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my dish universe we have options no more just lyngsat try tracksat    try sathint......try tvrosat  in fact tvrosat has a chart that gives you new channels added in the last 7 days  here in north america......if you thought the skies are going dark as they have told us since 1984 when directv was born  think again we live...activity almost daily,,i have had a dish since 1986  8 ft  then i upgraded to a 10 hlf dish and in 1992 a unimesh 12 ft love it BIG TIME..i will have a dish on my roof until my last breath,,,my reception is 139 west to 1 degree west amazing,,,,east coast and big hill  I'M HAPPY
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Indeed, I have thought of having a sat dish installed for my tombstone when the time comes to put old Bob under the grass. I have spent so much money the past two years for sat equipment I can not afford to get a big stone with my name carved into its face. I may have one good sat receiver and a flat panel display enclosed in the wood box along with my body. Of course a power cord will be needed installed.
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remember my friend there is about 200,000 of us left with at least a 8 ft dish  with the price of cable  free to air will be around...keep the hobby going, [smile],,lets enjoy the greatest hobby created...
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lol as I pointed out I "may" keep on watching even after death has arrived. lol free tv yes indeed!
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Hey Greek, where do you get your stats on BUD dish owners?  I wanna know who is watching me.  I suspect it could be Hockeynut.  
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ballpark assumption by some industry dudes,i guess distributers assume in fact they expect the numbers to climb due to cable and directv and dish being costly by the month..i could be wishful thinking but i believe there will be an upchurn  at one time we had 4 million......bottom line this hobby will not die,as long as they launch channels and less people have dishes will see in the clear because many cable channels think we are extinct...not gonna happen[smile][cool]
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One problem with these thoughts is the fact that 30 or so years ago there were a lot of big C band sat dishes sitting in folks yards. Today many of those dishes are long gone. Thus remains the issue that unless those big dishes suddenly "reappear" the C band part of the hobby is not likely to come back any day soon. Most of the newer housing areas have banned all larger sat dish installs. I have noticed a rural farmer a few miles from me that recently got and installed a very large big dish. I hope to talk with him soon. But yes for the Ku side of things there is a supply of new and used dishes. People do seem to  like the cost of free. However a big dish new is not a free event.
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Got my 8.5 dish in early 90s with Uniden analog receiver.  Since then I think I've upgraded thru  5 digital receivers to keep up with the changes
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I'm very skeptical that our hobby will continue to grow.  I suspect about 99% of people running C and Ku FTA systems are over the age of 40 with most over the age of 50.  Youngsters are cutting cords, not for FTA, but to stream video on their handheld devices, and last I checked, our equipment is a little larger than their handhelds, lol.  

In fact, according to the below article, many millenials don't even know you can pick up free local OTA TV!  So, I don't see them becoming too interested in BUD's, but maybe when they realize there is free TV out there . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

02.08.17 Millennials Unearth an Amazing Hack to Get Free TV: the Antenna

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Greek are you getting any signal from 37.5W transponder 4176V 4411 i lost signal about 2 weeks ago.
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can't tell you now,because i have changed my reciever to a manhattan and i am waiting for its arrival,,previous i got my dish from 139 west to 1 degree  i hope to pull it off again,in a couple of weeks my reciever will arrive and the challenge will be on......I hate columbus because he found the earth round,,if it was flat i would have every bird in the sky,,,,they call it satellite gluttony  WHY NOT   enjoy it all[cool] someone back in the day in the industry who was a major distributor who delt with the whole USA told me he knew only 2 people in the entire country who could receive all the birds like i can    location location location I'm a happy man..
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Interesting, if the planet was just flat would gravity change? Would all the water fall off the edges? The problem I have now with some of the sat positions I can see is those folks speak a different language than me. This I need more skills to enjoy their tv programs. I run low on sky view at around 30W. I could put a dish up on my 60 foot tall windmill tower but a long climb up to align the dish after a big wind storm blows through.
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Greek are you getting any signal from 37.5W transponder 4176V 4411 i lost signal about 2 weeks ago.


Only channel I get from 37.5w (8 degrees above the horizon and a big to be cut back this Winter Spanish broom plant hot helping) is a channel called Chetumal at 3955 H 2399. Lowest sat I can get here in New Mexico. Bunch of channels at 40.5  Hope that helps. lyngsat lists more channels but I only get the one.. Are there more in the USA to receive from this satellite?
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In fact, according to the below article, many millenials don't even know you can pick up free local OTA TV!


It never ceases to amaze me just how completely clueless people are.

Q: How many millennials does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Eight. One to change the light bulb, and seven to post about it on social media.

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I know every generation thinks that the one or two gens behind them are a completely different breed, and with that being said, I think millenials are a completely different breed, lol.  If I were to disparage them in more detail, I am confident that none of them would ever see my comments here and get their feelings hurt.  [smile] 
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