Dish in-motion options/experiences with a Wally on a boat

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by bimmerboy750, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. bimmerboy750

    bimmerboy750 Cool Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hi. Apologies if this has been covered but I couldn't turn up anything with my search skills. I currently have on my boat on the east coast a Wally (earlier days I used a VIP211k) connected up to an original Tailgater. For the most part, this configuration has worked well, but only while docked. I rest the Tailgater on a piling or the dock because it needs a stable stationary surface.

    I've been looking at in-motion dishes that Dish promotes such as the Winegard Traveler T4 (about $1299), and others which are the Winegard Durasat D4 ($899), and KVH's Tracvision TV1 ($1999). I think all of these like the Tailgater look at the West Arc. I haven't found any in-motion dishes that'll look at the East Arc.

    I've read elsewhere that boaters were able to set certain dip switches on the T4 or D4 that'll inhibit the dishes going into sleep mode, and doing say they claim no signal drops underway or at anchor despite these units being marketed to truckers and RV'ers (units by default need to detect 10 or more MPH of motion to awaken and re-acquire).

    Obviously, I'm leaning toward the D4 with sleep mode inhibited. Anyone else with this setup, please share your experience/feedback. The KVH TV1 is pretty much sure to work, but the price is steep. Also, if you know of any in-motion units that'll look at East Arc, please share.


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