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I'm in desperate need of some help, becuase if I can't finish this installation soon I'm going to tie a piece of RG6 around the dish mast, tie a noose on the other end and slip it around my neck, then jump off the roof and end my misery. I have a sl5 kaku lnb with (12) H24-700 receivers inside the building. its about 40 ft from the dish to the building entrance point and once inside I installed a Sonora LA146R 6 input amp. After the amp, its probably 75ft before each of the 4 cable runs hits its own 1x4 2.5GHz splitter, then 3 cable runs from each splitter to each reicever. I have great service on the first receiver coming off eqch splitter. Its high 90s on all transponders on 101, 99cb, and 103cb. Every other receiver afterwards, the signal gets worse and worse. I just get the searching for satellite signal message on all the other reicevers. I even swapped out every cable run to make sure all my cable runs and connections were correct, and so it doesnt matter which receiver is connected first, just every other receiver afterwards on each of the 4 lines wont get signal. Can someone try to point out what im doing wrong, or if I should install the cabling in a different way. Its in a 1 story government/commercial building with a drop ceiling so pulling new cable is not an issue. If someone can save me from my own personal DTV hell, I will forever indebted to you.
 

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Uh, where exactly is the SWM16 in this scenario? You can't run 12 receivers off a KaKu LNB with splitters. If that's what you're trying to do, your username is apt and you should subcontract the job to someone who knows what they're doing. Even if we tell you how to fix that, there may be other mistakes being made that will cause this install not to meet the expectations of the customer.
 

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so i have the non swm sl5 kaku lnb because from what I understand, swm is a max of 8 tuners. so the 4 lines go from the lnb, hits the sonora amp. Then 4 lines leave the amp to 4 splitters ( 1 for each cable), then from each splitter i have 3 lines going to the receivers ( 1 per receiver). I tried, on a seperate attempt, taking all 4 lines from the lnb into a swm16 multiswitch and then to 2 8 way splitters, but that gave me no signal at all on any receivers. I even took the sonora amp off and replaced it with barrel connectors but the result was exactly the same.
 

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The should a polarity locker when an amp is used. But you also need a switch. Either a SWM16 or two 6x8s.



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Uh, where exactly is the SWM16 in this scenario? You can't run 12 receivers off a KaKu LNB with splitters. If that's what you're trying to do, your username is apt and you should subcontract the job to someone who knows what they're doing. Even if we tell you how to fix that, there may be other mistakes being made that will cause this install not to meet the expectations of the customer.
So the reason we dont contract it out is bc i work at a secured military facility where its difficult to use outside contractors because of clearances and escorts etc. Im the electrical supervisor on site, and the DTV installations were dropped on us years ago when it was just the SD 2 line lnbs. Those were super simple. I used the swm16 like many of the diagrams show but it gave me no signal at all. i sighted in my dish with a satlook lite meter from solid signal so i know my
 

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and i made sure the h24s were set up on sl5 and multiswitch in the satellite setup menu, and the b band converters
I think the setup is wrong. Multiswitch is for the old style / legacy.
Try unplugging the AC power to one of the H24s and let it sit for a couple of minutes and then plug in the AC power again. Using SWM it should find the dish and set itself up.
 
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I am out of ideas here, it should work. The fact the first receiver you hooked up to the splitters worked verifies the LNB is good and the cables are good, the issue with further receivers on a splitter is just due to the fact that setup does not work. All I can suggest is try hooking up a receiver directly to one of the outputs of the SWM16 and see if that works. If it does not you have a bad SWM16, if it does work then I would look at the splitters and the downstream cable runs
 

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holy **** you all are my heros. if this works tomorrow im going to freak the [email protected]&k out. I just thought that since my lnb is non swm then i had to choose the multiswitch and b bands. you dont understand how crazy this installation has been making me. Guys I cant thank you all enough. You are scholars and gentlemen.
 

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holy **** you all are my heros. if this works tomorrow im going to freak the [email protected]&k out. I just thought that since my lnb is non swm then i had to choose the multiswitch and b bands. you dont understand how crazy this installation has been making me. Guys I cant thank you all enough. You are scholars and gentlemen.
Let us know how it turns out.
 
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