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Jayco Embark 2023 Modes of Operation User Manual

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Jayco Embark 2023 Modes of Operation User Manual

Modes of Operation

Whether stationary or in-motion during satellite signal acquisition, the unit enters tracking mode. In this mode, the unit will actively follow the satellite as the vehicle travels, even if the vehicle is stationary for the first six minutes. Tracking mode ends when the antenna has finished its search and the vehicle has not moved for six (6) minutes. The antenna will resume tracking mode if it detects movement in a straight line at 10 mph or more. In sleep mode, the unit is at rest. The antenna enters sleep mode six (6) minutes after a successful search if stationary, or six (6) minutes after the vehicle stops moving.

Recovery from Signal Interruption

While traveling, the signal will be interrupted when the line of sight to the satellite is blocked. Signal is acquired again after line of sight is restored. If signal is interrupted for more than 15 seconds, the system automatically enters the search routine. The length of time for the TV picture to recover depends on the receiver model you are using.

You must drive in a straight line at 10 mph or more when starting to operate in motion.

Toggle In-Motion

The satellite antenna will automatically toggle between the primary and alternate satellites for your service provider. For toggling in-motion, you may notice a slight delay in satellite switching which could cause a loss in picture. This is normal. Picture loss should be no longer than three seconds. If the alternate satellite the antenna is trying to toggle to is blocked for more than 25 seconds, the system automatically enters the search routine.

Use your on-screen guide to locate your channel rather than “channel surfing”. This will result in smoother operation.

Operating your SD (stationary) antenna

  1. Turn on receiver and television set. The antenna must be connected to a receiver that is plugged into 120 VAC.
  2. Verify that you are getting the receiver’s menu screens on the television. These screens are available with or without the dish finding the signal.
  3. Turn the power switch on for the antenna. The dish will detect if it is already on a satellite signal. If it detects a signal, the dish will move to check its alternate satellite and then move back to the original satellite signal that is on.
  4. If no signal was detected, the dish will begin its search to locate the primary satellite. Once the dish locates a signal, it will pause long enough to identify which satellite it has located. This may or may not be visible on your receiver’s point dish screen.
  5. After the unit has verified that it has the correct satellite, it will move to check the al-ternate satellite and move back to the primary satellite to complete the search routine.
  6. If you do not have signal, see Troubleshooting in the manufacturer’s owner’s manual.

Because the antenna uses information from the last location that it was on a signal, satellite acquisition may take longer if the dish is inactive over long distance traveling.

DIRECTV must be set to the “two” satellite, oval dish setting. Refer
to your receiver manual. DISH Network receivers must have the check switch set to “SW64”.

Satellite Dish
The following is an overview of the automatic multi satellite TV antenna operation. For detailed operating and receiver set up instructions, refer to the manufacturer’s user guide.
When you press “POWER,” the antenna will automatically begin searching for satellites. The instructions assume that the antenna is already in the stowed position.

  1. Press and hold “POWER” for two seconds or until the TRAV’LER interface displays “POWER ON.” Once the unit has been powered on, release “POWER.
  2. The interface screen will display the type of satellite dish on the top line.
  3. The antenna will enter the search mode as part of its normal operation and will display “Searching” on the bottom line.
  4. The antenna will find its home position and begin to look for a satellite. Upon finding a satellite, the antenna will fine-tune or “peak” on the signal.
  5. In automatic search mode, the antenna will lock onto three different satellites: 99°, 101°, and 103°. The antenna will display an asterisk for each satellite found.

If the receiver is already set up in the RV, you are now ready to watch TV.

If you want to turn off the power to the antenna after it has locked onto satellites, press “POWER” and “SELECT” at the same time.

Before traveling, make sure to press “POWER” and wait for the antenna to start to power up; then press “POWER” again to initiate the stow sequence.

User Menu for Manual Operation

The interface includes a user menu for some advanced features. The options most commonly used are the ability to change the dish type, check software/hardware versions, change desired satellite configuration, or manually move the dish.

Improper use of the user menu could cause damage to the antenna and/or vehicle. Do not enter the user menu for regular operation.

The antenna is not meant for use while traveling. To stow the unit for travel, press “POW-ER” one time. The unit will stop what it is doing and return to the stowed position. The interface will not turn off unless the antenna is successfully stowed. Visually inspect that the antenna is in the stowed/travel position before traveling. Do not move the vehicle until the antenna is stowed.

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