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Old 05-07-2014, 10:01 AM   #11
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I have a full direct TV dish still in the box.. sat finder and all that you can have for the cost of shipping.. Direct and dish wont let me subscribe as I am a Canadian and it is just taking up space here..
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:38 PM   #12
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I got so tired of not getting the dish aligned with satalite. I purchased a Bird Dog meter on EBay for about $125.00, was the best purchase I have made. Set up your dish, attach the meter, turn the dish until it beeps on the meter, then connect the lead from the dish to the receiver. Can be set for Direct TV or Dish. A have a tri-pod I can use tent pegs to anchor, no problem in the wind, be sure your GROUND your dish & tripod & cable,

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:31 AM   #13
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Set up is a breeze with Directv and a tripod with a SD dish and receiver....I simply setup the receiver by inputting the zipcode...this gives me the degrees the LNB needs to be pointed, I use the compass app(free) on my Iphone to adjust to the setting....I turn on the outside speakers when tuning and the chirping noise will become louder and quicker the better the signal...make sure the tripod is on flat/level ground...generally sets up in about 5 mins!!! Good Luck(make sure your antenna booster is turned off and the cable jumper is connected properly ( early day pifalls)
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:33 AM   #14
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BTW I have a x23B, not sure if that differs much from the x20!!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:46 AM   #15
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I finally got to test out the Tailgater this past weekend, and all I have to say is why didn't I do this sooner. Setup went like this... "Brittany (my 14 year old daughter), climb the ladder and place this satellite on the roof". I stood on the ground insuring that I still had a daughter after this (while mom stood watching me ). When she came down, I continued setting up the camper (sewer hose, water etc) and Brittany connected the coax, went inside and did a check switch.

By the time we were done setting up the camper, we went inside, washed up, grabbed a cream soda and watched a little TV! It was about as complex as hooking up to the Park Cable.

It got a little windy and when the neighbors awning took sail, we decided to take in the chairs, awning mat, and tailgater until it stopped. When things calmed down, we setup the satellite again, went to the store to get wood, and by the time we got back, it had locked on to all 3 satellites again.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:00 AM   #16
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Does the tailgater provide SD and HD?
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:23 AM   #17
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Does the tailgater provide SD and HD?
Yes, BUT it receives Dish's Western Arc satellites. So for me, what that means is my local networks (NY City) are not in HD, but the rest is the same as home. The other disadvantage of the Western Arc is in the extreme northeast, the primary HD satellite might be difficult to get.

On my last trip, I had HD everything (except my locals).
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:52 AM   #18
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http://www.gonecamping.net/stories/satellitesys.html

This is a pretty good read....pretty much the system I use for Directv!!!
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