Works great on a boat too!
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September 01, 2012
We have a 30 foot Bayliner cruiser and I've been trying to find an economical way of having Sat TV on the water. (If you think auto/in-motion sat dishes for RVs are expensive, check out marine units sometime.) We've been Dish Net subscribers for 15 years now, and
we've been satisfied for the most part. We saw the Tailgater and decided to give it a try, along with the 211K receiver.
The first time I tried it on the boat was in the driveway on the trailer. I didn't want to roll out the supplied 50' of cable, so I used a shorter length I had on the boat. That didn't work, it wasn't RG-6, which the supplied cable is, just a caution. So I made sure everything worked, and then we set off on our boat vacation to the Pacific Ocean for two weeks.This is not an in motion antenna, but it is automatic, and once I told the receiver where it
was, state and zip code, (300 miles from home) it took about 15 minutes max to dial in the 129 (HD with locals) Satellite, download program info, and supply a perfect HD picture and
sound. When we changed marinas, I was amazed that it took less time, 5-10 minutes.
At Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro, known to the locals as Hurricane Gulch because of the constant winds, I was worried we wouldn't hold a signal. The boat was swinging back and forth in the slip 4-5 feet, bobbing up and down 1-2 feet and rolling a bit side to side. (This
was the worst conditions, usually afternoons.) The only time I lost the signal was briefly when someone got on or off the boat! Need less to say, I am impressed.Back home on Lake Havasu, it works well when beached, and also when anchored and stern-tied to the beach or a second anchor, to prevent swinging. I've placed it on the bow
behind the forward hatch, on top of the radar arch, and on the flybridge dash, works great! (I had this paragraphed, apparently that's not allowed.)
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