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Dish 1000.2 Setup problems
Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:27 AM
The azimuth, elevation and skew are identical to a similar installation about 200 feet away. I have a single RG6 coax run from port 1 on the LNBF to the receiver. There is a Dish triplexer 175284 at the receiver which feeds sat 1 IN and sat 2 IN.
When I run 6-1-1 and check switch I get the following result for both sat inputs.
Status Reception verified
Switch DP Feed
There is nothing on the other 3 ports.
If I run a switch test from the Installation Summary Page , I finally get a message that one of the sat input or switches is not connected properly.
If I back out to view programs a screen comes up to say acquiring
Sat signal but it says Satellite X, transponder 16.
In order to clear this it is necessary to hit the reset on the receiver and go through the whole start up procedure and then some programs on 119 can be viewed. Occasionally when switching channels the screen will say "lost sat signal"
Do I have multiple problems? Switch problems in the LNBF.
In addition , tuner 2 on the receiver does not show any signal strength for sat 119 when tuner 1 does.
Sorry for the long winded story. I am somewhat frustrated. I would appreciate any comments.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:38 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:28 PM
I have no clue what "a Dish triplexer 175284" is, but my GUESS is a "regular separator" with a 3rd frequency split out for OTA. As a test, I'd bypass it and connect Receiver tuner 1 to the switch port 1, do a 6-1-1 and see if it calls your switch a 1K.2. It would not no connection to tuner 2, but it would be informative. Mine is listed as DPP 1K.2 w/separator, but it isn't a 222k (which I have zero experience with). I'd still expect yours to identify the switch as a DPP and not a DP - why I'd bypass the triplexer.
If you are currently getting 119, put your hand or aluminum foil over the center LNB and verify that takes out reception. As long as you are aiming so that the center LNB receives 119, you don't have to change Az to sync 110 and 129 - El and Skew from that point.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:52 PM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:58 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 06:13 AM
Thanks for the offers of help from this group.