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Winegard SK-3005 Antenna and Directv Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by wirlwind62, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. wirlwind62

    wirlwind62 New Member

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    Wife and I just had the Genie installed at the house with two C31 clients. We are having a SK-3005 HD antenna installed on our camper. We want to take the genie and 2 clients with us when we go camping. 3 TV's on the camper.
    When the camper is parked at the house and genie installed inside the house on another slimline antenna, I want to be able to connect a coax cable from the house to the camper. I would then use the C31 client(s) to watch shows from the camper. Redneck vacation until the next traveling vacation.
    Now for my question... Is it possibe to have more then 1 splitter in the SWM system? The house has 1 splitter and the camper will also have a splitter. I thought about having an A/B switch installed to the camper to ensure that I do not have more then one power source running though the coax.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You can and you can't. How that for an answer? :lol:

    If you're using 8-way splitters there's little chance it will work.
    If you're using 4-way splitters "there's hope" that it will work, if the coax is less than 100' "end to end".

    Another thing you'll need to do is to terminate all the used coax when you move receivers between locations.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    One more thing to consider is to install a green label splitter at the camper.
     
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Also the SK3005 won't work with the Genie unless you convert it to SWM by adding an SWM8 multiswitch, connected to the dish via four cables, and a power inserter.
     
  5. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    If you haven't bought the Winegard yet, get the SK-SWM3 instead of the SK-3005. The SK-SWM3 is SWM (d'oh), and is replacing the SK-3005 anyway. If you already have the SK-3005, Winegard makes a kit for converting it, which includes the SWM8, cables, and power inserter. Or you could roll your own.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The SK-SWM3 comes with a 4-way splitter and the PI.
     
  7. wirlwind62

    wirlwind62 New Member

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    The SK-3005 has already been purchased along with the camper. The conversion kit will come with the antenna. Just making sure that everything works the way I think it should work.
    Murphy's law... What can go wrong. Will go wrong.
    Pilots last words: The only time you have enough fuel is when your on fire.

    Thanks for your help guy's!
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    But the OP has a SK-3005 :eek2:
     
  9. andyhawkins

    andyhawkins New Member

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    Can the SK-3005 be converted to an SK-SWM3 by replacing the LNB with a SWM LNB and adding the power inserter?
    I have an SK-3005 and it would make my DVR transport between Home and the Camper easier. I have the 4 wires from the SK-3005 run to different places in the camper so a SWM multiswitch is not as good an option as changing out the LNB.
     
  10. FlyingDiver

    FlyingDiver All Star/Supporter

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    I don't think that will work. The Winegard has a tuner in the mount for detecting the sats. Switching the LNB will probably confuse the tuner. You can mount an SWM8 right at the dish on the roof instead.
     
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  11. andyhawkins

    andyhawkins New Member

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    Thanks. I kind of figured that was the answer but I was hopeful since I have the SWM LNB and power inserter.
     

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