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catamount

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I don't think that's a clamp. It looks more like a mount that insures that the LNB is always clocked the same as the dish.

It is not an lnbf. It is an lnb that bolts to the feedhorn. The horn stays fixed, but the lnb can rotate for skew. You cannot see the bolts I'm referring to on his pics. Some have circular slots where the lnb rotates.

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Got my new winegard 30in dish today and setup. Took all of 2 minuets and had a lock. SS 83% SQ 99%. I temporarily mounted the dish to my deck until I can move it up to the roof when the weather gets better. What switch should I get to add few more receivers down the road and also keep my antenna connected to all of them?
 

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coltonjared

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Congrats! A 2GHz (2000MHz) splitter will feed the satellite vertical polarity and terrestrial signals (if you add an ota antenna) to additional receivers.
Would you have one in mind that can handle 5 TVs? The plan is to only one more box to the bedroom but be nice if the rest of the TVs were ready to add boxes to if needed. So far I’m not to impressed with the dvr. It seems that it doesn’t support schedule recording based on the shows name to record all episode when ever it airs.
 

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Would you have one in mind that can handle 5 TVs? The plan is to only one more box to the bedroom but be nice if the rest of the TVs were ready to add boxes to if needed. So far I’m not to impressed with the dvr. It seems that it doesn’t support schedule recording based on the shows name to record all episode when ever it airs.

Antop AT-708 6-Way Splitter 856134006278 | eBay

Antop Coaxial Splitter 6-Way 2GHz 5-2050MHz Low Loss RF for TV Satellite Cable All Port DC Power-AT-708 - The Home Depot


The Ebay one is direct from the company, and free shipping. It appears to be your best deal.
 

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Here’s some pictures of the damaged dish which is sad cause from the looks of it it’s a bigger dish then the second one.
Might be possible to repair that dish where it can be used. Get some metal bar braces from the hardware store, drill a couple holes, and bolt together, and use as big of a washer as you can on the inside to give it extra support or cut down a bar to fit. As long as the rest of the dish is intact, it should work. I fixed one where the arm mount was broke off and it works perfectly.

See attached photos for examples of braces...
 

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So the satellite would go to the IN input and the antenna just plug into one of the OUT input?

I believe you would need a diplexer to combine the satellite and antenna signals, then connect to the IN on the splitter, then each OUT would connect to additional receivers.

If I'm not mistaken, there is a diplexer built in to the receiver, so you only need one to get both signals into the receiver.
 
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danristheman

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Got my new winegard 30in dish today and setup. Took all of 2 minuets and had a lock. SS 83% SQ 99%. I temporarily mounted the dish to my deck until I can move it up to the roof when the weather gets better. What switch should I get to add few more receivers down the road and also keep my antenna connected to all of them?
Hide that dish from what happened to your c band dish.
 
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Use a splitter with only the amount of ports needed. Don't buy a 5 port if only using 2. The less number of ports, the lower the loss.

When you buy a switch, compare the loss on each port (lower is better) and the isolation between ports (higher is better).

Also, only one port needs to be power passing (1ppp).
 

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So the satellite would go to the IN input and the antenna just plug into one of the OUT input?
You do need a diplexer in front of the splitter. The OTA connects to the "Ant/VHF/UHF" port and the LNB contects to the "Sat" port. The remaining "IN/OUT" port connects to the splitter/switch.
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