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PNG68 07-11-2012 06:27 PM

Portable Satellite
 
Just getting back into the RV business. Would like to purchase a portable satellite to work with my Direct Tv receiver. Any input on what to purchase or what not to purchase will be appreciated!

GASPEDDLER 07-11-2012 07:09 PM

Are you interested in high def or standard def? You looking for a carry out dish that points itself or are you willing to point your own dish? How much you looking to spend?

I bought a slimline dish like this for $80 from a local satellite installer, but you can find similar pricing on ebay or amazon.https://www.forestriverforums.com/att...81075b3083.jpg
I recently purchased this tripod for $150 from tv4rv.com and it has made pointing the dish really easy. Included is a heavy duty tripod with adjustable legs, a built in bubble level (that works),compass, satellite signal finder meter, screw in ground anchor, bungee cords for anchoring, leg restraint kit, mast assembly and a nice carry bag which stores everything neatly in one of my storage compartments. https://www.forestriverforums.com/att...55c818d00c.jpg
I anchor it with a five gallon pickle bucket filled with water that I got for free from a local burger joint.


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TURBS 07-11-2012 07:11 PM

You can also get one the replaces the over the air antenna on the roof.

jtstromsburg 07-11-2012 08:15 PM

I anchor it with a five gallon pickle bucket filled with water that I got for free from a local burger joint.

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Wow, a free bucket of water?! WooHoo! jk, that's a great idea for a simple, yet effective weight.

Earth Station 07-11-2012 08:27 PM

I also bought a used dish from a television repair shop in my town. 2 receivers from Direct and DH has a satellite finder in his hands. no more than 5 minutes and I have television!! local channels for about a 150 mile radius!!!

ng2951 07-12-2012 08:04 AM

Last time I checked, Directv had a disaster recovery kit for $50. It had everything: dish, tripod, compass, and cable...


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