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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Robertrtr, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Robertrtr

    Robertrtr Cool Member

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    I have a 1.2 m dish and a DTVAHKAKU LNB and a HR 24-500 reciever. Is the switch built in to the LNB? Can I go direct from one of the four outputs to one of the Recievers?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    yes
     
  3. Robertrtr

    Robertrtr Cool Member

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    Thanks
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You're welcome, and :welcome_s to the forum.
     
  5. matt

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    Sweet setup. I want a big AK dish with an HR24 too! :D
     
  6. Robertrtr

    Robertrtr Cool Member

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    i have the swim slimeline also but very week up north
     
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    Don't forget the BBC's.
     
  8. texasbrit

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    Yes, in Alaska you have to use the 1.2m dish...
     
  9. HoTat2

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    Interesting;

    Those Alaska-Hawaii dishes seem rather unusual. When the 99/101/103 Ka/Ku dish is used alone, it's outputs apparently behave like a SlimLine-3 by combining the 101 Ku frequency block with the 103 Ka blocks when receiving a "Sat B" (13v/18v 22KHz) control signal.

    Yet I assume the same dish outputs will convert to a SlimLine-5 when paired with the 110/119 dish option by now placing the 110/119 Ku frequency block with the 103 Ka ones.
     
  10. texasbrit

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    No, unless things have changed, if it is not paired with a second 1.2m dish, the 1.2m dish needs to be used with an SWM5/8 multiswitch in order to get the 101 guide when you are tuned to 103, it's no different from any other dish.
     
  11. HoTat2

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    Oh...

    So even though the OP didn't mention it in his original post, he must have the second 110/119 dish for the Ka/Ku AK-HI setup otherwise he would be getting (or soon be) a 920 guide error message?

    BTW texasbrit, you wouldn't happen to know where I could get a technical description or hookup diagram of the 110/119 AK-HI LNB kit (DTVAH1019KIT) on line somewhere would you?

    Still trying to understand how the 110/119 kit combines in with the 99/101/103 LNB one (DTVAHKAKUKIT).

    EDIT: As to my later question, I would assume the combination is similar to what was done for the 110/119 sidecar on the old AT-9 dish LNB units, but just wanted to make sure.
     
  12. P Smith

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    I recall such discussion a while ago - perhaps doctor j posted pictures here...
     
  13. sungam

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    The AK/HI KaKu LNB has a couple of additional F connectors on one side, one for the 119 LNB and one for the 110. The AK/HI 110/119 kit has two LNBs that look like the standard dual-output, single LNBs. One output from each goes to the Ka/Ku LNB and there's also a jumper that goes between between the 110 and 119 LNBs.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    It's tough to find any images, but like in the old days of the AT-9, there was a model with F-type connectors for the 110 & 119 connection. In Hawaii they used two AT-9s and connected the second to the first, so its outputs fed the receivers.
    It's tough to use two separate dishes and still get 103 with the 110 & 119 without being able to connect on the LNB side of the dish switch.
     
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    Found these 2 documents that came with DTVAH1019KIT lnb assembly.

    To prevent other assumptions old Phase II 110 and 119 LNB's aren't plug n play. Different voltages or something.

    Doctor j
     
  17. Robertrtr

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    I have the same Diagrams posted by Doctor j. I do not have the other two LNBs for 110 and 119 and extra dish. My reciever is the hr 24-500 I have selected the option for the slimline 3 setup with multi switch the other option is the slimline 5. I haven't been able to get any signal as of yet. I know my AZ is good and elevation. got any ideas? do I have to have the 110 and 119 lnbs
     
  18. doctor j

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    Focus of this dish is much tighter. (translated more difficult)

    Not certain one can do it without a meter and great patience.
    The 2nd dish is not needed for initial alignment but you will get guide errors if 110/119 not setup later.
    Best option is to use 4 inputs into SWM and 110/119 then not needed for correct long term usage.

    You may have to have an experienced installer ,familiar with the DTVAH12DISH set this up for you.

    Good Luck

    Doctor j
     
  19. P Smith

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    Hire doctor j ;).
     
  20. Robertrtr

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    how about the 110 and 119 ports do I put terminators on them?
     

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