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DISH Winegard Travler Survey

13 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

Those of you on the road with DISH Winegard Travlers, I'd like to see what kind of signal strengths you're getting . . .



DISH Receiver type:


Your Location (city, state):


110 strength:


119 strength:


129 strength:

DISH Releases Wireless Hopper/Joey Solution

26 June 2014 - 07:01 PM

DISH's new Wireless Access Point sets up its own WiFi 802.11ac network and can network with 3 Wireless Joeys. Very handy for RVs as this allows 2 to 4 TVs.
Hopper/Joey/Super Joey/Wireless Joey Anatomy
Wireless Hopper/Joey Networking

A Study on RVers & RV Parks

06 June 2014 - 04:58 PM

A couple of quotes from a 2010 study from Harvard's Extension Program:

  • A standard RV uses only 27 gallons of water/day, whereas a household consumes 150 gallons/day.
  • Greenhouse gas accounting confirms that actual RV travel creates a lower carbon footprint than comparable air/drive/hotel vacations.

StarBand Mobile Internet

30 May 2014 - 11:44 AM

Kirk asked about StarBand in another thread, but I thought a new thread might be a better place for answers:

We used Starband for six years with good success, but seldom used it for streaming as we just didn't do that much.  While they were not terribly expensive back then and had no limits in the wee hours of early morning, that was long enough ago that I'm pretty sure it is different now.  The same is no doubt true for Hughes as well. Just wondering if anyone has current prices for such service?

Here are the current Service Plans.
Mobile Internet Satellite does a good job of explaining and organizing tripod-based sat service.

Hughes Autoformer Out of Business?

30 May 2014 - 10:22 AM

A visit to Hughes's web site -- www.autoformersdirect.com -- gives an "Account Suspended" message.
Also, it looks like no one is picking up their phone.