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Old 01-13-2018, 07:41 AM   #11
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What I was told is the aiming mechanism and the electronics in the Playmate system get their power THROUGH the coax. Voltage drop on long runs of coax cause sub-par performance and can damage the drive motors in the unit, so never use co-ax runs longer than 50 feet. My home satellite system has a run of about 200', but there's no motor and no "visible amplifier" in the dish or LNB. All of that is inside, in the receiver box. Not the same with an "automatic aiming box" typically used with a mobile RV system. Two different "animals" requiring two different diets.......
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:03 AM   #13
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Not certain with units other than King Quest. Called them directly and asked about longer run of quality RG6 and they stated should not be an issue at 150 feet. The tell tale sign is a 771 error on TV. Means receiver is not seeing signal good enough from antenna. Iíve been using 150 feet on my auto system for four years. No issues.

The original poster was trying to use a cable signal to trouble shoot his dedicated coax line to the satellite receiver. It will not be a reliable test as band width requirements are different.

Heís better off removing wall fixtures and examining F
connectors and such for good install. A lousy job at F connectors will degrade signal to the point that yes a cable signal would work but not one from a satellite dish.


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Old 01-16-2018, 05:22 AM   #14
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Do you only have one Cable/Sat input on the outside of the trailer? If so, you need to check the wall fixture and see if there is even a connection to the satellite connector. If not, you need to move one of the cable wires that's connected to the booster/Cable connector over to the satellite connector(That's the layman's term version I have 75' and 100' cable and never had an issue getting service with the playmaker
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