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Home Wiring for Dish

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by BradSmith, May 3, 2012.

  1. BradSmith

    BradSmith New Member

    May 3, 2012
    I've purchased and remodeled a home thinking I'd install Direct. Antenna location to a SWM location in the attic then separate lines to each receiver location in the house.

    Now I'm considering Dish instead of Direct.

    With the Hopper and 3 Joeys, will this wiring layout work?

  2. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003
    A single good quality cable to each location from a central location will work fine for DISH.

    SWM allows a single cable to serve multiple locations - but it sounds like you were not planning on using that feature.
  3. njk986

    njk986 Cool Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    It is important however that where you plan to put a hopper unit has RG-6 cable capable of carrying 3.0 ghz. All of the Joeys can run on RG-59. The Hopper has to carry three satellite tuners and the Moca data so it needs all that bandwidth.
  4. Wire Nut

    Wire Nut Legend

    Apr 6, 2012
    As mentioned, RG-6 is important. Also, from the Dish antenna there needs to be at least 2 coax cables and a #10 solid copper ground wire or messenger cable. HERE is a diagram of what will be installed, the node and splitter will be in the attic so hopefully there is a ground source there.

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