Installation Page

Echostar Knowledge Base
The Dish Network User's Resource

This page is intended for hints, tips, tricks, and other valuable information related to installing or upgrading EchoStar systems.


The dish



Signal strength

Non-permanent Installation

Are there any cable length issues I need to consider?

Yes, with unpowered switches like the SW21 and SW42, the maximum overall length from the receiver to the LNB varies according to how far the switch is from the receiver. See: Recommended maximum cable lengths for use with SW21 and SW42 switches. Powered switches like the SW64 and the new SW44 have less stringent requirements and support much longer runs.

Where can I find additional documents to help me set up my EchoStar system?

My Homeowner's Association won't let me put up a Dish, What can I do?

The FCC has established rules and procedures for this situation. See:

Additional help and support can be found at the Homeowners consumer news group.
news:// A Google search of past posts might turn up helpful information.