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Old 10-10-2016, 10:33 AM   #1
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Results report Winegard crank up 18 inch dish

I now have two weeks results from my new roof mount Winegard crank up dish. First off, I don't care about HD and frankly didn't want to spend a lot of money on a DirecTV antenna. I got the unit for $240 or so and installed it on the roof using the existing satellite cabling on my 35DS. There is an inside crank and rotation handle, directly below the unit which is installed in a 1-3/4" hole. Mounting was easy once I decided where to drill (I drilled up from the inside.) Used the coax and telephone cables that were already there. The magic of this unit is the elevation sensor. I have installed a lot of DirecTV dishes and this one is by far the easiest. Crank up to the required elevation which you can immediately see on the LCD display inside the coach, set North on the dial and rotate to the required compass orientation. If you aren't level simply check the elevation again and tweak it to the right value. Setting it up 5 times, twice I didn't even have to use the signal strength capability on the receiver...rotated it through 20 degrees or so and it just came right up (when I checked is was over 90% signal.) Since you know you are at the right elevation, it is just a matter of finding the compass direction and...voila TV!

Hooked it up to the switchbox and all TVs receive the signal, doesn't matter what the button on the Winegard RF antenna is set to.

Very happy camper.
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