Set up the Ultimate C/KU-band Satellite system. Part 1

SwitchThe DiSEqC switch needs to be modified slightly to make it switch reliably. Get to Radio Shack and pick up 2 4700pF capacitors. Ceramic disk capacitors are probably the easiest to solder into the switch. Cut the glue off the back of the switch and carefully pry the cover off. Once you get it look at this picture and you can see where to attach the capacitors. The black thing with 3 solder connections is a transistor and the side with 2 solder joints is where you want to attach one of the capacitors. The other thing is a resistor and is a lot easier to attach the capacitor to. Make sure the wires on the capacitors don’t touch anything else and you didn’t accidentally bridge any connections with solder.

With the switch fixed it is time to mount the LNBFs. Take the plastic case off the old Dish Network LNB so it will fit under the feedhorn cover if you need to. You will have to cut a hole in the C/KU LNB to mount the DSS LNB to the side of it. Make sure it is lined up with the motion of the dish so it is in line with the C/KU.

Side View of LNBs lnbf view

I used zip ties to hold the DSS LNB switch mountedin place but you can mount it however is convenient. I ran the Three wires down one arm of the feedhorn mount and across the back of the dish to the post where I mounted the DiSEqC switch. From the switch you only have to run one coax back to the receiver/DVB card. You also need the 4 wires running from the actuator back to where you have your receiver. Hook the Vbox II up to the actuator wires and the receiver/DVB card like shown in the manual that came with the Vbox.

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Set up the Ultimate C/KU-band Satellite system. Part 1

SwitchThe DiSEqC switch needs to be modified slightly to make it switch reliably. Get to Radio Shack and pick up 2 4700pF capacitors. Ceramic disk capacitors are probably the easiest to solder into the switch. Cut the glue off the back of the switch and carefully pry the cover off. Once you get it look at this picture and you can see where to attach the capacitors. The black thing with 3 solder connections is a transistor and the side with 2 solder joints is where you want to attach one of the capacitors. The other thing is a resistor and is a lot easier to attach the capacitor to. Make sure the wires on the capacitors don’t touch anything else and you didn’t accidentally bridge any connections with solder.

With the switch fixed it is time to mount the LNBFs. Take the plastic case off the old Dish Network LNB so it will fit under the feedhorn cover if you need to. You will have to cut a hole in the C/KU LNB to mount the DSS LNB to the side of it. Make sure it is lined up with the motion of the dish so it is in line with the C/KU.

Side View of LNBs lnbf view

I used zip ties to hold the DSS LNB switch mountedin place but you can mount it however is convenient. I ran the Three wires down one arm of the feedhorn mount and across the back of the dish to the post where I mounted the DiSEqC switch. From the switch you only have to run one coax back to the receiver/DVB card. You also need the 4 wires running from the actuator back to where you have your receiver. Hook the Vbox II up to the actuator wires and the receiver/DVB card like shown in the manual that came with the Vbox.

Pages: 1 2 3

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