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Tue, Sep 28, 2021 10:16 AM

Testing SWM outside of the direct Tv footprint

Our customers have sometimes their installation prepared outside the directTV footprint(maritime industry).
Therefore it is difficult for us to test that everything is working correctly until they arrive, is there any way to test something to ensure that it's all working ok?

Thank you for you help

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goldw1800

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2 m ago

only way on land --is to install a D*tv DISH and then use a SAT meter -connected to a swim LNB to site the dish --then hook any receivers up and see if they can get a sat signal --When the boat shows up take the receivers to the boat and connect them to boats dish and they should work as long a boat dish is aligned correctly.

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shannon02

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AFAIK the only sat dish that gets DTV HD programs that is made for boats is the Intellian S6HD and it is self aiming.

They can't get DTV on land they are not in the US.

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detuch254

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What location is "outside the footprint?"

litzdog911

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Test for what sorts of things? Without a satellite signal it's pretty hard to test anything. 

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@detuch254 Outside the satellite footprint that is.

@litzdog911 Is there not a way to mimic a signal on the SWM unit?
I can check the 4 LNB polarities going into the SWM however as there is no sat signal at the time of installation i would have to trust the SWM unit/receiver to be functioning?

Thank you both for the fast reply BTW

Regards,

detuch254

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Sorry, there really is NO way to mimic a signal. My question was where are you that’s outside the footprint? Canada or South America? Cuz if that’s the case then you could try using a bigger dish than the DIRECTV dish, which will allow for concentrating on a weaker signal.

shannon02

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You missed that this is a boat installer.

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@detuch254 Sorry for the misunderstanding i am talking about europe, as installation are done here and then the vessel moves to US, dont want to have calls that installation doesn't work hence testing outside of the foot print.

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Thank you all for the quick response much appreciated


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