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Old 06-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Dish 100.2 antenna setup

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I have been looking over the tailgater and winegard carryout but due to the expense of either, I want to consider buying the 100.2 antenna and doing a manual setup. I would like to hear from those of you that manually setup your 1000.2 as you travel as to how hard it is to zero in on the birds? Also, will be feeding this to two separate TVs. Is the DPP Separator the right switch for this?

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I have been looking over the tailgater and winegard carryout but due to the expense of either, I want to consider buying the 100.2 antenna and doing a manual setup. I would like to hear from those of you that manually setup your 1000.2 as you travel as to how hard it is to zero in on the birds? Also, will be feeding this to two separate TVs. Is the DPP Separator the right switch for this?
I have a 1000.4 portable dish which is similar to the 1000.2 and use the following:

- Heavy-duty tripod (www.tv4rv.com) -- $125
- Good sat meter (Accutrac III Plus) - $190

So, at this point, if you include the price of the 1000.2, you're pretty close to a Tailgater. However, it can be done for less $$$, but I wouldn't want to.

Finally, it sounds like you plan on using a dual-tuner DISH receiver like the VIP222, 622, or 722. If so, then, yes, you need a DISH Pro Plus Separator.
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I have a Tailgater now - used to use a manual dish. A 1000.4 antenna bought off of Craigslist for $35, mounted to a couple scrap wood 2x4's for a base. For setup a 6" torpedo level from my toolbox, signal strength meter, and dishpointer app. Less than $100 all up and worked well.

Bought a Dish 212k receiver, and reused with the Tailgater antenna later.
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Can I split the signal from the tailgater to 2 vip211K receivers?
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Can I split the signal from the tailgater to 2 vip211K receivers?
Nope. The VIP211 isn't a dual-tuner receiver.

Next question: can you use a dual-tuner VIP222 with the Tailgater? Nope.
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Nope. The VIP211 isn't a dual-tuner receiver.

Next question: can you use a dual-tuner VIP222 with the Tailgater? Nope.
I understand the VIP211K is not a dual tuner but can I split the signal from the Tailgater "antenna" out to two VIP211K receivers? Maybe I am dense on this question
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I understand the VIP211K is not a dual tuner but can I split the signal from the Tailgater "antenna" out to two VIP211K receivers? Maybe I am dense on this question
I think the answer is no. The Tailgater is a single LNB dynamically aimed dish. As you change channels, the Vip211K send a 12v signal down the coax to tell the antenna to aim at any one of 3 satellites. If you had 2 211 boxes they would be sending conflicting signals to the Tailgater.
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Yup I moved from manual setup to Tailgater - the manual setup worked well, and was not too difficult to set up. However, the Tailgater is soooo easy. We also wanted to limited the out of pocket until we knew we would use the sat enough to justify. The 1000.4 antenna is now used as fixed mount to provide sat when the MH is sitting between trips.
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