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SWM Signal Meter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by kevinturcotte, May 18, 2009.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    Is there a signal meter that works with SWM, but also shows signal strength from the 99 and 103 birds (Preferably showing 99, 101, and 103 all at once)?
     
  2. doctor j

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    If you are asking if a signal meter can be used with a SWM-LNB, and see Ka and Ku simultaneously, then the answer is NO.

    The Accutrac III meter can see Ka-HI , Ku , and Ka-LOW together but this is only with regular LNBs.

    With SWM-LNB you can really only get either 101 or 119 at a time and fine tune from there.

    Doctor j
     
  3. kevinturcotte

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    Yeah, I meant with the SWM LNB unfortunately. However, what about with a regular LNB (Then just swap them out)?
     
  4. Mertzen

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    Superbuddy, the older model needs the SWM kick up converter. The new model has 21V supply on the logic board.
    Shows 99 and 103 but will not lock.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LeuJ5Ki1Fk

    Buying one soon myself :)
     
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    oh yeah whoops I misread his post, didnt see he was requesting the 103/99. I've only used a birdog and haven't seen/tried a super buddy yet. Heard they were a lil bit bulky.
     

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