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Old 04-03-2015, 02:58 AM   #41
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I am sorry, but that is NOT true. 50 miles, 150 miles, 500 miles. It doesn't matter. If you have a DTV system and the receiver was set up to be stationary in your house. You follow the setup steps from wherever you are, enter the zip-code of that area and it will tell you where to aim your dish. Call direct TV. Just make sure you tell them that the receiver is set up to be in your house, and you put in your RV. I'm not making this up.
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:46 AM   #42
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I have direct TV, live in bakersfield ca and get my local channels when I camp at Turtle Beach Rv in Manteca Can (219.3 ml) 3h 28 min
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:51 AM   #43
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I understand the latest satellite communications agreement with the US & Canada is going to stop the signals from Canada from venturing very far into the US. Another words the signal for the Canada will not be available
very far past the border between the US & Canada. Bell Canada has already stopped the signals close to the border.

What a shame. I understand Canadians love their hockey. I guess somebody is not getting their cut of the $$.
Daisy,

They can not just stop it at the border. That is impossible. The satellite would have to be replaced with all new antennae, with parts of Canada the same Latitude as Northern California directivity of satellite antenna would not allow this. They just launched new satellite xKU band in 2013 and the life span is 10 -15 years. Shaw receivers have no GPS so they have no idea where they are. I did see some erroneous articles in Trailer Life on this though.There was a Canadian magazine was in correct as well. There are fellow broadcast engineers that have a house in Mexico, receives Shaw Direct there all of the time including HD. My brother in law was in Florida and did receive some Bell channels last month, very limited.

If i spend lots of time in the US I will get Dish Network and use someones zip code on this forum. There are a lot of Dish receivers in my own city and on the block.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:20 AM   #44
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