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post #3 of (permalink) Old 2011-09-13, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by vitesse View Post
One of my friends have a boat and would like to get sat TV on is boat and home.

I wonder if a motorized antenna would work on a boat. with heavy wind the tracking system of the antenna should react pretty fast.

Anyone have ever tested a Shaw Direct (or anything else) install on a boat?
Has your friend or yourself ever had the pleasure of trying to tune a sat? If you had I'm sure you would realize that a dish on a boat would be an impossibility. Even on the calmest waters, Im sure the boat would be moving slightly, and even the slightest changes in dish direction can cause total loss of signal. Motors are not designed to track a specific sat if the dish moves....they are designed to move a dish in an arc pattern across the sky in order to receive different birds that are all located along this same arc.
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