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Question on Updating my RV to HR-34

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#1 OFFLINE   kniles



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

Years ago I had a SK-3005 installed on my RV. Two lines ran to a DVR in the front of the RV through the roof and the other runs from the dish to the back of the RV on the roof. The fourth line was never used. All has worked fine for years but now I would like to update my system to a HR-34 and two C-31's. My question is will the new install work as is or do I need to reroute the line going to the back of my RV into the same area as the DVR to tie it into a new switch.

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#2 OFFLINE   litzdog911


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:19 AM

The HR34 only works with Single Wire Multiswitch dish setups, which you don't have. You would need a SWM8 switch, power inserter and compatible SWM splitters to feed your HR34 and two C31 Clients. You can find all of that stuff at Solid Signal.

Or you *might* be able to swap that dish's LNB assembly with a SWM LNB assembly. Not sure, though. Other's here may know for sure. You would still need a power inserter and compatible SWM splitters.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:45 AM

Sorry but I don't think the SK-3005 will work with a SWM LNB head. It won't be able to aim itself.

I'm not sure that the SK3005 can be converted to SWM using an external SWM-8. That would need four cables from the dish to work. I've done this with a Motosat but never with a Winegard.

Winegard does now sell a SWM version of this dish (the SK-SWM3), which would be the way to go if the budget allows.


#4 OFFLINE   kniles



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

I think a better question is if I take all four lines from the SK-3005 and load them into a SWM-8 can I them install a HR-34 and make it work.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

I think a better question is if I take all four lines from the SK-3005 and load them into a SWM-8 can I them install a HR-34 and make it work.

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