Originally Posted by richard rv
Hi. I have a direct tv dish in good condition and a receiver w/card. How did u put yours together. I have a motorhome and new to all this stuff.just started camping with my dw. Over the air reception is poor at most of our state parks
I just use one of the portable tripods, set the dish up on a perfectly plumb mast, connect the coax to the input on the outside of the coach then disconnect the small jumper coax inside the coach and connect the receiver. I have to run the coax through the power inserter.
Then it's just a matter of aiming the dish, use dish pointer.com and your compass (cell phone) and you should be up in minutes.
I've heard if you're using the older Direct TV setup, not the SWM stuff then, finding a satellite is even easier but I haven't had any trouble aligning the SWM setup. On our last trip we were setup and watching the hockey playoffs in 5 minutes.
Set it all up in your driveway and try it first.