Roof-Mounted Dome Antennas Module

Winegard® Dealer Training
Roof-Mounted Dome Antennas
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Installation
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Roof Location Requirements
Switch Settings
Installing the Antenna on the Roof
Wiring the RoadTrip® Antenna
Wiring the Pathway® X1 or Carryout® G2 Antenna
Sealing
Receiver Recommendations
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Operation
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DISH® Receiver Setup—RoadTrip & G2 Antennas
DIRECTV® Receiver Setup—RoadTrip & G2 Antennas
DISH Receiver Setup—Pathway X1 Antenna
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Five Basic Steps to Operation
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Automatic Toggling
Dual Tuner Receivers
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Troubleshooting
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Updating Receiver Software
Operation of Secondary Receiver
Homing
GPS Acquisition (In-Motion Models Only)
Searching
Tracking
Standby
Mechanical Operation Issues
Antenna Does Not Move
Antenna Does Not Rotate Properly
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Signal Acquisition Issues
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Upgrade & Replacement Kits
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Notes
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Antenna Never Pauses on Signal
Antenna Seems to Find Signal but No Signal on Receiver
Upgrade & Replacement Kits
Installation
Do not paint the antenna. Painting the
antenna will void your warranty.
The RoadTrip Mission has a diameter of 20″, and the Pathway X1 and
Carryout G2 antennas have a diameter of 14″; make sure the chosen location
meets this minimum roof space requirement. Also, check that the distance
from the edge of the roof to the nearest foot is at least 12″, and keep in mind
that the cable connections on the base must face the rear of the vehicle.
To ensure that obstructions do not block the signal from the satellite, the
chosen location must additionally meet the clearance requirements below (see
fig. 3.1).
15"
12"
10"
8"
17.5"
Mission antenna
25.0"
32.5"
43.5"
A
Minimum Distance to be Maintained from Antenna
Obstruction Height
The following parts are included with
RoadTrip Mission antennas:
• Satellite system
• 30′ coaxial cable
• 25′ power cable
• Mounting hardware
• Cable entry hardware
• Wall plate hardware
• Literature packet with instructions
Roof Location Requirements
Obstruction Height
Do not attempt to install this system in
the rain or under any wet conditions.
Moisture may affect electronics and
void your warranty. In addition to
potentially affecting the electronics,
installing a system in wet conditions is
a safety hazard to the installer, as well.
15"
12"
10"
8"
16.7"
22.9"
29.0"
38.2"
Pathway X1 or
Carryout G2
antenna
Minimum Distance to be Maintained from Antenna
Model RK-2000 roof mount kit includes
everything needed to convert the
Pathway X1 or Carryout G2 antenna
from a portable to a roof-mounted
antenna. The following parts are
included with the roof mount kit:
• Mounting foot (3)
• Wall plate
• Power switch
• Wall plate hardware
• Cable entry plate
• Cable entry hardware
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FIGURE 3.1. Distance to be maintained from antenna according to
obstruction height.
A, Mission clearance requirements.
B, Pathway X1/Carryout G2 clearance requirements.
B
Installation
Switch Settings
The RoadTrip and Carryout G2 antennas are preset for DIRECTV
programming. If using these antennas with DISH or Bell TV™
programming, change the numbered dip switches found on the electronics
box under the dome to the corresponding setting (see table 3.1).
TABLE 3.1. Switch settings for RoadTrip and Carryout G2 antennas according to provider
DIRECTV
Primary Satellite
Alternate Satellite
101°
119°
DISH
119°
110°/129°
Bell TV
91°
82°
DISH hybrid*
119°
110°/61.5°
The antenna should not be connected
to 12 VDC power when changing dip
switch settings.
Key for Table 3.1
Switch is up
Switch settings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
switch is down
*DISH hybrid programming is for use
in areas where satellite 129° is not
available and standard DISH settings
fail to provide HD programming.
The Carryout G2 antenna does not
support the DISH hybrid setting.
To complete a successful search, the antenna must locate the primary satellite
but does not need to locate alternate satellites. If the dome was removed to
change the switch settings, place the dome back over the base, and insert and
tighten the dome screws.
The hybrid is designed primarily for
the northeastern states.
Installing the Antenna on the Roof
Before installing the Pathway X1 or Carryout G2 antenna, the rubber feet
must be removed, and the metal feet must be installed (refer to pg. 4). Then,
choose a location to install the roof-mounted satellite TV antenna, and place
the antenna in the chosen location. Do not place the antenna upside-down on
the roof as this may cause damage to the dome. Rotate the base until the cable
connections face the back of the vehicle. Level the base front-to-back and sideto-side. Once the antenna is in the chosen location, trace around each foot.
Remove the antenna from the installation area, and apply sealant in the traced
area. Carefully place the feet directly onto the sealant. Check with your vehicle
manufacturer for any special screw requirements for your vehicle, and screw
each foot to the roof.
For best performance and to reduce
signal acquisition time, park the
vehicle on a level surface that is free of
obstructions such as trees or buildings.
If the base is not level, the antenna
may require more time to locate the
correct satellite or may not locate the
correct satellite.
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Installation
Wiring the RoadTrip Antenna
When deciding the best location for
cables to enter the vehicle, it may
be helpful to remove the RV’s front
television system to locate the best
place for cable routing.
On/Off Rocker Switch
(shown in Off Position)
Center
spade
Isolated
spade
Barrel crimp
splice
See Step 8
FIGURE 3.2. Power switch in
Off position
Cables should be connected after the antenna has been installed (see fig. 3.3).
Determine the best location for cables to enter the vehicle and for the power
switch, and drill a 1″ hole in the roof for cables to enter the vehicle.
To wire the RoadTrip antenna, complete the following steps:
1. Connect the quick disconnect power cable to the quick disconnect socket
on the antenna base.
2. Connect a coax cable from the primary receiver to the main port on the
back of the base. For installations that require a secondary coax cable,
connect the cable to the secondary port on the back of the base.
3. Choose a location to install the power On/Off switch. When selecting a
location, remember that you will need to run the +12VDC power cable
from the Winegard satellite system to the switch.
4. For a wall or panel mount, drill 1¼” hole, and pull wires through wall
or panel.
5. Be sure the switch is in the Off position before continuing. See Figure 3.2.
6. Connect the +12V power wire from the vehicle to a small red flag connector.
7. Connect a small red flag connector to isolated spade on switch.
8. Connect the red wire from the antenna to the small red flag connector.
9. Connect the small red flag connector to the center spade on switch.
10. Slide the ground wire from the vehicle into one end of the barrel crimp
splice, and slide the black ground wire from the antenna into the opposite
end of the splice. Crimp the splice.
A filtered power source is required. If possible, go directly to the battery, or use a
separate power supply. 12 volts of power at a max amperage of 5 amps is required.
Depending on the length of the cable on the roof, you may need to use cable
clamps between the unit and the cable entry plate. Clamping every 12–16″
should eliminate any unnecessary cable movement.
Wall plate connections
Wall
plate
2
1
wp-0144 white
wp-0143 black
1. Power from vehicle
2. Power from dish
Primary receiver
Secondary receiver
FIGURE 3.3. Cable connections for RoadTrip antenna (Mission antenna pictured here)
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Installation
Wiring the Pathway X1 or Carryout G2 Antenna
Before wiring the Pathway X1 or Carryout G2 antenna, the roof-mount feet
must be installed on the antenna. To install the mounting feet, complete the
following steps:
1. If the handle has been installed, remove the screws holding the handle to
the antenna with a Phillips screwdriver, and remove the handle.
2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the feet from the bottom of the base.
3. Remove the dome screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the dome.
4. Remove the two nuts holding the eyelet to the base with a 3/8″ socket
wrench. Remove the eyelet.
5. Insert the two threaded posts on a mounting foot through the two holes
from which the eyelet was removed, and thread a hex nut onto each post.
6. Locate the other holes for the remaining two mounting feet, keeping in
mind that the feet should be equally spaced around the base. Install the
remaining two mounting feet.
7. Using a 3/8″ socket wrench, tighten all hex nuts holding the mounting feet
to the base.
8. Place the dome back onto the base, and re-install dome screws.
To wire the Pathway X1 or Carryout G2 antenna, complete the following steps:
1. Connect a coax cable from the primary receiver to the main port on the
back of the base. For installations that require a secondary coax cable,
connect the cable to the secondary port on the back of the base.
2. If there is a power socket on the base, connect one end of the power cable
to the power socket on the base. If the antenna requires connection to a
12V power source via a power cable, cut off the power cord 12V plug.
3. Drill a hole in the roof for the cables, and push the wires inside. Install
the provided cable entry plate over the hole and cables.
To install the power switch (not used with the Pathway X1 antenna), complete
the following steps:
1. Choose a location to install the power On/Off switch. When selecting a
location, remember that you will need to run the +12VDC power cable
from the Winegard satellite system to the switch.
2. For a wall or panel mount, drill 1¼” hole, and pull wires through wall
or panel.
3. Be sure the switch is in the Off position before continuing. See Figure 3.2.
4. Connect the +12V power wire from the vehicle to a small red flag connector.
5. Connect a small red flag connector to isolated spade on switch.
6. Connect the red wire from the antenna to the small red flag connector.
7. Connect the small red flag connector to the center spade on switch.
8. Slide the ground wire from the vehicle into one end of the barrel crimp
splice, and slide the black ground wire from the antenna into the opposite
end of the splice. Crimp the splice.
The power switch and power cable
will not be used with the Pathway X1
antenna. The Pathway X1 antenna is
powered through the receiver.
The wall plate and power switch
provided with the roof mount kit are
different from the wall plate and power
switch provided with the RoadTrip
antennas (see fig. 3.4).
Wall plate
Power switch
FIGURE 3.4. Wall plate and
power switch included with
roof mount kit
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Sealing
The Mission antenna can be removed
from its feet (see fig. 3.5).
Apply sealant around the edge of feet and over screws (see fig. 3.6). When
sealing the Mission antenna, do not apply sealant to the hex nuts on the feet.
This way, the antenna can be removed (if necessary) from the roof without
breaking the sealant (see fig. 3.5).
FIGURE 3.6. Sealant applied over RoadTrip Mission antenna foot and screws.
FIGURE 3.5. Mission antenna
(bottom) removed from feet (top)
After wiring the antenna, seal around the hole where cables enter the vehicle
and in-between cables. Fasten the cable entry plate to the roof, and seal
around the perimeter of the cable entry plate, especially the point at which
cables enter the plate (see fig. 3.7).
FIGURE 3.7. Sealant applied over cable entry plate and around cable entry hole.
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Installation
Allow sealant adequate time to cure (see fig. 3.8).
FIGURE 3.8. RoadTrip Mission antenna installed and sealed on roof of RV.
Receiver Recommendations
Winegard RoadTrip and Carryout G2 antennas will operate with most
DISH and DIRECTV receivers. Winegard recommends using a single tuner
receiver. Recommended models include the DISH 211z and DIRECTV
H24 receivers. Winegard does not recommend using receivers with built-in
hard drives not recommended by the manufacturer for mobile applications.
These receivers are more susceptible to issues due to excessive heat and/or
vibrations found in RV installations.
The DISH 211z receiver and DIRECTV
H24 receiver are recommended for use
with RoadTrip or Carryout G2 antennas
(see fig. 3.9). The Pathway X1 is
exclusively compatible with DISH Solo
HD receivers such as the 211z receiver.
A
Note that DIRECTV HD programming will not be available with RoadTrip
or Carryout G2 antennas even if a DIRECTV HD receiver is used.
The Pathway X1 antenna is exclusively compatible with DISH Solo HD
receivers (see fig. 3.9A).
B
FIGURE 3.9. Receivers.
A, DISH 211z.
B, DIRECTV H24
FIGURE 3.9.
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Operation
DISH Receiver Setup—RoadTrip & G2 Antennas
Online receiver setup guides are
available for Winegard antennas
at www.winegard.com/receivers/
setupguide.php.
Before turning on the antenna, complete the following steps to clear out existing
receiver settings in order to set up the RoadTrip or Carryout G2 antenna for use
with DISH programming (see fig. 3.10 and 3.11). Before starting, disconnect
the coax cable from the “Sat In” port on the back of the receiver.
If your receiver differs from the options shown, you may need to consult
your receiver manual. The wording and display used in your receiver may
differ slightly.
Receiver setup must be completed
for each receiver being used with the
roof-mounted satellite TV antenna.
When setting up a secondary receiver
for use with the antenna, connect
the secondary receiver to the main
port. After receiver setup is complete,
re-connect the secondary receiver to
the secondary port and the primary
receiver to the main port.
Step 1
Before starting, make sure the
coax cable is disconnected
from the “Sat In” port on the
back of the receiver. Press
Menu on your remote. Select
option 6, “System Setup.”
Step 2
Select option 1, “Installation.”
Step 3
Select option 1, “Point Dish.”
FIGURE 3.10. Steps 1–3 of DISH receiver setup for RoadTrip & Carryout G2 antennas
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Step 4
Move over and select
“Check Switch.”
Green signal on satellite 119
is best before going to Step 5.
Note: Not all transponders are
active at all locations. Try 17,
19 or 21 if there is no signal
on any other
Step 5
Select “Test.”
The receiver will go through
a number of steps and then
will return to the screen
shown here with previous
information cleared.
If at any point it asks you to
save, select “Save” or “Yes.”
Reconnect the coax cable to the “Sat In” port on the back of the receiver. Then, turn
on the antenna. Allow it 3–4 minutes to acquire satellites.
After the search routine is complete, an in-motion system will take another
six minutes before going into Standby mode. Once it does, the system will be
completely silent. Do not proceed to the next step until this has happened.
A tracking antenna will be completely
silent when in Standby mode unless
the dish toggles to a different satellite
when a channel is requested by the
remote control.
Step 6
Make sure there are no
checkmarks by “SuperDISH”
or “Alternate.” Then, select
“Test” again.
This time, the SW64 switch
will be installed.
The SW64 switch is a DISH receiver
setting (not a physical part).
When you see SW64 as the
installed switch, the antenna
is ready for use.
FIGURE 3.11. Steps 4–6 of DISH receiver setup
If the SW64 switch is not installed after
completing Step 6 with an older model
of receiver, try checking “SuperDISH”
or “Alternate” before selecting “Test.”
Switch SW42 was used on domes
before HD came out.
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Operation
Online receiver setup guides are
available for Winegard antennas
at www.winegard.com/receivers/
setupguide.php.
DIRECTV Receiver Setup—RoadTrip & G2
Antennas
Complete the following steps to set up the RoadTrip or Carryout G2
antenna for use with DIRECTV programming (see fig. 3.12, 3.13, & 3.14).
If your receiver differs from the options shown, you may need to consult
your receiver manual. The wording and display used in your receiver may
differ slightly.
Step 1
Press the Menu button on
your remote. Select “Parental,
Fav’s & Setup.”
Images shown are from a standard
receiver. HD receiver screens and
steps may vary slightly.
Step 2
Select “System Setup.”
Step 3
Identify the Satellite menu
in the receiver menu. Once
there, find the option for
satellite setup.
FIGURE 3.12. Steps 1–3 of DIRECTV receiver setup
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Step 4
You may be required to
press the DASH (-) before
proceeding (underneath #7
on the remote).
Step 5
Select “3-LNB (18″x20″)” or “3
Satellites.” If given the option
of SWM or Multi-switch,
select “Multiswitch.”
Turn on the antenna. Allow
it 3–4 minutes to acquire
satellites. An in-motion
system will then take another
six minutes before going
into Standby mode. Do not
proceed to the next step until
this has happened.
A tracking antenna will be completely
silent when in Standby mode.
If you would like to check signal
strengths, choose “Signal Strength”
from the menu options before
returning to this screen.
Step 6
Press “Continue.” The
installation will be verified.
Step 7
Errors may be displayed on
the Installation Status screen.
It is normal to see one or two
boxes with an ‘X’ instead of
a ‘ .’
Select “Continue.”
FIGURE 3.13. Steps 4–7 of DIRECTV receiver setup
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Step 8
Select “Continue.”
Step 9
The program guide will
download. When the status
bar reaches 100%, press
“Continue.”
After completing receiver setup for
DISH or DIRECTV, the process will
only need repeated if changed by the
user. If the user is using the receiver
at home, different settings will be
required for home use.
Step 10
The receiver will run data
feed and guide feed tests for
a few moments.
Step 11
You will be prompted to set
up the remote. Select “Setup
Remote Later” to do this at
a later time. Then, select
“Watch DIRECTV.”
FIGURE 3.14. Steps 8–11 of DIRECTV receiver setup
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DISH Receiver Setup—Pathway X1 Antenna
After connecting the antenna to a receiver and the receiver to a power source,
complete receiver setup for the primary receiver. The primary receiver determines
which satellite is viewed; if using a secondary receiver, the secondary receiver will
need to be set up for that satellite. The secondary receiver will require a Check
Switch test every time the primary receiver toggles to a different satellite.
If setting up a new receiver with the Pathway X1 antenna, the receiver will go
through an Installation Wizard to help with the setup process.
Step 1
Follow the on-screen
instructions to program the
remote control. Then, during
step 2 of the Installation
Wizard, the unit will need to
acquire satellites and update
the receiver.
Step 2
This step will require a search
initiated by the Mobile Setup
sreen. Fill in the required
information, and then select
“Scan” to begin the search
routine.
Step 3
After the receiver has been
activated, the receiver will
begin acquiring signal and
downloading the Electronic
Programming Guide. Once
the download is complete,
you can start watching TV.
During the search routine, the antenna
will scan for satellites. The antenna
may make a slight grinding sound
when searching for satellites; this is
normal and does not harm the unit.
Once the search routine is complete,
the receiver will update.
The receiver may reboot automatically
as part of the update process. If
so, select the state of your current
location on the Mobile Antenna Setup
screen, and press “Scan” to begin the
search routine.
If not already activated, the receiver
will need to be activated. To activate
the receiver, call Winegard Company at
1-866-609-9374.
FIGURE 3.15. Steps 1–3 of DISH receiver setup for the Pathway X1 antenna
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Updating Receiver Software
For optimal performance, update receiver software occasionally.
Step 1
To allow the software to
update, leave the satellite on
signal, and press the Power
button the remote or front
panel of the receiver; this will
put the receiver in Standby
mode. Do not unplug the
receiver at this time.
Step 2
After being in Standby
mode for a few minutes, the
software will automatically
begin to update. Upon
completion of the update,
the receiver will reboot. After
the receiver has rebooted,
the receiver will need to
re-acquire satellites and
complete setup.
FIGURE 3.16. Steps 1–2 of updating receiver software for the Pathway X1 antenna
Operation of Secondary Receiver with Pathway X1
When using a secondary receiver with the Pathway X1 antenna, the
secondary receiver does not have the full function of the primary receiver. The
primary receiver will determine which satellite is viewed, and the secondary
receiver will need to be set up for that satellite.
If the primary receiver changes to a channel on a different satellite, the
secondary receiver will lose reception and need to complete setup again on
the new satellite. Refer to the Pathway X1 manual for more information on
setting up the secondary receiver.
Operation of Secondary Receiver with Mission and G2
After getting the SW64 switch installed on the primary receiver, the receiver
will download the guides from all 3 satellites.
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Five Basic Steps to Operation
There are five basic steps to operation; however, some steps are only used
with in-motion systems. The five basic steps are homing, GPS acquisition,
searching, tracking, and standby.
Homing
After turning on the power switch, the roof-mounted satellite TV antenna
will make a series of movements to check its rotational limits. As the
antenna checks its rotational limits, you may hear a slight grinding sound.
This process ensures that the satellite dish knows where it is pointing
relative to its mechanical limits.
GPS Acquisition (In-Motion Models Only)
In-motion antennas have a GPS antenna and will acquire a GPS signal after
completing the homing process (see fig. 3.17). This can take as little time as
a few seconds or as much time as a few minutes; if the antenna is in a new
location over 600 miles from where it was last used, GPS acquisition may
take longer than one to two minutes. If the antenna does not acquire GPS
after homing, the antenna will turn 90 degrees and try again, repeating this
process until acquiring GPS.
A
RoadTrip antennas are available
in stationary or in-motion/tracking
models. The Pathway X1 and Carryout
G2 antennas are available only in
stationary models. Stationary models
enable users to watch TV while the
vehicle is stationary. In-motion/tracking
models enable users to watch TV while
the vehicle is stationary or in motion.
B
FIGURE 3.17. RoadTrip Mission antennas. A, In-motion antenna with GPS antenna.
B, Stationary antenna without GPS antenna.
Searching
The antenna will set an initial search elevation and will begin searching for
satellites. To do so, the antenna will make 360 degree scans of the sky at
different elevation angles until satellites can be found. During this process, it
is normal for the receiver signal meter to show signal strength and then show
no signal temporarily as the antenna continues to find alternate satellites.
Once all necessary satellites are found, signal will return.
If signal does not return as the satellite
continues to find alternate satellites,
see “Troubleshooting” on page 16.
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Tracking
While tracking, an in-motion RoadTrip antenna will actively follow the
satellite while the vehicle is in motion. If the user changes to a channel
on an alternate satellite, the system will “toggle” in tracking mode. The
tracking process will continue until the vehicle is stationary for six minutes.
It is common for the noise level to be greater when the antenna is actively
tracking the satellite compared to when the antenna is in standby mode.
After six minutes of no movement, the satellite system will stop tracking and
go into standby mode.
Standby
When the antenna changes from
standby to tracking, there may be a
slight interruption in signal.
During standby, the antenna will remain locked onto the required satellite.
The satellite system will be completely silent during this mode except when
the user initiates a “toggle” by changing to a channel on a different satellite.
In-motion antennas will exit standby and return to tracking if the vehicle
begins moving at a speed greater than ten miles per hour.
Automatic Toggling
Toggling takes less than two seconds
and typically does not interrupt viewing.
Winegard roof-mounted satellite TV systems will look at one satellite at a
time. If a satellite provider has programming spread across multiple satellites,
the antenna may have to move to a look at a different satellite in order to
access the desired channel. This is done automatically as the user changes
channels and is often referred to as automatic toggling.
Automatic toggling is controlled by the receiver that is connected to the
main coax port on the base. Any other receivers (or DVRs with multiple
tuners) will only be able to view channels on the same satellite as the receiver
connected to the main port.
Dual Tuner Receivers
Dual tuner receivers constantly receive signal from multiple satellite inputs.
At times, a dual tuner receiver may try to view satellites on the two inputs,
and this may cause conflicts with recording or viewing. It is important for the
customer to understand that one tuner controls the antenna, and the other
tuner will not be able to record and/or view programs on other satellites.
However, with proper setup and understanding of how the system works, it is
possible to use dual tuner receivers with Winegard domed automatic satellite
antennas.
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Troubleshooting
If experiencing issues with the antenna, there are two main functions of the
antenna to troubleshoot, mechanical operation and signal acquisition.
Mechanical operation refers to the unit receiving proper power and
mechanically completing all necessary steps for operation. If the antenna does
not demonstrate any issues with moving or searching, then troubleshooting
would most likely deal with the second function, signal acquisition. Signal
acquisition refers to the antenna receiving signal and delivering the signal to
the receiver; this function often deals with coax wiring and receiver setup.
If the antenna does not move, measure
voltage on the green power plug on
the side of the electronics board (see
fig. 3.18).
Mechanical Operation Issues
Antenna Does Not Move
If the RoadTrip or Carryout G2 antenna does not move at all, check for
proper connection to a 12 VDC power source. Measure voltage on the green
power plug on the electronics board to ensure that 12 VDC is being supplied
to the unit (see fig. 3.18). At times, the antenna may require up to five amps
of current; if using a power converter, make sure the converter is rated for
such usage. If using a Pathway X1 antenna, check coax connections.
Power plug
FIGURE 3.18. Green power
plug on electronics board
Antenna Does Not Rotate Properly
If the antenna powers on but does not rotate or “home” properly, check all
connections and cabling to the main electronics board. If the two motor
connections and GPS connection (on in-motion antennas only) are not
properly connected, the antenna may not be able to rotate and search correctly.
If the antenna never pauses on signal,
measure voltage on coax connection
on the LNB (see fig. 3.19).
Signal Acquisition Issues
Antenna Never Pauses on Signal
If the antenna constantly searches without ever pausing on a signal, this
typically indicates that the LNB is not receiving power. The LNB is powered by
the satellite receiver, which outputs 12–18 VDC to the “Satellite In” port.
If the antenna never pauses on a signal, complete the following steps:
a. Check for voltage on the coaxial connections to the LNB (see fig. 3.19); if
voltage is not present, trace down from the LNB to the receiver, checking
for voltage at all connections.
b. Check that incompatible devices (e.g. video switches, splitters) are not
installed between the antenna and receiver. Try running a known good
coax cable directly from the electronics board to the receiver.
c. Check that there are not obstructions preventing signal acquisition.
d. Make sure the receiver is compatible with the antenna.
e. Try a bypass coax from dome to receiver.
LNB coax
connections
FIGURE 3.19. Coax connections
on LNB
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Upgrade & Replacement Kits
Model RT-S02T upgrade kit enables
upgrading from a stationary Mission
antenna to an in-motion Mission
antenna (see fig. 3.17).
FIGURE 3.17. Model RT-S02T
electronics upgrade kit
Antenna Seems to Find Signal but No Signal on Receiver
If the antenna appears to find signal and be pointed to the South but there is
no signal on the receiver, complete the following steps to troubleshoot the issue:
a. Check information inputted during receiver setup to ensure that the
receiver is configured for the antenna.
b. Check dipswitch settings to ensure that the RoadTrip or Carryout G2
antenna is programmed for the correct programming provider.
c. Check for voltage at the LNB. Some RoadTrip antennas can locate a
signal without receiving power from the receiver; however, after signal
acquisition RoadTrip antennas must receive power from the receiver in
order to power the LNB and continue to deliver signal.
d. Try a different receiver. Satellite receivers can be faulty, and a new receiver
may resolve the issue. Make sure the receiver is receiving proper power,
and if possible, plug in to connection with known good AC power. Also,
check that the receiver has sufficient ventilation to allow for cooling; an
overheated receiver may not function correctly until cooling down.
e. Make sure the receiver is compatible with RoadTrip antennas.
Upgrade & Replacement Kits
Model RK-2000 roof kit enables
upgrading from a portable antenna to
a roof-mounted antenna.
FIGURE 3.18. Model RK-2000
roof mount upgrade kit
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Roof-Mounted Dome Antennas
Upgrade & Replacement Kits
Model RT-S02T upgrade kit is available for the RoadTrip Mission antenna,
which enables upgrading from a stationary to an in-motion antenna.
Additionally, model RK-2000 roof mount kit is available for the Pathway X1
or Carryout G2 antenna; this kit includes everything needed to convert the
portable antenna to a roof-mounted antenna.
The following replacement kits are available for the RoadTrip antennas:
a. Dome
• RP40WDS, White dome for RoadTrip Mission stationary antennas
• RP40BDS, Black dome for RoadTrip Mission stationary antennas
• RP40WDT, White dome for RoadTrip Mission in-motion antennas
• RP40BDT, Black dome for RoadTrip Mission in-motion antennas
b. Cables
• CL-RT25, 25′ 12 VDC power cord
• CL-RT50, 50′ 12 VDC power cord
• RP-GM12, Power pigtail
Notes
Roof-Mounted Dome Antennas
Notes
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