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I just purchased a carryout gm-1518 and was extremely excited when I tested it out in the 'ol rv while parked at home. It worked like a charm and was up and running in no time. Now, at my first stop along a month long trip, it won't work. I am using it to reach directv satellites which it sees and reports a strong signal (92% mostly) however, just when I think it is going to work (I can see the channel headers and everything) it reports back with a blue bar in the bottom right corner that says "Searching for satellite signal... (771)" A call to directv had me run through the unplug, replug, reset routine to no avail. The directv gentleman gave up with a suggestion to wait and see if it syncs itself, that was 5 hours ago. Finally, winegard won't open until monday am...I am in saturday night at the moment....
I am at a lost...any suggestions....
I have gone through the auto-detect process on the receiver, is that what you are referring to? The same thing happens. It finds the signal with relatively good strength, I get to the channel window and then the blue box message of searching for satellite signal...(771)
Right now I have the connection going through the rv wiring (which worked fine at home) but I did try connecting directly to the receiver from the dish with the same outcome.
Thanks for your help...
Do you mean the dip switches inside the dome? I have not messed with them. I was under the impression that they were factory set to directv which is who I am using. I would have not idea what to change them to...would you know? Also, and this is what has me rather confused, it worked great before I left when in my home space.
Could this by chance be as simple as a coax gone bad? Or not enough power to the dish although it does search and finds....I just don't know....
Sorry for the delay... its not the switches.
Does the Carryout stop searching after 2-3 min? If so, it is on a signal. It might be the wrong one for you but its on a signal.
One thing to look at is the receiver's satellite setup. Make sure that the receiver is set for 2 satellite Oval dish. Otherwise, the receiver can send the satellite off on wild goose chases.
Also, turn to CNN on the receiver menu and make sure it is not the HD version. CNN is on the 101 satellite and a basic package channel.
Please let me know what you find.
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