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Depends which recvr it is .... is it the Full Motion one, and are they leaving it on when moving ?
That one May.
The in-motion function is part of the dish controller's satellite tracking mechanism and has no relation to the satellite TV signals sent to the receiver. KVH makes two in-motion RV satellite dishes, the TracVision RV1 that works with DTV, Dish, and Bell receivers, and the low profile A9 that works with DTV and Dish receivers. The receivers only know they're getting an active signal, just as they do with a fixed residential dish. The receiver still has to be told where it is to get the in-market locals.
 
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The in-motion function is part of the dish controller's satellite tracking mechanism and has no relation to the satellite TV signals sent to the receiver. KVH makes two in-motion RV satellite dishes, the TracVision RV1 that works with DTV, Dish, and Bell receivers, and the low profile A9 that works with DTV and Dish receivers. The receivers only know they're getting an active signal, just as they do with a fixed residential dish. The receiver still has to be told where it is to get the in-market locals.
Like I mentioned above, it knows once you insert the zip code your in.
 

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Which DTV receiver changes your local market just by entering the ZIP code?

Maybe this link will help you sort it out. Let me know if you find anyplace that says the KVH system has any connection to which DMA locals your receiver displays.

Ok, so your saying the Motion unit really doesn't track so you can watch TV on the move ?

The last one I used was quite awhile back and it wasn't a Motion one ...
I do remember, when you set it up, once it was powered, it was suppose to automatically pick up the Sats ...

Not sure how a Motion one would know where your suppose to get your locals, unless Locals are not available thru that type of system.
 

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Ok, so your saying the Motion unit really doesn't track so you can watch TV on the move ?

The last one I used was quite awhile back and it wasn't a Motion one ...
I do remember, when you set it up, once it was powered, it was suppose to automatically pick up the Sats ...

Not sure how a Motion one would know where your suppose to get your locals, unless Locals are not available thru that type of system.
The in-motion dish tracks the selected satellites as the vehicle moves. The sat receiver will pick up the locals you have your service address set for with your provider as long as you remain in that spot beam. Traveling outside the spot beam will get a loss of signal error for the locals only. The other non-spot beamed channels will continue to be received. If you have CONUS beamed DNS of course, those locals would still be received as well. I don't know if DTV has any other CONUS beamed locals besides DNS such as Dish has, but those would still be received too.
 

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Not to be off-topic but, how does a person who lives full-time in an RV get their mail or packages. How do they vote? I’m wondering.


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Not to be off-topic but, how does a person who lives full-time in an RV get their mail or packages. How do they vote? I’m wondering.


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Some full-time RV'ers live semi-permanently in parks where mail and voting aren't an issue, but those of us that move around fairly regularly usually use either a commercial remailing service or a relative that serves that purpose. Commercial remailers provide a permanent address that includes a box or unit number that identifies us individually. We simply notify them where we want our bulk packaged mail sent periodically, often to General Delivery at a post office along our travel route. The commercial remailers often have online features such as envelope scanning so we can weed out mail we don't want for shredding, and will even open mail and scan it on request for online viewing. Most will also receive packages from any of the delivery services for forwarding, and some will even handle vehicle registrations, etc., if you're using their address as your legal domicile. Voting is simply handled by absentee ballot from your voting registration district.

Here's a link to one popular remailer used by RV'ers so you can see examples of what they offer:

Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle
 

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Not to be off-topic but, how does a person who lives full-time in an RV get their mail or packages. How do they vote? I’m wondering.


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Full-time RVer here for almost 11 years. We have a mail forwarding service from Escapees RV Club in Livingston Texas. The way they have setup our address allowed us to register to vote. All mail goes to Livingston and they hold it until we tell them where to forward to. Has worked well for us. Traveling the country in a RV is the best way to see the country.

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A friend of mine has parents who do the RV thing. They've used his address for their mail for years, he will forward anything important to them wherever they are at the time. Not sure what if anything they do about voting, or what the laws are there as far as how much time you have to actually spend in a state for it to be legal to cast your ballot there.
 

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A friend of mine has parents who do the RV thing. They've used his address for their mail for years, he will forward anything important to them wherever they are at the time. Not sure what if anything they do about voting, or what the laws are there as far as how much time you have to actually spend in a state for it to be legal to cast your ballot there.
Most full-time RV'ers use a "domicile" address, usually, but not always, the same place they receive their mail for remailing. That's the address they use for vehicle registrations, drivers licenses, insurance, taxes, and other legal issues including voting. A domicile is the location they have designated as the place they intend to return to when they stop traveling. It is not necessarily the same as their residence. Many full-time RV'ers choose Florida, South Dakota, or Texas as their domicile states, since those three have proven to be very RV friendly and also have no state Income tax, making them particularly advantageous for retirees.
 
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Most full-time RV'ers use a "domicile" address, usually, but not always, the same place they receive their mail for remailing. That's the address they use for vehicle registrations, drivers licenses, insurance, taxes, and other legal issues including voting. A domicile is the location they have designated as the place they intend to return to when they stop traveling. It is not necessarily the same as their residence. Many full-time RV'ers choose Florida, South Dakota, or Texas as their domicile states, since those three have proven to be very RV friendly and also have no state Income tax, making them particularly advantageous for retirees.
Not to nitpick this but most mail forwarding companies that provide the service the address you get counts as your 'domicile' and thus allows you to register to vote. You literally move to the new state getting a new 'domicile' address for your drivers license and voting. We chose Texas because no state income tax and no personal property tax. States that you moved from that have those taxes don't like losing the revenue and there is a chance that if you don't make a clean break or have other issues like multiple addresses that they may come after you for back taxes.
 

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Not to nitpick this but most mail forwarding companies that provide the service the address you get counts as your 'domicile' and thus allows you to register to vote. You literally move to the new state getting a new 'domicile' address for your drivers license and voting. We chose Texas because no state income tax and no personal property tax. States that you moved from that have those taxes don't like losing the revenue and there is a chance that if you don't make a clean break or have other issues like multiple addresses that they may come after you for back taxes.
The mail forwarding address becomes your domicile only if that's the way you want to set it up. Using the Escapees mail system for example, I can have a Florida or South Dakota domicile and address, yet my mail will be sent to a Livingston, Texas address for forwarding, including mail sent to my domicile address .
 

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With the deadline fast approaching here is what we know so far..

The previously linked article confirms AT&T reached a deal with FOX, so Fox DNS should be safe come Monday morning.

WABC is now available on a Spot Beam in the NYC market. Those with DNS (and those in NYC right now) can still get the CONUS version by tuning to the 390's. Those who "moved" and who are outside the spot beam range of NYC no longer get WABC on Channel 7.
A poster on another forum reports that as of right now all the west coast channels are still coming from CONUS feeds.
Scrolling forward in the guide on the DirecTV app the DC CW affiliate (Ch 394) has disappeared from the guide on the app. The West Coast feed still is there for now.
 

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Some full-time RV'ers live semi-permanently in parks where mail and voting aren't an issue, but those of us that move around fairly regularly usually use either a commercial remailing service or a relative that serves that purpose. Commercial remailers provide a permanent address that includes a box or unit number that identifies us individually. We simply notify them where we want our bulk packaged mail sent periodically, often to General Delivery at a post office along our travel route. The commercial remailers often have online features such as envelope scanning so we can weed out mail we don't want for shredding, and will even open mail and scan it on request for online viewing. Most will also receive packages from any of the delivery services for forwarding, and some will even handle vehicle registrations, etc., if you're using their address as your legal domicile. Voting is simply handled by absentee ballot from your voting registration district.

Here's a link to one popular remailer used by RV'ers so you can see examples of what they offer:

Mail Forwarding Services at St Brendan's Isle
Sorry about the late response, but thank you and the rest of the others' replies for the input. I was wondering about that. I'd have to get and RV someday and try that.
 
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it looks like everyone is on-board, now, except ABC. Although for some reason, CW still appears to be off.

 

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