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Old 02-15-2009, 07:38 AM   #1
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I am trying to see what would be the best option and ease of use for switching between a roof top dish and a dish on a tripod. As we all know, trees come into play and there are times when we must deploy the tripod and position the dish to shoot through the trees.

Access to my equipment makes it very difficult unscrew the cables going to the satellite receivers.

Has anybody used some type of switching equipment or such to facilitate switching between dishes.

I would welcome all and any information in this regard.

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:14 AM   #2
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Zugsii, I installed a slide type switch, from Radio Shack I believe, to select either the Dome on the roof, or the tripod receiver if it is needed. I installed an outside connection and separate cable from it to the slide switch, to the other input on the slide switch, I connected the cable from the roof mounted dome receiver. The output from the switch is connected to the input side of the satellite box. I mounted the slide switch in the overhead compartment that houses the entertainment equipment in my motorhome. I made entry into my coach for the tripod cable thru the front, and then up thru the windshield pillar post, and then into the overhead compartment.You simply open the compartment door and slide the switch to connect to Tripod, or Dome. Works great for my needs.

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Dieselclacker...

I like your idea. What type slide switch did you use? Anything specific or just a switch. I ask in case I need to be concerned with signal degradation. I think this is what I will have to do.
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If we are talking about a TV signal then most any A/B switch will work. I don't like the slide switches as the seem to wear out pretty quickly. Winegard sells (sold?) a very good push button A/B switch and Radio Shack has one as well.
If you are talking about satellite internet I would recommend not using a switch but rather creating a jumper cable with a barrel connector to the incoming line. You would then just disconnect one cable and connect the other out where the connections come together. This would still give you easy access and only take about 1 minute longer than pushing the A/B button.
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I'm with Bill....I got the Radio Shack pushbutton A/B switch and flip from overhead (A)bove to (B)elow...works great with no noticable signal loss...
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You might try this approach. It works for me.

It takes two diplexers which can be purchased on line for about $3.00 each plus shipping.
If you need the online address for these please post it and I will get it.
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