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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

New Satellite Dish

On Monday February 25, we pulled the Cardinal up to Camping World in Henderson, Nevada to have a new Winegard® TRAV’LER™ Slimline Ka/Ku Multi-Satellite dish installed on the roof. We have always had our DirecTV satellite service since we began full-timing but had to use a portable dish because we are also HD. There were rooftop units available but none were able to receive multi-satellites at once which is necessary for HD.
This is our old three satellite dish set up here in Arizona. It was always a hassle to set up and aim and then take down and store whenever we traveled. When traveling we never set it up if we were just stopping for a short time as it wasn't worth the effort.

But now I just hit a button and it rises from it's stowed position and automatically finds and locks onto up to five satellites at once. So now we will have satellite service even when stopping overnight at a Wal-Mart parking lot.

It has been rock steady and working well. Teddy and I are "Happy Campers".

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