SWM Amp?

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  1. Guesst925XTU

    Guesst925XTU Legend

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    Anyone know of an amplifier compatible with a 5lnb +Reverse Band HD SWM system?

    Not looking to "solve a problem" just tinkering with stuff.
     
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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  3. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Are you looking to amplify SWM (single cable) or all six inputs into the LNB? Directv has always made 6 input amplifiers so nothing different was required when reverse band was added, and of course SWM didn't change. An amplifier made 10 years ago would work fine with a modern SL5KRB LNB so long as it has six inputs.
     
  4. Guesst925XTU

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    It would be to amplify the single cable.
     
  5. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    OK then any SWM amplifier will work, there is nothing different about it regardless of what type of SWM is involved, i.e. it is the same whether it is old 8 tuner analog or new 13 or 21 tuner digital. Note that it will ONLY amplify the SWM output, if there is any DECA/whole home communication on the cable the amplifier will block it.

    How long of a run do you need? A few hundred feet is fine, you could probably hit the better part of 1000 feet with more than one amp. Beyond that the 2.3 MHz signal from receiver to SWM will probably attenuate too much and there is nothing that will amplify that.
     
  6. Guesst925XTU

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    It is strictly for experimenting with, I only need 1 output.
     

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