While all DISH Network satellite receivers can be connected to the DISH 1000.2, the following models
may not detect and will not support the 129°W location: 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, JVC-DVHS (IRR),
and the DishPlayer 7100/7200.
This installation supports Legacy receivers, but there must be at least one DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus
receiver in the installation. Legacy receivers are receivers which do not have the DISH Pro or DISH Pro
Plus logo (shown below).
About the System
The DISH Pro Plus 1000.2 LNBF provides reception from the 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W orbital locations, and provides an LNBF input port to receive programming from another satellite. The following LNBF types can be connected to the LNBF input port: DISH Pro Single, DISH Pro Dual, or DISH Network bandstacked LNBFs.
The LNBF assembly supports connection of up to three satellite receivers in any of the following
• Single-cable connection to DISH Pro Plus (dual-tuner) receivers, when each input is used with a DISH Pro Plus Separator.
• Single-cable connection to DISH Pro receivers.
• Single-cable connection to a Legacy receiver provided that a DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus receiver is also connected and powered at all times. No DISH Pro Adapter is required.
Figure 1. DISH 1000.2 Antenna Installation Overview
1. Find Azimuth/Elevation/Skew angles for your location
2. Find a location for the dish antenna with a clear line of sight and a sturdy mounting surface
3. Mount the mast, making sure it is absolutely vertical
4. Assemble the dish antenna, setting the skew and elevation angles in the process. Use additional skew bolts for skew angles greater than 110 or less than 70
5. Mount the dish antenna on the mast and point the dish to the azimuth angle
6. Run cables between the dish antenna and the receiver(s), leaving a service loop around the Mast Clamp
7. Using a peaking meter attached to the DPP 1000.2 LNBF PORT 1, peak the dish on 119°W using transponder 11 or higher for maximum strength. Tighten all bolts (see Table 1) and re-confirm maximum signal
Note: The 1000.2 Three-LNBF Bracket with three DP Dual (or DP Single) LNBFs can be used in place of the Integrated Adapter Bracket and DPP 1000.2 LNBF.
8. Connect the receiver cable(s) to the DPP 1000.2 LNBF PORT 1 (and PORT 2 and PORT 3, as necessary) and receiver. Some restrictions apply when connecting Legacy receivers.
9. Run Check Switch test and confirm 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W reception
10. Take a software download, if you didn’t already
11. Run a Check Switch test and confirm 110ºW, 119ºW, 129° reception
12. Install additional receiver(s), if necessary
13. If applicable, connect a second satellite dish to the DPP 1000.2 LNBF’s LNB IN port
Assembling and Mounting the Dish
Follow these instructions to assemble the satellite dish, mount it, and point it in the direction of the
- Using the azimuth and elevation angles, find a location for the satellite dish where it can be pointed towards the satellites located at these angles. Make sure nothing blocks the line of sight between the dish and the satellites.
- Mount the mast to a solid surface so that the dish antenna cannot move or be bumped out of alignment. Keep in mind that physical and environmental conditions can block your satellite dish’s ability to receive a clear satellite signal. Never mount to a tree or a public utility pole.
- Align the top part of the mast so that it is absolutely vertical. If the top part of the mast is off vertical by only a few degrees, it will be difficult or maybe even impossible for you to find the satellites. Take at least two readings with a level, on the upper mast, that are 90 degrees apart from one another.
- Loosen both skew bolts and set the skew by rotating the dish mounting bracket to align the mark with the required angle on the skew scale which you wrote above. Tighten the skew bolts securely. See Table 1 for the required torque values. After the skew is set, do not try to finetune the skew angle when aiming the dish.
Note: If your skew angle is at the extreme ends of the scale (greater than 110 or less than 70),
insert nuts and bolts from the hardware pack into the additional skew holes. These additional
skew holes provide greater stability to the dish at these extreme angles. See Figure 2.
Installing the Receivers
Use the steps below while referring to Figure 1.
- Run RG-6 coaxial cables from the DISH 1000.2 antenna to the receiver location(s) using the following cable requirements. Grounding, other devices, and in-home cabling must also meet these requirements.
- RG-6 coaxial cable rated for at least 950 to 2150 MHz must be used in this installation. Do not use existing cables such as RG-59 as it may cause signal loss. Also, be sure that any outdoor connections are made using waterproof F-connectors rated for 2150 MHz or greater.
- The length of the RG-6 cable from any receiver and farthest dish connected in the system must not be longer than:
– 200 feet for DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus receivers.
– 100 feet for Legacy receivers.
- The cable length between the DISH 1000.2 and a connected compatible LNBF must be 80 feet or less.
-The cable’s center conductor must not extend past the rim of the F-connector more than the thickness of a nickel.
-Tighten all outdoor cable connections up to the torque values recommended by the manufacturer to ensure seal against moisture. Damage caused by over-tightening is not covered by the limited warranty. Tighten all indoor coaxial cable connections to the receiver only by hand. If you use a wrench, you may over-tighten the connections and damage your equipment.
- Connect a temporary cable to a peaking meter. Thread the other end of the cable through the LNBF arm and bracket. Connect the temporary cable to PORT 1 of the DPP 1000.2 LNBF and attach the LNBF to the bracket with two screws. If using the Three-LNBF bracket and three DP Dual (or DP Single) LNBFs, connect the temporary cable from the peaking meter to the 119°W (center) LNBF. Attach the LNBFs to the bracket using the included screws.
– Note: If the peaking meter does not produce at least 600 mA to power the DPP 1000.2 LNBF, connect PORT 2 of the LNBF to the SATELLITE IN port of a powered receiver, or temporarily connect the Three-LNBF bracket with a Dual or Single LNBF for peaking on 119°W.
- Peak the dish for the strongest possible signal on the 119°W satellite signal using the azimuth and elevation settings you wrote on page 3. Do not adjust the skew.
– Note: If you cannot find the 119°W signal, try adjusting the elevation up or down one or two degrees. Ensure you are peaking the dish using transponder 11 or higher.
- With the peaking meter still connected, tighten the mast clamp and elevation bolts using the torque values listed in Table 1 on page 6. Re-confirm signal strength after tightening the bolts.
- Remove the temporary cable used for peaking the dish. Thread the cable(s) from the receiver(s) through the LNBF arm and bracket. Connect these cables to PORT 1, PORT 2 and PORT 3, as applicable.
– Note: If using the Three-LNBF Bracket with DP Dual (or DP Single) LNBFs, refer to the section
Connecting to a Switch on page 9 and the switch’s installation instructions for additional details.
- Connect a cable from DPP 1000.2 LNBF PORT 1 (or PORT 2 or PORT 3) to a DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus (dual-tuner) satellite receiver’s SATELLITE IN connection(s). If a Legacy receiver is present, it should be installed last.
- To connect DISH Pro Plus (dual-tuner) receivers with a single cable, install a DISH Pro Plus Separator as follows:
a. Connect a cable from the DPP 1000.2 LNBF output (PORT 1, PORT 2, or PORT 3) to the DISH Pro Plus Separator Input.
b. Connect cables between the receiver’s SATELLITE IN 1 and SATELLITE IN 2 to SATELLITE IN 1 and SATELLITE IN 2 respectively on the DISH Pro Plus Separator.
– You must use a DISH Pro Plus Separator in a single-cable/dualtuner receiver installation. A splitter or other device will not work in this configuration.
– Tighten all indoor coaxial cable connections to the receiver only by hand. If you use a wrench, you may over-tighten the connections and damage your equipment
- Connect the receiver(s) to the TV(s) and display the Point Dish screen (if not shown, for most
receivers, press MENU-6-1-1 on the remote control).
- From the Point Dish screen, run Check Switch. On Legacy receiver models 2800, 3900, 4900, and 6000, select the SuperDISH Installation-3Sat option prior to running the Check Switch test. On all other Legacy models, select Test. When the Check Switch procedure finishes, you should see an Installation Summary screen similar to the ones shown below. Make sure the summary screen shows reception from the 119°W, 110°W, and 129°W satellites on all available satellite tuners. Also confirm the LNBF is correctly identified as a DPP 1000.2 (factory software on some models may identify this LNBF as a DPP Twin or DPP Triple, which is OK). Legacy receivers will identify the LNBF as SW64.
– Note: On some models, you might not see signal from 129°W until after you take a software
download and run a Check Switch in steps 10 and 11. Legacy receiver models 1000, 2000, 3000,
4000, 5000, 7100, 7200, and JVC-DVHS (IRR) may not detect and will not support the 129°W
No- te: If you are using the Three-LNBF Bracket, your Installation Summary screen will vary
depending on the connected switch. Make sure the summary screen shows reception from the
119°W, 110°W, and 129°W satellites on all available satellite tuners.
- Exit the Installation Summary screen to display the Point Dish/Signal screen. Make sure the signal strength bar is green and locked for the 119°W, 110°W, and 129°W satellites.
– Note: You might not see signal from 129°W until after you take a software download and run a Check Switch in steps 10 and 11.
- Exit the Point Dish/Signal screen and follow the on-screen instructions for taking a receiver software download. Do not disturb the receiver during the process of downloading software. If exiting the Point Dish screen does not start the download process, turn off the receiver for at least 20 minutes (on most receivers) to allow the receiver to take a software download.
- Run Check Switch again and confirm reception for all three satellites on all available satellite tuners. Your Installation Summary screen should be similar to the ones shown above in step 8. Some software on some models may identify the DPP 1000.2 LNBF as a DPP 1K.2. This identification is OK.
- If installing an additional receiver, follow steps 6-11. Make sure the summary screen shows reception from the 110°W, 119°W, and 129°W satellites. Keep in mind that a DISH Pro or DISH Pro Plus receiver must remain connected and powered at all times to power the DPP 1000.2 LNBF.