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Gold Splitter interference

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by longover2, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. JeffBowser

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    I got stuck with a WB68 today, I tried to wheedle a 6x16 out of the installer by pointing out the 120 foot cable run from the dish to the distrib point. No sympathy, but he offered a powered 4x8 :nono2:
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Well there will soon be a SWM out for you that is powered and can be mounted closer to the dish.
     
  3. JeffBowser

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    Any closer to my dish is outside - will these stand up to rain ?
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    As in they're made to be mounted at the dish.
    Is that enough for you even though you're in the storm center of the northern hemisphere?
     
  5. drx792

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    The SWM can stand up to weather but the power inserter cant you'd need to find a spot inside for the PI. i think it can be 15-40ft away form the SWM module. It pretty much hooks up in your run of cables so itd be SWM>PI>IRDs.

    Oh btw i have a WB616 it was hard as hell to get from the install company though. They SPECIFICALLY kept changing my work order from a line run to a 3-LNB dish install cause i kept requesting the WB616 rather than cascading a 3x4 off my WB68.
    It took 3 calls and the D* Protection Plan people to call my local office to have them call me so i could get them to bring me the 6x16.

    If anyone want to see pics ill take some and put them up tomorrow morning.
     
  6. JeffBowser

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    Well, I guess I could use one then, I can stick it outside under the eaves, close enough to run and protect the power inserter, and cut 10 feet off the dish run. Doesn't sound like much, but from the distrib point I also have a couple of 50 foot runs to the receivers. Thanks for the input, guys.
     
  7. dhines

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    just wanted to send out a 'thanks' for the confirmations that will allow me to get that second dish off my roof.
     
  8. kenglish

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    I always wanted to take a few of those "gold" gizmos to a jeweler, and ask him if they really are gold, or just paint.

    Anyone ever tried that?
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    one micron of 14 caret or less plating, would be my guess.
     
  10. JeffBowser

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    I've had a few "gold" one corrode on me. Gold me arse.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    Nobody said it was "pure" gold. Copper is in "gold" and is part of the 14, 18, 24 caret description.
    This kind of reminds me of how some chicken soup was described, "the closest a chicken got to it was that one walked through it before canning".
     
  12. JeffBowser

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    Aye, but a typical 10, 14 or up gold alloy will not corrode, it supposedly is the whole point of gold plating connectors. It's certainly not for conductivity - copper is a better conductor than gold.

    Great chicken soup analogy. Maybe these mfg's just wave their gold jewelry around the box before shipment.

     
  13. aim2pls

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    I bet they use the profit's to buy their gold
     
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