Raymarine Satellite
TV Systems - HD
Antenna Control Unit
User’s Guide
Document Number: 81285_1
Date: November 2006
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Safety notices
WARNING
Product installation
This equipment must be installed in accordance
with the instructions contained in this handbook.
Failure to do so could result in poor product
performance, personal injury and/or damage to
your boat.
CAUTION
In-line fuse
If you do not have a breaker in the power circuit,
an in-line 5 A quick blow fuse should be fitted to
the positive (white) lead of the power cable.
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Important information
Introduction
This handbook contains an explanation of how to install, connect
and maintain your Raymarine Satellite TV system with High
Definition programming and is intended as a supplement to your
Raymarine Satellite TV System Handbook supplied with your
Satellite TV System.
The system uses a High Definition Antenna Control Unit (HDACU), which has a built in converter to enable you to watch High
Definition programming from DirecTV, which is compatible with
both Raymarine 45 and 60STV systems.
Your Raymarine Satellite TV system provides uninterrupted television access to hundreds of TV channels in all types of weather
conditions.
On the open sea or at the dock, the Raymarine Satellite TV
system automatically identifies, acquires and tracks compatible
signals from all digital video broadcast (DVB) satellites.
However, no machine can perform its intended function unless
installed, operated and maintained properly. Please carefully
read and follow the recommended procedures contained in this
handbook.
INTENDED USE - The intended application for Raymarine
Satellite TV Systems is for leisure marine boats and workboats
not covered by IMO/SOLAS carriage regulations. THEY ARE
NOT INTENDED for installation and use in any other situation.
Television reception
For full functionality of your Raymarine Satellite TV system, it is
necessary to subscribe to the relevant service(s) from the appropriate service provider(s). Full details of service providers can be
found in the Satellite Information section of your Raymarine
Satellite TV User’s Guide.
EMC conformance
All Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the
best industry standards for use in the leisure marine market.
The design and manufacture of Raymarine equipment and
accessories conform to the appropriate Electromagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) standards, but correct installation is
required to ensure that performance is not compromised.
Declaration of conformity
This product conforms with EU Directive 89/336/EC and
is labelled with the CE conformity mark.
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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Directive requires the recycling of waste electrical and
electronic equipment. Whilst the WEEE Directive does
not apply to some Raymarine products, we support its
policy and ask you to be aware of how to dispose of this product.
The crossed out wheelie bin symbol, illustrated above, and
found on our products signifies that this product should not be
disposed of in general waste or landfill.
Please contact your local dealer, national distributor or Raymarine Technical Services for information on product disposal.
Warranty
To register your Raymarine Satellite TV system ownership,
please take a few minutes to fill out the warranty registration
card found in the box, or visit www.raymarine.com and register
on-line.
It is important that you register your product to receive full
warranty benefits. Your system package includes a barcode
label indicating the serial number of the unit. You should stick
this label to the warranty registration card.
Handbook information
To the best of our knowledge, the information in this handbook
was correct as it went to press. However, Raymarine cannot
accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain.
In addition, our policy of continuous product improvement may
Raymarine Satellite TV Systems
change specifications without notice. As a result Raymarine
cannot accept lability for any differences between the product
and the handbook.
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Installation
Introduction
EMC installation guidelines
This section deals with installing and connecting your Raymarine HD-ACU which is compatible with both 45 and 60STV
systems.
All Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the
best industry standards for use in the recreational marine
environment.
HD programming
Their design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards, but correct
installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised. Although every effort has been taken to ensure that they
will perform under all conditions, it is important to understand
what factors could affect the operation of the product.
In order to receive High Definition programming from the
DirecTV 110 West satellite, your satellite TV system requires an
HD-ACU. The HD-ACU comes as standard when you purchase
the following system packs:
• E93013 - 45STV HD System pack.
• E93014 - 60STV HD System pack.
If you already own a Raymarine Satellite TV system, you can
upgrade your system by doing the following
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•
Purchase an HD-ACU - Raymarine Part No. R08255.
Remove the standard ACU from your system and replace it
with the HD-ACU.
• Run cables according to the diagram on Pages 9 or 11
depending on your needs. The RF1 cable will have to be
connected to the HD-ACU in either case.
• Set the satellite pairs to those listed below:
Your HD-ACU has the following pre-set satellites programmed into the software:
• Sat A - DTV 101 and Sat A* - DTV 119
• Sat B - DTV 101 and Sat B* - DTV 110#
For full details of how to set up your HD-ACU refer to your Satellite TV System Handbook - Document No. 81258_3.
The guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum
EMC performance, but it is recognized that it may not be
possible to meet all of these conditions in all situations. To
ensure the best possible conditions for EMC performance within
the constraints imposed by any location, always ensure the
maximum separation possible between different items of electrical equipment.
For optimum EMC performance, it is recommended that wherever possible:
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Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it are:
• At least 3 ft. (1m) from any other equipment transmitting
or carrying radio signals. In the case of Single Side Band
(SSB) radio, the distance should be increased to 7 ft.
(2m).
• More than 7 ft. (2m) from the path of a radar beam. A
radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20
degrees above and below the radiating element.
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The equipment is supplied from a separate battery to that
used for engine start. Voltage drops below 10 V, and starter
motor transients, can cause the equipment to reset. This will
not damage the equipment, but may cause the loss of some
information and may change the operating mode.
Raymarine specified cables are used. Cutting and rejoining
these cables can compromise EMC performance and must
be avoided unless doing so is detailed in the installation
manual.
Suppression Ferrite
If a suppression ferrite is attached to a cable, this ferrite should
not be removed. If the ferrite needs to be removed during installation it must be reassembled in the same position. Always use
the ferrites supplied by Raymarine.
Connections to other equipment
If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine, a suppression
ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near to the
Raymarine unit.
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HD-ACU installation
ACU dimensions
195 mm (7.67 in)
229 mm (9.0 in)
160 mm (6.3 in)
230.0 mm (9.05 in)
65 mm (2.56 in)
65 mm (2.56 in)
195 mm (7.67 in)
The dimensions of the ACU are shown below:
D9622_1
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Installing the ACU
The ACU should be installed below decks, in a position that is:
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dry.
well ventilated.
easily accessible.
near to the Master HD receiver as some manual operation
will be required if programming is on DirecTV satellites 101,
110, 119.
The ACU should be installed using the two fixing brackets
supplied. These brackets can be placed on the sides of the unit
to provide a top or bottom fix.
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To install the ACU:
1. Select the installation site, ensuring that the proposed site
meets the criteria described above.
2. Using the screws supplied fix the mounting brackets to the
sides of the ACU.
3. Place the ACU in the position where it is going to be
installed.
4. Connect the cables to the rear of the ACU.
5. Using a pencil, mark the 4 hole positions (2 each side) for
securing the mounting brackets.
6. Using a suitable drill bit, drill the 4 holes in the required
position.
7. Using the screws supplied, secure the ACU into position.
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HD-ACU connection (no multiswitch)
RF cable
Power/Data cable
RF1
POWER
FUSE
ANT.RF1 RECEIVER
PC I NTERFACE
ANTENNA
RF2
DC10.8 - 15.6V
HD-ACU
Antenna
baseplate
D9623_1
IRD (not supplied)
TV receiver(not supplied)
To connect the HD-ACU:
1. Install the HD-ACU according to the instructions detailed on
page 8.
2. Connect one end of the Power/Data cable to the antenna
baseplate, and one end to the ANTENNA port of the HDACU.
3. Connect a 15 m RF cable from RF1 port on the antenna
baseplate to ANT.RF1 port on the rear panel of the HD-ACU.
4. Connect a 3 m RF cable from RECEIVER port on the rear
panel of the HD-ACU to your Master IRD.
5. Check that the power settings for each of the satellites
(DTV101, DTV119, and DTV110) are set to AUTO - see
“Power settings” below.
IMPORTANT: The Master satellite receiver (IRD) must be HD
capable, e.g. DirecTV H20 Receiver. You will be able to view all
HD programmes on the television set connected to this receiver.
You can also connect a standard IRD to the RF2 port of the
antenna baseplate, but you will not be able to view HD channels.
Power settings
When using DirecTV without a multiswitch, the power setting for
each of the satellites (DTV101, DTV119, and DTV110) should
be set to AUTO. This is the default setting on the HD-ACU. If you
need to change the settings, this can be achieved in one of two
ways:
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•
Using the PC program on the Installation CD.
Manually change the power setting.
Using the PC program
1. Connect your PC to the HD-ACU using the serial cable
provided.
2. Run the Installation CD.
3. Open the folder named DirecTV without multiswitch.
4. Enter Setup Mode.
5. Click View Data. The default settings are loaded.
6. Click Update antenna. The new settings are sent to the
antenna.
7. Click Restart. The antenna is initialized using the new power
settings.
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Manually changing the settings
POWER : AUTO
NEXT
NO
D7973_1
YES
SELECT
D7995_1
PREV
1. Press YES to enter set up mode.
SETUP MODE?
5. Select the power supplying method
** to the LNB. AUTO is
recommended.
PREV - shows previous method.
SELECT - set the displayed method.
NEXT - shows next method.
SAVE?
2. Press NEXT twice to enter Edit Sat
Info menu.
SET SAT PAIR?
YES
NEXT
D7974_1
PREV
EDIT SAT INFO?
YES
NEXT
D7983_1
PREV
3. Press YES to enter edit menu.
4. Press NEXT until the power
supplying method screen is
reached.
NO
D7977_1
YES
6. Press YES to accept the data.
Press NO to cancel and return to
main set up mode.
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HD- ACU and multi-switch for DirecTV
1
RF1
FUSE
ANT.RF1 RECEIVER
Antenna
baseplate
POWER
PC I NTERFACE
ANTENNA
DC10.8 - 15.6V
3
RF2
2
LNB
RHCP/+13V
VHF/UHF
INPUT
LNB
POWER
24V DC LHCP/ +18V
Multi S/W
18 V
Antenna
RF 1
Multi S/W
IRD 1
Master
IRD
DiSEqC
Supplier
GROUND
Multiswitch
OUT 1
OUT 2
OUT 3
OUT 4
4
5
IRD 4
IRD 2
MASTER
IRD 3
D9624_1
IRD 1
The installation shown above uses an HD-ACU and a multi-switch. However, to be able to track three DirecTV satellites and have the
ability to change channels using DiSEqC, you will need to purchase and install a DiSEqC Supplier - Raymarine Part No. A90614. For
full details of using DiSEqC to switch satellites refer to “Satellite switching”.
To connect a multi-switch and DiSEqC Supplier:
1. Connect a 15 m RF cable between Antenna RF1 of the HD-ACU and RF1 on the antenna baseplate.
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Power settings
Manually changing the settings
1. Press YES to enter set up mode.
SETUP MODE?
NO
D7973_1
YES
YES
NEXT
HD-ACU and multiswitch
When using DirecTV with a multiswitch, the power setting for
each of the satellites (DTV101, DTV119, and DTV110) should
be set to AUTO. This is the default setting on the HD-ACU. If you
need to change the settings, this can be achieved in one of two
ways:
•
•
Using the PC program on the Installation CD.
Manually change the power setting.
2. Press NEXT twice to enter Edit Sat
Info menu.
SET SAT PAIR?
PREV
D7974_1
• Set the ACU to ON.
• The IRDs to OFF.
• The television to OFF.
7. Confirm that the antenna detects and tracks the DirecTV101
satellite.
8. Set the Master IRD to ON.
9. Set the television connected to the master IRD to ON.
The system can now be controlled using the Master IRD.
Using the PC program
1. Connect your PC to the HD-ACU.
2. Run the Installation CD.
3. Open the folder named DirecTV with multiswitch.
4. Enter Setup Mode.
5. Click View Data. The default settings are loaded.
6. Click Update antenna. The new settings are sent to the
antenna.
7. Click Restart. The antenna is initialized using the new power
settings.
EDIT SAT INFO?
PREV
YES
NEXT
D7983_1
2. Connect a 15 m RF cable between LNB RHCP +13 V of the
multiswitch and RF2 on the antenna baseplate.
3. Connect a 30 cm RF cable between To Multiswitch18V on
the DiSEqC supplier and LHCP (+18V) on the multi-switch.
4. Connect a 3 m RF cable between From HD-ACU on the
DiSEqC supplier and Receiver on the HD-ACU.
5. Connect a 30 cm RF cable between From multiswitch out on
DiSEqC supplier and any OUT of the multi-switch.
6. Connect an RF cable between Master receiver on the
DiSEqC supplier and the Master IRD.
With the system powered:
3. Press YES to enter edit menu.
4. Press NEXT until the power
supplying method screen is
reached.
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NEXT
SAVE?
NO
D7977_1
YES
6. Press YES to accept the data.
Press NO to cancel and return to
main set up mode.
6. Click Update antenna. The new settings are sent to the
antenna.
7. Click Restart. The antenna is initialized using the new power
settings.
Manually changing the settings
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HD-ACU with multiswitch and DiSEqC supplier
When using DirecTV with a multiswitch and DiSEqC supplier,
the power setting for each of the satellites (DTV101, DTV119,
and DTV110) should be set to 18 V only. This is not the default
setting on theHD-ACU. If you need to change the settings, this
can be achieved in one of two ways:
•
•
Using the PC program on the Installation CD.
Manually change the power setting.
Using the PC program
1. Connect your PC to the HD-ACU.
2. Run the Installation CD.
3. Open the folder named DirecTV with multiswitch and
DiSEqC supplier.
4. Enter Setup Mode.
5. Click View Data. The default settings are loaded.
2. Press NEXT twice to enter Edit Sat
Info menu.
SET SAT PAIR?
PREV
YES
NEXT
D7974_1
Power settings
1. Press YES to enter set up mode.
SETUP MODE?
YES
D7973_1
SELECT
D7995_1
PREV
5. Select the power supplying method
** to the LNB. AUTO is
recommended.
PREV - shows previous method.
SELECT - set the displayed method.
NEXT - shows next method.
EDIT SAT INFO?
PREV
YES
NEXT
D7983_1
POWER : AUTO
3. Press YES to enter edit menu.
4. Press NEXT until the power
supplying method screen is
reached.
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POWER : 18 V
SELECT
NEXT
D9631_1
PREV
SAVE?
NO
D7977_1
YES
5. Select the power supplying method
** to the LNB. This should be 18V.
PREV - shows previous method.
SELECT - set the displayed method.
NEXT - shows next method.
6. Press YES to accept the data.
Press NO to cancel and return to
main set up mode.
Note: Each satellite will have to be changed to the 18 V power
setting. It is recommended that the PC program is used to
change these settings.
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Satellite switching
Technical tips
The satellite receiver has the ability to switch satellites automatically using a DiSEqC signal.
1. Only the Master receiver has the ability to change the satellites automatically - this receiver should be HD compatible.
The Master receiver can change satellites between DTV101,
DTV119 and DTV110#. Any other receivers in the system do
not have the ability to change the satellite being tracked, only
watch the channels on the current satellite, i.e if the Master
receiver is tracking DTV101, then all the remaining receivers
in the system can only watch channels on DTV101.
2. During the setup of your HD receiver, you should select the
option that states “Oval Dish with 3 LNBs”. This will tell the
receiver that it will have to be able to look for three satellites.
3. During setup, the receiver will look for each of the three
DirecTV satellites. Since your HD-ACU is set up with two
satellite pairs, you will have to carry out a manual button
press during this section of the setup procedure. The test will
check for DTV101 and you will get an OK. It will then check
for DTV119, and you will again get an OK. As it begins
searching for DTV110# you will have to manually press the
Sat B pair on your HD-ACU. The receiver will then be able to
locate DTV110#.
4. Once setup is complete, the receiver will begin downloading
the guide. As this occurs the receiver will tell the HD-ACU
when to switch satellites. Since the receiver can only switch
between the main satellite and the DiSEqC satellite - Sat A
and Sat A* or Sat B and Sat B* - the guide will be likely to
only download channels from two of the three satellites at
this time. The channels from the third satellite will populate
the guide over a period of time. This period of time can be as
little as 20 minutes or extend to several hours.You will not be
able to watch all of the channels until the guide is fully
populated.
As you change channels on the television, the receiver will send
a DiSEqC signal when another satellite is required.
The receiver is able to switch between Sat A and Sat A* or Sat B
and Sat B*, but you cannot automatically change from the Satellite A pair to the Satellite B pair.
For example, if you are watching a channel on Sat A (DTV101)
and decide to change the channel, the new channel may be on a
different satellite. If the channel is on a different satellite, the
receiver will send the DiSEqC signal and tell the antenna to
switch to Sat A* (DTV119).
If an HD channel on DTV110# is requested, you will have to
manually press the Sat B button on the HD-ACU. This will
change the satellite pair to Sat B and Sat B*. As you change
channels now you have the option to switch automatically
between DTV101 and DTV110#.To return to the Satellite A pair,
simply press the Sat A button on the HD-ACU.
In the installation that uses a multi-switch, a DiSEqC supplier is
required if three DirecTV satellites are used. This additional
accessory is required because the multi-switch does not allow
the DiSEqC signal to pass properly. Since the signal cannot
pass, there is no satellite switching. In this case you could only
track two satellites - Sat A and Sat B - and it would require a
manual button press on the HD-ACU to switch satellites. Since
some systems use three satellites, the DiSEqC supplier is
required.
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