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After years of bringing my receivers (H21-200) to my camper and setting up my dish myself, this time I am getting a Directv code of 775 (receiver not communicating with dish) my satellite meter squeals, I have checked all coaxials for continuity repeatedly, Directv tells me that I NEED a SWM!! Is this something new?? My home doesn’t have 1 (she repeatedly told me that it does, but I know the set up and it doesn’t!!! Since the meter squeals, I assume the LNB is good!! I do not have any DVRs and my other box that I haven’t messed with because it’s new H24-100. Again this something new??? What do I do next??
 
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:welcome to Satelliteguys Teek!
Do you know what type of lnb you have on the dish? Generally a 775 code means your receiver/dvr isn't communicating with the dish, most often due to a loose connection, bad connector, unplugged power inserter, or bad lnb. Press the - key on the remote, it will tell you if you have a swm setup.
 

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:welcome to Satelliteguys Teek!
Do you know what type of lnb you have on the dish? Generally a 775 code means your receiver/dvr isn't communicating with the dish, most often due to a loose connection, bad connector, unplugged power inserter, or bad lnb. Press the - key on the remote, it will tell you if you have a swm setup.
 

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If the meter is squealing doesn’t that mean that the LNB is ok??? I have the meter set up between small coaxial that come off the LNB and the longer coaxial that goes inside!!
The LNB is a triple feed, multi-Satellite LNB / built- in multi- switch with 4 outputs
 

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If the meter is squealing doesn’t that mean that the LNB is ok??? I have the meter set up between small coaxial that come off the LNB and the longer coaxial that goes inside!!
The LNB is a triple feed, multi-Satellite LNB / built- in multi- switch with 4 outputs
If it has four outputs it's not a swm, like you already said. I just wanted to be certain. How about your signal strengths? Can you check them through the menu? Also, try rebooting the H21.
 

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If the meter is squealing doesn’t that mean that the LNB is ok??? I have the meter set up between small coaxial that come off the LNB and the longer coaxial that goes inside!!
The LNB is a triple feed, multi-Satellite LNB / built- in multi- switch with 4 outputs
Is the dish pointed as of yet ?
The meter will squeal whenever it hits a Sat, doesn't have to be the right Sat.
 

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Zeros on signals, I’ve unplugged it multiple times and also reset multiple times!!!
If the meter is squealing is the LNB OK???
 

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Looks like Azmuith 224, someone 4 campers down has Direct n it LOOKS the same!! 2 campers the other way has Dish and that’s ALOT different!!
 
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Jimbo, how do I find where 101 is?? I’ve followed info on screen, azmuith 224, 43 & 63 whatever!,
 

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You are using the right numbers, you are likely close, just not quite there. Is the mast plumb?
 

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Also, you have to move the dish in small increments and give the receiver time to register any changes.
 
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