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WINEGARD
In-Motion
Digital Satellite Mobile Antenna for Two Receivers
Models MV3500T (White Dome)
MV3535T (Black Dome)
WI3535T (Black Dome)
MVT-35W (White Dome, OEM)
MVT-35B (Black Dome, OEM)
OPERATION MANUAL
Made in the U.S.A. U.S. Patent Nos. 6,023,247; 6,188,300
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Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood St. • Burlington, IA 52601-2000
319/754-0600 • FAX 319/754-0787 • www.winegard.com
Printed in U.S.A. © Winegard Company 2005, 2006 2452072 Rev. 6/12/06
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Introduction/How Does Digital Satellite TV Work?
About this manual —We hope this manual will provide clear instructions to install and
operate MV3500T. Two symbols have been used —
Indicates suggestions to make
Indicates caution should be taken!
processes easier for you.
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Introduction
Congratulations! You have purchased one of
Winegard’s latest developments in the mobile satellite reception product line —the Movin’ ViewTM. This
system, used with your digital satellite receiver, will
deliver the best reception possible.
How Does Digital Satellite
TV Work?
Satellite programming originates from an “uplink”
facility on Earth — the facility receives many signals
from different sources, combines the signals digitally
and transmits to the satellites. The satellites (22,300
miles above Earth) receive the uplink signal, amplify
it and then transmit it back to earth in the Ku frequency band. This signal is
concentrated and reflected to the
LNBF* located at the “focal point”
of the dish. The LNBF amplifies and
converts the signal to the 950 to
1450 MHz range. The signal is then
passed through a coaxial cable to the receiver where individual channel selection
and processing take place.
For Programming information call:
DISH NETWORK® - 1-800-333-DISH (1-800-333-3474)
DIRECTV® - 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288)
EXPRESSVU® - 1-888-SKYDISH (1-888-759-3474)
Your new Winegard RV Digital Satellite System is an
easy-to-use satellite TV reception system. Because it
mounts on the top of your recreational vehicle, it goes
where you go and provides quality reception of digital
satellite signals. Check with your program provider for
exact coverage area.
MV3500T features:
• Two receiver compatible
• GPS Technology
• Easy “one-button” operation
• Compatible with most digital satellite receivers
• Ability to toggle between satellites using remote
control, if subscribing to multisatellite programming
• Winegard warranty
• Integrated DVB Technology
DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM
SATELLITE(S)
HIGH POWER KU-BAND
DOWNLINK SIGNAL
WINEGARD DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM ANTENNA
* Low Noise Block Converter Feed
UPLINK SIGNAL
TELEVISION
SET
RECEIVER
PROGRAMMING UPLINK
CONTROL CENTERS
DIRECTV® is an official trademark of DIRECTV, a unit of GM Hughes Electronics Corporation.
DISH Network® is an official trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporaton.
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Quick Reference Guide
NOTICE!
This model is PRESET for DIRECTV® receivers.
If you have a DISH Network® or ExpressVu® (Canada) receiver,
you must change the numbered switches inside the dome.
TO CHANGE SWITCHES INSIDE DOME —
1. Remove screws holding dome to base and remove dome. Place dome in safe spot to avoid damage.
Switches will be set at 101° for DIRECTV®. You may be changing these switches.
0 = UP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
(#1 represents Switch DOWN; #0 represents Switch up)
1 = DOWN
Sat. Rcvr.
Mt. Option
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Switch Set Position
1
DIRECTV
0
(FACTORY PRESET)
2
0
3
0
DISH NETWORK
0
0
ExpressVu
0
1
0= UP
4
0
5
0
6
0
7
0
8
1
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
SWITCH SETTINGS
SHOWN BELOW
1= DOWN
2. Determine which programming you will be using. This will determine how you set your switches.
For DISH Network set switches to 119°.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0= UP
1= DOWN
FRONT OF VEHICLE
MOUNTING
1
2
3
0
1
0
4
1
5
6
1
7
0
8
1
1
1= DOWN
CENTER LINE OF VEHICLE
MV-3500
MV3500T
REAR BASE FOOT
(MUST BE PARALLEL
TO CENTER LINE)
BACK OF VEHICLE
0= UP
1
For ExpressVu®, set switches to 091°.
DirecTV® receivers must be set to the two satellite, oval dish setting. Refer to your receiver manual.
DISH Network receivers must either have the check switch set for SW42 or unknown, no satellite found. See
page 5.
The satellite system has two modes of operation; Tracking Mode and Sleep Mode. When you first turn the unit
on, it enters Tracking Mode. In this mode the unit will search and actively follow the satellite as the vehicle travels. Tracking mode ends when the unit has successfully finished its search and the vehicle has not moved for
six minutes.
Sleep Mode, this is the unit at rest mode. During Sleep mode the dish will toggle between primary and secondary satellites as you change channels with the remote. The unit enters Sleep mode about six minutes after a
successful search if stationary, or six minutes after the vehicle stops moving.
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Operation
1. Turn on receiver and television set. The
MV3500T antenna must be connected to a receiver that is plugged into 120 VAC.
4. Once the unit has acquired GPS, the dish will
begin its search. The dish will pause on the signal
long enough to determine which satellite it has
found. If it moves off the signal, it is in an effort to
verify the signal and it should return to the signal
shortly.
2. Verify that you are getting the receiver’s
menu screens on the television. These screens
are available with or without the dish finding the
signal. See page 6 for details of receiver set up.
5. After the unit has verified that it has the correct
satellite, it will continue to track the signal.
3. Turn the power switch on for the the
MV3500T antenna. The dish should start moving,
making one or two revolutions before it stops to
acquire GPS. This can take a few moments or up
to 10-15 minutes. Normal operation will be less
than a minute.
6. If the vehicle does not move for six minutes, the
unit will toggle to it’s alternate satellite then toggle
back to the primary satellite and go to sleep. If vehicle begins movement in straight line at 10 mph,
the unit will resume tracking mode. See below for
details of modes of operation.
You may be Stationary or In-Motion
during power up.
7. If you do not have signal, see Troubleshooting,
p.6.
If powering up while in-motion, you
must be traveling at a minimum of 10
mph in a straight line.
Modes of Operation:
Recovery From Signal Interruption:
The MV3500T satellite antenna has the two
modes of operation: Tracking Mode and Sleep
Mode. Whether stationary or In-Motion during
satellite signal acquisition, the unit enters Tracking Mode. In this mode, the unit will actively follow
the satellite as the vehicle travels, even if the vehicle is stationary for the first six minutes.
Tracking mode ends when the MV3500T antenna
has successfully finished its search and the vehicle has not moved for six (6) minutes. Your
MV3500T antenna will resume tracking mode if it
detects movememt in a straight line at 10 mph or
more.
While traveling, the signal will be interrupted
when the line of sight to the satellite is
blocked. Signal is acquired again after line of
sight is restored. If signal is interrupted for more
than 15 seconds, the system automatically enters
the search routine. The length of time for the
TV picture to recover depends on the receiver
model you are using.
In Sleep Mode, the unit at rest. The antenna enters Sleep Mode six (6) minutes after a
successful search if stationary, or six (6) minutes
after the vehicle stops moving.
Toggle In-Motion:
You must drive in a straight line
at 10 mph or more when starting
to operate in motion.
Your MV3500T satellite antenna will automatically
toggle between the primary and alternate satellite
for your service provider. For toggling In-Motion,
you may notice a slight delay in satellite switching
which could cause a loss in picture. This is normal, picture loss should be no longer than three
seconds. If the alternate satellite the MV3500T
is trying to toggle to is blocked for more than
25 seconds, the system automatically enters
the search routine.
Use your on-screen guide to
locate your channel rather than
“channel surfing”. This will result
in smoother operation.
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To toggle between satellites when subscribing to multi-satellite programming—
The MV3500T will toggle between the primary and
seconday satellites for either DISH Network or
DIRECTV. Both have programming on more than
one satelite. When a channel is selected on the
remote control and is not on the satellite currently selected, the unit will automatically toggle
to the correct satellite. NOTE: The MV3500T will
toggle while stationary or In-Motion.
If a switch other than SW42 appears, or you
have an X in one of the boxes below the satellites, repeat Check Switch Steps.
5. Your system is now set up to toggle between
satellites. It will automatically move to the correct
satellite when a channel is selected with your remote control.
DIRECTV programming
1. DIRECTV receivers must be set for oval dish 2
sat selection to enable toggling between primary
101°W satellite and alternate 119°W satellite
only. (Consult receiver manual for procedure.)
After receiver is set for the correct dish selection,
when you request a channel located on a different satellite, the unit will automatically toggle to
that satellite.
NOTE: Once these steps are completed, you
won’t have to perform this test again, unless
Check Switch was performed on another satellite dish, such as a home dish.
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DISH Network programming (DISH 500)
DISH Network receivers must have the “SW42”
switch installed in order to toggle between the primary 119° satellite and the alternate 110° satellite.
(Consult your receiver manual for the procedure to
reach the “check switch” menu.)
NOTE: This “SW42 Switch” is a DISH Network®
receiver setting, NOT a physical part.
To install the “SW42” switch:
1. Before turning on your MV3500T system, make
sure that your satellite receiver and television are
turned on and your receiver is on the “point dish”
menu. (Consult your owner’s manual to reach this
menu.)
2. While the vehicle is stationary, turn on the
MV3500T system and wait for signal acquisition
on satellite 119°.
3. After signal is acquired, the system will
continously track the signal for approximately six
minutes. At the end of six minutes, the unit will
enter sleep mode. You now have six minutes to
complete Check Switch test. Consult your receiver manual for instructions on running the test.
Be sure that Superdish and Alternate are unchecked if applicable. Onscreen options may vary
by receiver.
4. During the Check Switch Test, the receiver will
begin checking the switch by toggling between
satellites. When this is completed, SW42 will appear on the screen. It will be at the top of the
screen, satellite designations will be below, showing odd and even transponders. See illustration.
Toggle: Your Winegard automatic
satellite dish will move from the
primary to the alternate satellite in
order to receive multi-satellite
programming.
Install Summary
SW42
Input:
1
1
1
1
Satellite:
119
119
110
110
Polarity:
Odd Even Odd
Even
Status:
Satellite reception verified
Superdish
Cancel
Alternate
Test
Help
Check Switch screen display
NOTE: Be sure the “Superdish” and “Alternate”
boxes ARE NOT checked.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
The MV3500T does not attempt to find a satellite or 1. Check your Power switch to verify that it is in the ON position.
it never moves.
2. Check +12 V wires at unit to verify power. Check fuse on electronics.
The dish never stops on any of the signals that
it sees.
1. Make sure that your receiver is set up correctly.
For DISH Network, the check switch should read either “Unknown” or “SW42”.
For DirecTV the receiver should be set for a Two Satellite Oval
Dish.
With DIRECTV, the dish will find the alternate
satellite but it never finds the primary satellite.
Make sure that the Switches on the Electronics Control Box are
set for DirecTV. See page 3. These switches are found under
the dome, inside the Electronics Control Box.
I am not getting all the DISH Network channels
I subscribed to.
1. Go to the check switch menu in receiver. Make sure that it’s
set for SW42 and lists both even and odd transponders on satellites 110° and 119°.
The MV3500T never sees any signals, it just keeps
searching.
1. Rain, Snow or excessive Dew on the dome can interrupt the
signal. Snow and Dew can be brushed off the dome. If Heavy
rain or Snow fall is blocking the signal, it may be necessary to
wait until the weather clears.
2. Check to see if the Southern sky is clear. Trees, Buildings, Large
signs or an Overpass can block the signal. Find an area where you
can be sure that this is not the problem and try again.
3. Make sure the receiver has power and the satellite dish is
connected to the “Sat In”.
I have switched satellite service providers. How do
I set my dish for my new provider?
You will need to remove the dome, and set switches to correct
provider. See page 4.
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Specifications & Warranty
Features and specifications
• One button operation.
• Operating temperature
-13°F to +140°F
• Dual receiver capable.
• Depending on receiver type, you can access
satellites 119°, 110°, 101° or 92°.
• Specifications for max amperage 3.0A
• Specifications for unit operatating voltage. -10.5 13.8V
• No user input required.
• No data port required for DISH Network ,
DIRECTV® or ExpressVu.
®
• Specifications for supply voltage. 12 - 13.8V
• Elevation range 20° to 74.5°;
azimuth +360° (0-720°)
• 30’ power cable and 30’ coaxial cable included.
• Dome UV protected.
• Compact size —
32” diameter, 15-3/4” height
Weight of unit - 28 lbs.
Shipping weight - 41 lbs.
Winegard supplies 30’ of 16 AWG wire for connecting the unit. When making connections or adding
wire, Winegard recommends using 16 AWG
stranded wire or larger for connection up to 60 feet.
When making connections longer than 60 feet, insure that specifications for unit operating voltage
are met by measuring voltage at the unit.
WINEGARD MOBILE PRODUCTS LIMITED WARRANTY
(2 YEARS PARTS; 1 YEAR LABOR)
Winegard Company warrants this product against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the date of
original purchase. During year one (1) of such warranty, Winegard Company will also pay authorized labor costs to an authorized
Winegard dealer to repair or replace defective products. No warranty claim will be honored unless at the time the claim is made,
Customer presents proof of purchase to an authorized Winegard dealer (to locate the nearest authorized Winegard dealer, contact
Winegard Company, 3000 Kirkwood Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601, Telephone 319-754-0600 or visit www.winegard.com). Customer
must provide proof of purchase with a dated sales receipt for the Winegard product to verify the product is under warranty. If the date of
purchase cannot be verified, the warranty period shall be considered to begin thirty (30) days after the date of manufacture.
If a defect in material or workmanship is discovered, Customer may take the product to an authorized Winegard dealer for service.
Customer must provide proof of purchase to verify the product is under warranty. If the product is brought to an authorized Winegard
dealer for service prior to expiration of year one (1) of the warranty period and a defect in material or workmanship is verified by
Winegard Technical Services, Winegard Company will cover the Winegard dealer’s labor charges for warranty service. The Winegard
dealer must contact Winegard Technical Services in advance for pre-approval of the service. Approval of the service is at the sole
discretion of Winegard Company.
Alternatively, Customer may ship the product prepaid to Winegard Technical Services (located at 3000 Kirkwood Street, Burlington,
Iowa 52601, Telephone 319-754-0600). Customer must return the product along with a brief description of the problem and provide
Winegard Technical Services with Customer’s name, address, and phone number. Customer must also provide proof of purchase to
verify the product is under warranty. If the product is returned before the expiration of the warranty period, Winegard Company will (at its
option) either repair or replace the product.
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged, deteriorates, malfunctions or fails from: improper installation,
misuse, abuse, neglect, accident, tampering, modification of the product as originally manufactured by Winegard in any manner whatsoever,
removing or defacing any serial number, usage not in accordance with product instructions or acts of nature such as damage caused by
wind, lightning, ice or corrosive environments such as salt spray and acid rain.
RETURN AUTHORIZATION POLICY
A Return Material Authorization (RMA) is required prior to returning any product to Winegard Company or Winegard Warranty Services
under this warranty policy. Please call our Technical Services Department at (800) 788-4417 or send an e-mail to warranty@winegard.com
to obtain the RMA number. Please furnish the date of purchase when requesting an RMA number. Enclose the product in a prepaid
package and write the RMA number in large, clear letters on the outside of the package. To avoid confusion or misunderstanding, a
shipment(s) without an RMA number(s) or an unauthorized return(s) will be refused and returned to Customer freight collect.
WINEGARD COMPANY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITIES FOR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, MADE
BY ANY OTHER PERSON.
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE TWO YEAR PERIOD OF THIS WARRANTY.
In states that do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, the
above limitations or exclusions do not apply.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives Customer specific legal rights. Customer may also have other rights that may vary from state to state.
SATELLITE RECEIVER WARRANTY:
See manufacturer’s limited warranty policy.
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Rev. 1/20/06
Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood Street • Burlington, IA 52601 • 319/754-0600 Fax 319/754-0787 • www.winegard.com
Printed in U.S.A. © 2005, 2006 Winegard Company
2452072 Rev. 6/12/06
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