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DISHTV Satelite 8 years 11 months ago #10003

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Good Morning,

We are new to using the receiver from our stick house with a satelite we have on a tripod. What is the easiest way to setup and locate the required satelite? We have the attachment that pings when we are getting close. Looking for any help/suggestions.

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Re: DISHTV Satelite 8 years 11 months ago #10009

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With DISH it is go to menue then individually enter 6, 1, 1. This will give you the info you need. Put up the signal meter, turn up the volume, open the window and you will be ready outside to point. Good luck. I hsve switched to Direct as I could not get good support on the road from Dish.
Ed & Joan

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Re: DISHTV Satelite 8 years 11 months ago #10010

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With dish when you get the screen after entering 611 you may want to enter the zip code of the location you are at so the azimuth, elevation and skew are shown. These numbers help you make sure the dish is positioned as best you can when starting and waiting for the pinging. Try bringing in the signal for Dish 119 satellite first if you have the dish for 119 and 110. Move the outside dish very slowly and allow the person inside the RV at least 10 seconds to see if the signal strength bar turns green and when it says locked on 119 again be very careful when you tighten your screws/bolts as you can lose the signal with just a slight adjustment/movement. Good luck!

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Re: DISHTV Satelite 8 years 11 months ago #10018

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I got the Dish Traveler mounted to the roof of my Hitchhiker. I turn the unit on and wait ten minutes for it to find satellites, then call Dish to activate the Pay-as-you-go service. Been pretty happy with one exception: I sometimes cannot get Dish reps to understand it is a pay-as-you-go service and I can turn it on and off whenever I want. I learned to check my bill to make sure they deactivated service.

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Re: DISHTV Satelite 8 years 11 months ago #10035

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I use an Android sat finding app for DirecTV. I assume there is one available for DishTV. It is at least as accurate as a zip code and sometimes more so. Depending on location, a zip code can cover a lot of square miles and you may not be in the center of them.

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