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Old 11-16-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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OK. I tried putting my power converter for the swm outside so that the power went straight to dish and I still don't have a signal inside the camper. How many splitters are typically inside when you have that many outlets? Are you suppose to be able to watch satellite on all of the outlets or just at the entertainment center?
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:53 PM   #12
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With the equipment you have you should be able to put a receiver in both the bunk room and the living room. (Where you have a single outlet, that is likely to be for OTA TV & Cable.)

It may be that the splitters are not the right type to support DirecTV. You should start by finding it (probably just one) and bypassing it to see if that is working.

They might have miswired things too. If you can use the wire color as you mentioned to verify where the external Sat port connects to and where the splitter outputs go that would be a good idea.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #13
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Let me add that you should basically have two isolated systems there (no connection between them).

The outside Sat input should go to a splitter, the outputs of which go to coax connectors in your two rooms that have dual outputs.

The outside Cable input should go to the back of the antenna booster control switch (and nowhere else). There will probably be a splitter coming off an output of the Antenna booster control switch which delivers OTA/Cable signals to the non-Sat outlets you have in other places.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:36 PM   #14
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OK. So here is where I stand as of now. I found a PDF on here about a similar problem. When I pulled the cover off that has the 12v outlet and the coaxial on it, I found the circuit board that is connected to this outlet. There are three different coaxial cables connected here. I took the black on off and connected it to the receiver and Boom I got my signal. Not really sure how this works but that's what I have now. I will try to add some pictures to hopefully make sense and see what I should do next. I will also see if I can add link to the pdf to see if anyone can help me understand what they are doing in that solution.
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #15
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Here are some pictures of the outlet that has the 12v outlet and the coaxial
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:18 AM   #16
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Here's the layout of that outlet:
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So as you can see, they've wired what is identified as the "Sat" connection on the outside of your RV to the "Cable Input" of your non-Sat TV system. I had the same problem in my RV. In my case it was easier to swap the labels.

So now you know that the outside "Cable" input is what you should be using for your Sat system and have to trace that wire down. My guess is that it goes to a splitter behind one of the wall plates in the bunkhouse.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:21 PM   #17
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Thats where my cables were mixed up at. The pic that barry posted. The set 2 output and the antenna wire or cable wire were crossed up.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:38 AM   #18
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SO I took the cable that is black in the above picture, which is where I was able to find my satellite signal, and moved it to my other outlet that only has one single coaxial outlet on it. I moved the coaxial cable that was on the single outlet to the port where the black cable was in the above photos. Not sure if I will still be able to get cable on that or not, we haven't been to a camp ground yet that offers cable. At least I have my satellite working now.

Interesting enough, I pulled the cover off in the master bedroom to see if I could see anything and when I pulled on the cables, it kind of sounded like the splitters might be above ceiling. I couldn't get enough slack to pull to the hole to see.
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Thanks for all the information and help.
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You said you have only a single outlet in the bedroom. That should be driven from the "Set 2"
output of the Antenna Booster control, probably thru a splitter. It will be where you have two outlets that one will be for Sat and you might expect to find the splitter.
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