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What do I need for tailgating?


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#1 OFFLINE   tndish

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 08:49 AM

I want to rig something up to watch football this fall during tailgating and camping trips. What all do I need to get a HD signal?

I was told an eastern arc 1000.2 and a VIP 211K? I live in Tennessee. What should I mount the dish to?

I have a Hopper at home and was told not to use that.

Thanks guys!!

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#2 OFFLINE   boba

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:16 AM

First question is what is your DMA for local channels?
Where are you going to be tailgating and camping?
Do you have a RV to set up a RV account?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:29 AM

First question is what is your DMA for local channels?
Where are you going to be tailgating and camping?
Do you have a RV to set up a RV account?


What do you mean DMA?

Mostly in Eastern TN, North GA, and NC.

I do not currently have an rv. Looking at getting one next yeat. I was informed that I could add the box to me account for an addtional $7 a month.

#4 OFFLINE   garys

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:52 AM

The 211 can be added to an account that has a Hopper, but only as an RV'er.

#5 OFFLINE   tndish

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:30 AM

The 211 can be added to an account that has a Hopper, but only as an RV'er.


Does that mean I have to have another plan or is just $7 a month?

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

I didn't realize that.
Does that mean that if you have a Hopper Joey setup, you cannot have any other receivers other than Hoppers and Joeys?
I don't have a Hopper setup but have purchased 2 of my other receivers so going Hopper would mean selling those units.
Receivers= 722K, 722, 211K,
Dishes=Dish1000.2
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#7 OFFLINE   garys

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Yes, with H/J only other receiver is a 211 to use for RV. You can have other receivers, but it would need to be another account. Not totally sure if you would need another dish setup for it to work, but my brother has Hopper/Joey (upstairs), my mother (downstairs at same location) has a 622 and the installer put up a second dish for my brother even though a lot of wires were run as my brother had Dish upstairs at one point.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

You did not say what channels you were wanting to watch but keep in mind that if you are only looking for local channels dont forget how simple it will be to just hook up a small antenna or even rabbit ears and get a local feed depending on where you are. Dont go through all the hassle of dish and rx just to watch local CBS, not to mention free.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 02:21 PM

I'm surprised no one has linked to the tailgater. I have no personal experience with this.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

To be a tailgater [or gator], you need a large vehicle, and a wanton disregard for safety, especially at 75 mph on highways, or even freeways. Minimum separation, ten feet.

Oh, wait, you're talking about a different sort of tailgating! For that you need a large hamper, a portable cooker, a large supply of beverages, and

Oh, well, another time, then...

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ps No disrespect intended to the question or any answer. Just trying for a smile, and the first type of tailgating is on my mind.
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#11 OFFLINE   davejacobson

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

you need a 211k reciever and a tailgater dish.It doesn't matter if you have a hopper joey setup. They let you have a 211k now for RV use. If you drive more than a 100miles or so you might loose your locals in the spot beam. Contact DIRT member on this site they will help you out with the equipment.
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