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Old 07-23-2016, 05:07 PM   #1
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DISH antennae set up problem

We got a new DISH satellite antennae for the camper, it's a DISH 1000 antenna, and a "Wally" for the receiver. The only way I can get this system to work is to bypass the wall plate with the "TV" and "Satellite" connections, or bring the cable from the dish through a window straight to the Wally. I removed the "cable in" line from the back of the wall plate, tied in a six foot piece of RG-6 from the "cable in" line to the Wally and all is well. There are three RG-6 cables that come into the back of the wall plate. They are all marked, one is "cable in", one is "back tv" (the back bunk room tv), and the other is "antenna". Is this a common problem?

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Old 07-23-2016, 05:09 PM   #2
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Very common.

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Old 07-23-2016, 05:14 PM   #3
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Dish satellite antenna and receivers don't like any kind of splitters in the line. Like ours I'm sure there is a splitter in the line between the outside conmection and the connction inside. Unless you want to run a seperate line to the inside, we just use the cable thru the window when we use our Dish satellite.
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:54 AM   #4
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Make a bypass plate. This guy does his best to explain it. Basically, you have a jumper plate that either keeps the wiring at the stock configuration or it gets jumped to bypass the amplifier and sent the satellite signal to the TV's. You may have to find the splitter to the TV's and upgrade it to one that can handle the satellite frequencies. You can you diplexers too but in some cases those still won't work. An A-B switch might work if you can find one that will handle the satellite frequency range.

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Old 07-24-2016, 01:18 PM   #5
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Subject: Traveler SK-1000 DISH Antenna issue

Equipment Description:
I have a Winegard SK-1000 for DISH/Bell TV Antenna mounted on a 2016 Coachman Brookstone fifth wheel, mid coach. The cables are run to the rear TV area and the controller is mounted above the rear TV. Two cables are available at the front TV labeled Sat-1 and Sat-2. The antenna was professionally installed by a company in Quartzite, AZ.
I use a DISH VIP-722K receiver for two TV's. I connect the line-in for the DP Splitter to the Sat-1 cable and the TV-2 out to Sat-2 cable.

Problem Description:
With a clear sky, the controller shows 110* 119* 129*.
The problem (and this happens consistently in multiple locations) is the local TV Stations provided by DISH are only available at one TV at a time. If TV-1 is on a local station then the bedroom TV shows "loss of Signal" on local channels and vice versa. If I turn the receiver for TV-1 off then TV-2 has local channels. The same in reverse - TV-2 off then TV-1 has DISH local channels. All other DISH programming is available at all times on both TV's.

Here is the Kicker:
When I connect my external Turbo HD tripod mounted antenna Everything works fine! All programming - DISH Local Channels and DISH Programming are available on both TV's.

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Thank You for your quick response.

As you stated - that is exactly how my receiver is connected. I even switched the cables out of the DP Separator to see if there was any change - no change in results.
The puzzling thing is when I connect the external tripod mounted dish antenna (Winegard Traveler Stowed) to the Sat-In connection in the service bay Everything works normally.

Problem description below in original post.

Thoughts? Troubleshooting recommendations?

Tom Myers

In a message dated 7/22/2016 11:44:02 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

I think there might be a wiring problem here. The "splitter" you are using is that a DPseperator? If so you should have one coax leading into it then two leads from it out to your receiver, one to sat in 1 the other to sat in 2. Then you take your video output of the 722k receiver, TV 1 goes to TV 1 and TV 2 goes to TV 2.

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Old 07-24-2016, 01:26 PM   #6
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Local channels are on a 'spot beam', not with the rest of the channels. That has something to do with it, but it gets complicated. Here's some info on it if you read far enough.

How to Add Local HDTV Channels to Your DISH Network Lineup: BigPictureBigSound
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:24 PM   #7
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I do through the window, connection doesn't work with the satellite in. Yes, Dish does not like splitters.
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On my 2010 Flagstaff I run cable from my Wingard to external cable in. I have a cable hookup that is located in a small cubby that is above the hookup where you hookup for TV (the one that has the booster). Works great. There are no labels and/or explanations in manual, just stumbled on it.

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Old 07-24-2016, 03:37 PM   #9
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Most satellite dishes have an amplifier located in the antenna. This is powered from either a separate power box between your receiver and the antenna or from a power supply located inside the receiver. In either case, only a splitter designed to pass the DC power to the dish will work. You won't find one of these splitters in RVs because it's usually easier to run a cable directly from the entertainment locker to the roof antenna mount location.

My 2011 Georgetown 327DS was factory wired with cable rated to handle satellite signals (thank you FR) and I was able to install a simple A/B switch to allow taking the "park cable" feed and routing it to the satellite components instead of the splitter that FR installed. When I'm staying for a day or two at a park with cable, I use the cable system. If I'm not going to move for a week or more, I throw the switch and set up the satellite antenna.

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Old 07-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #10
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I had the same problems because of the splitters. I bypassed the entire cable system by using a HD wireless transmitter/receiver between our DVR and the tv.

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