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[aprssig] RV APRS and Dish TV

Tad Burnett tadburnett at vermontel.net
Fri May 11 01:37:57 UTC 2012

And YES.... Dish works well from the RV... I did that one summer...
Just a vertical 2 inch pipe mounted on a piece of plywood and
a hand full of cedar shingles to wedge underneath to fine tune
the aim.... There is an audio tone signal.... The pitch goes higher
as the signal gets stronger... Takes about a minute to set it up....

On 5/10/2012 9:26 PM, Tad Burnett wrote:
> Same with DISH... They can also run diagnostics with internet
> connection... Without I have to run them here myself and report
> voice over the phone.... No great problem for me.....
> I guess if they had to send a tech to run diags it could be...
> The diags didn't show where the loose coax connecter that was
> getting water in it from the snow was though... I had to search for that
> I my own....
> Tad N1QAG
> On 5/10/2012 9:14 PM, Bob Burns W9RXR wrote:
>> At 12:16 AM 5/9/2012, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>>> Does normal DISH TV work portable on an RV?  I see RV's with the 
>>> dishes, but the fine print in the adds imply that you must have a 
>>> phone line or internet connection too.
>> I am not a DISH subscriber, so I can't speak for their policies.
>> I am a DirecTV subscriber. Have been off and on since about 1996. My 
>> receiver hasn't been connected to the Internet or a phone line for 
>> about a year. The only "problem" is that I can't purchase movies or 
>> pay-per-view sports events on the "on demand" channels using the 
>> receiver's remote control.
>> Bob...
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