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SatelliteGuys Guru
Mar 4, 2006
Apex NC
I just planted my pole for the dish about 4 feet from the back wall of my house due to an obstructed view.

What is the best place to install the DiSqC switch? On the pole or on the house?

LNB is a Invacom Quad Polar LNBF. I am starting with only one reciever but will prob add more in the future.

I am guessing the pole as I will only need to make one run to the house

thoughts and thanks

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SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 10, 2006
Waterloo, Iowa
I would (and am) locating the switch just down the roof on the side of my shed. About 5' from where the dish is. I have it in a weatherproof cable company type box that I bought from AccessoryWarehouse.com for around $7.00. Makes for a nice professional look, keeps the swithces out of the elements too! Then I just have one run into the house :)

Mr Tony

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Supporting Founder
Nov 17, 2003
Mankato, MN
You can have it right by the pole, but as IAFire notes you might want to cover it. My switches are under the eave of the roof or under the deck (to shield from rain). Most good switches are silicone sealed so all you need to do is seal by the coax ends. I use coax sealer (one of my switches is out in the elements…I also use a Quad LNB)
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