Setup help please!!!!

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  1. May 8, 2014 #1 of 26
    Cvdirectv44

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    Hey guys I need some help I can't get my setup to work. This is what I have. Dish is SL5PIG-Z Receiver H24-200, 16CH SWM, SWM power inverter. My location is in south east Miami, FL. Am I missing something? Please help me
     
  2. May 8, 2014 #2 of 26
    peds48

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    If the H24 is the only receiver, all you need is one cable from LNB to the HD receiver and BBC adapter. if you want to use SWM16 switch, you need 4 cables from LNB to SWM16 along with the power inserter.
     
  3. May 8, 2014 #3 of 26
    Cvdirectv44

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    Peds I'll try that set up this afternoon and let you know. What about the position of the dish?
     
  4. May 8, 2014 #4 of 26
    Stuart Sweet

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    I would use a site like dishpointer.com to see if you're aimed properly.
     
  5. May 8, 2014 #5 of 26
    Cvdirectv44

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    Hey guys I'm still not able to get signal. Are all my devices compatible?
     
  6. May 8, 2014 #6 of 26
    carl6

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    Yes, but getting signal takes more than just pointing the dish in the right general direction - proper alignment is to a fraction of an inch.

    Start by setting the tilt and elevation. Then S L O W L Y rotate the dish roughly 10 degrees either side of the main azimuth until you hit a signal. By slowly, I mean move the LNB arm less than an inch, pause check for signal, continue. Once you find a signal, then align for maximum. You should have mid to high 90's on 101, and high 80's to mid 90's on 99 and 103.
     
  7. May 8, 2014 #7 of 26
    peds48

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    how are you putting this altogether?

    you had two options to connect.
     
  8. May 8, 2014 #8 of 26
    Cvdirectv44

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    Peds I was able to get some signal on the 101. Could it be possible that my LNB are damaged? My readings for the 4 rows look something like: 0 88 0 92 0 90 0 76 and something similar for the next 3 rows
     
  9. May 8, 2014 #9 of 26
    harsh

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    The readings you get depend on a couple of things but if the posted numbers are for 101W, you're not aimed nearly well enough. Getting the HD channels will require quite a bit more work after all of the 101W readings are well into the 90s.


    self-installing is overrated
     
  10. texasbrit

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    Are you using the SWM16 or not?
     
  11. jimmie57

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    Those numbers are definitely a problem.
    Every other number being zero usually indicates a problem in the coax from most of what I have read.
    I am not an installer but others are and can verify or give you a better answer.
     
  12. Cvdirectv44

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    I'm going to spend some more time pointing better. Yes it's SWM16 with the power inverter.. The 4 lnb connected in and then the 1 out directly to receiver.
     
  13. peds48

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    do you have all four cables connected from the LNB on the SWM16 switch?
     
  14. Cvdirectv44

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    Yes I do... I pluged them in with no specific order for the lnb input. Does that make the difference?
     
  15. peds48

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    no it does not. Although I am not sure why you are over complicating this, since all you need is one line from the LNB to the H24 along with a BBC
     
  16. carl6

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    The fact that you are missing all of the odd number transponders indicates there is a problem with the coax between the LNB and the 13V no tone input to the SWM16. If you swap that coax and the coax to the 18V no tone input, you should see your odd number transponders get a signal and the even numbered ones lose the signal (or they might all work). If the problem in fact switches to the even numbered, you have a coax or connector problem (possible but not likely an LNB problem). If you swap them and everything works, you had a bad connection and fixed it by accident swapping the coax.

    Your alignment is close, but not precise. You want all of those to be well into the 90s for 101 satellite. Then you can check the other satellites.
     
  17. harsh

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    So how can it send 18V and not 13V?

    As I understand it, the 101/99 side of the stack plan is controlled by voltage and the 103/110/119 side is controlled by presence or absence of tone.
     
  18. peds48

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    the stack plan is

    99/101 13v
    99/101 18v
    103/110/119 18v 22k
    103/11913v 22k

    There is your 4 cables. It appears that cable that carries 99/101 13v is having issues


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  19. CCarncross

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    Why isnt he having Directv install this if he is not familiar with setting it up?
     
  20. Cvdirectv44

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    That's what it looks like. Yes I'm using the SWM 16 I will eventually have 3 H24-200 receivers. The coax are new cables that I cut to length and crimped them as well... I could take a picture of the setup tonight
     

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