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Old 2007-12-27, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default can u use BEV dish for SC

I am moving to a house with an EV dish already on it, so can it just be re-aimed to use for SC? Would be nice not to have another set of holes drilled in the roof. thanx
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Old 2007-12-27, 08:41 PM   #2
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Sadly an ExpressVu dish won't work with a Star Choice setup -- probably due to the different polarization methods.
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Old 2007-12-27, 08:56 PM   #3
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I believe the mast is the same on both dishes, so assuming you have line of sight to the SC birds from that location, you shouldn't need to install a new mast, just replace the dish.

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Old 2007-12-27, 09:46 PM   #4
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If possible, I would have the new dish installed on something other than the roof
Roofing companies love satellite installers, as they do nice jobs creating leaks
In the spring, I would go up and have a closer look at it, just to make sure it is sealed properly, and not loose
Installers rarely hit a stud/joist in the roof, so the dish is being held by a piece of plywood 5/8' thick, or around there
Just something to scare you, jk, I would check it out
My fingers are crossed you have a sealed roof
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Old 2007-12-28, 09:12 AM   #5
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You can use the mounting arm (mast) but you'll need a Star Choice specific dish.

Make sure you still have a good line of sight. ExpressVu and Star Choice satellites are about 25 degrees apart in the sky. Based on your location, the SC satellites will be up and to the right from the EVu ones (when looking from behind the dish).
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Old 2007-12-28, 10:57 AM   #6
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Thanks for your help. I will check the mount on the roof and then switch the dish with one from SC. Where I live, it has to be on the roof to clear the trees. thanx again. cheers
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