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Old 09-19-2020, 04:06 PM   #1
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Winegard x2 and Wally in Western North Carolina

We have used a Winegard x2 coupled to a Dish Network Wally receiver for the past two years or so. We usually have no problems. We're presently camped near Franklin, NC in a campground with many trees, mountains and limited exposure to the southern sky. There is a narrow path through the trees to the south west (190 to about 240 degrees).
We can receive southern arc satellites (61.5, 72,77) with signal strength of 45 to 50 (park owner does not want us to position satellite for southern arc) and have received western arc (110, 119, 129) with signal strength of 45 for satellites 110, 119 and zero for 129 for a few minutes then the signal goes to zero and we loose all signal--all satellites (110,119, 129). I'm sure there are large trees on the right side preventing the 129 signal. I use an app and a manual compass when positioning the dish. There is nothing i can do to see the 129 satellite.
Does anyone know why i loose all signal with 110 and 119 ? I have worked for the past several days with the same results. I can not get the system to hold the satellite signal long term. Also once it drops the signal, i start over with resetting the Wally with no signal available.
Can i manually aim the X2 to a signal satellite ? I can not find a method for manual direction adjustment.
thanks for any assistance.
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:44 PM   #2
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It is hard to manually point the X2 and you would only get that one satellite.

I moved the wire from the main (powered) coax connection and connected it to the secondary coax that won't drive the motors.

I slowly moved the dish and was able to point to 77, but that was all I got. I ran 'check switch' and just used the dish as a single head antennae.

Can you lock onto the (one) satellite you want, power down and then move the wire from Main to Sec? Then run 'check switch'.

Not sure if you will get the schedule/guide in that mode.
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