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  1. M

    Why No Signal

    You guys are great. I do carry extra coax in 25' coils but have never had to use it. The only other place I could have possible gotten a clean line to the birds was on asphalt in front of my truck or as you mentioned well back of the site. Problem there is it is an asphalt access road to the...
  2. M

    Why No Signal

    Dutch, that's an interesting thought. From this campsite in central Texas there would have been no hope on seeing those birds.
  3. M

    Why No Signal

    Nope. Western arc. When pointed correctly gives just over 50 signal strength on 110, 119, & 129 and great HD pix on both of the RV displays. I think my disturbing issue at Canyon of the Eagles was that the arc was always right at the edge of or obscured by tree branches.
  4. M

    Why No Signal

    Thank you Dutch. That should help. It has also helped to view the phone app (Dish Pointer Pro) while on my knees (same level as the center of the reflector) to make sure the "line" of birds does in reality clear the trees:confused:
  5. M

    Why No Signal

    Sure would be nice if these antenna/reflectors came with some pointer to visually sight down a line while standing behind the dish.
  6. M

    Why No Signal

    "Mount side plates" ? Would those be the plates that are perpendicular to the back plate that squeeze the vertical support pillar?
  7. M

    Why No Signal

    I was in a campsite that had a lot of tree obstruction. Moving my tripod mounted 1000.2 several times always had the 3 sats (110, 119, & 129) just barely clear of the offending branches. I was unable to get more than just a tone but no visible signal. I remain a bit foggy on what part of the...
  8. M

    New TV Issue with Hopper Through Denon

    It's bad when a TV is smarter than us mortals. I do have a Harmony remote set up for DW and It works for her as set up with the old TV okay. I've tried a few different HDMI cables. I think most are AMZN Basics. Some might be higher $$$ and some from Monoprice. My old Samsung remote had a...
  9. M

    Do Subwoofers Fail

    Bad surround on thr driver?? ?? More info... It is a KSW-12 powered. Fed into the LFE input from a Denon receiver. Bypass set on 120, level on 5. I will look at it to see if it has come apart between the coil and speaker parts. Not sure if I know how to determine that. My floor standing speakers...
  10. M

    New TV Issue with Hopper Through Denon

    I had not tried any other except HDMI4 (ARC) on the TV end. And also the HDMI 2 (monitor) at the Denon end. Both gave no video signal at all, but I'll have to admit that the new TV (Samsung QN65Q) seems to be giving me fits of lost sleep with the constant refusing to let go of thinking the only...
  11. M

    Do Subwoofers Fail

    My 15yo Klipsch 12" downfiring subwoofer has developed a nasty loud rattle sound (almost snapping) on movies with a lot of deep base (explosions, etc). I had to turn the speaker down ~6db to stop hearing it so now I suspect I'm not getting anything from it. Is it worth trying to repair or should...
  12. M

    New TV Issue with Hopper Through Denon

    Recently had a power supply fail in a 13yo Samsung 55" LCD. Equipment is Hopper connected to a Denon receiver via 3 component (RGB) cables and a Toslink then out the HDMI 1 (ARC) to HDMI 1 on the TV. I connected a Samsung TV like the old one and the video will go away for several seconds and...
  13. M

    New To RV Dish

    I'm just an old A/C repair guy but inexperienced on this dish stuff. Keeping me baffled. I just ran across a video that made it clear that I was setting the elevation incorrectly. I was using the center of the bolt as the index mark!! Not the straight metal line in my pix. I was certain that...
  14. M

    New To RV Dish

    There are so many apps that give different skew settings. The one that I initially trusted was dishpointer dot com which gave Dish Skew [?]: 55.9° There phone app says 34. Not sure - maybe that was for a directv dish?? I'm assuming that I subtract 90 from the 124 skew I get using that link...
  15. M

    New To RV Dish

    So now I've got the messenger dual cable hooked up to #1 & 2 of the DPP LNB. I've mounted the 1000.2 on one of the permanent supports set up in my RV cover with a clear view of the sky at the correct azimuth. The mast is level, plumb and straight up. What do I use as a reference point on the...
  16. M

    New To RV Dish

    Thanks JSheridan. I found it at AMZN - 50' ~$19. I went by the local Dish installer training center and talked with a tech guy there. Showed him the pix of my convenience center with the separator. He confirmed what NYDutch and JSheridan say.... need the dual messenger to run two Wally receivers...
  17. M

    New To RV Dish

    What is the best way to bundle a pair of RG-6 coax cables? Zip tie every several inches? Super glue? Hot glue gun? As I said earlier, the idea of dragging around 50' of cable TWICE is just a tad repugnant!
  18. M

    New To RV Dish

    JSheridan and NYDutch seem to have corrected that info in 43 & others
  19. M

    New To RV Dish

    I think I got the idea that I could do this with only one coax from the DPP LNB from Brussam in post #40
  20. M

    New To RV Dish

    Or should I tag them in some way so they always get connected precisely the same way every time?
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