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by TroutFly
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite Installation & Setup
Topic: Heavier Dish needs Tighter Tripod Legs
Replies: 3
Views: 6624

Re: Heavier Dish needs Tighter Tripod Legs

Thanks, Barb. Part of the reason I posted this was because you basically told me this when I bought the dish and I wasn't convinced.
by TroutFly
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite Installation & Setup
Topic: Heavier Dish needs Tighter Tripod Legs
Replies: 3
Views: 6624

Heavier Dish needs Tighter Tripod Legs

Because of the much heavier dish, it is imperative to tighten the tripod legs more firmly. My heavy-duty tripod has only one clamp per leg. Hand tightening is not enough unless you have a dual clamp tripod (I'm not sure of this). If the clamp can't control the weight, the whole system will crash or ...
by TroutFly
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Show Off Your Systems!
Topic: Yellowstone
Replies: 1
Views: 3722

Yellowstone

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Near Pilot Peak, east border of Yellowstone National Park.
by TroutFly
Fri May 12, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite General Topics
Topic: Gen5 better than expected.
Replies: 1
Views: 3019

Gen5 better than expected.

I've been using it from my RV for over a week and have a couple observations: The Modem/router registers ZERO power drain on my invertor. The 7000S consumed about 20 watts. This is of extreme importance to me as I rely on solar power almost exclusively and spend about 2 months a year in no generator...
by TroutFly
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite General Topics
Topic: Article about Gen5
Replies: 1
Views: 3421

Article about Gen5

http://www.pcmag.com/news/352288/hughes ... -data-caps

Best news for is that "slow down" speed is 3Mbps! That's 15x what I had with the 7000 router.
by TroutFly
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite General Topics
Topic: Jan. 10, 2017 PR release
Replies: 2
Views: 3911

Jan. 10, 2017 PR release

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/echostar-xix-satellite-with-jupiter-high-throughput-technology-successfully-positioned-in-orbital-slot-300388446.html Excerpt: "GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite n...
by TroutFly
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite General Topics
Topic: Strong growth of VSAT segment 2017-2021.
Replies: 1
Views: 3262

Strong growth of VSAT segment 2017-2021.

Business Wire (a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary) forecasts VSAT (very small aperture terminals) to thrive. Quote from the article: "The broadband services segment will grow rapidly during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the increased demand for broadband services among governme...
by TroutFly
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: HughesNet Ka-band Satellite General Topics
Topic: Great Story on CBS News site
Replies: 1
Views: 3339

Great Story on CBS News site

The URL for the entire story: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/echostar-launched-to-deliver-high-speed-internet/ Some excerpts: “It’ll provide capacity primarily for our consumer business in the U.S. as well as additional capacity in Canada, Mexico and other countries in Central America,” Pradman Kaul, t...

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