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Tailgating Setup - Cannot Detect SWM

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by purecharger, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Don't know what all you are running, but if it is just TV, receiver and SWM I doubt you'll top half the 2K capacity of your generator. Probably closer to around 800 watts give or take (depends a lot on the tv).
  2. purecharger

    purecharger Mentor

    Sep 24, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Thanks to everyone for their replies - once I got the new coax, along with a new parking lot that has no skyscraper obstructions, locking in the satellites was pretty straightforward! I'm getting 90's on 101, 70's-high 80's on 99 and both 103's. Not the greatest but we had full HD for 4 hours yesterday with no signal issues! Pretty excited. Heres some pictures in case you're interested.

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  3. purecharger

    purecharger Mentor

    Sep 24, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I think you're right. I didn't hook up a watt meter, but yesterday running all that plus a slow cooker and a trickle charger for my deep cycle battery that powers the speakers and the generator never revved up beyond the noise reducing "Eco-mode". Pretty stoked!
  4. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    I have the following plugged into a Kill-A-Watt:
    37" Vizio, HR24, HP computer with the I7 chip, 2 19" LCD monitors, Computer Speaker system with a subwoofer, a clock and a light bulb that uses 13 watts.
    The total for all of this while it is all running is 370 watts.
  5. purecharger

    purecharger Mentor

    Sep 24, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Wow..I've got room to grow the setup then!
  6. BobStokesbary

    BobStokesbary Legend

    Oct 24, 2010
    Glad everything worked out OK for you. And now seeing the mount for the dish sitting on the top of your car it all makes sense. And by putting it all on the top of your car you get rid of the issue of someone stepping in front of the dish. I like your style. I may give consideration of using my RV outfit for more activities than just with the RV. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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