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Co-locate XM Terk Antenna on Directv Dish

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Perry Aynum, Jul 19, 2009.

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  1. Perry Aynum

    Perry Aynum Guest

    I had a Dish installed on my roof. I also have a Terk XM antenna that would
    get a good signal where the Dish is.

    Can I mount the XM antenna on the Dish bracket without causing any signal
    interference?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. JB

    JB Guest

    Depends on where the birds are in relation to the antennas. I suspect that
    if mount the XM patch no higher than the Dish LNB, it won't interfere, but
    only as long as the down converters don't interfere with each other. This
    should be minimized if you mount the patch behind and around the LNB and
    adjust for best XM signal spilling off the Dish. So it is likely to help
    the XM without hurting the Dish. If the XM bird is much higher than your
    Dish bird, you will have to mount XM behind the dish and no harm no help.

    All that should matter is that they will see the sky and keep the cables
    short.
     
  3. Guest

    Actually, it will work. I don't remember where I saw it or the
    manufacturer, but someone makes an 'L' shaped mount that piggybacks
    onto the clamp that locks the dish to the mounting pole. This will
    allow placing small antenna slightly above and behind the dish.

    As is usual, this has limitations. In a wind it places an increased
    stress on the mounting pole.

    PlainBill
     
  4. mm

    mm Guest

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