Ed, my dish guy just stopped by for a visit, and he gave me excellent news. My front porch is in the ideal spot to plant a tripod that will have an unobstructed view of all three Dish Network satellites. He has to get some more equipment, and come back tomorrow morning to put them up. He's going to charge me $120, but I'm more than eager to pay.
I'm really falling in love with this apartment. I may have to stay here for a long time.