Friday, April 1, 2011

Eugene, Oregon–3/25–3/26/2011

Since leaving Texas at the end of January, we have been experiencing problems with our internet satellite.  It had been getting to the point where Ken would have it dead on to the satellite, yet we still couldn’t get all lights.  Sometimes it would wake up after a couple of hours, and other times maybe not until the next day or longer.  We were getting tired of fighting this and decided to check into a motorized rooftop system and I knew of an installer in Eugene.  I contacted him and he said he could do the install for us if we could be there at 10am on Friday.  We were there shortly before the requested time and they went right to work getting the dish installed for us.



In the photo above the dish has been placed on the roof of our RV and it is being positioned to not get in the way of the tv antenna.  The installation work was pretty much completed by 2pm and then it was time to get it working.  And then, the frustration started.  Don worked with the computer and controller getting it to find our satellite up until 7pm that evening without success and he promised that he would get it working Sunday morning so that we could get back on the road.  He actually got back Saturday evening and went right to work on it.  He replaced the arm on the dish with one that had a 2 watt transmitter instead of a 1 watt transmitter.  Success!

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