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Old 08-14-2015, 08:33 PM   #31
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Hey spock123

you get cell service where you camp? I got ATT and don't get 1/2 bar most times...
and my receiver does not beep with signal strength... a feature my previous receiver did have...

last 4 times I setup, I was spot on with no dish adjustment necessary after the initial setup of the tripod and angling of the dish...

how do you get your tripod level? I started with a homemade tripod, but gave up fighting with it after not even getting a signal while at home, always because it was so hard to get the upright at exactly 90 degrees...

the Dishpointer (DP AR) app ($10) has been great also to find a spot thru the trees in those shady campground spots
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:01 PM   #32
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Hey spock123

you get cell service where you camp? I got ATT and don't get 1/2 bar most times...
and my receiver does not beep with signal strength... a feature my previous receiver did have...

last 4 times I setup, I was spot on with no dish adjustment necessary after the initial setup of the tripod and angling of the dish...

how do you get your tripod level? I started with a homemade tripod, but gave up fighting with it after not even getting a signal while at home, always because it was so hard to get the upright at exactly 90 degrees...

the Dishpointer (DP AR) app ($10) has been great also to find a spot thru the trees in those shady campground spots

I have Verizon and I get out most places I go. I don't hear too good these days but if I open a window that signal is so loud I can hear it most times outside. Direct satellite can get thur some leaves. My tripod I got in a set from Solid Signal, I'll take some pictures tomorrow, it's simple anyone can do it. All you need to know is someone that can weld a little bit


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Old 08-15-2015, 10:01 AM   #33
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:08 AM   #34
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You cannot go wrong with the (TV4RV) Satellite TV for RV - Tripod - Slimline - Dish - DirectTV - RV television - Recreational Vehicles - RVers - DishTV - Satellite Dish - FTA - Tripod heavy-duty tripod setup. I don't even need to worry about watching the TV screen or listening for a tone or using a signal meter -- I aim it where I am supposed to and I go inside and make sure I hit the three satellites. I always do. Always. Sometimes I will use my wife watching the TV screen to help me get my signal as close to 100% as possible, but usually I'm just fine where I setup with no help.

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Old 08-15-2015, 10:25 AM   #35
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very nice

I started with same tripod but did not figure out your solution of adjusting the legs that way... did you do those swedges on the pipe legs yourself?

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I aim it where I am supposed to and I go inside and make sure I hit the three satellites. I always do.
yup me too... luv that tripod system... takes any guess work out of the aiming... you are always very close to the precise position, usually good enough to setup and forget about it...
kudos to TV4RV.com

did you do the LNB arm hinge mod?
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:14 AM   #36
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Old 08-15-2015, 11:46 AM   #37
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A while ago I found a deal I couldn't refuse for a new spare dish, from a Directv installer, for $25 that also included 100' of cable. I then had to figure out a stand for it. I searched the internet and found a stand that was different, inexpensive and seemed easy to make. Total cost was about $12 (for the pvc piping). Its upside down from a standard dish stand, but the angle of the receiving signal is always the same. The only difference, from a conventional setup, is the direction the dish directs the signal to the the LNB but it works like a charm. It takes only a few minutes to line it, with a compass, once the Diriectv receiver goes through its setup. I have a HD receiver at home, but use my old standard receiver in my RV at a $6.00 cost per month. Here a few photos:
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I have been using a Winegard G2 this year and have been enjoying it as I don't have to take the 15min to 1 hour to setup a dish on a tripod.

I am watching tv in less than 2 min on most occasions, can't beat that!
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:54 PM   #39
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My setup did not cost as much as Wineguard G2 plus it only receives in SD, mine receives in HD and takes at most 15 min to set up


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Old 08-16-2015, 01:59 AM   #40
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I'm a dry camper most of the time. Of all the above post, will any of these work just on battery power? 12 volt not 110 volt.
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