Dave is quite correct - probably all the info is already here - somewhere.
In the past, I had a satellite dish on the roof of my motorhome. It had a wire that was connected (via the roof) to a SKY receiver inside the motorhome. Another wire then carried the signal to the TV. Job done. The cost was just under £2000. When I wanted to use the satellite system, I simply pushed a button, and the satellite dish looked around for the signal and sorted itself out. The problem arose when trees were in the vicinity. It was a choice of no TV or move the van.
I have recently sold the motorhome and left the satellite dish on.
My next motorhome is likely to have a manual satellite dish. By manual, I mean one where I have to locate the satellite signals rather than the dish searching for them. In order to do this, I shall need...
1) 1 x satellite dish on a tripod
2) Some wire (what ever it is called) to transfer the signals from the dish to the SKY box.
3) A SKY box - I already have this as another MHF member donated it to me.
4) A TV
5) A compass - so I can find the approx location of the satellite.
6) A satellite finder that beeps when you are pointing in the right direction.
The total cost if bought new for the above will be under £200.00.
You can see all that lot on display at www.snellyvision.co.uk
- this is a firm run by one of our members. I have never ordered from him, but have phoned for advice in helping other people set up their manual systems and so when I am ready to deal, Shane is the man.
If I have missed anything on the above list, I am happy to be corrected as manual satellite dishes are new to me.