Radio Shack Vu Qube V10 User Manual

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Model V10

Mobile Satellite TVAntenna

with FastFind Remote

Installation and

Operating Manual

MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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INTRODUCTION ...........................................................................

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BACKGROUND .............................................................................

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COMPONENT OVERVIEW and SPECIFICATIONS......................

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FCC USER’S INFORMATION .......................................................

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INSTALLATION ...........................................................................

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OPERATION ...........................................................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................

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MAINTENANCE...........................................................................

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LIMITED WARRANTY .................................................................

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P/N VQV10

Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the Vu Qube V10. The Vu Qube V10 is equipped with a FastFind remote enabling you to quickly position the Vu Qube antenna from inside your vehicle. The Vu Qube V10 is compatible with any service provider including DIRECTV®, DISH Network® or Bell ExpressVu.®

This manual includes:

ss "RIEFEBACKGROUNDUON SATELLITE TELEVISION ss #OMPONENTS OVERVIEW

ss )NSTALLATION DIAGRAMSMAND INSTRUCTIONS ss /PERATINGI)NSTRUCTIONS

The satellite broadcast market is continually changing and expanding. The information in this manual was accurate at the time of printing. If the Vu Qube does not operate as shown in this manual, please call Wallace Technologies at 1-866-802-2228or email us atinfo@vuqube.com.

Technical Support

Phone: (866)802-2228

Email: info@vuqube.com

Web: www.vuqube.com

!!1UICKK2EFERENCE GUIDE ISGINCLUDED WITHSTHEI/PERATINGI)NSTRUCTIONS

Elevation information. We suggest you keep this reference guide with the Vu Qube Controller or near your Satellite TV receiver.

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Background

Satellites used for television signals are 22,300 miles (37,000 km) above the earth’s equator. The purpose of the Vu Qube is to acquire the signal traveling that great distance and transmit the signal to the digital receiver in your vehicle, so you can watch TV anywhere you park.

Satellite television, like other communications relayed by satellite, starts with a transmitting antenna located at an uplink facility on Earth. The uplink dish is pointed toward a specific satellite and the uplinked signals are transmitted. The signal transmitted to the satellite is within a specific frequency range and is received by one of the transponders tuned to that frequency range aboard

that satellite. The transponder then transmits the signals back to Earth but at a different frequency band (to avoid interference with the uplink signal). The leg of the signal path from the satellite to the receiving Earth station, in this case the Vu Qube, is called the downlink.

The downlinked satellite signal, quite weak after traveling a great distance is received by the Vu Qube antenna, which reflects the weak signal to a focal point that gets transferred to a feedhorn. The receiving antenna must have a clear view, without obstruction, of the southern sky to maximize the signal acquired. This signal is then amplified and converted by the LNBf(Low-noiseblock converter feed) to a signal that is sent via aco-axialcable to

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Vu Qube V10 Component Overview

Manual

Quick Reference Guide

Vu Qube Antenna

Vu Qube FastFind Remote

RG6 Coaxial

 

Cable (20α)

Mounting Kit (Purchased Separately)

Kit shown is Model Number 31100

***You will need to supply your own fasteners to attach a Vu Qube bracket to your vehicle. Depending on the cab material, fasteners such as lag screws, well nuts, sheet metal screws, toggle bolts and T anchors may be used; fasteners should always be used in combination with compatible sealant to environmentally seal the holes after installation.***

Items needed to watch TV

Tools needed for installation

 

 

Satellite TV service

Drill and drill bits

Satellite TV receiver

Tape measure

Television

Screwdrivers and wrenches

 

Adhesive sealant (compatible

 

with vehicle material)

 

Fasteners to secure components

 

and wiring

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Height:

17.5θ

 

 

Width:

16θ

 

 

Weight:

10.5 lbs

 

 

Range:

US/Southern Canada

 

 

Compatibility:

DIRECTV, Dish Network, Bell ExpressVu,

 

Free-to-airreceivers

 

 

Operating Temp:

May experience difficulty positioning antenna when

 

temperatures are below 0°F

 

 

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FCC User Information

Main Components

Vu Qube V10 Antenna

Vu Qube V10 Remote

 

 

Part #: VQV10

Part #: VQV10R

FCC ID: UUM10156V10

FCC ID: UUM10157V10

IC: 6873A -10156V10

IC: 6873A -10157V10

 

 

This device complies with Part 15 of

This device complies with Part 15 of the

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the following two conditions:

following two conditions: 1) This device

1) This device must not cause harmful

must not cause harmful interference, and

interference, and 2) This device must

2) This device must accept interference

accept interference received including

received including interference that may

interference that may cause undesired

cause undesired operation.

operation.

 

 

 

Please note that changes or modifications to the Vu Qube V10 or

Vu Qube V10 remote not expressly approved by Wallace Technologies could void the purchaser’s or user’s authority to operate this equipment.

This device must not be co-locatedwith other transmitters to ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure requirements.

The Vu Qube V10 and Vu Qube V10 remote have 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 instruction, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that the 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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Overview of Installation

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ss)NSTALLTWITH COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR FACINGISIDE OFSVEHICLE YOU WILLWRUN coaxial cable.

ss)T IS RECOMMENDEDCTO INSTALL THE 6UU1UBE WITHEA MINIMUM OF θ of the top cover above the highest point of the cab or air shield (Figure 1) and away from interfering objects like smoke stacks.

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Figure 1. It is recommended to have a minimum of 4θ of the VuQube above the highest point on the cab, including the air shield. It is also recommended to be as far away as possible from any object that may obstruct direct line of sight of the antenna to the southern sky. Such interfering items may includeair-conditionerunits, logistic devices and brackets, beacons and smoke stacks.

Be sure to mount with minimum 4θ above cab

Figure 2. Face connections for wiring towards the back of the cab.

Back of cab

Coaxial Cable Connection

Face towards back of the cab.

Position connector on side you will run coaxial cable.

Mounting Location

ss#HOOSE MOUNTINGM position with least amount of obstruction (i.e. away from smoke stack).

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ss-AKEESUREWHENEYOU run the wires that there are not any sharp bends.

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Installation (continued)

Mounting the bracket and selecting location to run wiring

./4% )NSTRUCTIONSIFOR MOUNTINGUTHET6UU1UBE ISBILLUSTRATED INDTHISIMANUALA using Mounting Bracket Kit part number 31100. This Mounting Bracket Kit and others were designed specifically to mount the Vu Qube to the back of a truck cab. Please contact Wallace Technologies, LLC (866-802-2228)regarding other bracket options.

1.Select and mark both area on back of cab to mount the bracket AND location to run coaxial cable from the Vu Qube to the inside of the cab.

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ss"E SURESAT LEAST θ of Vu Qube is above the highest part of the roof so that the antenna can receive adequate signal. The clearance of the Vu Qube is important because the antenna requires a direct line of sight to the satellite in the southern sky to acquire a clear signal.

./4% )F YOU ARE UNABLE TO INSTALLITHES6UU1UBE θ above the cab due

to height restriction, install with the maximum available clearance. With less of the Vu Qube top cover above the cab, there may be difficulty acquiring satellite signal in the Northeastern US (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts).

ss4HEH6UU1UBE REQUIRESRAE θ wide space to be mounted.

ss-AKEESUREYOU ALLOWWENOUGH SPACE FOR THE wiring so that theco-axialcable does not have a sharp bend.

ss)T IS BEST TOBSELECT A POSITIONEON THE REARAOF THE CAB FREEOFROMO OBSTRUCTION /BSTRUCTIONSILIKEESMOKEESTACKS BRACKETS ANDAAIR conditioning units may interfere with satellite signal or prevent the satellite signal from reaching the Vu Qube.

ss4HEH6UU1UBE MUSTSBE MOUNTED TOOTHENCABEOF THE VEHICLE -OUNTINGdirectly to the frame (i.e. Headache Rack) will void the warranty.

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2.Drill holes for mounting bracket with proper size depending on fasteners used.

./4% The installer is responsible for determining the most appropriate fastener to secure the bracket to the cab. Depending on the cab material, fasteners such as lag screws, well nuts, sheet metal screws, toggle

bolts and T anchors may be used. Fasteners should always be used in combination with compatible sealant to environmentally seal the holes after installation.

3.Mount bracket to cab using fasteners.

4.Seal holes with a sealant compatible with cab, faring, or air shield material, depending on where Vu Qube is mounted.

5.Drill hole to pass the harnesses inside the vehicle.

./4% It is an option to run the wiring down the back of the cab and up into the cab through an access bay.

Mounting Antenna to Bracket

1.Place Vu Qube on bracket.

ss#OAXIALXCABLE CONNECTIONS FROMTTHEO6UU1UBE &IGURE &SHOULD BE positioned toward the cab (front of the vehicle) and to side where hole is drilled to run wires inside the cab.

Figure 2. Face connections for wiring towards the back of the cab.

Back of cab

Coaxial Cable Connection

Face towards back of the cab.

Position connector on side you will run coaxial cable.

2.Secure Vu Qube to bracket by fastening with nuts provided.

Be sure to tighten nuts adequately to ensure Vu Qube is securely in place.

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Wiring

1.Connect 20α coaxial to Vu Qube.

2.Pass 20α coaxial cable through hole previously drilled.

./4% It is an option to run the wiring down the back of the cab and up into the cab through an access bay.

3.Connect coaxial cable from Vu Qube to SATELLITE IN port on satellite receiver.

4.Make sure satellite receiver is connected to TV per manufacturer’s instructions.

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Vu Qube V10 Operation

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SOUTHERN SKY REQUIRED. Physical obstruction (i.e., smoke stacks, buildings, trees, telephone poles, etc.) can block the satellite signal from reaching the antenna.

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If you experience difficulty contact (866) 802-2228.

Finding the Satellite and Acquiring a Signal

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1.Determine Dish Elevation

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Use Quick Reference Maps to estimate Elevation

2.Position Antenna to proper

%LEVATIONIUSING 5P $OWN ARROWS on Vu Qube Remote.

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Choose transponder number:

Dish Network #11

DirecTV #19

2OTATE !NTENNA USING ,EFT 2IGHT arrows on Vu Qube remote until signal appears on Signal Meter screen.

./4% !NTENNAEIS POINTED DIRECTLYIAT coaxial cable connector and toward vehicle when rotating line is straight up.

5.Fine tune and maximize signal using all 4 arrows.

37°

This number indicates Elevation

37°

Line moves to indicate

Rotating Antenna

37°

Antenna is pointed toward vehicle when line is straight up.

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