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Tue, Jun 12, 2012 7:38 PM

Long coax run

I have 4 HD DVRs. One located 50 feet from dish and three are located 200+ feet away. I get great signals on all sats with close rcvr except for spot sats. On the three distant rcvrs, I get great signals on all except 103(ca). Nothing on the spot sats. I've been reading the forums and was wondering if running RG11 coax is the only solution?
peds48

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did this ever worked before?  sounds like a bad BBC to me. 

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I am out of the office permanently (retired). Please contact John Menna at Ext. 6140.

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Not since all the new channels were added and i don't know when that was as I'm recently retired and have been watching more TV and have time to deal with it. Checked the 9500 channels and ordered the bbc's. Thanks.

peds48

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what are the model of those receivers? 

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peds48

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and they all have BBCs right?

TexasBrit

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If they did not have BBCs, you would expect to lose 99c and 103cb not 103ca.

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Yes, all have BBCs.
TexasBrit

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This looks like a signal loss issue. The signals from 103ca use the highest part of the frequency band and so have the greatest losses when you are using long cables.

What are the signal levels on the 103cb transponders, post one set of ALL transponders on the close receiver and another set for the most distant receiver. Let's see if they are showing signal losses also, on the long cable runs.

 

On the distant receivers, do you see ANYTHING on 103ca??

 

Also, since you have four DVRs, I assume you have a multiswitch? Zinwell WB68?

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103cb signals:
1-8. 97 94 95 91 95 86 93 88
9-16. 95 91 93 91 95 89 n/a n/a
N/a on all other transponders

Yes, using Zinwell WB68

103ca is all zeros from 9-24

99c is:
1-8. 95 84 95 88 92 83 95 88
9-16. 91 83 94 85 95 82 n/a n/a
N/a on remainder
TexasBrit

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Are those from a distant receiver?

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Yes, the close receiver's numbers are:
99c:
1-8. 92 81 94 86 91 79 94 85
9-16. 91 80 93 84 94 80 n/a n/a
All others are n/a
103ca:
1-8. N/a ->
9-16. 95 87 92 85 94 88 91 86
17-24. 91 86 91 83 83 74 76 61
N/a->
103cb:
1-8. 96 89 95 89 95 84 93 88
9-16. 95 88 92 89 95 91 n/a n/a
N/a for reminder
BBC's came today, no improvement after installing.
TexasBrit

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They are basically similar except for 103ca.

It looks like signal loss on the highest frequencies on the long cables. Do you have an RG6 cable of the same length that you can run from the multiswitch to one of the distant receivers (or even better, to the "close" receiver), to see if you have the same problem?

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I'm up for trying anything but I don't see the value of running new cables to the close receiver. As for the distant receivers, all 6 cables are giving me the same results. Not likely all six are defective. They are burial RG6. I have tried switching outputs on the multiswitch. Is there a possible way to boost the strong signal at the multiswitch or is RG11 the only answer?
TexasBrit

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No, you are missing my point. By running a long cable to the "close" receiver, you can see if the cable length alone  is causing the issue.

 

What's the distance between the multiswitch and the dish, and then what's the distance from the multiswitch to the furthest receiver?


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