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dsimmon9

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This is the error you get when the duo hub fails on a 2 Hopper3 installation. Had to go back to 2 single hubs and jumper.
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charlesrshell

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I posted that just for you. It lasted 1 year.
My Hopper system just turned one year old. I have a new spare Duo Hub when it goes bad. Where is your Duo Hub mounted? Mine is in the basement on my redneck headend board. See my Avatar.
 

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My Hopper system just turned one year old. I have a new spare Duo Hub when it goes bad. Where is your Duo Hub mounted? Mine is in the basement on my redneck headend board. See my Avatar.
It was outside by the dish. I figured it was the hub because when I unplugged the Hopper without the power inserter the other hopper would start working.
 

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I don't know how weatherproof the hubs are compared to the nodes, but the Duo Node mounted on our Adirondack cottage dish and the Solo Node on our portable dish have been exposed to the elements for over 4 years now without a failure. Thanks to a friendly Dish installer at an RV park in Florida, I do have spares for both on hand just in case though.
 

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I don't know how weatherproof the hubs are compared to the nodes, but the Duo Node mounted on our Adirondack cottage dish and the Solo Node on our portable dish have been exposed to the elements for over 4 years now without a failure. Thanks to a friendly Dish installer at an RV park in Florida, I do have spares for both on hand just in case though.

I think the hubs are even more weather resistant that the nodes. The hubs are like little splitters/diplexers and have much less to them than the nodes do.
 

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That's good to know... I'll likely go the DPH42 route if/when I move up to H3's, so I hope they're weatherproofed just as well.

The DPH42 is constructed similarly to the DPP44 which have been pretty good in the weather. The most important thing to remember if your switch, node or hub is outdoors is to either terminate or cap any unused ports (whichever is appropriate for the port).
 

HipKat

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The DPH42 is constructed similarly to the DPP44 which have been pretty good in the weather. The most important thing to remember if your switch, node or hub is outdoors is to either terminate or cap any unused ports (whichever is appropriate for the port).
.......and keep your ports horizontal, not vertical (Horizontal and down on the switches), cable going downward out o the ports. Amazes me how many times I see splitters, ground blocks, etc that are wrong
 

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.......and keep your ports horizontal, not vertical (Horizontal and down on the switches), cable going downward out o the ports. Amazes me how many times I see splitters, ground blocks, etc that are wrong

Here's how the Duo Node is mounted on the permanent cottage mount, and the Solo Node on the portable LNB arm. The blue coax on the Duo is a temporary connection to the RV when we're there, and that port gets terminated when we're gone. Anything I should be doing differently?
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Here's how the Duo Node is mounted on the permanent cottage mount, and the Solo Node on the portable LNB arm. The blue coax on the Duo is a temporary connection to the RV when we're there, and that port gets terminated when we're gone. Anything I should be doing differently?
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You just want to make sure that the cable runs downward so water runs away from the ports
 
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