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Old 12-01-2014, 11:01 AM   #27637
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Good morning back atcha Tim !!!

Fellow mutants I have a small but nagging little problem. It seems my MotoSAT satellite for TV reception has bit the dust, so for you that have rooftop systems, what are you using ?

Cheers !!!!
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I know that the permanent solution would be to replace the antenna at about $2500. If you are looking for a temporary, and less costly option there are a couple.

One is the open faced portable with the triple LNB that will get all the DISH channels. You could borrow Mary from Tim to set it up. I always had problems with those portable open faced antennas in alignment.

So, I purchased a Carryout. They are totally automatic and they will receive all the DISH satellites, 110, 119, 129, or the DirectTV 101. They will not receive DirectTV HD. Once set up it is totally automatic except that it will only see one satellite at a time, which means you have to watch the channels off the same satellites if you are using more than one TV

After my purchase of the Carryout, they came out with the Anser antenna. You have to turn the head of the antenna to acquire the elevation, then it becomes automatic and find DISH 72 satellite and receives all the programming off that one satellite. Watching two different TV is possible with this antenna. It can be used with the majority of receivers

Then they came out with the Pathway X2 that looks identical to the Anser excpet it is totally automatic and uses DISH 72 satellite. It can only be used with the 211 and 411 receivers.

I'm glad I could be of assistance.

One other thing. If you wish to use your present antenna, and it is just not pointing in the right direction you can just turn the MH around in the parking lot until you get the signal. For elevation you can use boards.

Anytime.
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:13 PM   #27638
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Hi Jeff,
I know that the permanent solution would be to replace the antenna at about $2500. If you are looking for a temporary, and less costly option there are a couple.

One is the open faced portable with the triple LNB that will get all the DISH channels. You could borrow Mary from Tim to set it up. I always had problems with those portable open faced antennas in alignment.

So, I purchased a Carryout. They are totally automatic and they will receive all the DISH satellites, 110, 119, 129, or the DirectTV 101. They will not receive DirectTV HD. Once set up it is totally automatic except that it will only see one satellite at a time, which means you have to watch the channels off the same satellites if you are using more than one TV

After my purchase of the Carryout, they came out with the Anser antenna. You have to turn the head of the antenna to acquire the elevation, then it becomes automatic and find DISH 72 satellite and receives all the programming off that one satellite. Watching two different TV is possible with this antenna. It can be used with the majority of receivers

Then they came out with the Pathway X2 that looks identical to the Anser excpet it is totally automatic and uses DISH 72 satellite. It can only be used with the 211 and 411 receivers.

I'm glad I could be of assistance.

One other thing. If you wish to use your present antenna, and it is just not pointing in the right direction you can just turn the MH around in the parking lot until you get the signal. For elevation you can use boards.

Anytime.

Wayne, $2,500 for the Winegard Traveller 1000 is a little high. CW has it on sale for $1,530 and they would probably fit it under their "anything fitted for $39" deal.

Our unit gets all 3 birds at the same time and, touch wood, has never failed us (unless the wood gets in the way)!

Just my 2c.
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Knitting Sue... Knitting... 2 needles is knitting! LOL!

Ack! My bad! Shows how much attention I was paying!
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We decided to see how far we could go on the trail to the base of the Picacho Peak. Half way was NUFF!!!

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Can't saymuch about that muklulks and all...but here is how Thanksgiving happened in my house today...boys all working on sides to go with Kentucky Fried chicken...LOL! I made deviled eggs....that's it...and we all enjoyed each others company.
OK, so Bob made a pecan pie too... but if you saw the table... it was full of mashed potatoes, spaghetti salad, Turkey soup, home made rolls, potato salad, etc... etc...

Love that photo, Marty. Buncha young men who look like they're trying to figger out how Mom makes it look so easy.

Bet dinner was great.
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We started out well today, meeting Don and Sandee again. We went to Dick's Last Resort on the River Walk in San Antonio, TX. This is the picture "before the fun started." Other pictures cannot be posted on this thread. If you have ever seen Dick's you will understand.

Here are the two pretty ladies.

Gorgeous ladies. You have good taste.

Now: what were the funky paper hats back there all about???
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The mountain behind us glowed as if it was on fire.... Beautiful sunset

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Doesn't the desert provide the most spectacular camera fodder?!! Wowsers! How anybody (my son, for one) can think "seen one, you've seen 'em all" is beyond me!

I always wonder how the heck I could capture that in paint. Usually can't!
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Old 12-01-2014, 03:40 PM   #27644
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Yah ho!!!! Number 102. Ok!!!!!!

Yes, Scotties I believe.

And you left before the Thanksgiving get together. Which was awesome. Surprisingly I only had one serving, no seconds. Of course that's why I use a tray for these things instead of a dinky little dinner plate.

And before I forget, thank you very much Steve, Diwizi, and all the present members who have allowed us to join your group.

Now anyone have any leftovers??????????
Was busy driving to FL and another couple of mutants (ok, maybe just one REAL one?) showed up. Welcome aboard Redding and Elaine!
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Wayne, $2,500 for the Winegard Traveller 1000 is a little high. CW has it on sale for $1,530 and they would probably fit it under their "anything fitted for $39" deal.

Our unit gets all 3 birds at the same time and, touch wood, has never failed us (unless the wood gets in the way)!

Just my 2c.
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Yes, the Travler is anwhere from $1250 to $1500 depending on the deal you can get, but as I understand it that is just the antenna. Add anywhere from $300 to $800 for installation, again depending on who does it so my $2500 was on the hight side, just in case.

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Now: what were the funky paper hats back there all about???
Yes, 'those ladies' do have good taste.

You will have to look at the "other means of mutated communications" to find out.
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Two mutants have arrived in the RGV. There are still lots of open spaces. I was able to pull into to my back in space. Al and his golf cart lead us in... we got set up and sat down. It's hot down here..
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Hi Jeff,
I know that the permanent solution would be to replace the antenna at about $2500. If you are looking for a temporary, and less costly option there are a couple.

One is the open faced portable with the triple LNB that will get all the DISH channels. You could borrow Mary from Tim to set it up. I always had problems with those portable open faced antennas in alignment.

So, I purchased a Carryout. They are totally automatic and they will receive all the DISH satellites, 110, 119, 129, or the DirectTV 101. They will not receive DirectTV HD. Once set up it is totally automatic except that it will only see one satellite at a time, which means you have to watch the channels off the same satellites if you are using more than one TV

After my purchase of the Carryout, they came out with the Anser antenna. You have to turn the head of the antenna to acquire the elevation, then it becomes automatic and find DISH 72 satellite and receives all the programming off that one satellite. Watching two different TV is possible with this antenna. It can be used with the majority of receivers

Then they came out with the Pathway X2 that looks identical to the Anser excpet it is totally automatic and uses DISH 72 satellite. It can only be used with the 211 and 411 receivers.

I'm glad I could be of assistance.

One other thing. If you wish to use your present antenna, and it is just not pointing in the right direction you can just turn the MH around in the parking lot until you get the signal. For elevation you can use boards.

Anytime.
Hey Wayne !!

Thanks for the info, I'll check into it. I have found that the winegard carryout G2 is between 500 and 600 and if you purchase the roof mount 50 you can mount it right where the other one was and then replace the dome. I'll have to call a couple mobile satellite services to see what's up with that. I guess the Beaver us going to get another Christmas present. The portable isn't a bad unit but its just one more thing to stuff in already full bays. My MotoSAT only has the one gun on it and the new receiver seems to require three, but I am a complete novice about satellite systems, so for that I'll have to pay for. It isn't a huge deal, just another day on the rainbow.

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My dear fellow mutants

My what a day this has been. Went to my eye doctor with clouded vision in my left eye. She sent me to a retina specialist at the Midwest Eye Institute.

I had an emergency procedure done on both eyes this afternoon. The left eye has a detached retina. They inserted a gas bubble to see if this will repair the problem. If not, I will likely have surgery in the next few days to continue the attempt to restore my sight in that eye. While examining the left eye the doctor found 2-3 tears in the right retina. He did a laser procedure to fix this problem (hopefully). The cause is unknown as well as the prognosis on the left eye.

Continue to pray for me as I struggle with the doctor's orders concerning the sitting position necessary to promote healing. I have to keep my head tilted at a 80 degree angle to give the bubble a chance to do its magic. I continue to be positive concerning the outcome.
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My dear fellow mutants

My what a day this has been. Went to my eye doctor with clouded vision in my left eye. She sent me to a retina specialist at the Midwest Eye Institute.

I had an emergency procedure done on both eyes this afternoon. The left eye has a detached retina. They inserted a gas bubble to see if this will repair the problem. If not, I will likely have surgery in the next few days to continue the attempt to restore my sight in that eye. While examining the left eye the doctor found 2-3 tears in the right retina. He did a laser procedure to fix this problem (hopefully). The cause is unknown as well as the prognosis on the left eye.

Continue to pray for me as I struggle with the doctor's orders concerning the sitting position necessary to promote healing. I have to keep my head tilted at a 80 degree angle to give the bubble a chance to do its magic. I continue to be positive concerning the outcome.

All our prayers and healing ohms.... Keep us posted.... As best you can.....
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