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Old 12-02-2020, 10:03 PM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2018
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Wingard Trav'lr idea

Hi everyone,

During our last fall migration to the south, we discovered, much to my wife's dismay, that our Winegard auto positioning satellite dish was no longer able to point toward Shaw's new satellites. Shaw changed satellites in late summer 2019 and I required an update kit at the tune of $750CAN. I didn't want to caugh up the dough, so I simply canceled my subscription and sent back the PVR.

In addition to being obsolete, I also found out that the AZ motor of the dish was becoming iffy, giving me a hard time to stow back the dish. Replacing the entire unit is like $4500CAN.

So I came up with the idea of disassembling the dish, removing the motors, and turning it into a manual dish, leaving it on the roof. Since we usually stay in the same place for many months at a time, climbing on the roof to manually set up the dish once wouldn't be any worse than setting up a tripod on the gound. The advantage being also that a rooftop unit would be less susceptible to wind than a tripod unit.

I haven't given it anymore thought for now, and I'm looking for ideas, trips and tricks, and maybe I could endeavor to complete this project next summer.

2004 Georgetown XL 308DL
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