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Manzanar

13 June 2015 - 11:25 PM

We spent a morning touring Manzanar, a former WWII Japanese internment camp, just north of Lone Pine, CA.
 
Though sobering and very sad, definitely worth seeing.


For DISH 622, 722, or 722k Users

25 May 2015 - 07:47 PM

You may already know this, but just in case . . .
 

The Super Home Node (or SHN-24) has been around for a while and seems like a natural for RVers who use a DISH 622, 722, or 722k receiver and want to add additional TVs to their receiver.

You can add up to three SD (Standard Definition) TVs to a VIP 622, 722, or 722k using a Super Home Node (SHN-24).
 
In addition, the SHN-24 combines an OTA (Over-The-Air) batwing signal with the HOME DISTRIBUTION (TV2) signal from a 622, 722, or 722k receiver. This combined signal can then be distributed to up to 4 TVs using a single RG6 coax for each TV.
 
Here's a Super Home Node Wiring Diagram.

Here's a source for a Super Home Node.


DISH -- the New Wireless Provider?

17 May 2015 - 09:20 PM

DISH Plans Big Foray into Wireless Business (Yahoo Finance)


Extreme Hopper Technology

05 May 2015 - 04:00 PM

I have 2 DISH Hopper DVRs in my RV and maintain a DISH technology web page (DISH TV for RVs), but I wondered how many of these DVRs could be networked together. Is there a limit? How many would DISH let you have?
 
I asked around on Satellite Guys, discovered that some of my prior ideas were wrong, but finally came up with an "ultimate" network.
 
Though pretty much impractical in an RV, I was told by a DISH rep that "Though we have a 16 receiver limit for a single account, we could let you have 7 Hoppers" (2 leased & 5 purchased).
 
I quickly ended that conversation as the DISH rep was drooling at the possibility of selling me those 5 Hoppers @ $349 a pop. BTW, the street price is a lot cheaper.
 
Anyway, I was really just interested in the network technology and the fact that a lot of Hoppers could be networked from a single Winegard Travler.
 
So here's Nerdtopia . . .
 
Extreme Hopper Network


Batteries for your House

22 April 2015 - 12:12 PM

It's Elon Musk again . . . CNN: Tesla Wants To Power Your House