help setting up SWM system

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I am a directv customer and purchased a std receiver , D12-100, for use at a camping cabin. The satellite at the site is SL3S4NRS-01 and has a single coax running from the LNB. I cannot get a sat signal and spent about an hour on the phone with a Directv technician to no avail. I know very little to nothing about this technology but from looking at some online discussion, it appears the LNB needs to be powered by a power inserter. I just happen to have one from a previous Directv location, if that is, in fact, what I need. All I am doing is running a single receiver. thanks in advance to anyone who sees this and takes mercy on my plight. Happy holidays.
 
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:welcome to Satelliteguys Tom1950!
The lnb you have is a swm type which means you need a power inserter. Put it in line between the lnb and the receiver and you should be good to go.
 

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Thank you. Can you tell from the satellite model number what dish type I should select from the menu available on satellite setup? Thx again.
 

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Gentlemen,
Thank you for your help. What I have now is a connection from the LNB on my SL3S4NRS-01 that goes directly yo the SWM port on the PI with the IRD being connected directly to the input of my receiver , HR 54-700. Works great. I would really like to put a D12-100 I have in another location. Any splitting of lines would have to be done outside. I always do as much reaseach online before asking basic questions but my knowledge of this is very basic and I'm not clear if I need a SWM splitter, multiswitch, or both to get a signal to the second receiver. Thanks and Happy Holidays.
 

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just to make sure: I run the coax from the splitter to the second receiver and connect directly yo the sat input. A second PI not needed, correct?
 

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just to make sure: I run the coax from the splitter to the second receiver and connect directly yo the sat input. A second PI not needed, correct?
Ok, if you have a second recvr, then yes, you'll want the splitter .... No need for a second Power Insertor (PI).

Just read post 8.

If these recvrs are in different locations as in different houses ... house and cottage for example, yes, in that instance you will need separate PI's.

If they are all in the same home, then only 1 is needed.
 

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just to make sure: I run the coax from the splitter to the second receiver and connect directly yo the sat input. A second PI not needed, correct?
Use solid copper conductor cable instead of copper clad steel. Its more money but the signal travels better with less db loss.
 

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Use solid copper conductor cable instead of copper clad steel. Its more money but the signal travels better with less db loss.
Not a bad idea, but not usually necessary. There is a distance limit where it is important. My dish is about 50 ft from my power inserter and I have no issues with ccs cable.
 
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