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Question on the Winegard Trav'ler Sat Dish


I have the Winegard Trav'ler automatic Sat Dish.  My question is about the inside control panel ... the one that has the on/off button and displays the satellites that are acquired.  In the past, it has always remained powered on with it's blue backlight always on.  I've been in place now about two months and the box has gone dark, blue light is gone and it looks like it would when it is unplugged.  The system continues to work perfectly.  Is there some sort of "Hibernation" mode after a long period of inactivity?  That seems logical to me, but I was wondering if any else has had this experience or knows how it is supposed to work.  Feedback appreciated.



-- Edited by RonC on Friday 13th of January 2017 07:15:39 PM

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All is normal with the box.  There is no "hibernation" mode.  When power is lost, even for a second, the control box will not turn back on.  This control box is strictly to raise and lower the antenna along with some other installation menus as well as selecting which satellites the dish will search. Once satellites are acquired it has no impact on reception of satellites, etc. and no other operational function.  

You will need to turn it back on to lower the antenna. Press the power button for a few seconds, to turn it back on.  If you do turn the control box back on after the antenna is locked onto satellites the antenna will connect to the control box and depending on your selection it will re-calibrate the end-stop points and then reacquire the satellites.  To lower the antenna, turn the control box on - it will reconnect to the antenna.  Push the power button again, it will say, "Power Off - Yes/No."  Press Yes and the antenna will stow.

If the control box  is "off" due to a power interruption I suggest just leaving it that way until you are ready to move so no disruption of the satellite signals happens during the re-connection process.  There is no way to turn the display on the control box off except by un-plugging it.

Think that covers the basics, Ron.



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Thanks Bill! I did press the power button momentarily and it illuminated, so box isn't dead😀 I'll just leave it be until we're ready to go (actually, the light is bright in a dark coach, so it being off is actually a good thing). Thanks for the info, as always.

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I used to turn mine off. There are two buttons you can push to turn it off or you can unplug it and plug it back in - it will stay off after you plug it back in.
From the manual:
TIP If you want to turn off the power to the TRAV’LER antenna after the antenna has locked onto satellites, press [POWER] and [SELECT] at the same time. Before traveling, make sure to press [POWER] and wait for antenna to start to power up. Then press [POWER] again to initiate the stow sequence. See page 4 for more information on stowing before traveling.

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Thanks Clay! Good info ... guess reading the book would have answered my question


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Clay L wrote:

I used to turn mine off. There are two buttons you can push to turn it off or you can unplug it and plug it back in - it will stay off after you plug it back in.
From the manual:
TIP If you want to turn off the power to the TRAV’LER antenna after the antenna has locked onto satellites, press [POWER] and [SELECT] at the same time. Before traveling, make sure to press [POWER] and wait for antenna to start to power up. Then press [POWER] again to initiate the stow sequence. See page 4 for more information on stowing before traveling.


 Same procedure I use. I always turn mine off after locking onto the satellites. Uses less power and generates less heat. 



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Great info! Thanks!

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