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Old 10-16-2018, 09:33 AM   #1
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Satellite for two

I am trying to find out if anyone has gotten a Satellite and used it for two separate trailers.

I am trying to get my parents to go to a state park. They like having TV. I want to get a Satellite that we can use for both of us. We always park side by side.

Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:53 AM   #2
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We use a KingDome Tailgater from Dish, It has two outputs and then we have two Walleys and two '50 cables. Biggest problem with this is you cannot watch two different programs if they are being broadcasted on Different satellites. Yes we do run into this often; I like sports Lori doesn't.
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Old 10-16-2018, 09:56 AM   #3
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If you use an automatic physical dish, maybe not as easy to have two independent systems running. But my Direct has a power pass splitter, so all you've have to do is run a 2nd coax off of output, and run it wherever you want. I'm about to do this very thing at deer camp, to run a separate tv to my bedroom!
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:14 AM   #4
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I am trying to find out if anyone has gotten a Satellite and used it for two separate trailers.

I am trying to get my parents to go to a state park. They like having TV. I want to get a Satellite that we can use for both of us. We always park side by side.

Anyone have any suggestions or ideas?
Since I have mobile internet and Joey at home, I use the Firestick Dish Anywhere App.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:01 PM   #5
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The KING Tailgater2 or Pro, or similar units, have two Coax outputs, so, yes, you can provide satellite Channels to two DIFFERENT receivers. There is a limitation, though, which is that the 'secondary' receiver will only be able to see channels that arise from the SAME satellite that the Main receiver was originally programmed to.

In essence, it's easily done, as the second Receiver is the only additional item that you need, but the programming for the secondary receiver will be limited to only channels from a single satellite, which might be best if from either 129(HD channels), or 110(mostly SD, but many, many channels)
If you have your Main receiver/tv on satellite 129 when the secondary receiver is programmed(acquires the satellite), the secondary receiver will then be set to only 'see' channels from sat 129. If you change the Main receiver to a channel from one of the other satellites, then the secondary receiver will show the 'error' or similar message on it's TV screen.

If you know that you can pick up sat 129(HD channels), and those channels include a lot of channels that you and your kin like to view, then leave your Main receiver on one of those channels when you program the secondary receiver, so it will see the same ones.

The reason for all of this is due to the fact that portable satellite antennas ONLY have single 'eye' to see the satellites, though it can 'move' from one to the other, as you switch channels that originate from one of the other satellites. But, since it's only a single 'eye', it can ONLY see channels from a single satellite, hence why the 'secondary' receiver can also only see those channels.
When you originally program the Main receiver, it 'powers' the antenna, and sends the request to find all THREE satellites, 110, 119, and 129. When you program the secondary receiver, though, it is not powering the antenna, but simply using the already 'found' satellite that the Main receiver is tuned to. It can't change channels and 'move' the antenna to another satellite, only the one that it is programmed to.


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or, you could simply just get another $350 portable antenna! Yay!
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:08 PM   #6
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My satellite system at home uses a SW44 switch to take signals from 2 satellites (SD and HD) and can feed up to 4 receivers. With a standard dish and tripod setup and the right switch you should be able to feed both of you at the same time.

The SW44 switch needs a 120 VAC power feed but that can be setup at one of the TVs.

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EDIT: The above picture shows DISH Network equipment. Up here in Canada we can't (legally) get DISH Network, and I don't. We have 2 Canadian satellite TV providers. I have BellTV satellite service and they use the same EchoStar equipment as DISH Network does.
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