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Old 05-29-2015, 11:31 AM   #1
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Switching back and forth between Winegard Travler 1000 and Dish 1000.2 for Dish Net

I have the Winegard Travler which works great but picked up a Dish 1000.2 to use when trees block the roof mounted Travler. To switch back and forth between the two do I just need to run the check switch test? Of course on the screen it says don't run the test unless told to do so by tech support or bad things can happen. So just checking to make sure that's all I need to do.


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We switch between a manual aim Rooftop Winegard and Tailgater with our ViP-211. We must use the Check Switch function anytime the 211 does not auto-select the correct set-up screen (very different between the two screens).

Our manual aim rooftop dish should appear to the receiver as very similar to your 1000.2, and the Trav'ler is automatic, so could be much like switching your set-up.

Using the Check Switch function has not caused any issues in our 211, and is the recommended way to enter the correct set-up screen.

Hope that helps.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:22 AM   #3
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. . . the screen it says don't run the test unless told to do so by tech support or bad things can happen.
The only "bad thing" that might happen is that you could lose some of your programs if you mis-aimed your 1000.2 and lost a sat or two.

BTW, the Travler is also a 1000.2 dish.
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I ran a coax wire down to the front compartment and installed an AB switch to switch between the two sats. so far I have not needed to run check switch. Just switch the switch aim and go.
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Thanks for the replies. I will mess with it this morning and see if I can get the back up dish working.


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I ran a coax wire down to the front compartment and installed an AB switch to switch between the two sats. so far I have not needed to run check switch. Just switch the switch aim and go.
That's interesting Dave, I presumed you would have to run the check switch program every time you switched antenna.

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That's interesting Dave, I presumed you would have to run the check switch program every time you switched antenna.
If the two dishes are the same, then no because they look identical to your receiver.

However, it's probably smart to do a Check Switch especially if you're manually aiming one of the dishes.
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