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ELMOTOR Error from KVH TracVision L2 startup - no satelllite found

KVH L2 is mounting on a motor coach - worked fine 2 weeks ago - now will not find satellites ... symptoms follow;

With RCA receiver with low speed data port ... initializes and then give me a "ELMOTOR ERROR" - never finds a satellite + Elevation motor is moving dish between both limits with no obvious problems ...

With DirecTV receiver ... will not accept a "Restore to Factory Defaults" action (Sat Select + Power on), Power on gives 1 bright flash then 4 short dim, then 1 bright, then 5 short dim flashes -- cycles thru this 3 times then goes to sleep - never finds a satellite ...

contact me at n.v.cheney@att.net

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  • Bowditch May 11, 2010

    I don't think the problem is with the receiver, but the dish which is mounted on the roof of our coach. The fact that I cannot "reset to factory defaults" when connected to the DirecTV receiver and receive the ELMOTOR ERROR when connected to the RCA receiver suggest to me that something is wrong with the KVH dish and not the receiver ... I get no signal with either receiver ...



    Do you have anyone that is familiar with the KVH L2 dish, and knows how to troubleshoot the dish if I hookup a laptop to the maintenance port?

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