What’s the DISH Network Tailgater®?

For millions of North Americans, the term “tailgate” has become synonymous with football games and parties. The new Tailgater by DISH provides sport enthusiasts and nature lovers with a portable solution to view TV programming outdoors and on-the-go. Whether you’re camping with the family, gearing up for the game in the stadium parking lot, or anywhere else you wish to be entertained, the innovative Tailgater®  feature represents the new age of portable satellite TV.

The Tailgater is an auto-tuning, portable DISH solution that’s a true game-changer. It is the perfect solution for customers who want to view their live TV outdoors without an Internet connection. It is great for campers, RV customers, and sports fans who want the option of being able to gather around the TV wherever they go. You can watch the same programming packages that you enjoy at home outdoors, on the go. Just add the Tailgater automatic portable satellite system to your new DISH subscription to enjoy High definition TV on the go.

DISH Network Tailgater Options

$350.00 (Tailgater Antenna only)
$499.00 (Tailgater System, includes receiver)

How Does Tailgater® Work?

How can a portable satellite TV that works so well be so simple to use? The Tailgater® Portable HD TV System consists of a fully-automatic, portable satellite antenna and an HD solo receiver. The Tailgater® by DISH saves time and frustration by automatically finding the right satellite wherever you use it. It is lightweight, portable and easy to carry anywhere you choose to roam.

The DISH Network Tailgater provides:

  • Automatic satellite detection
  • Easy to Use – Simple user interface makes it easy for anyone.
  • HD – No other provider can offer HD TV on an automatic portable antenna.
  • Affordable – Tailgater is half the cost of similar antennas.
  • Convenient – Pay-As-You-Go programming for flexibility. This means you don’t pay for the months you don’t use.
  • Tailgater works in 48 contiguous United States.

Features and Benefits:

  • Compact and portable with a handle. Lightweight – only 10 lbs.
  • HD Compatible. Displays: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • Simple User Interface –Select the state after plugging and the antenna takes care of the rest.
  • Powered by Solo HD Receiver (411, ViP 211, ViP 211k, ViP 211z) with a single coaxial connection.
  • Affordable – It costs half of similar antennas.
  • Pay-as-you-go flexibility


Alpha Satellite provides the DISH Network Tailgater®  Idaho outdoor enthusiasts love. Our portable satellite TV solutions come in two models.

Tailgater® – Model VQ2500.

  • Dimensions: 17.5″ H x 16″ W x 16″ D
  • Weight: 10 lbs.
  • Color: White
  • Packaging Dimensions: 20 7/8″ H x 18 3/16″ W x 18 3/16″ D

HD Solo Receiver – Model ViP® 211k.

  • Dimensions: 1.9″ H x 13.2″ W x 10.7″ D
  • Weight: 5 lbs.
  • Color: Black
  • Packaging Dimensions: 4.5″ H x 13.375″ W x 16″ D

Your Local Source for The DISH Network Tailgater®

Idaho home and mobile entertainment customers rely on Alpha Satellite as the trusted source for DISH and DIRECTV products and high speed Internet services. We’re a family-owned and operated local business that makes customer satisfaction our top priority. We specialize in delivering the latest in-home and mobile entertainment solutions such as the exciting new Tailgater® by DISH.

Why allow your options to be limited by old TV technology? The light and portable Tailgater® lets you carry your satellite antenna everywhere you go!

Subscribe to DISH Today and Unleash the Power of the Portable Tailgater®

The Tailgater® by DISH enables you and your family to enjoy the feature films, sports, TV shows and live events you love in the great outdoors. Contact us today for more information on Idaho’s DISH Network service and the Tailgater®. We offer free, no obligation quotes and low-cost programming options that represent the best value and service in the industry!