Winegard SK7003 #SW-TRV1 Update Kits
Due to the ShawDirect F2 111.1W Satellite reaching the end of its life cycle, and experiencing fuel depletion and power reduction, ShawDirect has initiated the decommissioning process.
The Winegard SK7003 Systems now need to be upgraded to be able to lock onto the G1 107.3W Satellite, which will hold all the ShawDirect channels for the future. The Winegard SK7003 System is currently experiencing a problem where it goes into search mode, finds the satellite, but fails to lock onto it. This issue is affecting all Winegard SK7003 Systems, including those that have had the prior SK73 Upgrade Kit installed.
If you are experiencing an issue where your dish is not locking on, don't worry, we have a solution! A new SW-TRV1 UpGrade/Reprogramer is available, and we are now accepting bookings for appointments. Just reach out to us and we'll be happy to schedule a time to get your dish working properly again.
Winegard Shaw Update Kits #SK-73UP
Shaw Direct has now implemented the third and final phase of its transition plan from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 satellite encoding. This change brings many exciting new features to Shaw Direct customers, including expanded high-definition (HD) programming options, enhanced programming guide functionality, and additional receiver features.
While Winegard strives to build products with longevity in mind, this change has caused any Shaw TRAV’LER (model SK-7002 or SK-7003) system built prior to November 1, 2017 to lose ability to properly identify and lock to Shaw Direct orbital satellites, rendering the antenna non-operable.
We have the Winegard upgrade kit to retrofit affected TRAV’LER systems in stock
The kit includes the following:
- A new IDU (interface control box)ODU (under turret electronics assembly)
- Specialized tool to remove and reinstall ODU ODU mounting screws
- SK-7002 systems will also require an XKu LNB upgrade.
We have stock and are currently installing the SK-73UP kits.