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Old 04-28-2015, 08:10 AM   #21
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dish satellites are in the southern hemisphere .... just by moving your dish is like resetting it....it finds the satellites auto.....there is no pointing anywhere....but you do need an unobstructed sky.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:13 AM   #22
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Tailgater handle should be pointing North according to the tech people @ Dish.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:12 AM   #23
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Thanks D_B_Travelers for the information regarding the Tailgater. I was informed by CampingWorld that I must always point the Tailgater south and have a non obstructed view. I tried pointing the Tailgater north yesterday and sure enough it found all 3 satellites. You saved me 350.00 on a new Tailgater since the only advantage allows 2 receivers and it's roof mountable. We don't have any reason to watch 2 TV's and I can probably figure out something myself to mount it on the roof.
No problem, very glad if I helped. I have had to set up and try to find satellites 2-3 times in some of the more densely wooded sites when there was a tree above the TT excluding the roof location. I think their sales description of "pointed south" is misleading as the Tailgater antenna (and some others) rotates inside the case to whatever direction is needed when locking onto the signal. Just make you have a clear view between the sky area you need and your satellite; that it is open and not obstructed by another RV or too many large trees. Also, pick up an inexpensive compass so you can insure you are really looking the direction you think you are; easy to be off if you have wound around camp roads or arrived after dark. I have been off by 45 degrees from where I though I was looking because of that!
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From what I understand, the Tailgater inside mechanism will not rotate 360, but I don't know for sure as I've not taken the cover off.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:38 AM   #25
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Here is a screen shot from my phone using the "Dish for my RV" app. Just point it at the sky and it finds where the satellites are and if there are any obstructions concerning line of sight. I use it all the time. I'm sitting at my desk at work, and the image is of the ceiling.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:48 AM   #26
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:49 AM   #27
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Here is a screen shot from my phone using the "Dish for my RV" app. Just point it at the sky and it finds where the satellites are and if there are any obstructions concerning line of sight. I use it all the time. I'm sitting at my desk at work, and the image is of the ceiling.
BombDoc, I don't see a Google Play app by that name. I see Dish Anywhere, and some others. What is the exact name as this looks like a really handy app to have.
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