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RE: Another Dish ??

Another question, the fellow that I bought the dish from said he put a sock over the nodes that he wasn't using when setting up, and on the instructions that I have found, they said to use aluminum foil. The socks would be handy to keep in the box, are they adequate? Mike
mike-uswest 01/31/17 09:10am Technology Corner
RE: Another Dish ??

Here's a good explanation with photos of the differences between the Dish 1000.2 and 1000.4 dishes. 1000.2 vs 1000.4 Satellite Dishes Note that either one can be equipped for either arc, something that can be very useful on sites with lots of trees. Thanks for the pictures, from that it appears to be the 1000.2. I will add those instructions to what I have when I tackle sighting it in. Now I need a sixty degree day to get out and play. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 01/31/17 08:58am Technology Corner
RE: Another Dish ??

Continuing from my last question: We have gotten switched over from DTV to dish at the house. So far so good. I found a satellite the same as the one that they put on my house and I will use that one with the kitchen TV and Wally receiver when I travel into the wilds with a tripod. The dish is a Dish HD, I believe a 1000.2 or close. It has no coax to it but I have some I can use, including the one that was on the DTV dish that I had used until now. I found a good set of instructions to setting it up with, the three LNB's and all. It was talking about using a dpp44 switch to hook to the three coax from the LNB. They are a little spendy. My question is , when I looked up what programs come in on what satellite most all come in on 119 with some on 110, 129 seems worthless. Could I just hook up the one 119 LNB and work with that, or, could I use a reverse coax splitter, two in and one out to hook up 119 and 110? I am trying to make this as simple as possible. Thanks. Mike 1000.2 or close is not a "thing". It is either a 1000.2 antenna (not satellite) which receives the Western Arc satellites (110, 119 and 129) or it is a 1000.4 antenna which receives the Eastern Arc satellites (61.5, 72.7 and 77). Neither of these should require you to install any kind of a switch as the switch is internal to the LNB setup. You can never use any kind of a standard splitter to do anything with satellite TV signals. It's not hard to get the 3 LNB antenna pointed (after the first 5-10 setups are out of the way) but there is a steep learning curve. Just be patient and you will figure it out. I don't know what number it is, it is a black dish with red and white lettering. I would think it is the 1000.2, being from Oregon. It says Dish HD. Maybe you can tell me. I can't seem to find numbers on any of this stuff. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 01/30/17 11:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Another Dish ??

Thanks for the answers. That clears up more of the chore. Now I just have to learn how to tune it in. I need to try it here at home when it warms up. Mike
mike-uswest 01/30/17 04:59pm Technology Corner
Another Dish ??

Continuing from my last question: We have gotten switched over from DTV to dish at the house. So far so good. I found a satellite the same as the one that they put on my house and I will use that one with the kitchen TV and Wally receiver when I travel into the wilds with a tripod. The dish is a Dish HD, I believe a 1000.2 or close. It has no coax to it but I have some I can use, including the one that was on the DTV dish that I had used until now. I found a good set of instructions to setting it up with, the three LNB's and all. It was talking about using a dpp44 switch to hook to the three coax from the LNB. They are a little spendy. My question is , when I looked up what programs come in on what satellite most all come in on 119 with some on 110, 129 seems worthless. Could I just hook up the one 119 LNB and work with that, or, could I use a reverse coax splitter, two in and one out to hook up 119 and 110? I am trying to make this as simple as possible. Thanks. Mike
mike-uswest 01/30/17 08:45am Technology Corner
RE: Direct TV Satellite use for Dish?

Thanks, I thought I would just check. They are coming to my house this AM to install it here. I don't use it much anyway. So we will see. I see a Dish HD dish with LNB for $25 on Craig's list today. Thanks again. Mike
mike-uswest 01/27/17 10:55am Technology Corner
Direct TV Satellite use for Dish?

I am in the process of moving from DTV to Dish, and I have a portable tripod dish that I use with my RV from DTV. Can that satellite dish be used with the Dish service box? Mike
mike-uswest 01/27/17 08:51am Technology Corner
RE: I have a hearing problem!!

Thanks for the answers, I'm still not ready to go for the hearing aids, too many other parts and pieces going to pot at the time. I did try using the audio out instead of the headphone jack, and I think that will work fine. The sound bar is not a bad idea, but I am seldom plugged in at a park. Mainly out in the wilds where I have to watch the power use. Thanks again. Mike
mike-uswest 01/10/17 09:56pm Technology Corner
I have a hearing problem!!

We have a small 19" HD TV in our trailer, and it isn't far from where I sit, but the sound seems to go out the back mostly, and with much background noise I can't hear what is going on. If I turn it up it drives my wife and I suppose my neighbors nuts. I am not interested in hearing aids at this time. I got headphones, but when I plug them into the television it cuts out the sound for others. Is there a way to have both sounds going at the same time? Mike
mike-uswest 01/10/17 09:59am Technology Corner
RE: Who says that we need cheap pickups?

In 1971 I bought my first house for 1/4 of what they want for the new trucks. It was a fairly nice house. I won't pay that much for a new truck. I may have to have enough money to live a few years longer. Mike
mike-uswest 12/21/16 08:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Blue Flame vs Infrared

There is a reason why they are illegal in California. Not safe at all. The Olympian can be used in California from all of the sources that I have found. Check with your local Camping World. Give them a crack in the window and they work great. I have gotten very little CO on my meter from mine. I have used them for 40 years. There are a ton of them sold every year. Mike
mike-uswest 12/01/16 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Blue Flame vs Infrared

We put in a blue flame, before we went to Alaska one summer, and with the humidity and cold it had water running down the walls, in the cabinets, and everywhere. It took us the whole four months to figure out that was the cause. It was pretty, like a fireplace. We went back to the Olympian and solved the problem. I think that in a place like Arizona they would be great. Mike
mike-uswest 11/13/16 05:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Microsoft email scam.

I have enough problem with what Microsoft does to me in the e-mail department. I don't need somebody from Africa jumping in and messing me up more. I still miss the Windows Live Mail 2012 that they took from me. Mike
mike-uswest 10/23/16 09:00am Technology Corner
RE: Ashland Oregon

3X for Jasper's. Mike
mike-uswest 10/21/16 04:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Full-timing it with teenagers?? Are we crazy?

Yes!!!! Poor kids. Mike
mike-uswest 09/22/16 05:33pm Full-time RVing
RE: Solar Boost 2000

You probably have a loose wire at the back of the board. That happened to me once. Re-attach all of them and see if it doesn't come back on. Mike
mike-uswest 09/10/16 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Overwhelmingly BIO-diesel in Portland, Oregon

I have been longer also, but the whole nation is getting greener, and Oregon breaks it's neck to be at the top of the green list. The working people be darned, in other words. Mike
mike-uswest 09/05/16 06:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: tire rim ratings

We could find no markings on the wheel at all. So I just put the D size tire for the extra thickness and fill to the 65# that they call for with that tire. Mike
mike-uswest 09/01/16 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: tire rim ratings

The wheels on my Alpenlite are 205X75X15. We checked at the tire store and could not find a pressure reading on it. Anyone have any idea? I went to a D rated tire, and 65# pressure Mike
mike-uswest 08/31/16 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overwhelmingly BIO-diesel in Portland, Oregon

I wish our ethanol free gas was only $.20 a gallon more. Here it is $2.00 a gallon more. It makes running around the lake with your boat a major investment. Mike
mike-uswest 08/31/16 08:28am Tow Vehicles
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