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Tailgater Question

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by heaviside, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. heaviside

    heaviside New Member

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    I bought a Tailgater and Dish VP-211 receiver for my rv. Only after setting it up did I learn that it can't get international programming. (Impossible to get that info before purchase!) Is it satellite 118 on Dish Network?

    Why can't I get the satellite? Is there a workaround?

    Thanks.
     
  2. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

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    Unfortunatly not with the Tailgater. International channels are carried on the 129w satellite. It is a different type of signal that the Tailgater is incapable of receiving.
     
  3. tsmacro

    tsmacro Hall Of Fame

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    Actually the international channels are carried on 118.7 and the tailgater isn't set up to receive it. If they were on 129 he'd be all set. The only way to get International channels for an RV is to buy a 1000+ or 500+ dish and point manually it each time he stops.
     
  4. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

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    Doh! I had a brain poot. 118.7 is the FSS birdie I was thinking of.
     
  5. ionamartin123

    ionamartin123 New Member

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    I appreciate that answer.Thanks a lot.
     

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