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Well looks like I finally got my Slimline 5 install done. I have a SWM mounted on the back of the dish with a single cable running up to my APT. The single RG-6 cable was pre-run and I had to burry the RG-6 in the ground and run it over to the utility box. I have also attached pictures of my signal levels. Any comments on the levels are greatly appreciated.
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Looks real nice and neat. Not sure but from this angle the line to the house seems to flow into the SWM and might give moisture issues. But like I said the angle of the pic might make it look worse then it is.
 

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Looks good. I am still surprised Directv did not come up with some kind of pole mount or something for the SWM so you could integrate it into the dish...but I guess since it is aimed at commercial installs it is not as necessary for most.
 

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I think your 99c and 103c signals could go up by about 5 or 6 points, but they are not bad at all. I see your 101 signals are 95 100 95 100 etc. as opposed to more consistent. So I think perhaps something might be off (elevation and/or azimuth?) just a hair and a slight tweak might even them out. But I am just being nit picky.
 

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eandras said:
Where is the dish grounded? I see no form of grounding.
It's not... Does grounding it help prevent lightning from damaging the system?

I know the SWMLNB would probably be better but I thought I was going to use a legacy port haha.

Is there anything else I should do to protect the connectors from water other then silicone? Are the black rubber caps sufficient for the ports that are not terminated or should i get some more silver caps similar to the SWM 2 port?
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tkrandall said:
I think your 99c and 103c signals could go up by about 5 or 6 points, but they are not bad at all. I see your 101 signals are 95 100 95 100 etc. as opposed to more consistent. .
Those are the 4, 8, 12 etc spot beam transponders they will always show higher, that said there is a small improvement to be had but I'd be ok with those.
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It's not... Does grounding it help prevent lightning from damaging the system?
Nah, it's more of static buildup at the ODU, lightning will still fry the dish.:lol:
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Are the black rubber caps sufficient for the ports that are not terminated or should i get some more silver caps similar to the SWM 2 port?
Some of the D* training diagrams do sho terminator son unused ports. But those rubber caps are quite snug.
 

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dsheli said:
Are the black rubber caps sufficient for the ports that are not terminated or should i get some more silver caps similar to the SWM 2 port?
David
Rubber caps are what you want on the legacy ports and unused flex ports. Terminators are what you want on an unused SWM port. You absolutely do NOT want to put terminators on non-SWM ports.

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