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DTV with 2 dishes . What multiswitch


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#1 OFFLINE   turk

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 01:12 PM

Have D10 IRD and two separate dishes for 101 1nd 119 birds. Both dishes have single LNB. Tried a 2 input 1 output multi and it doesn't work. Switch buzzes when connected to B LNB. Do I need something different? Read about 22KHZ blocking switch some where.

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#2 OFFLINE   greywolf

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 01:52 PM

Both dishes must have dual LNBs to work. You need a 4x multiswitch. Two lines from the 101 dish go to the two Sat A inputs on the multiswitch and two lines from the 119 dish go to the two Sat B inputs. Check the LNBs to see if they have 2 connectors. If so, they are duals.

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 08:43 PM

Life would be so much easier if you bought yourself a Triplesat dish. Eliminates the switch as long as your under for receivers.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 09:32 AM

Have D10 IRD and two separate dishes for 101 1nd 119 birds. Both dishes have single LNB. Tried a 2 input 1 output multi and it doesn't work. Switch buzzes when connected to B LNB. Do I need something different? Read about 22KHZ blocking switch some where.


If you have a 22khz switch w/2 in & 1 out, it should work just fine. (I'm using one myself to combine 101 & 72.5 - you do NOT need a 4x4 switch &/or dual LNB's to make your setup work for a single receiver ;) ) Are you sure you are not trying to use an E* SW21 switch - E* switches will not work w/D* service.

#5 OFFLINE   greywolf

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 10:47 AM

He definitely needs dual LNBs and a 4x multiswitch to get 101 and 119 on 2 dishes.

13V 0KHz for Sat A odd transponders
18V 0KHz for Sat A even transponders

that's two needed for 101 on dish A

13V 22KHz for Sat B odd transponders
18V 22KHz for Sat B even transponders

That's two more for dish B

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Wrong again. There's just more equipment out there than I can keep track of. The above is required for more than one receiver though.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 12:26 PM

Yes, a 4X4 is what you would need. However, a phase 3 dish would be better for less money..
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Posted 19 September 2005 - 03:22 PM

You know, in theory a 2x1 multiswitch that could steer a 22KHz tone to one specific input would work for a single receiver with two single LNB dishes for only Sats A and B. I don't believe such an animal exists though.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 06:00 PM

Maybe he is in a location where 101 and 119 cannot be hit from one location and one phase 3

Yes, a 4X4 is what you would need. However, a phase 3 dish would be better for less money..


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#9 OFFLINE   turk

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 10:06 PM

If you have a 22khz switch w/2 in & 1 out, it should work just fine. (I'm using one myself to combine 101 & 72.5 - you do NOT need a 4x4 switch &/or dual LNB's to make your setup work for a single receiver ;) ) Are you sure you are not trying to use an E* SW21 switch - E* switches will not work w/D* service.


What model switch are you using? The one I have seems to be a voltage controlled switch. It is a 722D

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:17 AM

What model switch are you using? The one I have seems to be a voltage controlled switch. It is a 722D


You need a 22khz switch, here are a couple that will work:

http://www.eagleaspe...ian/file_64.pdf

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

(E-bay has plenty more listed; just posted this as an example...)

The one that I use is a Channel Master 4x2 switch that is no longer made. It came with the first oval D* dishes that only had the 101 & 119 separate LNB's. (When D* first came out with the ParaTodo's prog packages & there was no LIL) It would NOT work with the 110 LNB - it was nothing more than two separate 2x1 switches in the same housing. I am ONLY using 1 side of the switch (single line each from separate 101 & 72.5 dishes to 1 standard receiver for testing purposes) & it works just fine.

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Posted 20 September 2005 - 11:58 AM

Son of a gun. There are tone directed 2x1s. Talk about a niche market.




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