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Hopper Check Switch with Nuclear Option

Calling all DISH Hopper users . . .

Myself and at least one other person have experienced a problem while using the DPH42 switch with a Hopper 3. A DHP42 switch is used to connect a standard DPP (DISH Pro Plus) satellite dish like a Winegard Travler to a Hopper 3:

I use this setup in my RV. However, each time I move my RV and perform a “Check Switch” (actually called Test Installation for a Hopper), satellite 110 will be missing and I’ll get a “COM” error.

After some trial and error, I came up with a method that re-acquires the missing 110 satellite. So far it has worked every time.

Here’s the method I use . . . Hopper Check Switch (with Nuclear Option)

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  1. texasmudman #

    Tom,
    How do I get the eastern arc sats with the H3/42/SK-1000? In Indiana and heading further eastward for next 45 days–would like to get major channels locally in HD. Have them currently, all 3 sats have check marks, just no HD in channels under 104+/-?
    I have one of the 2 globe digital LNBFs–A73006-WJ1700B08 are numbers on it.

    September 10, 2018
  2. Nope.

    September 13, 2018

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