Winegard RM-9946 Installation manual

WINEGARD
®
Pinnacle RV Digital Satellite System
Model RD-9946
®
Installation Manual
U.S. Patent No.
5,532,710
WARNING!
BEFORE ATTACHING OR REMOVING ANY CABLE/WIRES ON
BACK OF POSITIONER, UNPLUG UNIT FROM 117 VAC SOURCE.
Printed in U.S.A. Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood St. • Burlington, IA 52601-2000 • 319/754-0600 © 1999 Winegard Company 2451172 Rev. 5/99
1
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN ADJUSTED AT THE FACTORY FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.
BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS, CONTACT WINEGARD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
(Not applicable to mount and antenna)
Dangerous voltage
inside enclosure
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Refer to operating, maintenance
and safeguard literature
accompanying unit.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER, NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
1. All the safety and operating instructions should
be read before the appliance is operated.
attention to cord at plug, convenience receptacle
and the point where cord exits from the appliance.
2. The safety and operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
12. If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to this video product, be sure system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Proper
method is shown below.
10B. If the appliance is equipped with a 3-wire
grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, this plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact an
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the purpose of the grounding-type plug.
11. Power-supply cord should be routed so that it
is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against it, paying particular
2
³
10A. If the appliance is equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) this plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still
fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
³
³
9. This video product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated in electrical
rating printed on the appliance or power supply.
³
³
8. If slots, holes and openings are located in the
housing, they are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the video product and
to protect it from overheating. These openings
should never be covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the video product on
a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
video product should never be placed near or over
a radiator or heat register. This video product
should not be placed in a built-in installation such
as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer's instructions have
been adhered to.
Electrical
Service
Equipment
³
7. Do not use this video product near water - for
example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, and the like.
Ground Clamp
³
6. Do not use attachments not recommended by
the video product manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INSTRUCTIONS
Antenna
Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-21)
³
5. Unplug this video or audio product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
³
4. All operating and use instructions should be
followed.
³
3. All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC Art. 250, Part N)
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
13. An outside antenna system should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it can
fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
14. For added protection for this video product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system.
15. Do not overload wall outlets and extension
cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
16. Never push objects of any kind into this video
product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of
any kind on the video product.
17. Do not attempt to service this video product
yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
18. Unplug this video product from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the video product.
c. If the video product, except for antenna mounted
preamplifiers and downconverters, has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the video product does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls, when provided, that are covered by
the operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that
will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the video product to its normal operation.
e. If the video product has been dropped or the
housing has been damaged.
f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change
in performance - this indicates a need for service.
19. When replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Improper substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
20. Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the video
product is in proper operating condition.
21. Note to CATV system installer: This reminder
is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Art. 820-40 of the NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected
to the grounding system of the building, as close to
the point of cable entry as possible.
22. This product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
23. The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Table Of Contents
Installation Requirements ....................................................................................................................................... 4
Installation ............................................................................................................................................................... 6
RD-9901 Remote Wall Plate Control Installation (optional) ................................................................................. 14
RD-9911 Warning Device Installation (optional) .................................................................................................. 15
Cable Roof-thru Plate Installation ......................................................................................................................... 16
Unpacking/Inventory
After unpacking system verify that no parts have broken, bent etc., and that you
have the following items:
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
4
4
1
1
1
1
1
10
Positioner ............................................
Ignition Wire Harness ..........................
Antenna Support Assembly .................
Mount Assembly ..................................
Mount Base Assembly ........................
Antenna/Feed Assembly .....................
35' Wire Harness .................................
10-31 Washer ......................................
10-32 x 1-1/8" Hex Head Screw ..........
Black Cable Ties .................................
13 Pin Connector .................................
FS-8100 Male to Male F-connector ....
18" RG-6 Coax Cable w/connectors ...
3 oz. Silicone Sealant ..........................
Dual cable roof-thru plate ....................
#10 x 1" Screw ....................................
2750225
2753254
2762830
2762832
2762831
2762833
2753248
2160349
2160170
2190105
2340149
2360060
2753059
2460007
3200159
2160178
FCC PART 15 STATEMENTS
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Winegard Company
may void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Rev 5/993
Installation Requirements
To install the Winegard Pinnacle® RV Satellite System, Model RD-9946, you
will need the following:
Figure 1
Figure 2
4
Rev 9/98
A.
An area on the RV/coach large enough to allow free movement of the
antenna/mount. See Figures 1, 2 and 3 for mount/antenna clearance.
If you do not have an area large enough, you can build up the mount
so that it will clear ALL obstructions.
B.
A roof plan of your RV/coach showing the rib locations. This is required
so that you may anchor the mount securely. Figure 4 shows bolt hole
pattern and size.
C.
You must level your RV/coach before you proceed to install the
mount. This is required to properly level the mount on the roof.
Figure 4
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5
Installation
NOTE: If your RV/coach has been prewired for the Winegard Pinnacle RV
Satellite System, RD-9946 proceed to step 2.
1. Your RV/coach design (i.e. flat roof, rounded roof, obstructions, etc.) will
determine how and where you mount the system. You have two options for
running the control cable; Option A: Run the cable straight down from the mount
(see Figure 5) or Option B (see page 15, cable roof-thru plate installation): Snap
the knockouts on the base and run the cable to a different entry point
(refrigerator vent, etc.)*. Figure 6 shows the knock out location on the base..
2. After determining how you want to run the control cable, you are ready to
attach the mount base to the roof. Make sure the location you choose has
adequate clearances; review Figures 1, 2 and 3. Figure 4 shows bolt hole
pattern.
3. Attach mount base to roof (DO NOT BEND MOUNT BASE!). Remember
to caulk all mounting holes and cable entry, see Figure 7. If running cable out
through knockouts secure cable against whipping.
4. Make cable connections from 35' cable to mount assembly. Use FS-8100
to make coax connection. Use electrical tape to seal connections (Scotch®
33+ or 88 electrical tape is recommended). See Figure 7.
Rev 6/98
6
Seal connections from point
to point indicated
Use FS-8100 connector to
connect coax cables
Figure 7
5. Set mount assy. onto the mount base, making sure to coil cables under
mount base. Make cables do not make contact with the azmuth limit switches
on the bottom of the mount assembly, Figure 9. Rotate mount assembly.
counterclockwise to lock mount onto mount base. Secure mount assy. to
mount base using screws provided. See Figure 8.
Mount Assembly
Set mount assy. onto the
mount base and rotate so
that it locks into place.
Secure mount assy. to
mount base with screws
provided.
(2) 10-32 x 5/8"
Hex Head
Screw
(2) 10-32
Washer
Point to front of
vehicle
Caulk all mounting holes
and cable entry.
Coil cables under mount
base. Make sure cables do
not make contact with the
limit switches on the bottom
of the mount assenbly.
DO NOT CAULK
MOUNT BASE
RING
Mount Base
Antenna Support
Figure 8
Antenna Support mounting
hole(s) 1/4" dia.
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7
Azmuth Spring
Azmuth Limit Switches
During installation make sure
these cables DO NOT come into
contact with the azmuth spring of
limit switches.
Figure 9
8
6. Attach coax cable from antenna assy. to jack on mount, see Figure 10.
Make sure to feed coax cable under the shaft. Slide weather boot over boot
collar.
7. Attach antenna/feed assembly to mount with (2) 10-32 x 1-1/8" screws and
washers provided, see Figure 10. (Torque: 6 ft. lbs.)
Antenna/Feed
Assembly
(2) 10-32 x 1/1/8"
Hex Head Screw
(2) 10-32 Washers
Mount Assembly
Figure 10
Feed coax under shaft.
Rev. 5/99
9
8. After feeding cable to where you are going to install the positioner, strip
3/8" insulation off all wires in the 13 cable bundle.
9. Attach wires as shown in Figure 11 to the 13 pin connector supplied.
Double check that wires will not pull out and that wire colors are correct.
NOTE: The first color is the primary color of the wire. Example; Red/
White, means that the wire is red with a white stripe.
13 Pin Connector
Green/Black
Screws used to
secure connector
to positioner.
Blue
Red/Black
White
Red/White
Black/White
Green
Red
Black
Orange/Black
White/Black
Blue/Black
Orange
Figure 11
10. You are now ready to connect the mount to the positioner and the
positioner to the receiver, see Figures 12 and 13. Make sure there is adequate
ventilation. The positioner and the receiver produce heat.
NOTE: When connecting the 13 pin connector to the rear of positioner
make sure to secure connector to positioner using the screws on the
connector.
CAUTION
DO NOT CONNECT EITHER THE POSITIONER OR RECEIVER TO AC
POWER UNTIL ALL CONNECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE. BOTH UNITS
ARE ON AS SOON AS THEY ARE CONNECTED TO POWER.
Rev. 6/98
10
IGN
Optional RD-9911 Warning
Device Refer to Figure 15,
Page 14 for operation and
installation.
WARNING
INDICATOR
Connect to ignition +12 VDC.
Connect to vehicle ground.
After all other
connections are made
connect AC power
cord to 120 VAC outlet.
Figure 12
This connection is optional. If used
antenna will be put into travel position
whenever the ignition is turned ON and
there is AC power to the positioner.
GOLD
SILVER
Make sure switch is in
the 46CM position.
Switch removed 2/23/98.
46 CM 60CM
REMOTE
WINEGARD
CONTROL
P/N:2750225
PANEL
120 VAC 60 Hz
100 WATTS MAX
12 WHITE/BLACK
11 ORANGE/BLACK
10 BLACK/WHITE
9 WHITE
8 BLUE
7 ORANGE
6 BLACK
5 RED
4 GREEN
3 RED/WHITE
Optional RD-9901 Remote
Control Wall Plate. Connected
by 25' telephone-type wire with
modular plug-in connections.
Connect 13 pin connector
here, makeing sure wire
colors match. Secure
connector to positioner
with screws molded into
connector.
Connect 75 ohm coaxial
cable from antenna.
TO
ANTENNA
TO
RECEIVER
Connect 75 ohm coaxial
cable to SATELLITE IN
jack on receiver.
13 BLUE/BLACK
Rev. 6/98
11
2 RED/BLACK
1 GREEN/BLACK
SENSAR® TV
ANTENNA
RECEIVER
Antenna In
POSITIONER
Satellite In
To Receiver
Control Wires
To Antenna
CH 3/4 OUT
TV SET
VCR
Figure 13
Rev. 6/98
12
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
11. Plug positioner into AC receptacle.
12. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until you get Park displayed on positioner
display. See Figure 14.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Park on
screen
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Park
Move to Last Sat
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 14
13. Press [SELECT A or B] Park to put antenna into park (travel) position. See
Figure 14. The positioner will display Collapsing System while antenna is
moving to travel position.
14. Verify that antenna is in the travel position (see Figures 2 and 3) when
Collapsing System is replaced with normal menu, Figure 15.
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Search
Park
DSS
Model RD-9900
by WINEGARD
Figure 15
You are now ready to enjoy satellite TV! Refer to Operation Manual on
how to acquire the satellite signal.
Rev. 6/98
13
RD-9901 Remote Control Wall Plate Installation
To install the optional RD-9901, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the 25' telephone cord to the REMOTE CONTROL PANEL plug
on rear of positioner. See Figure 16.
NOTE: The RD-9901 will fit into a standard electrical outlet box.
2. Connect other end of telephone cord to plug on side of RD-9901. See
Figure 16.
3. Secure RD-9901 with screws provided.
NOTE: Refer to Operation Manual on how to operate the RD-9901.
Positioner Rear Panel
REMOTE
CONTROL
PANEL
RD-9901 Remote Control
Wall Plate
25' Telephone Cord
Figure 16
Rev. 6/98
14
RD-9911 Warning Device Installation/Operation
To install the Warning Device, proceed as follows:
1. Connect the gold colored wire of the warning device wire harness to ignition
+12 VDC (there is only +12 VDC present when ignition is turned ON) See
Figure 17.
2. Connect the silver colored wire to vehicle ground. See Figure 17.
3. Connect other end of wire (end with molded plug) to warning device. See
Figure 17.
4. Insert the two "AA" batteries into the warning device.
5. Connect the single RCA cable to the WARNING INDICATOR jack on
positioner (see Figure 11). Connect the other end to the warning device. See
Figure 17.
NOTE: It is recommended that you place the warning device where it will
be visible when you start your vehicle. There is no buzzer, only lights in
the device. Velcro is provided to help in the placement of the device.
Operation: A red light indicates that the system is still in the raised
position and not ready for travel. Red light goes off when in down
position. A yellow light comes on when battery is low. Lights only come
on when +12 VDC is applied to warning device.
Positioner Rear Panel
WARNING
INDICATOR
RCA cable
Warning Device
Install two "AA"
batteries provided
SILVER
GOLD
Connect to vehicle ground
Connect to ignition +12 VDC
Figure 17
Rev. 6/98
15
Cable Roof-thru Plate Installation
If your going to use option B for you cable entry in to your RV/coach proceed
to step 1.
1. To install the cable roof-thru plate make sure that you have the following:
QTY
1
1
10
Description
Part #
3 oz. Silicone Sealant
2460007
Dual cable roof-thru plate 3200159
#10 x 1" Screw
2160178
Use
Used to seal cable entry plates
Seal dual cable entry
Attach cable entry plate(s) to
roof
3. Apply silicone sealant under lip of roof-thru plate and where cable enters
roof. See Figure 18.
4. Attach plate to roof with screws provided. See Figure 18.
5. Apply silicone sealant over screws and around edge of roof-thru plate,
making sure cable entry is sealed.
#10 x 1" Screws
Dual roof
thru plate
Control cable and coax for
mount.
Make sure cable
entry is sealed
Apply silicone under lip and
cable roof hole
Rev. 6/98
16
Figure 18
MUST PERFORM!
READ BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH SYSTEM
INSTALLATION OR OPERATION
RECEIVER & POSITIONER
When plugged in, the receiver & positioner are ON. When connecting or
disconnecting any cables to receiver, positioner, or antenna, be sure to
unplug from power source.
Do not install the receiver and/or positioner where there is no ventilation. The
receiver/positioner must have adequate ventilation. Excessive heat can
cause premature failure of components.
WINEGARD SERVICE DEPARTMENT (800) 788-4417
MONDAY THRU FRIDAY, 7:00 - 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME
Rev 4/98
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WINEGARD SERVICE DEPARTMENT (800) 788-4417
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After positioner reinstallation, you must put the antenna in the park (travel) position.
THIS MUST BE DONE EVEN IF THE ANTENNA IS ALREADY IN THE TRAVEL
POSITION. This is done so the positioner will know the antenna position. If not done,
damage to the antenna may occur and the system will not operate properly. To park
the antenna, refer to Operation Manual.
READ BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH POSITIONER REINSTALLATION.
MUST PERFORM!
LOCATING THE SATELLITE
SUGGESTIONS FOR AVOIDING
SATELLITE SIGNAL ACQUISITION ERRORS
With the addition of several new U.S. satellites, your system may
encounter some difficulty locating the correct satellite on the first
attempt.
To reduce searching errors, it is recommended that you use the
"ENTER ELEVATION" Search method on the Winegard Automatic
Positioner. Refer to Pg. 9 in the Operation section of this manual.
Elevation can be acquired by entering your local ZIP code in the
Receiver Set-up Menu. Once you find the correct elevation, subtract
3 degrees and enter this number. Example: If you are in an area that
requires 41 degrees elevation, enter 38 degrees in the Elevation
Search method.
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WINEGARD
®
Pinnacle RV Digital Satellite System
Models RD-9946
®
Operation Manual
U.S. Patent No.
5,532,710
WARNING!
BEFORE ATTACHING OR REMOVING ANY CABLE/WIRES ON
BACK OF POSITIONER, UNPLUG UNIT FROM 117 VAC SOURCE.
Printed in U.S.A. Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood St. • Burlington, IA 52601-2000 • 319/754-0600 © 1998 Winegard Company 2451172 Rev. 9/98
20
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN ADJUSTED AT THE FACTORY FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.
BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS, CONTACT WINEGARD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
(Not applicable to mount and antenna)
Dangerous voltage
inside enclosure
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Refer to operating, maintenance
and safeguard literature
accompanying unit.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER, NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
1. All the safety and operating instructions should
be read before the appliance is operated.
attention to cord at plug, convenience receptacle
and the point where cord exits from the appliance.
2. The safety and operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
12. If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to this video product, be sure system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Proper
method is shown below.
10B. If the appliance is equipped with a 3-wire
grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, this plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact an
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the purpose of the grounding-type plug.
11. Power-supply cord should be routed so that it
is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against it, paying particular
³
10A. If the appliance is equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) this plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still
fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
³
³
9. This video product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated in electrical
rating printed on the appliance or power supply.
³
³
8. If slots, holes and openings are located in the
housing, they are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the video product and
to protect it from overheating. These openings
should never be covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the video product on
a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
video product should never be placed near or over
a radiator or heat register. This video product
should not be placed in a built-in installation such
as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer's instructions have
been adhered to.
Electrical
Service
Equipment
³
7. Do not use this video product near water - for
example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, and the like.
Ground Clamp
³
6. Do not use attachments not recommended by
the video product manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INSTRUCTIONS
Antenna
Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-21)
³
5. Unplug this video or audio product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
³
4. All operating and use instructions should be
followed.
³
3. All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC Art. 250, Part N)
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
13. An outside antenna system should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it can
fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
14. For added protection for this video product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system.
15. Do not overload wall outlets and extension
cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
16. Never push objects of any kind into this video
product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of
any kind on the video product.
17. Do not attempt to service this video product
yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
18. Unplug this video product from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the video product.
c. If the video product, except for antenna mounted
preamplifiers and downconverters, has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the video product does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls, when provided, that are covered by
the operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that
will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the video product to its normal operation.
e. If the video product has been dropped or the
housing has been damaged.
f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change
in performance - this indicates a need for service.
19. When replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Improper substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
20. Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the video
product is in proper operating condition.
21. Note to CATV system installer: This reminder
is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Art. 820-40 of the NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected
to the grounding system of the building, as close to
the point of cable entry as possible.
22. This product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
23. The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 4
System Operation (Finding the digital satellite system satellite(s) ................................................................. 5
Using the City Menu ............................................................................................................................ 5
Entering Elevation Angle ..................................................................................................................... 9
Entering Latitude & Longitude ........................................................................................................... 11
Putting Antenna in Park Position ................................................................................................................... 14
Move to Last Satellite .................................................................................................................................... 15
Manual Movement ......................................................................................................................................... 16
Edit Menu ....................................................................................................................................................... 18
Select Search Satellite ...................................................................................................................... 19
Add/Edit Search Satellite .................................................................................................................. 20
Set Motor Positions ........................................................................................................................... 22
Test Functions ................................................................................................................................... 22
Return to Defaults ............................................................................................................................. 22
System Information ........................................................................................................................... 22
Remote Control Panel Operation .................................................................................................................. 23
Search for Satellite ............................................................................................................................ 23
Parking the Antenna .......................................................................................................................... 24
Latitude and Longitude Map .......................................................................................................................... 25
Positioner Controls & Indicators ............................................................................................................... 26-27
Programmed City Locations .......................................................................................................................... 28
Specifications ................................................................................................................................................. 29
Warranty Information ..................................................................................................................................... 29
FCC PART 15 STATEMENTS
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Winegard Company may void the
user’s authority to operate this equipment.
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Rev. 6/97
INTRODUCTION / HOW DOES DIGITAL SATELLITE TV WORK?
INTRODUCTION
Welcome to a new era in RV Satellite reception. A
combination of the latest computer and microprocessor
technology makes the Winegard Pinnacle® satellite
positioner and your digital satellite system receiver the
easiest to operate. A simple button stroke will
automatically direct the antenna to the satellite.
HOW DOES DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM TV WORK?
Satellite programming originates from an “uplink” facility.
The DBS satellites receive the uplink signal, amplify it
and then transmit it back to earth in the Ku frequency
band.
This signal is received by a satellite antenna whose
shape reflects and concentrates the signal to the LNBF
attached to the antenna. The LNBF is located at the
“focal point” of signal reflection, that is, the point at which
the maximum amount of signal is effectively
concentrated. The LNBF amplifies and converts the
signal to the 950 to 1450 MHz range. The signal is then
passed thru a coaxial cable to the positioner, then to the
receiver where individual channel selection and
processing take place.
For Programming information call:
DISH NETWORK - 1-800-333-3474
DSS®
DIRECTV - 1-800-347-3288
USSB - 1-800-204-8772
DIGITAL BROADCAST
SYSTEM SATELLITE(S)
HIGH POWER KU-BAND
DOWNLINK SIGNAL
UPLINK SIGNAL
WINEGARD AUTOMATIC
DIGITAL SATELLITE
SYSTEM ANTENNA
WINEGARD
SENSAR® ANTENNA
RECEIVER
PROGRAMMING UPLINK
CONTROL CENTERS
TV
POSITIONER
DSS® is a registered trademark of DIRECTV Inc. a unit of Hughes Electronics Corporation
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SYSTEM OPERATION (FINDING THE SATELLITE(S)
Your new Winegard RV Digital Satellite System is an easy-to-install, easy-touse satellite TV reception system. Because it mounts on the top of your
recreational vehicle, it goes where you go and provides quality reception of
digital satellite signal in the continental United States only.
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
One requirement must be met to fully enjoy automatic system TV viewing.
The RV must be reasonably level. Any of the leveling indicators available
should be adequate for this purpose. If the RV is not leveled, the system
may not find the high power satellites.
After the RV has been leveled, proceed as follows:
Finding the Satellite
Method 1:
Using the City Menu
There are three ways to find the satellite(s). Using the city menu to find the
closest city, entering the elevation angle for your location or entering the
latitude and longitude for your location. Each is explained in the following
paragraphs.
1. Turn TV ON and tune to channel 3 or 4 (output channel of receiver).
NOTE: SELECT A chooses
top option, SELECT B
chooses bottom option.
2. Press SELECT A
2. Press [POWER] on receiver remote to turn satellite receiver on.
3. On positioner press [UP/DOWN] arrow button until Search DSS appears
on the positioner screen, Figure 1. If you want to search for a different satellite
refer to Edit Menu on page 18 to change search satellites.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow buttons to get Search DSS on screen
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Search
Park
DSS
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Figure 1
4. Press [SELECT A] to enter the search function, Figure 1. (Press [SELECT
B] if Search DSS is bottom option on screen.
3. Press SELECT A
5. Press [SELECT A] Select a City, Figure 2. There is a list of 125 cities in
the continental Untied States stored in the positioner memory. See Programmed
City Locations, page 28.
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Select a City
Enter Elevation
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Figure 2
Rev. 6/97
6. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow buttons to scroll cities, Figure 3. The cities are
listed alphabetically by state. Pressing the [RIGHT] arrow button will scroll the
list to the first entry of the next state. Pressing the [LEFT] arrow button will
scroll the list to the last entry of the previous state.
5. Press SELECT A or B
for the nearest city
4. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to scroll through
City list
Press RIGHT arrow button
to scroll list to the first entry
of the next state
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
BURLINGTON
SOIUX CITY
IA
IA
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Figure 3
Press LEFT arrow button to scroll list to the last
entry of the previous state
7. Press [SELECT A or B] once you have scrolled to the closest city to your
location, Figure 3.
8. Press [SELECT A] Start Search, Figure 4. This will begin the search for
satellite operation. If you selected the wrong city press [SELECT B] Quit, this
will return you to step 3. Repeat 3 through 7 to select the correct city.
6. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Start Search
Quit
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Figure 4
NOTE: When the system starts searching for the satellite, the following
messages will be displayed on the positioner screen. No input is
required.
Positioner is calculating correct elevation angle for antenna
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Calculating . . .
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Figure 5
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Positioner is setting appropriate detector level (amount of signal
required)
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Setting Detector
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Figure 6
Positioner is moving antenna to start position
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Moving to Start
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Figure 7
System is now searching for satellite
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Searching (350)
Level = 238
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Figure 8
System has found the satellite and is fine tuning antenna position
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 9
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POSITIONER
Fine Tuning
Azimuth
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System has found a satellite and is fine tuning the signal
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Fine Tuning
Elevation
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Figure 10
9. Verify that system has found correct satellite (you will see a picture). Since
DBS services use a digital signal and the satellites are only separated by 9o,
the system can find the wrong satellite. Press [SELECT A] if correct satellite
was found, Figure 11. You are now ready to watch satellite TV! If the wrong
satellite was found, press [SELECT B] to continue the search.
If no satellite is found the message Satellite Not Found, Press Any Button,
will be displayed by the positioner. Press any button to return to the menu
shown in Figure 1, page 4.
7. Press SELECT A if correct satellite was found
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Correct Satellite
Continue Search
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Figure 11
Press SELECT B if correct satellite was not found
NOTE: If after two (2) tries you still get "Satellite Not Found" check that:
1. The antenna has a clear view of the satellite(s), no trees,
buildings, etc. blocking the view. The satellite signal will not pass
through solid objects.
2. Your receiver is turned ON.
3. The positioner is connected to the receiver correctly, refer to
Installation Manual.
If after checking the above, you still do not find a satellite refer to the
Troubleshooting Manual.
Rev. 2/97
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Finding the Satellite
Method 2:
Entering the Elevation
One requirement must be met to fully enjoy automatic system TV viewing.
The RV must be reasonably level. Any of the leveling indicators available
should be adequate for this purpose. If the RV is not leveled, the system
may not find the high power satellites.
After the RV has been leveled, proceed as follows:
To find the satellite by entering the elevation angle for your location, proceed
as follows:
1. Turn TV ON and tune to channel 3 or 4 (output channel of receiver).
NOTE: SELECT A chooses
top option, SELECT B
chooses bottom option.
2. Press [POWER] on receiver remote to turn satellite receiver on. Determine
correct elevation angle by entering the ZIP code for your location into receiver
(refer to receiver manual).
3. On the positioner press [UP/DOWN] arrow button until Search DSS
appears on the positioner screen, Figure 12.
2. Press SELECT A
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Search DSS
on screen
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Search
Park
DSS
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Figure 12
4. Press [SELECT A] to enter the search function, Figure 12.
[SELECT B] if Search DSS is bottom option on screen.
(Press
5. Press [SELECT B] Enter elevation, Figure 13.
3. Press SELECT B
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 13
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POSITIONER
Select a City
Enter Elevation
Model RD-9900
5. Press [ARROW BUTTONS] to enter correct elevation, Figure 14.
4. Press UP arrow button to
increase elevation by 1 o
increments
5. Press SELECT A
4. Press RIGHT arrow
button to increase elevation
by 5o increments
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
El Angle = 45
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4. Press LEFT arrow button to decrease
elevation by 5o increments
Figure 14
4. Press DOWN arrow button to
decrease elevation by 1o increments
6. Press [SELECT A] Start Search, Figure 15. This will begin the search for
the satellite. If you selected the wrong elevation, press [SELECT B] Quit, this
will return you to step 3. Repeat 3 through 5 to select the correct elevation.
6. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Start Search
Quit
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Figure 15
7. Verify that system has found correct satellite (you will get a picture). Since
the DBS services use a digital signal and the satellites are only separated by
9o, the system can find the wrong satellite. Press [SELECT A] if correct
satellite was found, Figure 16. You are now ready to watch satellite TV! If the
wrong satellite was found, press [SELECT B] to continue the search.
If no satellite was found, the message Satellite Not Found, Press Any
Button, will be displayed by the positioner. Press any button to return to the
menu shown in Figure 12, page 9.
7. Press SELECT A if correct satellite was found
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Correct Satellite
Continue Search
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Figure 16
Press SELECT B if correct satellite was not found
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Finding the Satellite
Method 3:
Entering the Latitude
and Longitude
One requirement must be met to fully enjoy automatic system TV viewing.
The RV must be reasonably level. Any of the leveling indicators available
should be adequate for this purpose. If the RV is not leveled, the system
may not find the high power satellites.
After the RV has been leveled, proceed as follows:
NOTE: Winegard does not warrant this system to work outside the
continental United States (latitude 25o to 50o, longitude 65o to 125o).
To find the satellite by entering the latitude and longitude for your location
proceed as follows:
1. Turn TV ON and tune to channel 3 or 4 (output channel of receiver).
NOTE: SELECT A chooses
top option, SELECT B
chooses bottom option.
2. Press [POWER] on receiver remote to turn satellite receiver on.
3. On the positioner press [UP/DOWN] arrow button until Search DSS
appears on the positioner screen, Figure 17.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow buttons to get
Search DSS on screen
2. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Search
Park
DSS
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Figure 17
4. Press [SELECT A] to enter the search function, Figure 17.
[SELECT B] if Search DSS is bottom option on screen.
(Press
5. Press [UP] arrow button, Figure 18.
3. Press UP arrow button
4. Press SELECT B
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Enter Elevation
Enter Location
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Figure 18
6. Press [SELECT B] Enter Location, Figure 18
NOTE: If you do not know your latitude and longitude you can refer to
Figure 40, page 25.
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7. Press [ARROW BUTTONS] to display correct latitude, Figure 19.
6. Press SELECT A
5. Press UP arrow button to
increase latitude by 0.1o
increments
5. Press RIGHT arrow
button to increase latitude
by 1o increments
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Latitude = 40.8
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5. Press LEFT arrow button
to decrease latitude by 1o
increments
Figure 19
5. Press DOWN arrow
button to decrease latitude
by 0.1o increments
8. Press [SELECT A] to enter latitude, Figure 19.
9. Press [ARROW BUTTONS] to display correct longitude, Figure 20.
8. Press SELECT A
7. Press UP arrow button to
increase longitude by 0.1o
increments
7. Press RIGHT arrow
button to increase longitude
by 1o increments
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Longitude = 91.1
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Figure 20
7. Press LEFT arrow button
to decrease longitude by 1o
increments
7. Press DOWN arrow button
to decrease longitude by 0.1o
increments
10. Press [SELECT A] to enter longitude, Figure 20.
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11. Press [SELECT A] Start Search, Figure 21. This will begin the search for
the satellite. If you entered the wrong latitude/longitude, press [SELECT B]
Quit, this will return you to step 3. Repeat 3 through 10 to enter the correct
latitude and longitude.
9. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Start Search
Quit
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Figure 21
12. Verify that system has found correct satellite (you will get a picture). Since
the DBS services use a digital signal and the satellites are only separated by
9o, the system can find the wrong satellite. Press [SELECT A] if correct
satellite was found, Figure 22, You are now ready to watch satellite TV! If the
wrong satellite was found, press [SELECT B] to continue the search.
If no satellite was found, the message Satellite Not Found, Press Any
Button, will be displayed by the positioner. Press any button to return to the
menu shown in Figure 17, page 11.
10. Press SELECT A if correct satellite was found
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Correct Satellite
Continue Search
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Figure 22
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Press SELECT B if correct satellite was not found
PUTTING ANTENNA IN PARK POSITION
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
To put antenna in park (travel) position, proceed as follows:
1. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until you get Park displayed on positioner
display. See Figure 23.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Park on
screen
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Park
Move to Last Sat
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Figure 23
2. Press [SELECT A or B] Park to put antenna into park (travel) position. You
will get the message Collapsing System while antenna is moving to travel
position.
3. Step out of the RV/coach and verify that antenna is in the travel position
when Collapsing System is replaced with normal menu, Figure 24.
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Search
Park
DSS
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Figure 24
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MOVE TO LAST SATELLITE
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
Move to Last Satellite: This function allows you to move the antenna to the last
position that the system found a satellite. This feature is very useful. It allows
you to put the antenna into the travel position and if the RV/coach was not
moved return to watching TV without performing the search function. To move
antenna to the last satellite position, proceed as follows:
1. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until Move to Last Sat is displayed on positioner.
See Figure 25.
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Move to Last
Sat on screen
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Move to Last Sat
Manual Move
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Figure 25
2. Press [SELECT A or B] Move to Last Sat, see Figure 25. The positioner
will display the message Moving to Satellite while antenna is moving to last
saved satellite position. When antenna stops moving, the system will acquire
satellite signal (if you have not moved the RV/coach) and you will be watching
TV!
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MANUAL MOVEMENT
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
Manual Movement: This function allows you to manually move the antenna.
This feature is not normally used. Since the satellite signals are digital, once
the system acquires the signal, you cannot improve the picture, only increase
the signal strength. To manually move the antenna, proceed as follows:
NOTE: To manually lower the antenna to the travel position, refer to the
Troubleshooting Manual.
1. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until Manual Move is displayed on positioner.
See Figure 26.
2. Press [SELECT A or B] Manual Move, see Figure 26.
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Manual Move
on screen
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Manual Move
Edit
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Figure 26
3. Press [ARROW BUTTONS] to move antenna in desired direction/position,
see Figure 27. Figure 28 shows what the various numbers indicate on the
positioner display.
4. Press SELECT A to exit
Manual Move
3. Press UP to raise antenna
3. Press RIGHT
to move antenna
to the right
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Az(3) = XXXXX
El (3) = XXXXX
XXX
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Figure 27
3. Press LEFT
to move antenna
to the left
3. Press DOWN
to lower antenna
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Azimuth Stop Condition
(see note)
Azimuth Count - Numbers changed
according to antenna position
Az(X) = XXXXX
El (X) = XXXXX
Elevation Stop Condition
(see note)
XXX
Signal Level - This will vary
according to received signal
Azimuth Count - Numbers changed
according to antenna position
Figure 28
NOTE: There are five (5) motor stop conditions:
0 - Motor stopped under normal conditions.
1 - Motor stopped because a limit switch was encountered.
2 - Motor stopped because motor count limit was reached.
3 - Motor stopped because s button was pressed on the positioner.
4 - Motor stopped because of elevation/rotation constraints (antenna
was physically stopped by an obstruction or other obstacle).
Under normal conditions the stop conditions will be 0, 1, 2, or 3. If you get
number 4, refer to Troubleshooting section.
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EDIT MENU
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
This Edit Menu allows you edit/perform the following functions: Select and edit
the search satellite, return system to factory defaults, access the test functions
menu, and display the system type and software version. To access the Edit
Menu, proceed as follows:
1. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until Edit is displayed on positioner. See Figure
29.
2. Press [SELECT A or B] Edit, see Figure 29.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Manual Move
on screen
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Edit
Search
DSS
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Figure 29
3. Press [UP] arrow button until positioner display shows 3000. See
Figure 30.
4. Press SELECT A to enter
code
3. Press UP button until
3000 is displayed
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Enter Code: 3000
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Figure 30
4. Press [SELECT A] Enter Code: 3000 to access Edit Menu. See Figure
30
NOTE: To exit Edit Menu, press [DOWN] arrow key, then [SELECT B] Quit
to exit Edit Menu.
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Select Search Satellite
The Select Search Satellite allows you to perform the following: Select which
DBS satellite the system will search for, or edit the satellite name and position.
To change the search satellite, proceed as follows:
1. Press [SELECT A] Select Search Sat, see Figure 31.
1. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Select Search Sat
Set Motor Positions
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Figure 31
2. The display will show the current search satellite (factory default is the
DSS® satellite(s) at 101.0 orbital position). Press [UP] arrow to scroll to next
satellite, Figure 32.
2. Press UP arrow key to
scroll to next satellite
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
DSS
Edit
101.0
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Figure 32
3. If you want to search for EchoStar® Dish NetworkTM satellite, press [SELECT
A] to enter this satellite into the positioner memory as the search satellite, Figure
33. If this not the satellite you want to search for, press [UP] arrow key until you
get the satellite you want, then press [SELECT A]. If the satellite you want is
not in the positioner memory, proceed to Add/Edit Search Satellite, page 20.
3. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 33
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POSITIONER
ECHOSTAR
Edit
119.0
Model RD-9900
Add/Edit Search Satellite
If you cannot find the search satellite you want, you must add it to the positioner
memory. To add/change the search satellite proceed as follows:
1. Perform steps 1 through 4 page 18 if you are not in the Edit Menu.
2.
1. Press SELECT A
Press [SELECT A] Select Search Sat, see Figure 34.
SELECT A
Select Search Sat
Set Motor Positions
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 34
2. The display will show the current search satellite (factory default is the DSS
satellite(s) at 101.0 orbital position). Press [UP] arrow to scroll to Inactive,
Figure 35.
3. Press SELECT B Edit
2. Press UP arrow key to
scroll to Inactive
SELECT A
Inactive
Edit
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 35
3. Press [SELECT B] to access edit menu. See Figure 35.
4. Use the UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT arrow keys to enter the satellite name.
The satellite name cannot be longer than eight (8) characters. See Figure 36.
No more than eight (8)
characters for satellite name
4. Press UP arrow key to
scroll to next character/
number
4. Press RIGHT arrow key to
scroll to next character
position
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
XXXXXXXX
Quit
0.0
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Figure 36
4. Press LEFT arrow key to scroll
to previous character position
4. Press DOWN arrow key to scroll to
previous character/number
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5. After entering satellite name, you must enter satellite location. This is
usually expressed in so many degrees west (ex. the DSS satellites are located
at 101o west). Your receiver manual or program provider should tell you the
satellite position. To enter satellite position, press [RIGHT] arrow key until
satellite name is no longer highlighted, see Figure 37. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow
keys to scroll to correct number. Numbers will scroll in .5o increments. If satellite
location is XX.3, scroll number to XX.5. If number is XX.2, scroll number to XX.0.
Valid satellite locations are 60 to 165 degrees.
6. Press [SELECT A] to enter new satellite into positioner memory. See
Figure 37. If you do not want to enter satellite into the memory press [Quit] to
return to previous menu.
5. Press RIGHT arrow key untill
satellite name is no longer
highlighted
7. Press SELECT A to enter
satellite into memory
6. Press UP/DOWN arrow keys to
enter satellite position
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Winegard*
Quit
165.0
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Figure 37
7. Press [SELECT A] again to enter your new satellite as the search satellite.
See figure 38.
8. Press SELECT A to enter
new satellite as search
satellite
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Winegard*
Edit
165.0
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Figure 38
*NOTE: Winegard 165.0 is not a satellite, and is used only as an example.
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Set Motor Positions
Set Motor Positions is only used to lower antenna if limit switches have failed.
Refer to troubleshooting section on how this procedure is performed.
Test Functions
Test functions is used to test various components of the system, refer to
troubleshooting section on use.
Return to Defaults
Return to Defaults is used to return the positioner to factory settings. This
should only be done when instructed to do so by a qualified technician. Refer
to troubleshooting section on use.
System Information
System Information is used to determine what mount the positioner is set to
operate and what firmware version is used in the positioner. Refer to
troubleshooting section on use.
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REMOTE PANEL OPERATION
NOTE: All commands will be shown in bold with brackets, example
[SELECT A].
The Remote Panel allows you to "hide" the positioner and still operate the
system from the remote panel. Figure 39 shows the remote panel controls and
operations.
NOTE: Remote Control Panel will not work if the positioner is performing/
accessing any menu. Example: City menu, Manual Movement, Edit Menu,
etc.
Search LED - Lights when
system has found satellite or
when positioner is moving
antenna
Search Button - When pressed
system will search for satellite at
elevation angle entered
Elevation Angle - Indicates
elevation angle
Remote Control Panel
Model RD-9901
Park LED - Lights when antenna
is in park position or when
positioner is moving antenna
Park Button - When pressed
positioner will put antenna into
park position
(+)Elevation Push Button(s) When pressed increases
number by 1
(-)Elevation Push Button(s) When pressed decreases
number by 1
Figure 39
Search For Satellite
To search for the satellite using the remote control proceed as follows:
1. Turn TV ON and tune to channel 3 or 4 (output channel of receiver).
2. Press [POWER] on receiver remote to turn satellite receiver on. Determine
correct elevation angle by entering your locations ZIP code into receiver (refer
to receiver manual).
3. On remote panel press [+/-] elevation buttons until you have the correct
elevation angle, Figure 39.
4. Press [SEARCH] button to begin search function. Both LED's will light
while antenna is moving. Only the search LED will light when the satellite is
found.
NOTE: If the wrong satellite was found, press [SEARCH] to start the
search routine again.
Rev. 1/97
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NOTE: If both LED's go out, the system has not found a satellite. Verify
that you have entered correct angle, and there is a clear view of the
satellite.
Parking the Antenna
To park the antenna from the remote control panel, press [PARK] button. See
Figure 39. Both LED's will light while antenna is moving; only the park LED will
stay on once the antenna is in the park position. To stop the park function,
press [PARK or SEARCH] button.
NOTE: Remote Control Panel will not work if the positioner is performing/
accessing any menu.
43
44
45o
50o
55o
65
65o
60o
50o
55o
30o
35o
40o
45o
25o
125o
120o
115o
110o
105o
100o
95o
90o
85o
80o
75o
70o
65o
NOTE: The closer you estimate your latitude and longitude the more accurate the system will be. Before using this map try a local airport or city
engineer; they should have the correct latitude & longitude for your location.
Figure 40
25o
30
o
35
o
40o
60o
o
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15
WARNING
INDICATOR
IGN
14
13
46 CM 60CM
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
PINNACLE
SELECT B
SELECT A
2
12
Figure 41
WINEGARD
P/N:2750255
117 VAC 60Hz
100 WATTS MAX
REMOTE
CONTROL
PANEL
3
1 GREEN/BLACK
11
4
5
10
10 BLACK/WHITE
7 ORANGE
1
13 BLUE/BLACK
12 WHITE/BLACK
11 ORANGE/BLACK
9 WHITE
8 BLUE
6 BLACK
5 RED
4 GREEN
3 RED/WHITE
2 RED/BLACK
8
TO
ANTENNA
TO
RECEIVER
7
9
Model RD-9900
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POSITIONER CONTROLS & INDICATORS
POSITIONER CONTROLS & INDICATORS
Positioner front and back panel wiring and controls.
See Figure 41. The call-outs explain panel controls,
indicators and wire connections. If you need information
on system installation, refer to the Installation Manual.
1. SELECT A: Selects command/option displayed on
top line of display.
2. SELECT B: Selects command/option displayed on
bottom line of display.
8. TO RECEIVER: 75 ohm connection to satellite
receiver. There is +13 to +17 VDC present on the center
conductor of this jack (used to power LNBF).
9. TO ANTENNA: 75 ohm satellite signal input from
the LNBF on the antenna. There is +13 to +17 VDC
present on the center conductor of this jack (used to
power LNBF).
10. Control Wires: These 13 wires control the mount.
There are various DC voltages present on these wires.
3. DISPLAY: Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
4. LEFT: Left arrow button, when pressed moves
cursor left, or moves antenna left if in manual movement.
5. UP: Up arrow button, when pressed, causes screen/
letter to scroll up or antenna to raise if in manual
movement.
6. RIGHT: Right arrow button, when pressed, moves
cursor to move right, or moves antenna to right if in
manual movement.
7. DOWN: Down arrow button, when pressed causes
screen/letter to scroll down or antenna to lower if in
manual movement.
11. REMOTE CONTROL PANEL: This modular
telephone type plug connects the positioner to the
optional remote control wall plate (optional).
12. AC POWER CORD: Connect to 110 VAC outlet.
13. 46 CM - 60 CM: Selects what size antenna the
positioner is controlling (46cm = 18", 60cm = 24").
Switch was removed 2/16/98.
14. IGN: Ignition switch signal connection (optional).
15. WARNING INDICATOR: This jack connects the
positioner to the Warning Device.
Rev. 2/98
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NOTE: The system will work in areas not covered
by the programmed cities. You can enter the
elevation (the DBS receiver will give the correct
elevation) or the latitude and longitude of your
location.
PROGRAMMED CITY LOCATIONS
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SPECIFICATIONS / WARRANTY
Positioner Specifications
Antenna Specifications
RF
Input Frequency ....................... 950-1450 MHz
Input Impedance ....................... 75 ohms
Reflector Diameter: ......................... 46 cm (18")
Gain at mid-range:
11.2 GHz ...................................... 33.22 dBi
12.1 GHz ...................................... 33.89 dBi
12.6 GHz ...................................... 34.23 dBi
Effective aperture ............................ 46cm
Aperture efficiency .......................... 73%
Cross polarization (on axis)... ......... -21 dB
Beamwidth at -3 dB ......................... 3.5o
Beamwidth at -10 dB ....................... 7.00
Antenna height ................................ 53 cm
Antenna width ................................. 49 cm
F/D Ratio: ........................................ 0.59
Frequency Range: .................... 10.95-12.75GHz
Offset angle: .................................... 240
Gauge: ......................... .22 gauge galvaneal steel
Operating Temperature: ................ -400F to +1400F
Finish: .......................... Textured thermoset powder
coat
Power
Primary Power ........................... 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption
Maximum ............................... 100 Watts
Average ................................. 25 Watts
Environmental Conditions
Operating Temperature ............. 50° to 120°F
Storage Temperature ................ -40° to +140° F
Humidity .................................... 90% noncondensing
Size .............................. 10-1/4"W x 2-5/8"H x 9-1/2"D
Weight ....................................... 3.5 lbs.
Mount Specifications
Height Lowered ............ 8-3/4"
Height Raised .............. 30" vertical max.
Roof space required ..... 34-15/16" x 19-3/16"
Antenna Movement ...... 2 DC motors
Weight .......................... 25 lbs.
Shipping Weight ........... 35.5 lbs
Carton .......................... 32"L x 20"W x 12"D
TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Winegard Company warrants this Winegard product (excluding receiver) against any defects in materials or
workmanship within two (2) years from date of purchase. No warranty claim will be honored unless at the time the claim
is made, you present proof of purchase to an authorized Winegard dealer (if unknown, please contact Winegard
Company, 3000 Kirkwood Street, Burlington, Iowa 52601-2000, telephone 319-754-0600).
Winegard Company (at its option) will either repair or replace the defective product at no charge to you. This warranty
covers parts, but does not cover any costs incurred in removal, shipping or reinstallation of the product. This limited
warranty does not apply if the product is damaged, deteriorates, malfunctions or fails from: misuse, improper
installation, abuse, neglect, accident, tampering, modification of the product as originally manufactured by Winegard,
usage not in accordance with product instructions or acts of nature such as damage caused by wind, lightning, ice or
corrosive environments such as salt spray and acid rain.
The Two Year Warranty is provided on the condition that the equipment is properly delivered with all handling and
freight charges prepaid to your Winegard dealer for repair or return to our factory at the above address. Winegard
dealers will arrange for the replacement or repair and return to you, without charge, the product which failed due to
defective material or workmanship.
WINEGARD COMPANY WILL NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITIES FOR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, MADE BY ANY OTHER PERSON.
ALL OTHER WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE TWO YEAR PERIOD
OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY.
The foregoing shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of any person whether in contract, tort or otherwise, and
Winegard shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damage or commercial loss, or from any other loss or
damage except as set forth above.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion of limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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Rev. 9/98
WINEGARD
®
Pinnacle RV Digital Satellite System
Models RD-9946
®
Troubleshooting Manual
U.S. Patent No.
5,532,710
WARNING!
BEFORE ATTACHING OR REMOVING ANY CABLE/WIRES ON
BACK OF POSITIONER, UNPLUG UNIT FROM 117 VAC SOURCE.
Printed in U.S.A. Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood St. • Burlington, IA 52601-2000 • 319/754-0600 © 1999 Winegard Company 2451172 Rev. 5/99
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN ADJUSTED AT THE FACTORY FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.
BEFORE MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS, CONTACT WINEGARD CUSTOMER SERVICE.
WARNING: TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
(Not applicable to mount and antenna)
Dangerous voltage
inside enclosure
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Refer to operating, maintenance
and safeguard literature
accompanying unit.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER, NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
1. All the safety and operating instructions should
be read before the appliance is operated.
attention to cord at plug, convenience receptacle
and the point where cord exits from the appliance.
2. The safety and operating instructions should be
retained for future reference.
12. If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to this video product, be sure system is
grounded so as to provide some protection against
voltage surges and built-up static charges. Proper
method is shown below.
10B. If the appliance is equipped with a 3-wire
grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin, this plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are
unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact an
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not
defeat the purpose of the grounding-type plug.
11. Power-supply cord should be routed so that it
is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against it, paying particular
50
³
10A. If the appliance is equipped with a polarized
alternating-current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other) this plug will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature.
If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still
fail to fit, contact an electrician to replace your
obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized plug.
³
³
9. This video product should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated in electrical
rating printed on the appliance or power supply.
³
³
8. If slots, holes and openings are located in the
housing, they are provided for ventilation and to
ensure reliable operation of the video product and
to protect it from overheating. These openings
should never be covered. The openings should
never be blocked by placing the video product on
a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This
video product should never be placed near or over
a radiator or heat register. This video product
should not be placed in a built-in installation such
as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided or the manufacturer's instructions have
been adhered to.
Electrical
Service
Equipment
³
7. Do not use this video product near water - for
example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink,
or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, and the like.
Ground Clamp
³
6. Do not use attachments not recommended by
the video product manufacturer as they may cause
hazards.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE INSTRUCTIONS
Antenna
Lead-in Wire
Antenna Discharge Unit
(NEC Section 810-21)
³
5. Unplug this video or audio product from the wall
outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
³
4. All operating and use instructions should be
followed.
³
3. All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
Grounding Conductors
(NEC Section 810-21)
Ground Clamps
Power Service Grounding
Electrode System
(NEC Art. 250, Part N)
NEC - NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
13. An outside antenna system should not be
located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or
other electric light or power circuits, or where it can
fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care
should be taken to keep from touching such power
lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
14. For added protection for this video product
during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the
antenna or cable system.
15. Do not overload wall outlets and extension
cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric
shock.
16. Never push objects of any kind into this video
product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could
result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of
any kind on the video product.
17. Do not attempt to service this video product
yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
18. Unplug this video product from the wall outlet
and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
a. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the video product.
c. If the video product, except for antenna mounted
preamplifiers and downconverters, has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the video product does not operate normally
by following the operating instructions. Adjust only
those controls, when provided, that are covered by
the operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that
will often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the video product to its normal operation.
e. If the video product has been dropped or the
housing has been damaged.
f. When the video product exhibits a distinct change
in performance - this indicates a need for service.
19. When replacement parts are required, be sure
the service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer or have the same
characteristics as the original part. Improper substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other
hazards.
20. Upon completion of any service or repairs to
this video product, ask the service technician to
perform safety checks to determine that the video
product is in proper operating condition.
21. Note to CATV system installer: This reminder
is provided to call the CATV system installer's
attention to Art. 820-40 of the NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular,
specifies that the cable ground shall be connected
to the grounding system of the building, as close to
the point of cable entry as possible.
22. This product should be mounted to a wall or
ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
23. The product should be situated away from
heat sources such as radiators, heat registers,
stoves or other products (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
Table of Contents
No Satellite Found ........................................................................................................................................... 4
Return To Defaults ........................................................................................................................................... 6
Positioner Does Not Respond ......................................................................................................................... 8
Test RD-9901 Remote Control Wallplate ........................................................................................................ 9
Test LNB ........................................................................................................................................................ 14
Positioner Does Not Come On ...................................................................................................................... 16
Get "Parking System, Fail - Please Check" Message ................................................................................... 17
When Searching Positioner Displays "Search Stopped" Immediately .......................................................... 18
INTRODUCTION
The above troubleshooting procedures covered in this manual are designed so that you will not need special
tools. If after trying the above procedures you still have not corrected the problem, contact your dealer or Winegard
Service Department at 1-800-788-4417. The Winegard Service Department is open 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. central
time Monday through Friday.
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No Satellite Found
If the system will not find a satellite, perform ALL off the following:
1. Is the receiver is plugged in and turned on?
2. Do you have the correct location entered (city, elevation or longitude/
latitude)?
3. Is the correct search satellite entered? Echostar or DSS should appear
behind "Search" on display.
4. Verify that your RV/coach is reasonably level. If the mount is sitting at too
much of an angle, the system may be looking too high or too low in the sky to
see the satellite.
5. Check that there is no obstructions blocking the view of the satellites. The
signal from the satellite(s) WILL NOT pass through trees, buildings, mountains
etc. Remember that the antenna has a 240 offset, this means that when the
antenna is straight up and down (900) it is looking 240 into the sky. See
Figure 1.
Antenna Reflector at 900
Sig
240 look angle
LNBF
Figure 1
Rev 9/98
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nal
fro
ms
ate
llite
6. If search satellite and search method is correct (correct city, elevation, etc.)
return the positioner to factory default. See Return To Defaults, page 6.
If after returning the positioner to factory defaults and reentering the correct city
and satellite the system still does not find the satellite proceed to the next step.
You will need a voltmeter or Winegard Model TE-1400 voltage tester for steps
7 through 10.
7. Check for +12 to +19 VDC at LNBF coax connector, see Figure 2. If correct
voltage is present, proceed to step 11; if there is no voltage, proceed to next
Coax Center
Conductor
Figure 2
step.
8. Remove the coax downlead from the SAT IN jack on the rear of satellite
receiver. Connect a short piece of coax to the SAT IN jack on receiver, check
for +12 to +19 VDC. If voltage is correct proceed to step 9; if voltage is not
present verify the receiver is plugged into AC power. If there is no voltage
coming out of the SAT IN jack on the receiver, contact the manufacturer of the
receiver. RCA 800-377-3399, Sony 800-838-7669, Dish Network 800-3333474.
9. Remove coax downlead from TO RECEIVER jack on positioner. Check for
+12 to +19 VDC at coax connector. If voltage is correct proceed to step 10; if
voltage is not present verify the receiver is plugged into AC power and coax is
connected to SAT IN jack on receiver. If there is no voltage, the coax is
defective, repair/replace as required.
10. Reattach coax to TO RECEIVER jack on positioner. Remove the coax
downlead from the TO ANTENNA jack on positioner. Connect a short piece of
coax to the TO ANTENNA jack on positioner, check for +12 to +19 VDC. If
voltage is correct, the coax coming from the antenna is defective. Repair/
replace as required. If voltage is not present, verify the receiver is plugged into
AC power. No voltage coming out of the TO ANTENNA jack on positioner
indicates that positioner is defective. Contact Winegard Service Department
before returning unit to be repaired.
11. Replace LNB with new one. If system still will not find satellite, replace
positioner. If system still does not find a satellite, contact Winegard Service
Dept.
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Return To Defaults
Perform the following commands to return the positioner to factory defaults:
1. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until Edit is displayed on positioner. See
Figure 3.
2. Press [SELECT A or B] Edit, see Figure 3.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Edit on screen
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Edit
Search
DSS
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 3
3. Press [UP] arrow button until positioner display shows 3000. See
Figure 4.
4. Press SELECT A to enter
code
3. Press UP button until
3000 is displayed
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Enter Code: 3000
Model RD-9900
by WINEGARD
Figure 4
4. Press [SELECT A] Enter Code: 3000 to access Edit Menu. See Figure
4.
NOTE: To exit Edit Menu, press [DOWN] arrow key, then [SELECT B] Quit
to exit Edit Menu.
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5. Press [UP/DOWN] arrow until Return to Defaults is displayed on positioner.
See Figure 5.
6. Press [SELECT A or B] Return to Defaults, see Figure 5.
6. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
5. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Return to
Defaults on screen
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Functions
Return to Defaults
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 5
7. Press [SELECT A] Set to Defaults. See Figure 6.
7. Press SELECT A
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Set to Defaults
Quit
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 6
7. Press [any key] when Memory Restored Press Any Key is displayed on
positioner, see Figure 7. If antenna is not in park position, positioner will put it
in the park position. When system is park position, the main menu will be
displayed.
8. Press any key
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Memory Restored
Press Any Key
Model RD-9900
by WINEGARD
Figure 7
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Positioner Does Not Respond
If the positioner does not respond to commands, proceed as follows:
1. Unplug positioner from AC power for 3 seconds, then plug positioner back
into AC power. The positioner will display the normal menu. See Figure 8.
1. Press SELECT B Park
Name of search satellite
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Search
Park
XXXXXX
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 8
2. Press [SELECT B] Park to put antenna into the park position. See Fig. 8.
3. Visually verify that antenna is in correct park position.
If antenna does not go to the correct park position or fails to respond after
being unplugged and then plugged in again, contact Winegrad Service Dept.
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Test RD-9901 Remote Control Wallplate
To check the Remote Control Wall Plate, proceed as follows:
1. Check that telephone-type cable is plugged securely into jack on positioner
rear panel.
2. Check that telephone type cable is plugged securely into jack on side on
remote control wall plate.
3. Access Edit Menu; press [UP/DOWN] arrow buttons until Edit is displayed
on positioner display. See Figure 9.
4. Press [SELECT A or B] as appropriate to enter Edit Menu. See Fig. 9.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Manual Move
on screen
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Edit
Search
DSS
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 9
5. Press [UP] arrow button until 3000 is displayed. See Figure 10.
6. Press [SELECT A] to enter code. See Figure 10.
7. Press [SELECT B] Test Remote Panel, see Figure 11.
4. Press SELECT A to enter
code
3. Press UP button until
3000 is displayed
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
POSITIONER
Enter Code: 3000
Model RD-9900
by WINEGARD
Figure 10
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5. Press SELECT B Test
Remote Panel
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test LNB
Test Remote Panel
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 11
8. Press [SELECT A] Test Remote Panel, see Figure 12. The positioner will
read the elevation from the remote panel. See Figure 13; verify that elevation
is same as on remote panel.
6. Press SELECT A Test
Remote Panel
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 12
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Elevation = XX
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 13
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Elevation should be same
as selected by remote panel
7. Press [SELECT B] to return to just Test Remote Panel being displayed,
see Figure 14.
7. Press SELECT B
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 14
8. Press [UP] arrow button twice. Search LED will light on remote panel
when Search LED = On is displayed on positioner. See Figure 15.
8. Press UP arrow button
twice
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Search LED = On
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 15
9. Press [DOWN] arrow button three times. Search LED will extinguish on
remote panel when Search LED = Off is displayed on positioner. See Figure
16.
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Search LED = Off
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 16
9. Press DOWN arrow button
three times
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10. Press [RIGHT] arrow button twice. Park LED will light on remote panel
when Park LED = On is displayed on positioner. See Figure 17.
10. Press RIGHT arrow
button twice
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Park LED = On
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 17
11. Press [LEFT] arrow button twice. Park LED will extinguish on remote
panel when Park LED = Off is displayed on positioner. See Figure 18.
11. Press LEFT arrow button
twice
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Park LED = Off
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 18
12. Press [SEARCH] button twice. Search Key Pressed will be displayed on
positioner. See Figure 19.
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 19
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POSITIONER
Test Remote Panel
Search Key Pressed
Model RD-9900
13. Press [PARK] button twice. Park Key Pressed will be displayed on
positioner. See Figure 20.
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test Remote Panel
Park Key Pressed
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 20
If any of the preceeding tests failed, check cable going from the remote
panel to the positioner for cuts, abrasions, etc. If cable is defective, replace
with 6-wire telephone type cable. If remote still does not work, contact
Winegard Service Dept.
To exit test remote panel, press [SELECT B] twice.
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Test LNB
To test the LNB, proceed as follows:
1. Turn receiver ON. Make sure antenna is not pointed at a satellite (no
picture or signal).
2. Access Edit Menu, press [UP/DOWN] arrow buttons until Edit is displayed
on positioner display. See Figure 21.
3. Press [SELECT A or B] as appropriate to enter Edit Menu. See
Figure 21.
1. Press UP/DOWN arrow
buttons to get Manual Move
on screen
2. Press SELECT A or B as
appropriate
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Edit
Search
DSS
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
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Figure 21
4. Press [UP] arrow button until 3000 is displayed. See Figure 22.
5. Press [SELECT A] to enter code. See Figure 22.
4. Press SELECT A to enter
code
3. Press UP button until
3000 is displayed
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
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Figure 22
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POSITIONER
Enter Code: 3000
Model RD-9900
6. Press [SELECT A] Test LNB, see Figure 23. The positioner will display
the menu shown by Figure 24.
5. Press SELECT A Test LNB
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Test LNB
Test Remote Panel
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 23
Pressing the UP arrow
button will increase
attenuation by +4 dB
Antenna attenuation level,
this will vary from 0 to 28 dB
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Antenna = 0 dB
Level = 954
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 24
Signal level, max. is 1024
min. is 0
Pressing the DOWN arrow button will
decrease attenuation by -4 dB
7. The attenuation can be lowered or raised by pressing the UP/DOWN arrow
buttons in 4 dB increments. With the attenuation set at 0 dB and the antenna
NOT pointing at a satellite, the level should be greater than 900. As attenuation
is added the signal level should drop. With the attenuation set at 28 dB, the
signal level should be below 200.
If any of the above signal levels are not met, check that LNB is connected
to coax downlead. If coax is connected to LNB, contact Winegard service Dept.
for further troubleshooting assistance.
8. To exit the Test LNB menu, press either [SELECT A or B].
9. To exit Edit menu, press [UP/DOWN] arrow button until Quit is displayed.
10. Press [SELECT A or B] as appropriate.
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Positioner Does Not Come On
If the positioner does not come on, proceed as follows:
1. Verify that the 46 CM - 60 CM switch (on the back panel) is all the way to
the left or right. If switch is in the middle, positioner may not turn on. See Figure
25.
WARNING
INDICATOR
WINEGARD
P/N:2750225
120 VAC 60Hz
100 WATTS MAX
IGN
REMOTE
CONTROL
PANEL
46 CM 60CM
Figure 25
Make sure switch is all the
way left or right depending
on whether your antenna is
46 cm (18") or 60 cm (24").
2. If switch is in the correct position, unplug positioner from AC power.
3. Inspect positioner AC power cord for cuts, abrasions, etc. If defective,
return to Winegard Service Dept. If power cord is OK, proceed to next step.
4. Disconnect all cables from rear of positioner. Plug positioner back into AC
power. If positioner comes on, there is a short in the cables that connect to the
positioner; proceed to next step. If positioner does not come on, contact your
dealer or Winegard Service Dept.
5. Reconnect one cable to positioner, then plug positioner back into AC
power. If positioner turns on, repeat step until positioner does not turn on. The
cable that shuts the positioner off is the one with the short.
6. If the cable with the short is the control cable, proceed to step 6. If one of
the other cables is faulty, repair/replace cable as required to correct problem.
7. Unplug positioner. Remove mount from mount base. Disconnect the
cable that is faulty at the mount.
8. Plug positioner back into AC power. If positioner does not turn on, then the
35' cable from positioner to the mount is faulty. Repair/replace as required to
correct problem. If positioner does turn on, the faulty cable is in the mount.
Contact your dealer or Winegard Service Dept. before proceeding.
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Parking System, Fail - Please Check
1. If the positioner displays the message shown in Figure 26, step out of your
coach/RV and check the position of the antenna.
Press either SELECT A or B
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Parking System
Fail - Please Check
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
Figure 26
2. If the antenna is not in the travel position, you should climb up and verify
that there are no obstructions blocking the antenna. After removing obstructions
or if there are no obstructions, perform the park command again.
3. If the antenna still does not go the park position, perform the Return To
Defaults procedure, page 6.
Figure 27
4. If the antenna is in the park/travel position, Figure 27, perform the park
command again. If antenna Parking System Fail message still appears,
perform the Return to Defaults procedure, page 6.
5. If problem persists, contact Winegard Service Department.
Rev. 5/99
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When Searching Positioner Displays "Search Stopped"
If the antenna will not move, check the following.
1. If you have been in an ice storm or freezing rain the mount may be frozen
in place. Before checking any of the following steps visually inspect the mount.
2. Double check wiring at the back of positioner. Make sure wires have good
contact with the connector plug.
3. Park system and then go to manual movement. Use UP arrow button to
move to antenna up. The numbers displayed will go higher as you hold the
button down. Hold the button down until you get a number higher than 6000.
4. Press LEFT arrow button to move antenna counterclockwise. The numbers
will decrease from 30000.
NOTE: If either step 3 or 4 fails, you have a wiring problem. Proceed to
step 5. If steps 3 and 4 pass, perform Return to Defaults, see page 6.
5. Check that wires are attached correctly to the 13 pin connector. See
13 Pin Connector
Blue/Black (AZ motor)
Green/Black (EL-bottom limit)
White/Black (AZ motor)
Red/Black (EL-top limit)
Orange/Black (AZ motor)
Red/White (AZ-park limit)
Green (AZ-rotation limit)
Black/White (AZ motor)
White (EL motor)
Red (common/GND)
Black (EL motor)
Figure 28
Blue (EL motor)
Orange
(EL motor)
Figure 28.
6. Disconnect then reconnect the 13 pin connector on the positioner. Repeat
steps 3 and 4.
7. Remove mount from mount base. Disconnect then reconnect the 13 pin
connector on the mount. Repeat steps 3 and 4.
If problem still continues, contact Winegard Service Department.
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WINEGARD
®
Pinnacle RV Digital Satellite System
Models RD-9946
®
Parts List
U.S. Patent No.
5,532,710
WARNING!
BEFORE ATTACHING OR REMOVING ANY CABLE/WIRES ON
BACK OF POSITIONER, UNPLUG UNIT FROM 117 VAC SOURCE.
Printed in U.S.A. Winegard Company • 3000 Kirkwood St. • Burlington, IA 52601-2000 • 319/754-0600 © 1999 Winegard Company 2451172 Rev 11/99
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Antenna Support .............................................................................................................................................. 3
Mount Assembly .............................................................................................................................................. 4
Mount Base ...................................................................................................................................................... 6
Positioner/Accessories .................................................................................................................................... 7
Antenna/Feed Assembly ................................................................................................................................. 8
35' Control Cable ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Mount Wire Harness ...................................................................................................................................... 11
INTRODUCTION
We have organized this parts list to enable you to order any individual part. If you are ordering an electrical/
electronic item, be sure it has actually failed before you order the replacement. Your dealer or the Winegard Service
department can check this for you.
Parts under warranty will be shipped at no cost to you by Winegard. Unless directed otherwise, return defective
parts still under warranty to Winegard Company. If the part is not returned, you will be billed for the replacement part,
plus shipping charges.
Order replacement parts no longer under warranty by using a major credit card and calling 1-800-288-8094 or
by sending check, or money order to RV Parts, Winegard Company, 3000 Kirkwood Street, Burlington, IA
52601-2000.
Rev. 6/98
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ANTENNA SUPPORT ASSEMBLY
INDEX
NO.
1
2
PART
NUMBER
2762830
2200945
2240021
DESCRIPTION
Antenna Support Assembly
Antenna Support, White
Antenna Support Bumper, White
QTY
1
1
2
Rev. 2/98
69
MOUNT ASSEMBLY
Rev. 1/97
70
MOUNT ASSEMBLY
INDEX
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
*NS
PART
NUMBER
2762832
3710300
2160218
2762835
2160194
2200946
3710260
2160819
2200140
3710261
2201848
2160185
3711303
2762838
2160037
2180509
3710294
2160223
3200206
2360060
2200944
2200141
2200850
2160699
2762836
3711304
2590345
2200851
2762837
2160182
2753018
DESCRIPTION
Mount Assembly
Mount Base Stiffener
10-32 Nut
Rotation Switch Assembly
#10 x 1/2" Hex Head Bolt
Mount Base, White
Rotate Stop Ring
Spring
Rotation Drive Belt
Fixed Stop Ring
Rotation Pulley
10-32 x 3/8" Hex Head Bolt
Rotate Motor Tensioner
Rotation Motor Assembly
1/2" Flat Washer
Oil Lube Bushing
Stiffener Ring
3/8-32 Hex Nut
Boot Collar
F-8100 Male-to-Male F-connector
Top Cover, White
Elevation Drive Belt
Elevation Pulley
E-Clip
Elevation Switch Assembly
Elevation Motor Tensioner
Lift Arm Shaft
Seal
Elevation Motor Assembly
10-32 x 3/4" Phillips Head Screw
LNBF Coax Cable Jumper 4' RG-6
QTY
1
1
10
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
19
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
4
1
*NS - Part not shown for clarity
Rev. 5/99
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MOUNT BASE
INDEX
NO.
1
2
Rev. 6/98
72
PART
NUMBER
3200947
2160183
DESCRIPTION
Mount Base
10-32 x 1-1/2" Hex Screw
QTY
1
2
POSITIONER/ACCESSORIES
1
2
3
SELECT A
SELECT B
PINNACLE
Model RD-9900
POSITIONER
by WINEGARD
4
INDEX
NO.
1
2
3
4
*
**
PART
NUMBER
RD-9901
RD-9911
2750225
2753254
DESCRIPTION
Remote Control Wall Plate
Warning Device
Positioner
Ignition Wire Harness
QTY
*
**
1
1
Optional, comes with 25' 6-wire telephone type cord to connect to receiver.
Optional, comes with batteries and cables to connect to receiver and vehicle ignition.
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ANTENNA/FEED ASSEMBLY
Rev. 9/98
74
ANTENNA/FEED ASSEMBLY
INDEX
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
PART
NUMBER
2762827
2745303
2160362
2160696
2745287
2780160
2160353
DESCRIPTION
QTY
46 cm Antenna/Feed Assembly
46 cm Reflector (18 inches), White
1/4-20 x 5/8" Carriage Bolt, White
E-Clip
Feed Support Arm, White
LNBF
1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Carriage Bolt
1
4
1
1
1
1
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
2753067
2160821
2160170
2160349
2745288
2160691
2160228
2160024
2190105
Coax Cable Assembly
Spring
10-32 x 1-1/8" Hex Head Bolt*
10-32 Washer
Reflector Backup, Cast, White
5/16" x 2.925 Round Head Pin
1/4-20 Hex Flange Lock Nut
1/4" Flat Washer
Cable Tie**
1
1
2
2
1
1
5
4
2
* Not included with the 2762827 Antenna/Feed Assembly.
** Not shown for clarity.
Rev. 11/99
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NOTES:
1. 14 wire/coax cable to be jacketed together.
2. Jacket strip length 13 wire cable: 3.00 +.25 both ends.
3. Wire strip length 13 wire cable: .25 +.031 both ends.
35' CABLE, PART NUMBER 2753248
Rev. 6/97
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MOUNT WIRE HARNESS, PART NUMBER 2753245
For antenna mounts with a serial # of 10111 or higher.
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