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Old 05-31-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone here is using a VuCube Satelight System, If so how would you rate it. I have been looking on the net and they seem to be the best of both worlds. It can be moved around and used else where.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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I do I do

I love my VuQube. I've had it for a year and half now. I used it heavily on my big trip to the great lakes last summer. It came in handy to watch the weather channel and the nasty weather that was all around during June. I lost local channels when I got about 200 miles from home. All the rest came in wonderfully. I was on the Camping World site recently and noticed that they had the VuQube on sale.

The following is a link to my original post about my VuQube. The poles mounted on the rear bumper didn't work out as I would have liked so I put the poles behind the screen door on the closet wall.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...6&hl=VuQube

A link to the Yahoo Scamper site and my photo folder with pictures of the VuQube on the rear and poles behind the screen door. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scampers/pho...575181/pic/list

Then here's a link to the post on the Casita Travel Trailer forum, it has more information about my setup as well as Gene's. http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/index....t=0&start=0


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I was wondering if anyone here is using a VuCube Satelight System, If so how would you rate it. I have been looking on the net and they seem to be the best of both worlds. It can be moved around and used else where.
I have never seen this until today. I'm not sure what the benefit is over a winegard crank up other than not having to cut a hole in your roof... eck I hated that part. But I have noggin room too so...
It is not automatic though. I have to crank up to a certain known angle (displayed) and then turn it in the direction of my satellite using mag compass and know declination and listen for the beep and then lock it. I also have a spare tripod dish if I need it (but i haven't). Cost $230 new or $100 ebay used. It would be nice if it was "just turn it on" and it finds the satellite on its own... like the big boys have.

Also it lays down real flat and has minimum drag.

Anyway I am taking it to Alaska.



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Old 06-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #4
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That's one of the benefits, no holes in roof.

It can be placed anywhere to get a clear southern view of the sky, not limited by being mounted on a roof.

Once you set it towards the southern sky you go inside and use a remote control to move the dish inside the box to the appropriate elevation then rotate it to pickup the satellite signal. I'd rather do this inside at night or in the rain than outside. It generally only takes a moment to find the signal. Manually you have to move the dish very minutely or you are apt to pass the satellite, plus you might not be able to hear or see the sat signal on the TV if you are a solo camper.

I agree it's very pricey but to me it's well worth it.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for your feed back Joy. I have been looking at whats out there. This sounds pretty good.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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I bought a Vu Qube this past weekend. It works just like its advertised. I really like it. As Joy says---Its a bit pricey but is what i wanted.
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Chester,

These fancy gadgets are pretty neat, huh!

I just wish the button for moving the dish sideways had a little lighter touch as the dish moves very slowly and my finger gets tired.

I also put labels on my remote because when you are looking at it the top is south and east is to the left, while west is to the right and you are like the handle north.

I had trouble initially because I was standing with the remote facing the dish and moving the remote to the right thinking the dish was following to the east, well it wasn't it was actually going west. I don't stand facing the dish anymore, that helps. Better to just sit on the couch with a cup coffee or a beer and operate it.
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These fancy gadgets are pretty neat, huh!

I just wish the button for moving the dish sideways had a little lighter touch as the dish moves very slowly and my finger gets tired.

I also put labels on my remote because when you are looking at it the top is south and east is to the left, while west is to the right and you are like the handle north.

I had trouble initially because I was standing with the remote facing the dish and moving the remote to the right thinking the dish was following to the east, well it wasn't it was actually going west. I don't stand facing the dish anymore, that helps. Better to just sit on the couch with a cup coffee or a beer and operate it.
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Yup ---I really like it. I just sit on couch and push the button to the desired location and then have TV if I want it. Yes i agree it does move slow but i think that is so we don't miss the satelite signal. I was using a dish but needed two people to get it to work. I did not like yelling back and forth to wife. Shes happy and I am happy.
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The beauty about this setup compared to one thats attached to roof, is that we can move Vuqube around instead of moving trailer to get signal.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:01 PM   #10
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I just installed my Vuqube on a tripod.
I found a 4x4 inch square post and drilled a hole throught it. I then screwed a peice of plywood to post. I measured the feet locaton on vuqube and drilled each one out. Feet of vuqube sit in previously drilled holes. Works for me.

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I just installed my Vuqube on a tripod.
I found a 4x4 inch square post and drilled a hole throught it. I then screwed a peice of plywood to post. I measured the feet locaton on vuqube and drilled each one out. Feet of vuqube sit in previously drilled holes. Works for me.

I just need to know... what does this cube do that a portable dish does not?
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I just need to know... what does this cube do that a portable dish does not?
It does the same thing but a lot easier and you can sit in your unit to find signal.

Its a one person set up.
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I just need to know... what does this cube do that a portable dish does not?
Removes about $500 more of your cash

Just a guess......
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It does the same thing but a lot easier and you can sit in your unit to find signal.

Its a one person set up.
ahhhhh it is an automatic remote?
That is a BIG advantage.
My dish on the roof is easy to move around to find a signal but if I am blocked I have to get out the tripod and mount the portable dish somewhere afar.
I am rarely faced with that however since i pick my spots accordingly.
But even then, if there is a problem, I can plug an electronic finder in right at the dish and move it around until the squeal gets loud and then lock it down...
It is still just a one person set up.
You don't have to watch the TV... just listen to the squealer thingy.
The difference being it is not a remote operation.
It would be great if I could sit in my trailer and do all that.

I was getting DTV in the Yukon albeit with some black outs from time to time.

PS the satellite finder (squealer) can be found at any radio shack... cheap.

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