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Posted: 05/01/20 06:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You also need a 42 switch

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swphotobug wrote:

You also need a 42 switch
??? Could you expand on that some please? You're dealing with a bit of a dummy here.


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Talking with Dish I thought they said I'd be able to get local channels (such as Los Angeles Local major networks) even if I was not physically in the LA area. I'm not sure that that statement is 100% accurate. Need to do more research. We spend a LOT of time in places like remote Alaska, Canada and the remote deserts in Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas. DirecTV has NO or very few local channels in those areas. If I understood Dish correctly I could call them and tell them I wanted to switch to the LA locals and I could get the LA networks anywhere I could receive Dish transmissions. None of the limited footprint nonsense that DirecTV has. I also know just from reading the RV forums that changing locations on Dish is very easy when compared with trying to change locations in DirecTV.

For all those who recommended specific hardware, thank you. It sounds like Hopper 3 might be what I'm looking for. I talked with the RF Mogul folks this afternoon and they said they had more than one arm/LNB combo that would receive Dish, but if I knew which receiver or recorder I had they could better recommend the highest performance antenna head for that receiver. Research continues - - -

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Here is the switch:

https://www.amazon.com/Hybrid-Switch-Power-Inserter-DPH42/dp/B0788TJNM7

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TV channels. As I understand you can continue to get you LA stations if you are 200 miles or less away, if more than that you need to switch to other locals.

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If you use a Sacramento, CA TV market area service address, you'll get those locals anywhere in the lower 48 on the western arc 110 sat on Dish at no extra cost. For the east coast, the NYC locals are on 119 coast to coast...


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So I posted about the Pathway. Before I went that route, I had a great tripod and dish from my DTV days I converted to DISH. I had a Hopper and Joey in the house and I would move them in and out of the RV when needed.

So you have the main box (Hopper) but the Joey requires a separate router/WAP too.
So more cables, more setup bs and the deal killer was the signal meter in my Hopper sucks. It’s really slow and you could go right past the sat without a beep on the meter.
Setup was a female dog.

If you have an auto week dish, then your gold.

A rooftop dish for us won’t work.


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swphotobug wrote:

You also need a 42 switch


Not with the DISH RF Mogul. See page 13 of the Eagle Operation Manual for wiring instructions.

For a single Hopper 3 install to a DISH RF Mogul, you would only need a DISH Hybrid Solo Hub + a DISH Hybrid Western Arc LNBF for the RF Mogul.

Finally, contact RF Mogul to make sure you know exactly what you need.

For a first-time Hopper install, I believe DISH still requires it be done by a DISH Installer. Contact a local satellite TV installer, not DISH, to do this.

* This post was edited 05/01/20 08:09pm by TechWriter *


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Hi everyone, I got a typhoon on my last trip and my antenna was broken so I want to change a new one before starting my new adventure next month. I wondering what should I buy between the King and the Winegard. I am looking for an antenna that offers the largest channels and programs and easy to connect with UHF, VHF signals, and digital HD. Does anyone have any recommendations about two brands?

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