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Installation SWM no signal power inserter

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#1 OFFLINE   lavalator

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:01 PM

This past weekend I moved into my new place and decided to instead of paying the movers fee to install Directv at my new place, I was just going to bring my satellite dish with me and set up the service myself. Well I run into a big issue while installing my service that I been working on for the past 4 hours and haven't had any luck on. I cannot manage to get signal strength. I have a Directv Slim Satellite and the cable outside feeds into a 4 way splitter, which has 1 cable to my living room, and 2 bedrooms. I set up my power inserter in the living room. I just don't know if my connections is where I am going wrong in this whole ordeal. No matter where I move my dish I can't catch a signal and I took a look at my neighbor's dish and they seem to be pointing in the same direction.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

make sure the power inserter is connected to the power passing port of the splitter, as marked.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:56 PM

how long have you and the service?  usually the movers service is free.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:57 PM

From the dish one RG6 SCC goes to the 4 way splitter.  cable going to the PI (PWR to SWM) must connect to the red (insert) power passing port on the 4 way. then two cables from the other ports to the bedrooms.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:20 PM

I had Directv for almost 3 years. I moved last year and I was charged a movers fee, so I assumed I would be charged another fee for moving my service again this year. The power inserter is connected to the power passing ports and the other 2 ports are going to the rooms. I just went and double checked and all the ports are going to the right rooms.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:36 PM

Then it sounds is all about aiming your dish now. 


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:40 PM

I been playing around with the aiming of it. I have it pointed in the same direction as my neighbor's dish.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

You may need to adjust the elevation.

It doesn't take much to be off.


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:56 PM

I been playing around with the aiming of it. I have it pointed in the same direction as my neighbor's dish.

that will only get you so far.  You need to preset the dish according to your zip code and "scan" the sky with little left to right movements


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

If you're neighbor's dish isn't a DIRECTV Ka/Ku dish, it isn't pointed in the same direction as yours should be.

Use numbers you obtain from www.dishpointer.com for the 99W, 101W, 103W multi-dish configuration to "preset" the elevation and tilt as peds48 suggests. Know also that you cannot take short cuts on having the mast absolutely plumb. It will cost you many hours of effort if it isn't vertical.

You also need to make sure that the power inserter is getting uninterrupted power. Putting it on a switched circuit will plague you all of your days.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:45 PM

If you're neighbor's dish isn't a DIRECTV Ka/Ku dish, it isn't pointed in the same direction as yours should be.

Use numbers you obtain from www.dishpointer.com for the 99W, 101W, 103W multi-dish configuration to "preset" the elevation and tilt as peds48 suggests. Know also that you cannot take short cuts on having the mast absolutely plumb. It will cost you many hours of effort if it isn't vertical.

You also need to make sure that the power inserter is getting uninterrupted power. Putting it on a switched circuit will plague you all of your days.


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Actually that depends what dish they both have. The at9 was aimed completely different than the current dishes. The current ones are shooting at 101 on center now again liek the old dishes used to before the at9.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 07:48 PM

Actually that depends what dish they both have. The at9 was aimed completely different than the current dishes. The current ones are shooting at 101 on center now again liek the old dishes used to before the at9.

but if they were both DirecTV they both be pointing in the same general direction 


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

Actually that depends what dish they both have. The at9 was aimed completely different than the current dishes. The current ones are shooting at 101 on center now again liek the old dishes used to before the at9.

It was? How so?



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

It was? How so?

They weren't.

Doesn't matter if AT9, AU9, or SL3 or 5, they ALL are centered on the 101 SAT.

It was the old Phase III that was centered on the 110 SAT.


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

They weren't.

Doesn't matter if AT9, AU9, or SL3 or 5, they ALL are centered on the 101 SAT.

It was the old Phase III that was centered on the 110 SAT.

I know that, and you know that, but apparently not everyone does.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:42 PM

They weren't.
Doesn't matter if AT9, AU9, or SL3 or 5, they ALL are centered on the 101 SAT.
It was the old Phase III that was centered on the 110 SAT.


Oh that's right. I knew it was one of them. Forgot it was that one. I don know why but I was thinkin it was the side car.

My point was you never know for sure. General idea yes but it's not always exactly the same.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:28 AM

Oh that's right. I knew it was one of them. Forgot it was that one. I don know why but I was thinkin it was the side car. My point was you never know for sure. General idea yes but it's not always exactly the same.

is never the same even if is next to it. There is some variation, while very minor, there is still one


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 11:02 AM

but if they were both DirecTV they both be pointing in the same general direction

What's eight or nine degrees between neighbors, right?

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

What's eight or nine degrees between neighbors, right?

yup


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