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RV DirecTV Setup

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by indianabanana, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. indianabanana

    indianabanana New Member

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    Trying to setup at my RV site for the first time.
    Have a Satellite Oasis HD RV Kit - DTVKAKUSKIT
    Liturature says 5LNB, but looks like the 3LNB
    No B-Band Converter.
    H21-100 Receiver.

    Got everything hooked up, changed the settings for the receiver to 3LNB and Multiswitch. Also tried 5LNB and Multiswitch. No Satelite signal no matter what I tried.
    Aiming right and in the same direction as others in the campground.
    Tried switching coax cables. Tried different connects on the LNB (there are four).

    Best response i got from the satellite meter that came with the kit was an intermittant response during aiming. Meter would go high, not pegged, red LED labeled "H/V" would come on, then back to zero. A few seconds later same thing. Repeated at uniform interval. Still "No Signal" was the message from the H21.

    Do I have to have the B-band converter to receive a satellite signal?

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  2. ikoniq

    ikoniq Cool Member

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    On an H21 you'll definitely need a B-Band Converter if it's operating in multiswitch mode. It sounds like a Slimline-5 Quattro LNB, which can't feasibly be plugged directly into the LNB without a multiswitch. So, unless that kit has a multiswitch bundled/integrated into it, it sounds like you're missing a couple components.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    There is no such thing as a "quatrro" LNB

    Without the BBC, you can get at least the 101 satellite which is the one used to peak the dish. You wont get any HD channels until you get the BBC.

    You need to make sure that the mast in level and plumb and don't use the cheap meter included in the kit. use the DirecTV built in signal meters. These cheap meters are junk!
     
  4. indianabanana

    indianabanana New Member

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    The 5LNB shows one with a central pod and two extra ones on one side. Mine just has the single central pod and four connectors.
    I never got a signal on the H21 nor on the signal meter. Could the LNB be bad? Is there a way to tell. Volt/Ohm meter?
    Thanks for the replies.
    Jay
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Although there is a very minute possibility that the LNB could be bad, it always comes down to dish alignment.
     
  6. indianabanana

    indianabanana New Member

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    Ok, Won't be back to the trailer for about a week.
    I'll order a BBC from DirecTV and try again.
    THanks,
    Jay
     
  7. thecookiemonstor

    thecookiemonstor New Member

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    you should also test the voltage coming out of the receiver. volt ohm set to 20vdc. should get 18 on even transponders and 13 on odd transponders. again make sure the mast is level and plumb. this is a legacy system not a SWiM system
     
  8. indianabanana

    indianabanana New Member

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    The H21 receiver came from one of the bedrooms and was on a SWM system. The back of the receiver has only one input for the satellite and it is labled SWM1.
    If that makes any difference. Worked fine at home before I took it to the trailer.
    Thanks,
    Jay
     
  9. indianabanana

    indianabanana New Member

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    Back at the RV Park. Got a B-Band Converter from a local DirecTV shop. Found a good spot for the dish. Leveled the post. Installed the B-Band Converter. Hooked up the wires, LNB, etc. Got the compass out and rough aligned the dish.
    Turned it on and .........................NO SIGNAL. Rotated the dish while the wife looked for numbers on the TV screen. At at the first rough rotation to the right she yelled out 98, 99, 97, 100, 99, 98, ..... Locked it down and we are good to go. Can't believe I hit it that close on the first try. Thanks for all your advice.
    Jay
     

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