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Old 04-09-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hi, I preseantly have a Winegard crank up satelite dish on the roof of my MH, it is the old dish 300 (18") and would like to replace it with the Dish 500 with duel L&B, somewhat bigger
and plan on installing it on the same crank up mechenism, has anyone done it and how does it work?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-09-2005, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hi, I preseantly have a Winegard crank up satelite dish on the roof of my MH, it is the old dish 300 (18") and would like to replace it with the Dish 500 with duel L&B, somewhat bigger
and plan on installing it on the same crank up mechenism, has anyone done it and how does it work?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-09-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Buzz, you can, however, if you travel much you will be going up on the roof to adjust the "skew". I would just realign the dish if something was on the 110 Sat. and I "Just Had To Watch". So far I haven't bothered.

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Buzz,
I'd recommend going to the auto sensing dish 300 that automatically switches from the 119 to 110 satellite and back as you change channels. I have one and it works great. If you don't want to go to that expense, use a dish 500 on a tripod.

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Thanks for the replies, the problem with dish 500 on a tripod, is storage space is getting very limited, and the sensing dish is probably mor money than I care to invest at this time.

I will check it out though.
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Buzz - I would go with what Joe suggested. Fred made the point about the skew adjustment. To properly get that, the support post for the dish has to be plumb. That could be difficult up on the roof. Also a pain to go climbing up there every time you move.
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buzz.. i just put my dish on a tripod in the back seat of the toad for travel..no storage problem..jim
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I read a post on one of the forums, where the guy took a hacksaw, and cut off the old single LNB from his crank-up roofmount dish, and installed a dual satellite LNB. He broke all the rules about skew adjustment, and said it worked fine; he aligned on 110, and got plenty of signal strength on both 110 and 119 with no further adjustments. I plan on trying this when I can locate a source for the dual-sat LNB. I am sure that in some areas, it won't work, but for nearly no investment, it might be worth a try.
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