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Old 12-01-2006, 10:39 AM   #21
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I just came across your thread here. Will this this info help you out? I hope so. My Caravel is absolutely no tech.
https://www.mydistantnetworks.com/faq.htm
I looked at their web site, looks promising although the FAQ does not mention RV declarations.

I've sent them an email and will report back.
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:52 AM   #22
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I emailed these guys asking about RV Declarations.

They responded but did not answer the question. So I'm not going to pursue this any further since I have already switched to Directv.

For those of you on Dish it may still be worth checking into.
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Old 12-01-2006, 01:18 PM   #23
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A little more information on this option

I got this from another forum so cannot be sure how accurate it is

NPS will beam DNS for $9 per month, using Atlanta and San Franciscostations, over Dish Satellite 119. It appears that NPS, which until now has provided programming only for C-Band subscribers, has never heard of an RV waiver. Nobody appears to know if they will have RV waivers or not.

All parties involved are in court in Florida as I type this; the networks are asking that Echostar be held in contempt, and that the original injunction be reworded to make it clear that it applies to anyone using an Echostar satellite for transmission.
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:18 AM   #24
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Well everyone, with so many dish problems I think you helped us decide; forget about it! Too much hassle. When we camp at SP we are boondocking anyway and when at a KOA or Good Sams 60% of the time they have cable. For the other times Barnes & Nobles has some really great books, and with the cost of a DVD, hey we can one watch it and then share it.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:35 AM   #25
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Rickandsandi,
Generally SAT tv is no problem. We have had and used it in the rv several years. These problems we are having with dish are very new. Hopefully they will be resolved, maybe not.
We also went several years with no TV. We went to bed early, read many books and spent lots of time outdoors. far better than sitting on the sofa watching TV when we all know...There is nothing on TV.
Good luck and happy camping!!!
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:41 AM   #26
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changfe sucks!

Caught in the Dish change myself. Just had my local affiliates changed from San Francisco to Sacramento based only on my zip code. I have had the SF local channels for several years (more than five) and now suddenly I am a Sacramento boy?





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Old 01-09-2007, 09:09 PM   #27
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Any Canucks have info about Bev or StarChoice? I am thinking of replacing the "aluminum clothesline" on the roof for a "wok". I currently have Starchoice at home and want to take the receiver with us when we travel.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:21 AM   #28
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Back to the original thread.
Fewer holes in the Airstream makes me happy!
Satelite dishes as much as 200' from the unit, my TV on WITH RECEPTION, makes me happy.
Reception while parked under a shade tree makes me happy.
Replacement dishes for tripod mounts can be found for mere cents, yet repair/replacement of a roof mount are exhorbitant.
make mine a portable tripod mount.
Also, if you are going to spend much time WAY up in Canada or Alaska, a larger, more proficient dish can be purchased for that travel (weak signals). Roof mounts do not have that option.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:25 AM   #29
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Quick update....Supreme Court refused to hear the Dishnet work case yesterday.....Colorado senator reintroduced the bill so that residents of LaPlata, Acheleta and Montezum counties could get Denver TV..With all do respect to our neighbors to the south, Albuquerque TV news sucks!
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When I was at the factory at one point, I saw that the factory installed one of those domed rooftop units to one of the trailers in production.

I agree some that the fewer holes you put in the roof the better, but if you are as much of a TV fiend as I am and you are in the trailer a lot and at different locations, maybe a mounted one would be best. If the last three statements aren't true....my guess would be that a tripod would be a better idea.
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Directv has a 'disaster recovery kit' that comes with a dish, tripod and cable for $49.95. I use that and it is pretty easy to setup.
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I put on a Winegard Trav'ler Sat antenna a couple of weeks ago, and it's great!

The large dish (bigger than the dome units) with three LNB's pic up the three Dish Sat's, and you have the option to attach up to 3 coax cables. I ran 2 cables, in case we want a 2nd TV later.

It's neat to push one button and let the Trav'ler's electronics move the dish around on the roof to seek the best signal...it even performs a 'slew' to peek the signal!

Yeah, sure there's the 'tree thing' to deal with once in a while...makes life interesting. We have our Vuqube we used in our Truck Camper that has a remote control used to find the Sat signals, on a 50 ft coax to get around the 'tree thing'...we've used the tripod/antenna system in the past, which works if you want to fool with that sort of thing.

The Trav'ler mounts with only a few screws around the base of the unit, and of course a hole for the cables. They give you a plastic cover for the cables where they go through the roof...you fill it up with sealant, and no worries about leaks!

Anyway, we're spoiled with the 'one button' routine now, and I wouldn't give it up...AND we can now get HD signals from Dish Net when we upgrade our receiver! HD sports while out in the 'sticks' will be kinda neat, indeed!

Here's a long shot...
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