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Larry drv 7*3
11-26-2020, 03:30 PM
Just purchased 2009 Elite 36TK3
Is the sat dish (previous owner had direct tv)
Product specific or will new box connected when we get contact determine provider?

11-26-2020, 06:38 PM
product specific, although you can convert some of them depending on ? Have been told it's not worth the time or money to convert though. Were they nice enough to leave the antenna control box?


Larry drv 7*3
11-26-2020, 10:04 PM
They left their "old" boxes and said they were active for a now forgotten length of time
Are these the controllers? We have the wireless antenae remote for rv, trying to figure what we need to get started when the snow melts mext spring, have used rv rooftop over the air antenae but did not know how to use satelitte. Have heard rooftop mounted sat dish on rv is frequently useless due to tree cover.

11-27-2020, 10:10 AM
"Once in a while useless" would be a better description. We've had one for more than 15 years and have only had a few times where it mattered. Lots of people have good luck with the portable units as well.

The one controller controls the dish as far as raising, lowering and pointing. After it is aimed correctly it can be removed and stored until time to stow and move to the new location. This unit is usually in the closet area where all the other controllers are and will say Winegard on it.

The other one controls the tv and which satellite to receive for what ever channel you wish. This one requires a subscription and monthly payments. It will usually say Dish or Direct on it. Good luck and enjoy.


12-10-2020, 10:29 PM
Suggest you locate a local Dish tech (not Dish itself) and have them look it over. For around $200 service charge you can know what exactly you have...or you can start all over with a Dish Traveler SK-1000/Hopper 3 and associated controls for around $2k. And, yes, if you like to park in tree-covered areas, a hard-mount on the roof can be useless. And the portable ones work well also.