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Old 11-18-2015, 11:02 AM   #15
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Since you are on Dish network, you can't turn the dome antenna off because it has to track all three satellites. When you are watching TV, it will switch between satellites if the programming is broadcast on a different one. If you do turn it off, then it has to go back through its lengthy re-acquire of the satellites. When the receiver is turned off, it seems to "check" each satellite every once in a while and that is the sound you are hearing. Users on DirecTV can turn the antenna off because all programming is on one satellite. Travler antennas do not have to move for each satellite change because they "see" all three satellites at once.

I noticed the same thing with the Pathway X1 I had on my old Itasca and now the Winegard RoadTrip on the new Tiffin. I contacted Winegard and the occasional "check" is normal for DISH network dome antennas. Their only solution was to turn off the antenna, but then it has to re-acquire the satellites when you turn it back on.

One solution I found is to leave the satellite receiver turned on and just turn off the television. That way, the dome antenna stays locked onto whatever satellite channel you had it on when you turned the TV off. The dogs are much happier at night without the occasional groan from the roof. You may also need to re-program the receiver so it does not automatically go to sleep after a certain period of inactivity.
Now that sounds like my solution which seems a little more practical then flipping the antenna power switch on and off.....I am going to look for the programming that puts my receiver to sleep tonight...thank you Dan.

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I watch the signal strength meters and when I get the highest readings I turn off the dish. No sense in having it powered on after that!
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I have the RF Mogul Antenna. It actually turns itself off a short time after locking on. I turn my dish box off most nights because if I don't it shuts itself off anyway.
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Now that sounds like my solution which seems a little more practical then flipping the antenna power switch on and off.....I am going to look for the programming that puts my receiver to sleep tonight...thank you Dan.

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Worked for me, I found the programming and disabled my receiver from going to sleep and tested it this last night. Receiver stayed on, antenna did not move and now I am a happier camper. I can just turn my TV on already locked on a channel just like I did in my sticks and bricks.

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