However, I would plead right to repair, although we are leasing the equipment. We were prepared to pay the service fee to get back online if I couldn't get it, but considering we had some problems communicating with the service people (one I think never got back to us) and I got it to work, it saved some money. It's also a temporary solution for us, as we will be switching to a more permanent one soon.
It would definitely be dumb for some people to attempt it; I almost couldn't figure it out, but hey, I know how now. Kind of fun to set up communication with a satellite.
"However, I would plead right to repair, although we are leasing the equipment."
You would still be in violation of the agreement. It's good you're prepared to deal with the consequences.
Actually, it is very doable, but you should only do it yourself if you are comfortable doing so.
Not only should it not be attempted due to the technical issues with doing so, it is also a violation of the subscriber agreement for a customer to attempt this type of work themselves.
You may have succeeded, but suggesting others do the same, no matter their level of knowledge, is just bad advice to be giving on a customer support community. A dish relocation should only be performed by a HughesNet authorized technician.
I think that everyone's point is made and clear.
Camaro68 - please let me know in a private message if you would still like the visit set up, this thread will be closed.