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Pathway X2 Antenna

The Pathway™X2 is an automatic portable satellite HD TV Antenna that lets you watch HD TV in your RV. It is built exclusively for DISH, offers quick and easy setup, and lets you watch two different channels on two HD TVs at the same time.

Compatible Receiver Models: 411, ViP® 211, 211k, 211z

Price: $449 standalone Pathway X2 Antenna only (if you already have a compatible receiver)
$499 antenna with ViP 211z receiver bundle (if you do not already have a compatible receiver)

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Features

  • Portable and lightweight
  • Automatically finds DISH satellites
  • Supports HD and SD programming
  • Connects to up to two HD TVs for independent viewing

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 21”D x 15” stowed height (20.75” deployed)
  • Weight: 16 lbs.
  • Color: Gray and Black
  • Automatically points to satellites 110°, 119° and 129° or 61.5°, 72.7°, and 77° (single TV option) or 72.7° only (dual TV option)
  • Powered by DISH receiver, which requires 110VAC

Package Contents of Standalone Antenna

  • Pathway X2 Antenna
  • 25 feet RG6 coax cable
  • User’s Manual

Physical Setup


One-receiver modeTwo-receiver mode

One receiver/110, 119, 129: In this mode, the Pathway X2 will support one receiver/TV and point to the southwest for satellite reception.

One receiver/77, 72.7, 61.5: In this mode, the Pathway X2 will support one receiver/TV and point to the southeast for satellite reception.

Two receiver mode: In this mode, the Pathway X2 will support two receivers/TVs and point to satellite 72.7 in the southeast for reception. On the primary receiver, you can select this mode and your state using the DISH remote. On the secondary receiver, you will need to do a receiver check switch test by following the Pathway X2 User’s Manual.

Most RVs already have an exterior portable satellite input that leads to the main cabinet for TV electronics (where the receiver will go). Simply connect your Pathway to the exterior input (may be labeled as SAT in port, or Portable SAT in), connect your receiver to the internal electronic cabinet, and plug into your TV. Once you power on the TV and the HD receiver, the Portable/Mobile Antenna Setup Screen should display. If this does not happen, connect the coaxial cable directly from the Pathway antenna to your HD receiver and unplug the receiver’s power cable for 60 seconds before reconnecting. It may take a few minutes for the Mobile Antenna Setup Screen to display. Follow the Pathway Antenna User’s Manual on how to set up your optional second receiver.

Powering the Pathway Antenna

The Pathway Antenna draws power from the receiver through the coax cable. The receiver requires 110VAC power source. You will need a power inverter to power the Pathway, receiver and TV from your vehicle's DC power supply (110VAC power outlet required). If your TV is rated greater than 100 watts, it may require direct connection to the vehicle battery. If you are watching TV from your vehicle for more than a few hours, periodically run your vehicle to maintain battery life. Starting your vehicle may temporarily shut off power and require re-setup of the Pathway. For extended use, a portable power generator, power pack or alternative accessory battery is recommended.

Viewing Programming

The Pathway Antenna will provide access to the channels available in your DISH programming package. Some channels, including international programming, RTN, local channels and Regional Sports Networks, are subject to availability based on your geographical location. Additionally, certain local channels and other programming are unavailable on satellite 72.7 when the Pathway X2 is used in two TV mode.

Adding DVR Functionality

You can add DVR functionality, including the ability to record and pause live TV, by attaching your own USB external hard drive to the USB port on the back of the receiver. A one-time $40 service fee will apply. For more information on external hard drives, visit mydish.com/ehd.

Troubleshooting

See below for common issues when setting up your Pathway Antenna. For more troubleshooting tips, please refer to your User’s Manual included with your product.

1. I don't see the mobile antenna setup screen on my TV


Possible CauseTroubleshooting
Receiver powered on before the Pathway Antenna was properly connected.Make sure you follow the instructions correctly, connecting receiver power cord into an outlet as the last step.

Try pressing MENU 6-1-1 on the DISH remote and then select check switch test button.
Coax cable not connected properly between your receiver and the Pathway Antenna.Connect the coaxial cable from the Pathway Antenna directly to the DISH receiver, making sure both ends are securely hand-tightened.

Try pressing MENU 6-1-1 on the DISH remote and then select check switch test button.

2. Signal Loss / Messages 015, 151, 150


Possible CauseTroubleshooting
Obstructions to the Pathway Antenna’s view of the southern sky, such as tree branches, severe rain, etc.Make sure nothing is blocking the Pathway Antenna’s view of the southern sky, such as tree branches, severe rain, or other obstructions.

Elevating the Pathway Antenna above eye level can help reduce the possibility of obstructions.
Coax cable not connected properly between your receiver and the Pathway Antenna.Check that the coax cable between your receiver and the Pathway Antenna is connected properly and hand-tightened.

Unplug the power cord of your receiver for 10 seconds and plug it back in. It may take up to 5 minutes for your receiver to power back on.

Verify you have selected a nationally broadcast channel (CNN, ESPN, etc.).

3. I can’t view certain programming or my local channels or regional sports networks / Messages 005, 013, 014


Possible CauseTroubleshooting
You may not be subscribed to the channels you are trying to view.Confirm that you subscribe to this channel by using mydish.com/mychannels.
Some channels, including international programming, RTN, local channels and Regional Sports Networks, are sometimes not available, depending on your location, based on federal regulations regarding designated market viewing areas.Confirm that you subscribe to this channel by using mydish.com/mychannels.

For local channels, an Over-The-Air antenna can be purchased for use with your receiver (accessories may be needed for the 211z receiver model).
Your receiver has been unplugged or not connected to signal for a significant period of time.Call 800-333-DISH (800-333-3474), select TECH and then mention you need technical support for your RV or Pathway Antenna.