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Posted: 04/18/20 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My winegard dish does not seem to be able to find gps signal. it sits on "acquiring gps signal. I have installed the Shaw upgrade kit in Jan and it was working fine.
Has anyone else experienced this?

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Posted: 04/18/20 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Perhaps there's a troubleshooting page.

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Posted: 04/18/20 12:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have your tried a manual location.

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Mine did that. Call or email Winegard for tech support. They will walk you through troubleshooting the problem. Be sure your cable/cords are in excellent condition. Try a new shorter cord right at the receiver to eliminate that variable. Make sure to cable is rated for 3Ghz.

They had me take the cover off and use a multimeter to take some readings at various places on the control boards. I ended up shipping it back to them where they replaced a couple of components on the circuit board that had failed. Very few shops around that repair circuit boards but they make their own and know how to locate the problems. They usually send you a new set of cables but won't ship you old ones back unless you tell them to up front.


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Posted: 04/18/20 01:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For those of you familiar with the Winegard Trav'ler but have never seen a message about GPS, this is only used in the Canadian Shaw version.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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