Hey Tom,Tom Robertson said:Is there an indoor place to put a signal locker right where the underground line would enter the house? What is the cable run from that point to the dish?
200' with a signal locker should still work so long as you use good coax (solid COPPER core a must). At that distance you're really stretching things so be sure every part is good quality and well done.
The 616 IS at the house.Mertzen said:Did a 275' run this weekend without lockers or anything. Working smooth so far.
The WB616 would indeed help but I would locate it at the house rather then the dish.
A powered switch IS a signal locker. On an unpowered switch, like the WB68, the first receiver has to power the switch, including the circuits that send continuous power down the 4 lines to the LNB. Two of the four put out around 19v (one with 22KHz tone), and two put out around 14v (one with 22KHz tone). All that power is drawn from the power supply in the receiver. The switch "locks" the switch inside the LNB to a specific set of transponders by using the combo of voltage and presence/lack of tone.wavemaster said:The 616 IS at the house.
But back to the question, does the 616 "replace" the need for a signal locker being a powered switch?