What dish/lnb to get for travel? (1 Viewer)

Status
Please reply by conversation.

WakeBdr

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Guru
Aug 27, 2004
138
0
Cumming, GA
I know this question has been asked hundreds of times, but some of the information contradicts itself so I want to be sure of the answer.

I have an HR24 and H24 in my home. I want to be able to take the H24 with me when I travel. I have an 18" round dish that I've used in the past, but I could not get it to work at all yesterday. So, my proposed solution is to get the exact same dish/lnb combo I have on my home so there will be little to no configuration necessary when I set it up remotely. My theory is that I should just be able to unplug the receiver from my home wiring, plug it up to my "travel dish" and just go.

I cannot tell what dish/lnb I have as it is too high for me to see, but the info screen says Slimline-3S (SWM). What do I need to purchase in order for me to take the H24 with me? (I want to get SD and HD.)

In the past I've just hooked the receiver up and used its signal meter screen to point. Since I'm asking this question, obviously that method did not work yesterday. If I have the same dish as my home, will this method still work or will I need to get some sort of external signal meter to find the signal before I hook it to the receiver?

Thanks
 

raoul5788

Studebaker driver
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 28, 2004
30,242
13,951
Cheshire CT
That's what you need, although you won't need the splitter. The connections are dish to power inserter to receiver.
 

Jimbo

SatelliteGuys Master
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 14, 2005
63,505
4,001
NW Ohio - Buckeye Country

WakeBdr

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Guru
Aug 27, 2004
138
0
Cumming, GA
Thanks for the answers. Am I correct to assume that with this setup all I would need to do is hook the receiver up and use the receivers signal meter to find the satellite?
 

raoul5788

Studebaker driver
Staff member
HERE TO HELP YOU!
Supporting Founder
Lifetime Supporter
Dec 28, 2004
30,242
13,951
Cheshire CT
With a little patience the meter in the receiver will do fine.
 

peano

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 6, 2004
849
0
You could also use the old Phase III or Para Todos dish which is quite a bit smaller and install the SWM3 LNB in it. The LNB does not slide in the arm all the way but it works fine with signal strengths in the 80s.
 
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Top