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DTV with 2 dishes . What multiswitch

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by turk, Sep 17, 2005.

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  1. turk

    turk New Member

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    Have D10 IRD and two separate dishes for 101 1nd 119 birds. Both dishes have single LNB. Tried a 2 input 1 output multi and it doesn't work. Switch buzzes when connected to B LNB. Do I need something different? Read about 22KHZ blocking switch some where.
     
  2. greywolf

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    Both dishes must have dual LNBs to work. You need a 4x multiswitch. Two lines from the 101 dish go to the two Sat A inputs on the multiswitch and two lines from the 119 dish go to the two Sat B inputs. Check the LNBs to see if they have 2 connectors. If so, they are duals.
     
  3. tecarte

    tecarte New Member

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    Life would be so much easier if you bought yourself a Triplesat dish. Eliminates the switch as long as your under for receivers.
     
  4. dishrich

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    If you have a 22khz switch w/2 in & 1 out, it should work just fine. (I'm using one myself to combine 101 & 72.5 - you do NOT need a 4x4 switch &/or dual LNB's to make your setup work for a single receiver ;) ) Are you sure you are not trying to use an E* SW21 switch - E* switches will not work w/D* service.
     
  5. greywolf

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    He definitely needs dual LNBs and a 4x multiswitch to get 101 and 119 on 2 dishes.

    13V 0KHz for Sat A odd transponders
    18V 0KHz for Sat A even transponders

    that's two needed for 101 on dish A

    13V 22KHz for Sat B odd transponders
    18V 22KHz for Sat B even transponders

    That's two more for dish B

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    Wrong again. There's just more equipment out there than I can keep track of. The above is required for more than one receiver though.
     
  6. KingLoop

    KingLoop Custom User Title DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Yes, a 4X4 is what you would need. However, a phase 3 dish would be better for less money..
     
  7. greywolf

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    You know, in theory a 2x1 multiswitch that could steer a 22KHz tone to one specific input would work for a single receiver with two single LNB dishes for only Sats A and B. I don't believe such an animal exists though.
     
  8. dnsc_installer

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    Maybe he is in a location where 101 and 119 cannot be hit from one location and one phase 3

     
  9. turk

    turk New Member

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    What model switch are you using? The one I have seems to be a voltage controlled switch. It is a 722D
     
  10. dishrich

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    You need a 22khz switch, here are a couple that will work:

    http://www.eagleaspen.com/admin/product/fujian/file_64.pdf

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Qty-10x-S-SM21H...ryZ50999QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    (E-bay has plenty more listed; just posted this as an example...)

    The one that I use is a Channel Master 4x2 switch that is no longer made. It came with the first oval D* dishes that only had the 101 & 119 separate LNB's. (When D* first came out with the ParaTodo's prog packages & there was no LIL) It would NOT work with the 110 LNB - it was nothing more than two separate 2x1 switches in the same housing. I am ONLY using 1 side of the switch (single line each from separate 101 & 72.5 dishes to 1 standard receiver for testing purposes) & it works just fine.
     
  11. greywolf

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    Son of a gun. There are tone directed 2x1s. Talk about a niche market.
     
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