 16, 2015
I have no idea
Posted on Jun 03, 2008
Make sure the sat is aimed the right way. I have a dish 500 sat and it is aimed at the south.
Posted on Jul 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
chances are that you have only lined up the dish to pick up one satellite. there are several satellites up there for dish and its easy to miss the ones that you need. try to line up the dish keeping this in mind. if that doesn't work, write back.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
You will need a DP or Legacy twin or quad, or DPP twin without using an external switch. If you use Legacy Duals, or DP Duals you will need a switch. USUALLY a SW21 is used to combine the signals but you may have a different one in use if at all.
The primary thing to remember when using a switch is that you must use the same type of LNB as switch e.g. Legacy switches with Legacy LNB's and Dish Pro switches with Dish Pro LNB's.
Check your LNB type. Legacy LNB's have only a Dish Network Logo on them, Dish Pro has DP on them and DPP have DP PLUS on them.
One of three things could be the cause:
1. Line of site. Must be clear of all obstructions to ensure adequate signal.
2. You have a faulty switch, or conflicting LNB and switch, or no switch at all.
3 you may have a bad port on the LNB.
As a fail safe check that your mount is level and plumb. You also may have the dish pointed directly at 119. Check the Skew and elevation settings as well. If LOS IS THE ISSUE YOU MAY NEED TO RELOCATE THE DISH OR REMOVE THE OBSTRUCTION.
In some extreme cases microwave towers and High Voltage lines also pose a problem but doubt this is the case for you.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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