2000 Dodge Dakota w/ Sat TV
Okay this is what happens when you have a nice spring afternoon, all the right parts just laying around, some friends, and some beer and pizza. :)
The cabling is temporary at the moment as is the internal setup (hence no pictures). It was pretty much a "proof of concept" idea. I'll pretty up the cables if I decide to keep it installed beyond next weekend.
The DRD303RA receiver could be 12v I suppose but the rotor is an AC motor and thus required an inverter, so right now they're both powered from an inverter. The receiver is in the back seat and the rotor controller is on the floor under the Lilliput.
The elevation (43deg) is fixed and uncontrollable from the cab. I have to park on level ground but experimentation found there to be some reasonable flexibility. Also since the dish had to be below the window for wind load reasons I can only cover an azimuth range of about 120deg. So I just park somewhat North-facing. :)
Once parked it's just a matter of turning the rotor knob until the satellite signal locks on and the TV signal fires up!
VIA M10000, 256MB, 20gb
PW-70a and ITPS
Custom case made of an old cellphone brick
Yaesu FT5100 VHF/UHF ham radio transceiver with mods
RS Pro2006 scanner with serial control interface and cell mod
WiFi with 4" soldered feedline and long usb cable
Mediacar and various radio/scanner software
Baycom APRS modem for position reporting
OBD-II interface of some sort
My internal setup is nothing to get excited about. Besides the rotor controller and DirecTV receiver in the backseat it's nice and tidy - but boring compared to a lot of nice installs I've seen posted on here.