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Extending Remote Antenna for Hopper w/Sling

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by Matt Beachy, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Jul 4, 2013 #1 of 25
    Matt Beachy

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    I upgraded to the Hopper w/Sling today. I had the hopper installed in my basement storage room (where my 722 was) because I use it to feed my living room TV (via a long HDMI) and I mirror it in a spare bedroom/excercise room (via component). With the 722 I was able to use my regular coax runs to extend the remote control antenna on the back of the receiver and locate it closer to where I was watching TV. Unfortunately, the Hopper uses a different connector, M10 I believe. My remote only partially works in the living room without the extension and it's very frustrating.

    I did some searching on here but couldn't come up with a definitive solution. Is there a way to use my existing coax runs to extend the remote? Is there a place I can get these M10 connectors? I've seen mention of an extension kit, part number 169178, but I don't know where to get this either. Can anyone help me out here?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2013 #2 of 25
    P Smith

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    call CSR for obtain the kit

    I recall the question about M10 connector ... try to use Search (I don't remember URL to a place where you could buy it)
     
  3. Jul 4, 2013 #3 of 25
    harsh

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    As a quick fix, you might try baring the center conductor and poking it in (as long as the wire diameter isn't too large).
     
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    356B

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    I used a slip on coax connector after enlarging the opening slightly. Then a coupling connector to a longer cable which feeds the locale, in my case upstairs. I've never be able to find the fabled M10 connector, if someone has a source please share the information.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2013 #5 of 25
    Matt Beachy

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    I had considered that but the installer said he had tried doing this before and it hadn't worked.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2013 #6 of 25
    P Smith

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    btw, new remotes [2G] working on same freqs as WiFi, so check if you hve AP near/inbetween of you locations of H and the remote
     
  7. Jul 5, 2013 #7 of 25
    Matt Beachy

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    Dish is sending me a Hopper Remote Antenna Extender for $10. I'll update with more details after I receive it and give it a try.
     
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    Matt Beachy

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    I'm not certain what they are sending me, but it's likely that is what they are sending. I'll confirm or clarify when it arrives. I'm just curious if what they send me will actually have the correct M10 connectors or if it will have the standard F connectors on it. My confidence level in it having the M10 connectors isn't very high. Hopefully they prove me wrong.

    I had read through that thread briefly before. Assuming the uhf antenna extender cable comes with the M10 connectors, has anyone on here had success with cutting the extension cable in half, adding f connectors, and then using RG6 to allow for a longer extension run?
     
  10. P Smith

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    I think you cannot "cut" it, because there is no cable inside per se;
    the antenna itself has soldered to the F[M10] connector; that's it
     
  11. Matt Beachy

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    I was referring to cutting the coax pigtail as shown in the link you posted earlier.
    http://www.mydish.com/support/insert-uhf-antenna-extender
     
  12. Jim5506

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    My money is that they send you an RG-59 coax and a female-female barrel connector.
     
  13. P Smith

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    that would be OK if all connectors/threads will be M10
     
  14. Grandude

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    Nice if it happens but I wouldn't hold my breath. I would bet it will be the standard coax connecters.
     
  15. Jim5506

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    They're probably sending you a $10.00 extender that works on the 722 series. One that can be bought for $5 at Wal-mart or Rat Shack.

    I do not see ANY so-called M10 connectors anywhere on the internet, probably proprietary.
     
  16. P Smith

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    I would expect find M10 in Europe and other countries in a World (where is metric sizes)
     
  17. some guy

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    Just buy them off of E-bay or Amazon.
     
  18. 356B

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    and you search for what? I did a "M10 coax cable connector" came up empty, and there is not a antenna extender for Hopper that I see, just the prior units.
     
  19. P Smith

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    check with that seller who has a cable on an auction#310690472123
     
  20. Matt Beachy

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    Well, the Hopper Remote Antenna Extender arrived today. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had the correct M10 (or whatever they are) connectors on the ends of the cable. It had a male connector on one end and a female connector on the other. The package was labeled with P/N 169178.

    The only problem for me now is that the cable isn't long enough to extend to where I need it to go. I'm considering cutting the cable and putting standard F connectors on so that I can extend the "extender" cable using my existing rg6 coax runs. The concern I have with that is I have read that rg6 is 75 ohm cable and I believe the RF signal calls for 50 ohm cable. Is this correct? I am not sure what type of cable the Hopper Remote Antenna Extender uses. The only label on it says "E233577 Holland Electronics". It looks similar to rg6, but I'm not an expert on this stuff.

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