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New SWM Install with No Signal on Tuner 2

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I just installed a Slimline 5LNB dish and SWM-8 at my parents house. The 4 outputs of the dish go to the SWM module in the attic with 15 foot RG6 QUAD CCS. The SWM1 output runs about 40 feet to a SWS-4. The power passing leg then goes 30 feet to the PI and then a 1 foot cable from the PI to my HR21-200. The reason for the SWM is only 1 cable to get 2 tuners and the reason for the SWS is my parents plan on getting a new HD TV and receiver and the current cable from the old dish (3LNB still installed for time being) is in the attic above my room so it will be disconnected from the 3LNB and connected to the SWS4 without having to run new coax or use a barrel connector.

I get signals of mid to high 90s or 100s for tuner one sat 101, 110, 119. High 70s and mid 80s for 99 and 103s, mid 80s to low 90s for 99 and 103c. I know 99 and 103 could be peaked a little better but it was getting dark at the end. For the SWM signal level, all 9 transponders show a reading of 94-99. How come no signal is found on tuner 2 and why are all 9 swm transponders lit up (understand only ones used show signal strength)? I have tried RBR as well as unplugging both the PI and HR21 for 15 minutes, then plugging in the PI and waiting 3-4 minutes before plugging in the HR21. I have run the various tests and sat setup again to verify all settings look right (slimline, swm, dual tuners, etc.) but it keeps saying no signal on tuner 2 as well as 771 searching for signal on satellite in 2 messages.

What do I need to do to get tuner 2 to work? I will leave both unplugged all night and retry in the morning pending other answers/suggestions.


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If you have not done so, reset the HR21 after it is connected to the SWM.

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