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Thu, Oct 26, 2017 4:20 PM

How to connect HD25-100 receiver to a 18" round dish when camping?

How to connect HD25-100 receiver to a 18" round dish when camping? I've read it possible with SWM8 multiswitch and power inverter true or false if true Detailed instructions would be nice. If not any use full information on this topic.

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litzdog911

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3 years ago

True.  You need a SWM8 switch and Power Inserter.  Here's how to connect ....

 

  • Connect two RG6 coax cables from the 18" dish's two outputs to the first two SAT INPUTs on the SWM8 (SAT 101, 13 & 18V)
  • Connect the SWM Power Inserter to the SWM8's DC POWER INPUT
  • Connect the H25's SAT INPUT to the SWM8's SWM OUTPUT

 

You'll want to specify "18" Round" dish type during the H25's Satellite Setup process. 

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Would this apply to connecting a DirecTV R22-100 receiver to a Winegard 18" dish?

shannon02

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You don't need a SWM system for the R22 but since DTV is shutting down the MPEG2 channels that dish is obsolete.

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@GASloane 

 

18" is MPEG-2 only. DirecTV is doing a full shutdown of the MPEG-2 feeds. Since you mention Winegard, I suspect this is for something like an RV. You need a slimline SWM dish on a tripod/sled mount, or the Winegard Trav'ler going forward.

 

R22 is MPEG-4 capable (special hybrid model made for areas that early adopted MEPG-4), but requires at least one H model on the account going forward.

 

DirecTV is doing a complimentary MEPG swap for equipment at home. Dish and any MPEG-2 boxes. If all you have are R22s, then 1 would need replacing. MPEG swap has been their Genie system. So if you need the swap, do NOT replace any R22s with Mini Genie Clients as the R22 works with the Genie.

 

For RV setups that update will be at your own cost as DirecTV only covers the residential address the service is for.

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litzdog911

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3 years ago

You're welcome.  Enjoy!  And be sure to practice this setup at home before heading out on a trip.  Post back if you have more questions. 

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24 days ago

i also have an hd25 and a swm30 but don't know how to wire to winegard carry out for camping

Juniper

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24 days ago

@freynf 

 

I assume you mean H25 (Models are H or HR, not HD). Remember, the H25 is the first non-Genie to be SWM-only. Though a SWM 30 is for a place with over 20 receivers or such, so for a single tuner setup is overboard. A smaller SWM would be suggested.

 

Information has changed since this thread (3 years ago).

 

The Winegard Carryout is now obsolete. It only handles DirecTV's MPEG-2 which is in the process of a complete shutdown.

 

Currently only the Winegard Trav'ler supports DirecTV's MPEG-4. Otherwise you would need a slimline SWM dish to use on a tripod/sled mount.

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22 days ago

We can help with that equipment question, @freynf!

 

We’ll probably have to refer you to Winegard for specifics on this installation. We were able to locate some installation information on Winegard’s website. The SWM is usually installed by connecting it to the coax port on the back of your H25, and then connecting the SWM to your dish. However, be careful: if you send SWM power directly into the receiver, you will likely damage it. It’s for this reason that we usually send out a technician to install or replace a SWM unit.

 

@Juniper mentioned this, but it’s a little uncommon for you to have a SWM-30: those are typically reserved for commercial customers, and is designed to support upwards of twenty receivers (or six Genies). It should still work, but we’d recommend reaching out to either Winegard, or the vendor who sold you the SWM-30 for further installation support.

 

If you would prefer an AT&T technician to install the SWM, please let us know. Your RV must be located at the service address on your account, and there may be additional fees attached. But we would discuss them with you before sending out the tech.

 

Please let us know if you have any other questions, @freynf!

 

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