Diseqc switch. How much loss?

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laseradam

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I hooked up a 4 way switch at the BUD to switch between KY and C-band outputs of a Eagle Aspen c/KY NB. While watching Montana PBS the signal strength dropped from 45 to 26 which made the signal unusable. Straight through using first one RG-6 cable then the other cable that I used to hook up the switch I got no signal loss.

Should there be any loss through a Diseqc switch or did I just buy a junker?
 
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I think you have a junker

I have a few Diseqc switches in my setup and there is minimal loss (If we are going to use Montana PBS as an example) with switch its a 44-45 on my Pansat. Without switch 47 max.

I tried a Diseqc to hook up C-Band G4 and KU Band G10 and they both were the same with & without the switch
 
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When you added the switch, did you change the setting in the menu for Diseqc from "0ff" to port #1 or #2 or #3 or #4 or whichever port you are using? If not, that might be the problem.

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Also, as Iceberg points out in Tip from the Iceberg, always power your receiver OFF using the main switch on the back before adding or removing switches or LNBs!
 
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