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Recent issues with long-working DPP 1000.2 -> DPP44 -> DP34 -> DP34 setup

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by Michael B, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Michael B

    Michael B New Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    I operate a number of ViP211k, ViP211z, and Wally receivers off of a single Western Arc DPP 1000.2 dish.

    3 lines from the dish feed to a DPP44, then to a DP34, then another DP34. Let's call the outputs of those 1-12. Output 1 from the DPP44 is being powered with the power inserter.

    This setup has been working well for me for over a year, but I have recently been having trouble with receiving certain orbitals/transponders.

    The current receiver assignments are:
    From DPP44:
    1) ViP211z
    2) ViP211k
    3) Wally
    4) Wally

    From 1st DP34:
    5) Wally
    6) Wally
    7) Wally
    8) ViP211z

    From 2nd DP34:
    9) Wally
    10) Wally
    11) Wally

    I just did a full power down of all of these receivers and the power inserter for the DPP44. When they come back up, I find the #1 ViP211z having the following installation summary:

    Port: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
    Sat: 129 / Conn / 110 / X
    Trans: Yellow OK / X / Green OK / X
    Device: 1K.2 / 1K.2 / Feed / N.C.
    Status: Reception Verified
    Switch: DPP44
    SuperDISH is checked, Alternate is checked

    #2 ViP211k has a "normal" or at least better Installation Summary: 1 = 119 green OK 1K.2, 2 = 110 green OK 1K.2, 3 = 129 green OK 1K.2 SuperDISH checked, Alternate NOT checked.

    #3 Wally is listing 2 tuners (I thought it was 1?) and has green checks for 119 and 110, but red Xs for Conn, and no mention of 129. Alternate is Off.

    #4 Wally seems happier - it lists 119/110/129 being fed properly.

    The remaining receivers are also looking good.

    Then I ran a Check Switch on the #1 ViP211z again, getting a different result:

    Port: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
    Sat: 129 / 110 / 129 / X
    Trans: Green OK / Green OK / Yellow OK / X
    Device: Feed / 1K.2 / 1K.2 / N.C.
    Status: Reception Verified
    Switch: DPP44
    SuperDISH is checked, Alternate is checked

    Any ideas on what's going on here that the #1 ViP211z gets weird changes-each-time installation summaries? Why the #3 Wally wouldn't know about 129?
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    nay, it's for FSS LNB - for old use sats 105 or 121

    First I would disconnect all the switches and check signal from LNBFs directly; then measure PI voltage at DPP42
    then start connecting one-by-one switches ...
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    Sounds like you trying to do a "DIY MDU setup" for an apartment complex. If so, what you are doing is not the preferred way to do this. at the very least - I'd replace the DP34 switches with DPP44's (with their power inserters).

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