Blue barrels pass 3 GHz which the hopper needs, the joeys dont however if you are running 2 hopper than the whole install needs rg6 3 GHz wire AND barrels. We are told to replace all white and grey barrels
ShawnDishInstaller said:Blue barrels pass 3 GHz which the hopper needs, the joeys dont however if you are running 2 hopper than the whole install needs rg6 3 GHz wire AND barrels. We are told to replace all white and grey barrels
Thats cool, just what we were told in our H/J training
Just as a correction, it's not two hoppers that forces the whole install to be 3Ghz RG6. it's two taps that force the whole install to be entirely 3Ghz RG6.
As long as you don't have two taps, then the joey lines can use RG59 without changing the barrels on those lines.
(all from the training information and diagrams on the Dish Tech Portal, For example see this link: Hopper And Joey Wiring Diagrams)
that's really great troubleshooting for that specific joey.Funny thing is we have had joeys with black screens, and changing the barrel fixed it.
There seems to be some question of the color codes and ratings of barrel connector.
I have seen some vendors offering Blue centers as 2.3 GHz and Green as 3GHz. Others say Blue centers are 3GHz.
I just received some connectors with Black centers and the vendor claims they are 3 GHz.
Is there a real color standard for center colors to denote frequency ratings. I haven't been lucky in finding one with a Google search.
Before the node i believe it's the same DPP frequencies as before.Is this 3GHz requirement only for Hopper runs AFTER the node? Or, is it also for runs from lnb/switch BEFORE the node?
articos said:Just to make things a bit more complicated, was at Lowes the other day to pick up new keystone inserts, and OnQ/Legrand's are specifically rated to 3Ghz on the packaging but still white barrel inserts. They also have gold plated "professional" inserts at the twice the price that don't have the 3Ghz marking, but I'm assuming are as well, with blue centers.
just about anyone who's already using Dish Pro Plus equipment has basically tested their lines/barrels/connectors to 2.1 Ghz. I think it's more important that the Hopper lines at least use RG6 rather than RG59 than worry too much about barrels.If you have direct and short runs, any barrel will work.