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Old 05-11-2017, 08:25 AM   #211
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The Hopper 3 receiver uses a "Dish Pro Hybrid" (DPH) LNBF.

All the other Dish receivers can not use the DPH LNBF.

So if you're using a Hopper 3 and want to use another Dish receiver (like a 211 or Wally), then you'll have to use two sat dishes.

Great, eh?
Big step there, so existing customers would need to replace their dish on the roof to upgrade from Hopper2 to Hopper3.
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:06 PM   #212
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Big step there, so existing customers would need to replace their dish on the roof to upgrade from Hopper2 to Hopper3.
If your dish is a 1000.2, then you just have to replace the LNBF (the thing at the end) in order to use a Hopper 3:

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Old 05-12-2017, 07:43 AM   #213
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If your dish is a 1000.2, then you just have to replace the LNBF (the thing at the end) in order to use a Hopper 3:





Ok, stupid question. How do you know if you have a 1000.2.? I have a Travler!
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Ok, stupid question. How do you know if you have a 1000.2.? I have a Travler!
A Winegard Travler is a 1000.2.
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DPH42 Switch Hopper 3 Option

Finally, a relatively problem-free method of using a Hopper 3 with a stock (unmodified) Winegard Travler -- DPH42 Switch.
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:12 AM   #216
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First off - thanks for all the great info in this sticky! I'm still confused however which isn't that unusual! I have a Dish Winegard Trav'l installed on the coach and a 722k receiver with an OTA module connected to my OTA antennae. I do not need to combine UHF/VHF therefore I assume I can just use two of the three cables from the Dish into the 722K - am I wrong here? Is there some benefit to using the DP Plus separator other than just freeing up one of the dish outputs?
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Old 08-25-2017, 05:10 PM   #217
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Is there some benefit to using the DP Plus separator other than just freeing up one of the dish outputs?
Nope. That's it. If you had to use a portable tripod, it's much easier to run single coax than dual.
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:23 PM   #218
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Our trac vision won't pick up the sat it moves a brief moment then green flashing light witch indicates an error any suggestion?
What model and when did you last use it? Dish Network changed their modulation waveform in March 2016. The new waveform cannot be tracked by older TracVision systems and there is no upgrade, hardware change or fix that makes it work. Trac Vision has a list of affected models.
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Dish Reception Issue

I am having an issue with my Dish Network hooked up to a Winegard Traveler. For some reason the TV's in the from area of the coach stopped receiving satellites 119 and 110. Still receives satellite 129 only which limits my channel receptions. The TV and receiver in the bedroom still receives all 3 satellites and works properly. Any ideas on where I should look for the problem? The only thing that I can think of is I had the coach washed and waxed along with the roof cleaned that maybe causing this problem. My coach is a 2013 Newmar Ventana 3433. Any suggestions on where to start looking would be greatly appreciated.
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Well I would start with the coax cables into the Trav'ler.

But A cable carries all three satellite signals multiplexed in the receiver. So it is hard to believe that you can receive 129 channels and not 110 and 119 channels while the other TV can.

Swap the two coax cables into the Trav'ler base and see if the problem moves.
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The previous poster's problem triggers me to ask about my situation. Set up is a Travel'r to solo node to Hopper 2 and regular Joey. Majority of the time the traveler seeks and identifies 110 and 119 with the asteric, but waits a very very long time trying to identify 129 and rarely will put the asteric by 129. However, 129 reception works. I.e where I'm currently parked, Hopper diagnostics show tuner 1 satellite 129 transponder 17 as locked with signal strength of 46 ... Well into the green... Why is the Travl'r not showing 129 as also ready with the asteric? Stowing and raising the dish will not change the Traveler's mind about 129. Once in the last several places did 129 ever show the asteric even with a clear view of the sky and TV receiving HD stations from 129. Any ideas?

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The Trav'ler Control does its signal testing from the logic in the base of the unit which is the third coax into the LNBF head. It is possible that you have a poor cable inside the Trav'ler from the LNBF head to the logic board.

The Hopper is connected to the first two two coax connection of the LNBF.
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Seems to be the go to thread for Dish info.
I have a Wally and a Winegard Roadtrip Mission. In general it works fine for what I need. There are those times where I just can't get a good signal on all 3 birds. So, I am looking for a 2nd option. I would like the ability for eastern and western arc birds. Saw the Pathway X2 and it seems to fit the bill. I would run a separate coax form the receiver out to the dish.
Any cons to the X2?
Are there manual dishes that can do both arcs? Which?
I am a little space and weight challenged but the X2 would be able to be made room for.
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Manual dishes can do both arcs by changing the LNBF head, a matter of a few minutes.

Tripods take less space and the dish arm can be removed for easier storage. Total expenditure for a tripod, dish, heads and a good set of aiming tools is well less than an X2.

The manual dish gives you all 2/3 satellites for an arc at the same time a benefit for multiple tuner receivers.
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