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SWM 16 installation problem

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by sat tech, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 #1 of 13
    sat tech

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    My techs installed a SWM 16 to 2-HR24's, 6-D12's. No problem with the D12's but could not pass the test on the HR24's. No decca's needed and no MRV
    These guys are good so I am sure the peaked the dish out right.
    They used a regular 4 port KAKU lnb so I'm wondering if They make a green label 4 port?
    As anyone here experienced the same problem?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2010 #2 of 13
    njblackberry

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    Did they use BBCs on the HR24s?
     
  3. Jul 9, 2010 #3 of 13
    sat tech

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    Do you mean band stops?
    If so no they didn't
     
  4. Jul 9, 2010 #4 of 13
    njblackberry

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    B Band Converters - required on the HR24 unelss it is connected properly to the SWM. Since you wrote SWM, I just was double checking that they did not use the B Band Converters.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2010 #5 of 13
    jdspencer

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    Did they connect the SWM to the correct sat input?

    And why did they leave if the HR24s didn't pass?
     
  6. Jul 9, 2010 #6 of 13
    sat tech

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    I think you are referring to B-band converters. I have the tech there right now trying it out. There is no way to run a second line to these so I hope this works. No one seems to know how these are supposed to be installed.. Not even the people we buy the equipment from lol.
    Thanks for the info!!!
     
  7. Jul 9, 2010 #7 of 13
    RobertE

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    Your wasting their and your time installing BBCs on a H24 (or any other H or HR unit for that matter) that is connected to a SWiM 16.

    As to your other questions, no there is not a "green label" legacy LNB. No need for one to exist.

    Installing SWiM16s are no different than installing a SWiM8, WB68 or WB616.

    Now, onto the actual problem.

    What isn't passing the test? Specificly, what is the error?

    Confirm that the LNB type 3 or 5 is correctly selected from the setup menu.
    Confirm that NO MORE than 8 TUNERS not receivers are on either of the SWiM ports.
    Confirm that all 4 lines from the LNB tone out and are terminated and connected to the appropriate inputs on the SWiM16.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2010 #8 of 13
    sat tech

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    B bands didn't work didn't think they would. To The guy as to why they left....... A satellite install wasn't the only thing we were doing. Had to go back anyways and no offense but leaving has absolutely nothing to do with the problem so stick to topic.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2010 #9 of 13
    veryoldschool

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    "yeah" BBCs were a waste of time on a SWiM.
    Make sure they didn't overload each SWiM output, since the SWiM-16 is really 2 SWM8s
    [​IMG]
     
  10. RobertE

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    I'll ask again

    Now, onto the actual problem.

    What isn't passing the test? Specificly, what is the error?

    Confirm that the LNB type 3 or 5 is correctly selected from the setup menu.
    Confirm that NO MORE than 8 TUNERS not receivers are on either of the SWiM ports.
    Confirm that all 4 lines from the LNB tone out and are terminated and connected to the appropriate inputs on the SWiM16
     
  11. azarby

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    Did they split the outputs fron the SWiM16? Each ouput only supports 8 tuners. Also, how did they connect the Power injector. Best method is to multiplex it into output #1.
     
  12. dminches

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    Better than using the dedicated DC/PWR port?
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Actually I believe that using SWM1 or PWR is fine, doesn't matter.
     

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