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Old 05-11-2018, 06:54 AM   #1
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Dish Network Set Up - Find SAT

After a 2 year absence, I tried to set up my "Pay as you go" Dish Network account. After 2 days of talking to tech help, I could not obtain a signal. I talked to Winegard for help and they suggested I put a SAT finder app on my phone. After 15 minutes, I relocated the dish antenna and found it! Take away - All the Dish instructions say, "Make sure you have an unobstructed view of the southern sky". I did. After I found the SAT, it was nearly directly due west! This app was indispensable. "Satfinder". The earth map showed the exact spot where I was standing. I had a tree in the way. I moved the dish 15 feet north on the camper roof to bypass the tree as seen on the map and lo and behold a good signal!
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:25 AM   #2
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The SatFinder is a great app. I’m sure there are several more like it. I’ve used one for several years.
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Old 05-11-2018, 08:29 AM   #3
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I too use the phone app to locate the satellite. Very helpful. A couple of times I had to shoot thru a couple of trees, so with the app I was able to put the dish in exactly the right spot.
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Dish satellite finder app

I use the DishForMyRV app. I think it was $10 a couple of years ago. It has been a big help in setting up my tailgater.
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Old 05-11-2018, 09:01 AM   #5
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We have a Traveler mounted to the roof. Puts the button and it does the rest. I might get the app just to help with RV setup location. That could save me from having to relocate our unit. I have been able to get reception even near trees etc, but a few times I got nothing.

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Old 05-11-2018, 11:32 AM   #6
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I have thought about getting a satellite, but it works for me to just stream from my ipad or phone with the sling from Dish.
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:55 PM   #7
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I use one called Dish Align. It gives you a satellite view of your location and once you select which satellite your particular unit uses, points to it. It is a great tool to prevent those dreaded obstacles.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:53 PM   #8
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Hi

We just put the King where it has a clear view of the SW sky and plug it in. Then go pop the top on a hard cider.

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Old 05-11-2018, 08:35 PM   #9
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We have a Traveler mounted to the roof. Puts the button and it does the rest. I might get the app just to help with RV setup location. That could save me from having to relocate our unit. I have been able to get reception even near trees etc, but a few times I got nothing.

Tom Marty
When I had the traveler and got nothing, that's when I used the app to see if the problem had a solution.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:21 PM   #10
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I use the Winegard sat finder app, works great.
Tried a couple others, junk compared to the Winegard.
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