Includes: Heavy-Duty Tripod, Mast Assembly, Ground Screw Stake, Bungee Cord, Bubble Level, Lensatic Compass, SF-95 Satellite Finder, Leg Restraint Kit and Heavy-Duty Handy Carry Bag,
Excellent for both standard and large-size satellite dishes.
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This tripod will support most standard and HD TV satellite dishes that have a mast size of either 1 5/8" or 2" diameter with a maximum weight of 35 lbs. This tripod was made to our specifications by CST/Berger, a leading manufacturer of industrial tripods and surveying equipment. Each leg adjusts in length, individually, making it easy to level the tripod's mounting platform using the circular bubble level supplied. The tripod is securely anchored with the tie-down stake and heavy-duty bungee cord supplied, or you may use any of the alternate methods suggested in the instructions. The removable mast assembly makes it easy to "pre-aim" the tripod, using the Lensatic Compass with the H&G eZEE-AIM™ Tripod System, and be within 2-3 degrees of the correct azimuth every time.
The mast assembly is machined from solid aluminum for greater aiming accuracy and weather resistance. The mast comes set up for a 2" diameter dish but easily converts to accommodate the 1 5/8" dish size by removing two small screws and sliding off the 2" sleeve.
When folded, the tripod is quite compact and measures 38"X6"X6". It opens to a minimum height of 34" or a maximum height of 61" (with a normal 32" leg spread). The legs can be extended with a wider stance for greater stability in high-wind areas.
We now offer a sturdy, anchor chain HG-406 to replace the bungee cord. Use on the OPTIONS MENU above to add this item.
ATTENTION DIRECTV SWM DISH USERS - If you will be using the Satellite Finder in this Combo Package with a DirecTV SWM Dish you must also use a SWM splitter and an Auxiliary Power Supply for the finder to operate correctly. These items may be added using the OPTIONS MENU above.
You may also substitute our new Satlook Lite SWM Compatible Meter for the SF-95 meter included in the package. Make this selection in the OPTIONS menu above.
Complete instructions included.
PLEASE NOTE..... THE DISH SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS OFFER
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I received my Combo Package and was extremely pleased with the quality of all the items included in the package. Also, service is great for any questions or issues you may have, overall a great buying experience.
This tripod is so easy to setup and is very sturdy. I don't have problems with the wind blowing my dish over any longer. Setup is usually done in about 10 minutes from start to finish.
For several years I had been using a cheap tripod on camping trips that could take an hour or more to get a decent signal, in part because it was difficult to level (and keep level). With the Heavy Duty Combo Package, I get a GREAT signal on all 3 satellites (99,101,103) in less than 5 minutes! Honestly, it took longer for the DIRECTV box to start up than to point the dish using the eZEE-Aim system! I wish I had know about this product 5 years ago! Highly recommended.
After researching several different options the Heavy Duty Combo Pack was far superior in quality and ease of set up. I have Direct TV which requires 3 satellites for HD channels. So locating these satellites is a little more difficult than Dish. George of TV4RV was very patient and very helpful. I would highly recommend this product to fellow RV'ers.
Have had this tripod setup for almost a year now. It works fantastic and well worth the price. It takes longer to get it out of the basement storage of the motorhome and out of the storage bag than to set up and aim. I use it in conjunction with SatFinder Pro (app on my Android phone) which gives me azimuth, elevation and LNB tilt no matter where I am.
I simply rough point the tripod to the correct azimuth, pin down the 3 legs of the tripod then level it with the supplied bubble level. The way the 3 tripod legs adjust independent makes the level part a snap. Any expert dish installer will tell you the most critical thing is starting with a level mount point. Next set the elevation and tilt on the dish which is pre-mounted to the solid aluminum shaft that comes with the kit and simply screw it onto the tripod.
As I said my SatFinder App via the phones GPS will give all those required settings as quick as you can open the app and push one button. The low tech meter in the kit works well. Only thing that would be better is if an inexpensive meter existed that identified which satellite it was hitting but those are crazy expensive. The most I have to do is rotate the shaft left or right a few degrees to lock on 119w which is on the receivers set-up screen.
Purchased this item last year. Excellant product! I have had many RVers comment on this tripod and I am sure many of them have flollowed up and purchased this product. Very easy if you follow the instructions. Totally satisfied with this product and will continue to tell my neighbors.
I've been trying for about 4 months to get my direct tv tuned in with a cheap tripod and I was constantly having to adjust it. There were several staions I never could get. I ordered this tripod package and it works great. It was easy to set up. Took about 30 minutes to set up and tune in. Would of been nice to have a few more business cards to pass out.