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Old 11-15-2005, 08:23 PM   #41
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Totally Agree

Originally Posted by Cracker
Another vote for the sat finder meter! Too much frustration without it. The sat reception meter on the TV screen doesn't seem to respond fast enough - and by the time I locate the sat my wife is ready to divorce me!
Now that I've figured out how to use this awesome device, I totally agree with the post. It has saved my sanity

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Old 03-28-2006, 06:04 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by desi arnaz
you can get a nice winegard unit that is a crank up for $150 on e-bay works much better than a tripod....
I have a 2006 25' Safari SE and it came with a crank up TV antenna made by Winegard. Can you use the same elevating crank and just remove the TV antenna and install a crank up satellite dish in its place? Or is it more involved than that?

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Old 03-30-2006, 06:03 PM   #43
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Here is a dish mount you can use instead of the standard tripod. It is more difficult to get the elevation correct but it is more stable, easier to transport and people are amazed by it.

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Old 03-30-2006, 08:54 PM   #44
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A "do it yourself" mount for the dish. Very "cool", and also, very low profile, to minimize wind gust's effects in reception. It could be used as an optional configuration to a roof mounted dish that may be blocked by trees, et cetera, at a site.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:11 PM   #45
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Sat. Mount.

Heres a simple mount that didn't cost to much, and is secure,and weater proof. I took a medical shower stool, and replaced the back rest/seat , with a piece of diamond plate. Stainless bolts connect it all, and a "I" bolt used in the center, allows me to connect a chain from the"I" bolt, to a dog leash screw that secures the mount firmly! Jeff
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:15 PM   #46
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I'm cheap. I use a small tripod, from dishnet, put it on the ground and find the signal. Then I drive a tent stake beside each leg and duct tape the leg to the stake. Pocket knife when I get ready to leave and pull up the stakes. I also have 75' of coax plus another 75' patch coax. I have used all 150' before to get a shot.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:22 PM   #47
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Sat. Mount.

The shower stool I got at good will for $5.00 and the diamond plate was scrap @ $2.00, the bolts were the costly part @ $7.14. Cheap to me , and adjustible! Jeff
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