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DBS /ATSC AMPLIFIERS

S I T U AT I O N

LA145a (5) INPUT AMPLIFIERS


LA145a
DBS Ka/Ku or ATSC off-air signals are required at In-Line
Coax Powered
multiple locations connected via coax cable. Signal
loss must be off-set.

SOLUTION
Model LA145a may be placed after a DBS dish or ATSC
antenna to extend the signals the equivalent of 150
feet of RG-6 cable.

RELATED CONSIDERATIONS
LA144a amplifiers have (4) inputs with the same
specifications.

LA285a amplifiers have the same case but with 28 dB LA145a-T


gain vs 14 dB gain. DESCRIPTION
LAL205a amplifers have automatic gain over a 20 dB Indoor / Outdoor 175 to 2150 MHz DBS / ATSC line
input window for an output of -23 dBm. powered amplifiers with 14 dB gain and optional
external powering.
F E AT U R E S -30 dBm
99 110 119
worldDIRECT
101
• ATSC / Ka/Ku bandwidth ....................... 175 to 2150 MHz 103 SL5 101
95
ROOF
• High Input Ability ................................................ -24 dBm
7o feet
• DC & 22 kHz/DiSeQc passing ...................... low insertion RG6
-37 dBm 20 ft RG6 per floor
• Indoor / Outdoor case ........................ die cast aluminum 6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

1 floor spacing
• Multiple power options ...................... line or external DC SEQ409
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4.5 dB per tap ave loss
    including coax
-41 dBm
A P P L I C AT I O N N O T E S 6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

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FLOOR
Model LA145a amplifiers may used as part of a 2 LA145a
DIRECTV® multi-floor apartment distribution system. 287

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Y Y Y Y  


Model 5SATPL power supply and polarity locker N N 36

provides strong DC and control signals to power the 5SATPL )/(;


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SL5 LNB and amplifier. (9(1 ž (9(1 ž
2'' 2'' PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

-27 dBm
G%P
Model SEQ409 provides signal equalization for SWMBOX-32
HRvT109 PORT 2
maximum signal amplification.
1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

Model SWMBOX-32 hubs at each IDF hold up to (4) G%P


G%P
HRvT106 SWMBOX-32
SWM8 switches in a 12” x 18” x 9” lock box.
T T T T T PORT 2

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DBS / ATSC AMPLIFIERS

LA145a (5) INPUT AMPLIFIERS


LA145a Power Options
INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 3 INPUT 4 INPUT 5 12 to 20 VDC
-28 dBm MAX
VDC DiSEqC OUT
-28 dBm MAX
VDC DiSEqC OUT
-28 dBm MAX
VDC DiSEqC OUT
-28 dBm MAX
VDC DiSEqC OUT
-28 dBm MAX
VDC DiSEqC OUT
AMPLIFIER
POWER Model LA145a-T includes a 12 V, 1 Amp power
LA145a
4 DBS / ATSC AMPLIFIER
P
Slope Compensated PS supply that may be use to power the amplifier. DC
14 dB Gain 175 to 2400 MHz
20
5V 5V 5V 5V 5V
1200 is connected to either the top right “12 to 20 VDC
SEQ SEQ SEQ SEQ SEQ

AMPLIFIER POWER” input or lower right connector.


Power passes top to bottom or bottom to top if
OUTPUT 1 OUTPUT 2 OUTPUT 3 OUTPUT 4 OUTPUT 5 12 to 20
VDC DiSEqC INPUT VDC DiSEqC INPUT VDC DiSEqC INPUT VDC DiSEqC INPUT VDC DiSEqC INPUT VDC
additional items need DC power.

Side Car Powering

LNB DCL DCA


SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
SAT
5
DC
Model LA145a & LA141R amplifiers may be used
PS
LA141R 20 together to function as a LA146a, (6) input amplifier.
LA145a OUT DCL DCA
1200
Power from the LA141R loops to power the LA145a.
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC

LA146a-T

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Model LA145a amplifiers are frequently used


Specifications ................................... Typical ..................QC Limit between the SL5 LNB and model 5SATPL polarity
Gain locker.
175 MHz ...................................................... 10 dB............................... 9 dB
250 MHz ...................................................... 10 dB............................... 9 dB 99 110 119 world
DIRECT
101
103 SL5
950 MHz ...................................................... 13 dB..............................11 dB 101
95
2150 MHz .................................................... 16 dB..............................14 dB
Maximum Output (67 equal transponders) ......................-10 dBm
Maximum Output Power The voltages generated
IM2 with 2 tones @ 1 dBm .......................-35 dBc................. -32 dBc min by the polarity locker pass
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
IM3 with 2 Tones @ 1 dbm ......................-50 dBc................. -47 dBc min 1 2 3 4 5
through the LA145a to
Pass band Flatness
Any 24 MHz band ........................................ 0.1 dB............................ 0.2 dB
LA145a power the amplifier and
Input Return Loss ......................................... 14 dB..............................11 dB
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4
OUT
5 DC LNB’s and to polarity lock
Output Return Loss ...................................... 13 dB..............................11 dB the SL5 LNB.
Noise Figure........................................................6 dB................................ 7 dB 20v 14v 20v
22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS
Power Specifications 24

Voltage ......................................................................................... 12 to 20 VDC 5SATPL 2000

Current ................................................................................. 55 mA / channel 101º


EVEN 101º
ODD
110/119º
EVEN 119º
ODD
FLEX

Mechanical Specifications ...........................................................


Dimensions ....................................................................6” x 4.75” x 0.875”
Weight LA145a .................................................................... 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
Weight LA145a-T ................................................................... 2 lb (0.9 kg)
Environmental Specifications
Master Carton Weight .............................................................18 lb. (8.2 kg)
Operating Environment: ............................................Indoor/Outdoor
Master Carton LA145a-T (12 units)....................................11” x 9” x 9”
Ambient Temperature .................................................. -30º C to +70ºC
Master Carton Weight ............................................................26 lb. (11.8 kg

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-30 dBm
99 110 119
101 worldDIRECT
DIRECTV® MDU 3
103 SL5 101
95
150 feet

8 UNIT GARDEN STYLE MDU


RG6
8U_Garden_100%
-45 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
IDF (NODE)
SEQ409 The system consists of distribution hubs that can be
OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4

SWM DC
36 populated with SWM8 switches when subscribers
-49 dBm 
6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

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are added.
OUT DC

LA145a
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An AU9 dish with “WNR SL5” LNB typically has an


20v 14v 20v
22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS
24
output of -30 dBm.
5SATPL 2000

101º
EVEN 101º
110/119º
EVEN 119º
FLEX PORT 1
ODD ODD
Model LA145a, SEQ409 and 5SATPL start the
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
-35 dBm SWM4
SWMBOX-32 distribution. The LA145a with 14 dB gain has an
PORT 2
output of -35 dBm with the dish 150 feet from the
amplifier.
$37 SWS-4 SWS-4 $37
Model SWMBOX-32 hubs provide the signals to up to
$37 SWS-4 SWS-4 $37 (4) SWM8 switches provided a minimum of -41 dBm.

$37 SWS-4 SWS-4 $37 Apartments requiring (4) tuners share a single SWM8
switch. Each apartment has a model SWS-4 splitter.
$37 SWS-4 SWS-4 $37

-45 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
IDF (NODE)
SEQ409
OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4

SWM DC
36
-49 dBm 
6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

6$7

'& LA141R 
OUT DC Model SWMBOX-64 hubs provide the signals to up
LA145a to (8) SWM8 switches at zero loss.
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20v 14v 20v 14v 20 24


PS
22k 22k
24 Apartments requiring more than (4) tuners use a full
5SATPL
101º 110/119º FLEX
2000
SWM8. Each apartment has a model SWS-8 splitter.
EVEN 101º
ODD
EVEN 119º
ODD
PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-35 dBm
6:0%2; SWM8 switches have automatic gain controlled
PORT 2
ouputs of -31 dBm. DIRECTV® receivers require -55
dBm of signal for full performance.
$37 SWS-8 SWS-8 $37
Model LAL141R-T extends the drop distance by
$37 SWS-8 SWS-8 $37 150 feet

$37 SWS-8 SWS-8 $37

$37 SWS-8 SWS-8 $37

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DIRECTV® MDU 4

HIGH RISE MDU TAP PER FLOOR


LA145a & HRvT Tap per floor
-30 dBm 99 110 119
worldDIRECT
101
103 SL5 101
95 Model LA145a is intended for high input expansion
ROOF of DBS Ka/Ku signals. They serve small MDU
50 feet
RG6 multiple distribution applications.
-35 dBm 20 ft RG6 per floor
SAT SAT SAT SAT

FLOOR 1 2 3 4
1 floor spacing Model LA145a amplifer spacing is (3) floors.
6 SEQ409 5 dB ave loss including taps
OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4

-39 dBm Model HRvT1x x directional couplers follow


SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
SAT
5
DC
amplifi ers to feed distribution hubs. The typical
insertion loss is listed.
LA145a
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC PORT 1
MHz/ dB 250 950 1450 2150
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
-25 dBm -37 dBm SWM8
6:0%2; RG-6 100 ft 3.1 6.4 7.9 9.7
HRvT112 PORT 2
PORT 1
5 HRvT112 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.3
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-30 dBm -39 dBm


6:0%2; HRvT109 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.7
HRvT109 PORT 2
PORT 1

4 HRvT106 2.3 2.5 2.9 3.5


SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-35 dBm -41 dBm


6:0%2; Tap output is the input level to the tap less the tap
HRvT106 PORT 2

value ( -26 dBm into a 12 dB tap = -38 dBm)


-40 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
SAT
5
DC
SONORA measured 14 dB of insertion loss of the
LA145a cascade of (3) taps and 60 feet of RG-6 at 2150
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4
OUT
5 DC
MHz to determine the 5 dB average loss per tap.

20v 14v 20v


22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS The loss at 250 MHz was 7 dB. The LA145a internal
FLOOR 24
slope compensation offsets has (4 dB) of the 8 dB
3 5SATPL 2000

101º
EVEN 101º
ODD
110/119º
EVEN 119º
ODD
FLEX
PORT 1 slope. Use model (1) SEQ409 per (2) LA145a amps
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

for additional slope compensation.


-26 dBm -38 dBm
6:0%2;
HRvT112 PORT 2
PORT 1
2 Select SWMBOX based on penetration rates.
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-31 dBm -40 dBm


6:0%2;
SWMBOX-64: 16 apartments per floor
HRvT109 PORT 2
SWMBOX-64 & 32: 22 apartments per floor
PORT 1

1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

SWMBOX-64 & 64: 30 apartments per floor


-36 dBm -42 dBm
6:0%2;
HRvT106 PORT 2
T T T T T

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DIRECTV® MDU 5
-30 dBm

HIGH RISE MDU TAP PER FLOOR


99 110 119
worldDIRECT
LAL205A & LA145a Extension
101
103 SL5 101
95
ROOF
Model LAL205a with automatic gain over the
110 feet input window of -28 dBm to -48 dBm starts the
RG6
distribtution system.
-41 dBm 20 ft RG6 per floor
SAT SAT SAT SAT

FLOOR 1 2 3 4
1 floor spacing
7 SEQ409 4.5 dB per floor ave loss Model LAL205a amplifer spacing is (4) floors.
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4 including taps
-45 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
Model LA145a is intended for high input expansion
1 2 3 4 5

of DBS Ka/Ku signals. Here it is used to extend the


LAL205a trunk (3) more floors.
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC

Model HRvT1x x directional couplers follow


20v 14v 20v 14v 20 24
22k 22k PS
24 amplifi ers to feed distribution hubs. The typical
5SATPL
101º 110/119º FLEX
2000
insertion loss is listed.
EVEN 101º EVEN 119º
ODD ODD PORT 1

MHz/ dB 250 950 1450 2150


SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-20 dBm -40 dBm


6:0%2; RG-6 100 ft 3.1 6.4 7.9 9.7
HRvT120 PORT 2
PORT 1
6 HRvT120 1.3 1.5 1.6 2.0
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-24 dBm -40 dBm


6:0%2; HRvT116 1.4 1.6 1.8 2.1
HRvT116 PORT 2
PORT 1

5 HRvT112 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.3


SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-29 dBm -38 dBm


6:0%2; HRvT109 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.7
HRvT109 PORT 2
PORT 1
HRvT106 2.3 2.5 2.9 3.5
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

4
-33 dBm -39 dBm
6:0%2;
HRvT106 PORT 2 Tap output is the input level to the tap less the tap
value ( -20 dBm into a 20 dB tap = -40 dBm)
-38 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
36
1 2 3 4 5

 SONORA measured 18 dB of insertion loss of the


FLOOR
3 LA145a 
cascade of (4) taps and 80 feet of RG-6 at 2150
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4
OUT
5 DC PORT 1 MHz to determine the 4.5 dB average loss per tap.
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-24 dBm -40 dBm


6:0%2; Select SWMBOX based on penetration rates.
HRvT116 PORT 2
PORT 1
2 SWMBOX-64: 16 apartments per floor
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-28 dBm -38 dBm SWMBOX-64 & 32: 22 apartments per floor
6:0%2;
HRvT109 PORT 2
SWMBOX-64 & 64: 30 apartments per floor
PORT 1
1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-33 dBm -39 dBm


HRvT106 6:0%2;
PORT 2
T T T T T

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DIRECTV® MDU 6

HIGH RISE MDU TAP PER (2) FLOORS


-30 dBm
99 110 119 world
LA145a & Tap per (2) floors
DIRECT
101
103 SL5 101
95
ROOF Model LA145a is followed with model HRvT1xx
60 feet taps spaced on alternating fl oors connected via
RG6 RG-6 coax. The configuration lowers costs for low
8 SWS2
penetration buildings.

15 ft RG6 per floor Model HR vT1x x dire c tional coupler s fe e d


-38 dBm 2 floor spacing
SAT SAT SAT SAT
distribution hubs. The insertion loss of taps and
1 2 3 4 6 dB per tap ave loss
including coax coax is listed.
SEQ409
OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4
MHz/ dB 250 950 1450 2150
-42 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
SAT
5
DC RG-6 100 ft 3.1 6.4 7.9 9.7
FLOOR
7 LA145a HRvT112 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.3
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC PORT 1
HRvT106 2.3 2.5 2.9 3.5
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-28 dBm -40 dBm


6:0%2; Tap output is the input level to the tap less the tap
HRvT112 PORT 2

value ( -28 dBm into a 12 dB tap = -40 dBm)


6 SWS2

PORT 1
Model SWS-2 splitters are used on the alternating
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

5
-34 dBm -40 dBm floors to split the SWM8 signal to feed (2) apartments.
6:0%2;
HRvT106 PORT 2

SONORA measured 12 dB of insertion loss of the


4 SWS2
cascade of (2) taps and 60 feet of RG-6 at 2150
MHz to determine the 6 dB average loss per tap.
-40 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
1 2 3 4 5
The loss at 250 MHz was 6 dB. The LA145a internal
FLOOR
3 LA145a slope compensation offsets has (4 dB) of the 6 dB
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4
OUT
5 DC slope. Use model (1) SEQ409 per (2) LA145a amps
for additional slope compensation.
20v 14v 20v 14v 20 24
22k 22k PS
24

5SATPL 2000
Select SWMBOX based on penetration rates.
101º
EVEN
110/119º
101º EVEN 119º
ODD ODD
FLEX
PORT 1 SWMBOX-32: 4 apartments per floor
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

SWMBOX-64: 8 apartments per floor


-26 dBm -38 dBm
6:0%2; SWMBOX-64 & 32: 11 apartments per floor
HRvT112 PORT 2

SWMBOX-64 & 64: 15 apartments per floor


2 SWS2

PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

1
-32 dBm -38 dBm
6:0%2;
HRvT106 PORT 2

T T T T T

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DIRECTV® MDU 7
-30 dBm 99 110 119 worldDIRECT

HIGH RISE MDU TAP PER (3) FLOORS


101 101
ROOF
103 SL5 95
LA145a & Tap per (3) floors
60 feet
RG6 Model LA145a is followed with model HRvT1xx
12 SWS2
taps spaced on every thrid floor connected via RG-6
coax. This configuration lowers Hub costs for low
-37 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
15 ft RG6 per floor penetration buildings.
3 floor spacing
SEQ409
OUT OUT OUT OUT
7.5 dB per tap ave loss
1 2 3 4
including coax Model LA145a amplifer has a spacing of (6) floors.
-41 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
1 2 3 4 5

FLOOR Model HRvT1x x directional couplers follow


11 LA145a amplifiers to feed distribution hubs. The typical
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4
OUT
5 DC
insertion loss of taps and coax is listed.
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8
-27 dBm -39 dBm MHz/ dB 250 950 1450 2150
HRvT112 6:0%2;
RG-6 100 ft 3.1 6.4 7.9 9.7
10 SWS2

HRvT112 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.3


9 SWS2
HRvT109 1.8 1.9 2.2 2.7
8
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-35 dBm -41 dBm HRvT106 2.3 2.5 2.9 3.5


HRvT106 6:0%2;
Tap output is the input level to the tap less the tap
7 SWS2
value ( -27 dBm into a 12 dB tap = -39 dBm)

6 SWS2 Model SWS-2 splitters are used on the alternating


floors to split the SWM8 signal to feed (2) apartments.
-42 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
SAT
5
DC SONORA measured 15 dB of insertion loss of the
FLOOR cascade of (2) taps and 90 feet of RG-6 at 2150
5 LA145a MHz to determine the 7.5 dB average loss per tap.
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC

20v 14v 20v


22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS
The loss at 250 MHz was 7 dB. The LA145a internal
24
slope compensation offsets 4 dB of the 8 dB slope.
5SATPL
101º 110/119º FLEX
2000
Use model (1) SEQ409 per (2) LA145a amps for
EVEN 101º EVEN 119º
ODD ODD
additional slope compensation.
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-28 dBm -40 dBm


6:0%2;
HRvT112 Select SWMBOX based on penetration rates.
4 SWS2 SWMBOX-64: 5 apartments per floor
SWMBOX-64 & 32: 7 apartments per floor
3 SWS2
SWMBOX-64 & 64: 10 apartments per floor
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-36 dBm -42 dBm


2 6:0%2;
HRvT106

1 SWS2

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99 110 119 worldDIRECT
DIRECTV® MDU 8
101 101
103 SL5 95

(3) FLOOR, TAP PER FLOOR


ROOF
5o feet
3FL_LA145A_1FS
RG6
-35 dBm
6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 20 ft RG6 per floor
SONORA measured 14 dB of insertion loss for the
   

1 floor spacing cascade of (3) taps and 60 feet of RG-6 coax to


SEQ409 4.5 dB ave loss
287

287

287

287

including taps determine the 4.5 dB average loss per tap.
-39 dBm
6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 '&

Bill of Materials 3FL_LA145A_1FS


    

FLOOR
3 LA145a (1) SEQ409
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(1) LA145a
Y Y Y Y  
(1) 5SATPL
N N 36

(5) HRvT112
5SATPL )/(;


(5) HRvT109
ž ž
(9(1 ž (9(1 ž
2'' 2'' PORT 1
(5) HRvT106
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-25 dBm G%P


HRvT112 6:0%2;
PORT 2
Select SWMBOX size and quantity based on
2 PORT 1
estimated penetration rates.
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

G%P G%P
HRvT109 6:0%2; SWMBOX-32: 8 apartments per floor
PORT 2
SWMBOX-64: 16 apartments per floor
1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

G%P
SWMBOX-64 & 32: 22 apartments per floor
G%P
HRvT106 6:0%2; SWMBOX-64 & 64: 30 apartments per floor
T T T T T PORT 2

99 110 119 worldDIRE


101
CT 99 110 119 worldDIRE
101 CT
103 SL5 95 101 101
ROOF 103 SL5 95
ROOF
5o feet
RG6 5o feet
RG6
-35 dBm
6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 20 ft RG6 per floor -35 dBm
   
6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 20 ft RG6 per floor
1 floor spacing    

1 floor spacing
SEQ409
287 287 287 287
4.5 dB ave loss
SEQ409 4.5 dB ave loss
   
including taps 287 287 287 287

-39 dBm
   
including taps
-39 dBm
6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 '&
    
6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 6$7 '&
FLOOR     

FLOOR
3 LA145a 3 LA145a
287 287 287 287 287
     '&
287 287 287 287 287
     '&

Y Y Y Y  


N N 36 Y Y Y Y  
 N N 36

5SATPL )/(;

5SATPL 
ž ž
(9(1 ž (9(1 ž
2'' 2'' ž ž )/(;
(9(1 ž (9(1 ž
PORT 1 PORT 1 2'' 2''
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

PORT 1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

-25 dBm G%P


SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-25 dBm G%P


HRvT112 6:0%2; SWMBOX-32
6:0%2; 6:0%2;
PORT 2 PORT 2 HRvT112 PORT 2 PORT 2

2 PORT 1 PORT 1
2
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

PORT 1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

G%P G%P
6:0%2; SWMBOX-32 G%P G%P
HRvT109 PORT 2 PORT 2 6:0%2; 6:0%2;
HRvT109 PORT 2 PORT 2

1 PORT 1 PORT 1
1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

PORT 1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

G%P G%P
6:0%2; SWMBOX-32 G%P G%P
HRvT106 PORT 2 6:0%2; 6:0%2;
T T T T T PORT 2
HRvT106 PORT 2 PORT 2
T T T T T

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99 110 119
worldDIRECT
DIRECTV® MDU 9
101
103 SL5 101
95

(5) FLOOR, TAP PER (2) FLOORS


ROOF
50 feet
5FL_LA145A_2FS
RG6

5 SWS2 This example has an IDF placed on alternate floors.


-37 dBm Signals from SWMBOX-64 or SWMBOX-32 feed their
SAT SAT SAT SAT 20 ft RG6 per floor
floor plus or minus one floor.
1 2 3 4

2 floor spacing
OUT
SEQ409
OUT OUT OUT
6 dB ave loss
1 2 3 4
including taps
-41 dBm Bill of Materials: 5FL_LA145A_2FS
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
1 2 3 4 5

FLOOR (1) SEQ409


4 LA145a (1) LA145a
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC

(1) 5SATPL
20v 14v 20v
22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS (5) HRvT112
24

5SATPL 2000 (5) HRvT106


101º
EVEN 101º
ODD
110/119º
EVEN 119º
ODD
FLEX
PORT 1 (20 to 30) SWS-2
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-27 dBm -39 dBm


6:0%2;
HRvT112 PORT 2
Select SWMBOX based on penetration rates.
3 SWS2 SWMBOX-32: 4 apartments per floor
PORT 1 SWMBOX-64: 8 apartments per floor
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

2
-33 dBm -39 dBm SWMBOX-64 & 32: 11 apartments per floor
6:0%2;
HRvT106 PORT 2
SWMBOX-64 & 64: 15 apartments per floor
1 SWS2

T T T T T

99 110 119 99 110 119


worldDIRECT worldDIRECT
101 101
103 SL5 101
95 103 SL5 101
95
ROOF ROOF
50 feet 50 feet
RG6 RG6

5 SWS2
5 SWS2

-37 dBm -37 dBm


SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4 20 ft RG6 per floor SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4 20 ft RG6 per floor
2 floor spacing 2 floor spacing
SEQ409 6 dB ave loss SEQ409
OUT OUT OUT OUT
6 dB ave loss
OUT OUT OUT OUT 1 2 3 4
1 2 3 4
including taps including taps
-41 dBm -41 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC 1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

FLOOR FLOOR
4 LA145a 4 LA145a
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT 1 2 3 4 5 DC
1 2 3 4 5 DC

20v 14v 20v 14v 20 24


20v 14v 20v 14v 20 24 22k 22k PS
22k 22k PS 24
24

5SATPL 2000 5SATPL


101º 110/119º FLEX
2000

EVEN 101º EVEN 119º


101º 110/119º FLEX ODD ODD PORT 1 PORT 1
EVEN 101º EVEN 119º PORT 1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

ODD ODD
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

-27 dBm -39 dBm -27 dBm -39 dBm


6:0%2; SWMBOX-32 6:0%2; 6:0%2;
HRvT112 HRvT112 PORT 2 PORT 2
PORT 2 PORT 2

3 3 SWS2
SWS2

PORT 1 PORT 1
PORT 1 PORT 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

2
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

2 -33 dBm -39 dBm


-33 dBm -39 dBm 6:0%2; 6:0%2;
6:0%2; 6:0%2; HRvT106 PORT 2 PORT 2
HRvT106 PORT 2 PORT 2

SWS2
SWS2 1
1 T T T T T
T T T T T

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DIRECTV® MDU 10
99 110 119 95

(5) FLOOR, TAP PER (3) FLOORS


101
ROOF
103 SL5 5FL_LA145A_3FS
50 feet
RG6
Distribution hubs are placed on every third floor.
5 SWS2 Signals from SWMBOX-64 and SWMBOX-32 feed
-39 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT 20 ft RG6 per floor
their floor plus or minus one floor.
1 2 3 4

3 floor spacing
SEQ409 8 dB ave loss
OUT
1
OUT
2
OUT
3
OUT
4
including taps Bill of Materials 5FL_LA145A_3FS
-43 dBm
SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
SAT
5
DC
(1) SEQ409
FLOOR (1) LA145a
4 LA145a (1) 5SATPL
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4 5 DC

(5) HRvT112
20v 14v 20v
22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS
24
(5) HRvT106
5SATPL
101º 110/119º FLEX
2000
(15) SWS-2
EVEN 101º EVEN 119º
ODD ODD
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-29 dBm -38 dBm Select SWMBOX based on penetration rates.


HRvT109 6:0%2;
SWMBOX-64: 5 apartments per floor
3 SWS2
SWMBOX-64 & 32: 7 apartments per floor
2 SWS2 SWMBOX-64 & 64: 10 apartments per floor
1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8

-37 dBm -43 dBm


HRvT106 6:0%2;
T T T T T

99 110 119 95 99 110 119 95


101 101
103 SL5 103 SL5
ROOF ROOF
50 feet 50 feet
RG6 RG6

5 5 SWS2
SWS2

-39 dBm -39 dBm


SAT SAT SAT SAT 20 ft RG6 per floor SAT
1
SAT
2
SAT
3
SAT
4
20 ft RG6 per floor
1 2 3 4

3 floor spacing 3 floor spacing


SEQ409 8 dB ave loss
SEQ409
OUT OUT OUT OUT
8 dB ave loss
OUT OUT OUT OUT
1 2 3 4
including taps
1 2 3 4
including taps
-43 dBm -43 dBm
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC
SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT DC 1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5

FLOOR FLOOR
4 LA145a 4 LA145a
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT
OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT 1 2 3 4 5 DC
1 2 3 4 5 DC

20v 14v 20v 14v 20 24


20v 14v 20v
22k
14v
22k
20 24
PS 22k 22k PS
24 24

5SATPL 2000
5SATPL
101º 110/119º FLEX
2000

101º 110/119º FLEX EVEN 101º EVEN 119º


EVEN 101º EVEN 119º ODD ODD
ODD ODD
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM8
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

-29 dBm -38 dBm -29 dBm -38 dBm


6:0%2; SWMBOX-32 6:0%2; 6:0%2;
HRvT109 HRvT109

3 SWS2
3 SWS2

2 2 SWS2
SWS2

1 1
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7
SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4
SWM5
SWM6
SWM7

SWM1
SWM2
SWM3
SWM4

-37 dBm -43 dBm -37 dBm -43 dBm


SWMBOX-32
HRvT106 6:0%2; SWMBOX-32 HRvT106 6:0%2;
T T T T T T T T T T

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DIRECTV® SIGNALS 11

SLIMLINE SEQ409 & LA145a OUTPUT


SLIMLINE AMPLIFICATION
99º & 101º Odd (13V)

The plot on the left shows the 13V polarity of the


dish after 100 feet of RG-6.

We start with the Ku signals at -38 dBm.


The lower Ka signals at -34 dB.

After SEQ409 equalization :


The Ku signals are -44 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -45 dBm Ka.

We have a flat signal for amplification!

After SEQ409 equalization & LA145a amplification :


The Ku signals are -32 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -36 dBm Ka.

We have a 4 dB pre - empasized signal for


distribution!

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DIRECTV® SIGNALS 12

SLIMLINE SEQ409 & LA145a OUTPUT


SLIMLINE AMPLIFICATION
99º & 101º Even (17V)

The frequency plot on the left shows the 17V


polarity of the dish after 100 feet of RG-6.

We start with the Ku signals at -39 dBm.


The lower Ka signals at -36 dB.

After SEQ409 equalization :


The Ku signals are -45 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -47 dBm Ka.

We have a flat signal for amplification!

After SEQ409 equalization & LA145A amplification :


The Ku signals are -31 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -38 dBm Ka.

We have a 7 dB pre - empasized signal for


distribution!

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DIRECTV® SIGNALS 13

SLIMLINE SEQ409 & LA145a OUTPUT


SLIMLINE AMPLIFICATION
103º & 119º Odd (13V & 22 kHz)

The frequency plot on the left shows the 13V / 22


kHz polarity of the dish after 100 feet of RG-6.

We start with the Ku signals at -40 dBm.


The lower Ka signals at -32 dB.
This polarity has the highest Ka / Ku signal disparity

After SEQ409 equalization :


The Ku signals are -46 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -44 dBm Ka.

We have a flat signal for amplification!

After SEQ409 equalization & LA145a amplification :


The Ku signals are -33 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -35 dBm Ka.

We have a 2 dB pre - empasized signal for


distribution!

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DIRECTV® SIGNALS 14

SLIMLINE SEQ409 & LA145a OUTPUT


SLIMLINE AMPLIFICATION
103º, 110º & 119º Odd (17V & 22 kHz)

The frequency plots on the left show the 17V / 22


kHz polarity of the dish after 100 feet of RG-6.

We start with the 119º Ku signals at -41 dBm.


The lower Ka signals at -36 dB.

After SEQ409 equalization :


The Ku signals are -47 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -48 dBm Ka.

We have a flat signal for amplification!

After SEQ409 equalization & LA145A amplification :


The Ku signals are -34 dBm.
The Ka signals are at -39 dBm Ka.

We have a 5 dB pre - empasized signal for


distribution!

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