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Old 09-23-2020, 05:20 PM   #1
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2 satellite dishes to same receiver

I have a 2012 Tour. On the roof I have a Winegard Travler 1000 retractable satellite dish and I also have a portable Winegard Pathway X2 for times when the rooftop view is blocked. I have DISH service and a DISH ViP211k receiver. Both satellite units are wired into the back of the entertainment cabinet, where they each have their own incoming cable plug. The entertainment cabinet is super tight. When I want to use the portable, I have to pull the receiver out and fumble around trying to disconnect the rooftop cable connector leading to the receiver and move it over to the portable connector. Anyone have an easier way to do this, like some kind of a splitter with 2 satellite inputs to the receiver with a switch to block the signal from one in favor of the other? 2nd receiver? Something else? Thanks!
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Check out A/B switches....
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Thanks Bob. Can you direct me to a specific product that will work? The ones I see have 2 inputs and an output to the TV, with an A and B switch for each input. Would a cable from the TV output to the receiver then make this work, or do I need something else? Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2020, 12:19 AM   #4
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A quality A/B switch to select the antenna connected to the 211k, and then run check switch after changing antenna.
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Use high quality A/B switches as the cheap ones are not good at satellite signal frequencies. I.e. not Radio Shack but a Satellite Accessories Store.
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vegasmun, this is the switch I use from Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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