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I'm confussed how to set dip switches on my Road Trip SD (RT1235S). I just switched from Direct TV to Dish All worked with Direct TV. I have a Dish VIP 211 receiver. I do have sw 64 on the 211 receiver. I'm in Branson, Mo. And I do get TV reception off my ground Antennas. Can anybody Help?
You will want to set switches 4, 7 and 8 down and the rest up for DISH.
If you have the SW64 on your receiver, it is configured correctly for use with the RT1235S.
I'm still having problems. I did have the dip switches set right. I do have two Dish VIP 211 receivers. I have a hard drive on my front TV receiver which was my primary receiver. So I made my bedroom receiver the primary receiver, got SW 64 turned on. Now the bedroom tunes in fine' all is good using the RT 1235S with Dish VIP 211.
But, I don't get a siginal to my front receiver from the secondary coax cable. I can't get SW64 to turn on on the front receiver. SW DPP 1k.2 stays on. I rang the cable from LNB to the front receiver. (1-2 ohms) The front receiver works fine off my ground dish. Both out-puts from RT 1235S worked with direct TV. The RT 1235S is only 1.5 years old. Help!!
You will see more complications using two receivers with DISH than DirecTV. The reason for that is the RT1235S is only able to see one satellite at a time, and DISH spreads programming between satellites 110, 119 and 129. DirecTV has all non-local SD programming off of satellite 101, so being pointed at that will basically give you uninhibited programming to both receivers.
The back receiver sounds as if it's hooked to the primary coax cable, which controls the antenna's ability to toggle. You need to configure both receivers off of the primary coax cable. To configure the front receiver, you must first clear the DPP1K.2 switch by running a test without the antenna connected. When it finishes the 38 steps, select save on the prompt and it will show you XX for input 1. When you have this, connect the receiver to the primary coax cable and search the dish. When it locks on 119, run a second checkswitch test and you should get 119-110-129 with SW64. Move the receiver back to the front hookup at that point.
Keep in mind though, the back receiver at this point is picking the satellite you are aimed at. So if the back receiver is getting a channel from satellite 119, the front receiver will only be able to get channels from 119, but nothing from 110 or 129. Basically, the primary receiver will have access to whatever channel it wants but the secondary receiver will be trapped to channels only available from the satellite the primary has chosen. If you would rather the front receiver choose which satellite the antenna is pointed at, you need to swap the cables under the dome.
If you have any other questions, please let me know.
If you are a decent distance away from home, your local channels will not be available due to spot beam issues.
The Trav'ler would be a better alternative working with multiple receivers with DISH. It locks on to all three satellites simultaneously, so we don't have to worry about a primary or secondary cable at all.
You mention that you are able to receive locals just fine but you also say " I do get TV reception off my ground Antennas). That's plural. Is that a typo or are you using more than one antenna?
The SK-1000 will do exactly what you are able to do with your home antenna. As a matter of fact, it also, will show the switch type as DPP 1K.2 so moving the receiver between home and RV would be completely seamless.
The dome units should able be able to do this but running more than one receiver will always create issues of some kind. As mentioned above, to even have a change for the setup to work you must connect one receiver to the main connection and allow it to run through the Check Switch routine. You would then power off the antenna, remove that receiver from the main connection, place the second receiver on the main connection, power the antenna up again, allow it to lock on and then run the Check Switch routine a second time. This "should" give you a successful SW64 or both receivers.
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