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Old 08-26-2016, 09:58 PM   #21
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Do you get HD channels with the Kingquest?
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:59 PM   #22
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In almost every campground where we camp, there are trees. One has to aim the satellite antenna (not the satellite) through holes in the tree canopy. It matters not whether the antenna is 3 ft. off the ground or 7 ft. There is absolutely no way a person can sight through the holes in the canopy and see the satellite(s). A free SatFinder can see if the tree canopy hole aligns with the satellite. You can't align your antenna (even on your tripod) to point through the tree holes without some sort of meter or app... nor can I.

My base is twice the width of the antenna dish. It does not wiggle for any reason unless someone hits it with a car. Setting my base on the ground seems easier than "feet that get pressed in the ground and then I put one of them screw in dog anchors under it. Then I connect a buggie cord to the two."

BTW, you said in post #7 it takes you "about ten minutes" to set up but I'm doing something wrong if I can't do it in 5 minutes. Not trying to be hardheaded but that seems like strange logic.
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You don't, but I can't tell the difference as I have HD at home and SD in the TT. Doesn't matter to me.
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I have SD directv in my TT. To be honest, it's as clear as it needs to be to enjoy. Ok, so I can't see each individual blade of grass on a football field. But it still has HD quality IMO... comparable to HD of about 7 years ago or so.
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5 minutes to aim and ten minutes total to set up, simple logic.

How do you store that big base in an rv?

I was just pointing out that a tripod is more precise, easier to aim, and easy to store. You were the one that said a tripod is not needed. I was letting others know with it, life Is easier. Some people like to work smart.

Thank you for proving my point that a tripod Is better. As I have never needed an app to find a satellite. With the precise aiming and the meter on the receiver I have never had an issue aiming it.
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This is my King Quest. Very light weight, small, no assembly, doesn't matter if it gets bumped and if someone tries to steal it, an alarm goes off. If it is knocked off alignment, it automatically finds the signal again. Mine is set to the 101 and 119 satellites.
I have a plate on the roof if I want to temporarily mount it for open space CGs and if not, it is easily removed and placed on the ground.
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SatFinder Lite
It includes a list of all/most/many satellites and you choose (one time only) which few you want to locate.

I just stepped outside to take a look at that app. Wow. Now that is slick. No more "I wonder if it's that camper/tree/truck l, etc... that's blocking my view?"
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I agree the Kingquest is great it you don't want HD.

Wish there was an automatic set up for HD that wasn't $1500 and has to be mounted to the rv.
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Here is another great mod for anyone with a dish SlimLine Dish Folding LNB Arm Kit - No. 2.

Makes it easier to store the dish.
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I agree the Kingquest is great it you don't want HD.

Wish there was an automatic set up for HD that wasn't $1500 and has to be mounted to the rv.
I'm 70 years old, wear glasses and dual hearing aid, so HD and stereo are pleasures of the past
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