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Old 08-30-2016, 05:35 AM   #11
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I have been splitting satellite signal for years. You just need to correct splitters. Typical cable tv splitters will not work. You need specific "satellite" splitters for the DC voltage to pass through. Now, I haven't ventured into RV satellite wiring yet, but have split at my home several times.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:32 PM   #12
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Having recently purchased a DISH satellite system this thread was interesting. Luckily I have a friend who's job is to install DISH systems and he helped me with the initial setup of mine. The co-ax port on the outside of my TT, a Coachmen 310BHDS, has been used in campgrounds with cable hook-up but never with a satellite dish. We could not get the new dish and Wally to work. He then ran a direct cable to the Wally from the dish and all was well. We removed the plate in the entertainment center that had two co-ax connectors. The top was labeled "SAT IN" and the bottom was labeled "CABLE TV". There is also the infamous power booster button next to the bottom connection. When he removed the plate there was nothing attached to the SAT IN connection and three runs of co-ax going to the bottom connection. We had to trace the co-ax runs out, also known as "ringing the wire" to some. We labeled the co-ax as "CABLE IN", "BUNK TV" which goes to the TV in the bunk room, and "RV ANT" which was the co-ax from the roof mounted, and useless, antenna. We had to make a new run of co-ax to go from the top connection on this plate to the front storage area. ALL of the other co-ax cables were run through the attic area of the TT and we didn't want to mess with that. We ran a cable from the SAT IN connection down t the back of the entertainment center, under the bed, to the storage area, and left about 25 feet of co-ax there. That is where I will hook the co-ax coming from the DISH antenna until I buy a port to place on the outside of the TT near the front storage area. My DISH friend did tell me that IF I wanted to run co-ax to the bunk room TV that I would have to have a splitter made for DISH antenna use.

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