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You will need to remove the dome and change the dip switch setting for Dish. You will not be able to receive most of the Dish HD programming as the domes of that age are only capable receiving the programming from the 110 and 119 satellites. You need to be able to pick up 129 for the rest of the programming. An update kit is available for a few hundred dollars for most (but not all) of these older antennas.
Once you have the dip switches set for the proper service you will need to get the antenna locked onto the 119 satellite and then run the Check Switch routine as soon as it locks. You should see the switch type set itself to SW42 when complete (SW64 is required to switch between 110, 119 and 129).
Traveling the Western US by RV
Info needed on vs-0604/6412 box.
I am looking for any help on the correct conection of a direct tv sat box also a schematic showing conections. Will I be able to use the cable connection on the out side of the 5th wheel. It is prewired for sat and 3 tv's. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks bob w
The only place the video control center comes into play is using the satellite out connection from the receiver into the Sat In connection on the back of the vs-0604/6412. You will now be able to watch satellite on any of the TV's in the coach by selecting Sat on the control center.
You don't say what kind of an antenna you intend to use to receive the satellite signal but since you mention the cable connection I will assume that you plan to use some form of external ground based antenna. If that is the case then you will not be able to use the coach cable connection as it was originally wired. That coax cable runs to the back of your vs-0604/6412 and terminates at Cable In. You can remove this connection from the box and connect it directly to the back of your receivers Sat. In connection. You will lose the ability to use campground cable but it will make your satellite antenna connection work. If you would like the ability to use both, you could take that same cable out of the back of the vs-0604/6412 and connect it to an A/B switch. From the A/B switch one cable would return to the vs-0604/6412 and one cable would go to your satellite receiver. Depending upon what you have connected outside you just select A or B inside.
Traveling the Western US by RV
I just purchased a traveler sk-3005 and I want to have all parts before installation. Could you tell me the function of the travelr accessory stow cable does that allow the use of the satellite in the down position?
I am currently not a direct tv customer. Can I have an account just for the rv and will it allow me to stop service when not using the rv or should I install service at my home as well. Last, my rv has 3 tvs do I need 3 separate receivers or a splitter.
Any information is appreciated.
The stow cable is an automatic stow cable that will stow the unit when the RV is turned on or when the brake pedal is depressed. Keep in mind that the control box must be turned on, so if you were to lose AC power when switching from shore power, the box would go off and the unit would not automatically stow.
You can open an RV-only account if you choose to, but you cannot pay month by month. I believe you can suspend service for a certain period of time for each calendar year, but other than that you would be paying for the service even if not using in the RV. If you have a house account with compatible receivers, you may take a house receiver in the RV while traveling, or just get an additional receiver that you plan on keeping in the RV permanently.
In terms of the three TVs, you can do it multiple ways. If you want to watch different channels, then a dedicated receiver is required for each TV. If you want to send the same channel to two TVs, you can split the signal out to each TV.
Thank you for the info it was a great help. I will have the traveler installed now and get the service and receivers in the spring. (now is the end of rv season for me).
Not sure I need the accessory cable-thought it would allow service while in motion.
Thank you again for your help.
I just purchased a winegard Anser 5000 antenna, and was not aware that I had to choose between local network and the non-network services. I have only used the Anser to set it up. I would like to return it for something that will provide both Network and Non-network service. Can you tell me if I can do so, and the details about what you would recommend. I only want standard TV and I have Direct TV service which I receive all channels in my home. The MH is parked in my driveway beside my house. Thanks.
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