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Old 04-30-2015, 03:51 PM   #31
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Hi if the Tech you get dose not have knowledge about the tailgater system ask for a transfer to an other tech. If they are not willing hang up and call back until you get a tech who understands what your problem is. The other rout would be to take the system to the Dish suppler that supplied your home system and ask them for help.

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Old 04-30-2015, 11:06 PM   #32
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Sometimes you will get a short signal loss if the channel you're switching to is on a different satellite. The unit has to locate the second satellite and you'll be without a signal until it does. The farther away from each other they are, the longer it takes. The tailgater has only one pickup (LNB) whereas your home unit has a pickup for each satellite.
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Old 04-30-2015, 11:07 PM   #33
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Don't know how the smiley face got theee. Should have been LNB
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:32 PM   #34
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Sorry that we haven’t updated in the last few days but have been busy.

We originally set the unit up in our driveway NW of Fort Worth about a week ago and started having problems when changing channels (turns out satellites) we would lose signal almost every time and every once in a while it would come in after a few minutes.

We went up to El Reno Oklahoma to run a Field Trial and work for a few days. I fiddled with it there some, moving the dish, rescanning satellites, ran the cable directly to the receiver, ran all the different cables I had and talked to a few of the neighbors in the park. Everyone was having issues in one form or another except for one guy with a Winegard Pathway X2.

On Wednesday we came back to Texas and stopped at Lake Ray Hubbard for a couple of days to train the dogs near there. Again issues with changing satellites causing signal loss. We checked the signal strength on all three satellites and they were in the upper 20’s and 30’s.

On the way home we stopped and picked up the Winegard at CW. When we got home this afternoon I checked the house and it was in the 70’s for signal strength.

We setup the tailgater for a baseline and it was again in the 20’s – 30’s, we setup the Wingard in the same spot (works just like the tailgater) and the signal jumped to the upper 50’s – 60’s and we have no issues. It may take a second to change channels (satellites) but no loss at all.

I don’t know if I got a bad Tailgater or not but I am returning it in the morning and keeping the Winegard.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:49 PM   #35
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Tailgater is bad. I have used mine all over the country, including El Reno and never failed to get sats.


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Old 05-02-2015, 10:53 AM   #36
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Tailgater is bad....
While you may be correct I'm not sure I can agree.

We spoke with several people using both the tailgater (white) and the pathway X1 antenna along with our new (grey) tailgater and we were all having or had reception issues both in Texas and Oklahoma. The exception to that was the Pathway X2.

Our reception signal was 2-3 times better with the Pathway X2 over the Tailgater in the same location with the same cable.

We would have preferred the tailgater due to the smaller size and weight but the Pathway X2 won hands down on performance.

All I can say is what works for me.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:32 PM   #37
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Maybe I just got a good one, who knows. Anyway you will be happy with the X2. Has more options than mine for not much more money.


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