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Old 07-11-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Portable Satellite

Just getting back into the RV business. Would like to purchase a portable satellite to work with my Direct Tv receiver. Any input on what to purchase or what not to purchase will be appreciated!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Are you interested in high def or standard def? You looking for a carry out dish that points itself or are you willing to point your own dish? How much you looking to spend?

I bought a slimline dish like this for $80 from a local satellite installer, but you can find similar pricing on ebay or amazon.
I recently purchased this tripod for $150 from tv4rv.com and it has made pointing the dish really easy. Included is a heavy duty tripod with adjustable legs, a built in bubble level (that works),compass, satellite signal finder meter, screw in ground anchor, bungee cords for anchoring, leg restraint kit, mast assembly and a nice carry bag which stores everything neatly in one of my storage compartments.
I anchor it with a five gallon pickle bucket filled with water that I got for free from a local burger joint.


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Old 07-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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You can also get one the replaces the over the air antenna on the roof.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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I anchor it with a five gallon pickle bucket filled with water that I got for free from a local burger joint.

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Wow, a free bucket of water?! WooHoo! jk, that's a great idea for a simple, yet effective weight.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:27 PM   #5
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I also bought a used dish from a television repair shop in my town. 2 receivers from Direct and DH has a satellite finder in his hands. no more than 5 minutes and I have television!! local channels for about a 150 mile radius!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #6
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Last time I checked, Directv had a disaster recovery kit for $50. It had everything: dish, tripod, compass, and cable...
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