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was_butnotnow wrote:

I see on another forum monacoers.org this also works on both LA spot beam and also NY spot beam if you declare a local service address in each area.
I would rather get NY locals for earlier recording times.
Shall see if all this goes away on June 1
I understand, but it doesn't help when I'm in Valdez, Alaska trying to get network programming (DNS) from LA. We're just a bit outside the spot beam area for LA.


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pigman1 wrote:

but it doesn't help when I'm in Valdez, Alaska trying to get network programming
Valdez dish elevation= 11°. I haven't checked but I'm not sure my gauge even goes that low!

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

If DTV truly ended DNS service they would also be able to convert NY and LA to spot beam as doing the CONUS broadcast would no longer be necessary. This would add additional capacity to their existing satellites.


Bill that is exactly what I was thinking. Even if I went to the trouble to find an LA or NY address that AT&T would accept it might work for a while until they change those to spot beams like the rest of the country then I would be right back to where I will be on June 1st.


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2oldman wrote:

pigman1 wrote:

but it doesn't help when I'm in Valdez, Alaska trying to get network programming
Valdez dish elevation= 11°. I haven't checked but I'm not sure my gauge even goes that low!
A bit more than 11 degrees, (18d-52'-09" above the horizon is what you need) but that's why I have an RF Mogul antenna. It tunes down to slightly below the horizon and I get all DirecTV channels including both east and west coast DNS and their full HD lineup in Valdez. When I used a Trav'ler I had to shim the LNB arm and do some very precise manual tuning to get only some of the DirecTV channels. The Trav'ler tunes to approximately 18 degrees above the horizon, but accumulation of small errors in assembly may put that to 16.5-19.5. Some of their assemblies are not very precise.

* This post was edited 05/02/20 07:10pm by pigman1 *

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I called AT&T today to cancel my Directv due to the problem with Distance Network being discontinued June 1 and the lady told me that they still had hopes that they may get the bill passed through Congress. I cancelled anyway. I have jumped through Directv hoops for over 20 years now and I am just done. Going to look at converting the Winegard Traveler over to Dish.

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2chiefsRus wrote:

Going to look at converting the Winegard Traveler over to Dish.

Easy Peasy! $300 in parts and an hour or 2 of labor and you are good to go!


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Bill.Satellite wrote:


Easy Peasy! $300 in parts and an hour or 2 of labor and you are good to go!



Is this true for the SK-SWM3 Traveler?

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2chiefsRus wrote:

Going to look at converting the Winegard Traveler over to Dish.
Are you expecting to get DNS via Dish?

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My DNS via Dish are still good.


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2oldman wrote:

2chiefsRus wrote:

Going to look at converting the Winegard Traveler over to Dish.
Are you expecting to get DNS via Dish?
No but it sounds like it will be much easier to switch my locals when I move if I have Dish versus Directv

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