[vdr] diseqc relay cascade

Jiri Jansky janskj1 at fel.cvut.cz
Fri Aug 27 13:20:34 CEST 2010

I read "Bus specification" http://www.eutelsat.com/satellites/4_5_5.html 
and it isn't still clear for me.
My diseqc.conf file is slightly different from your example, so I 
attached it to this mail.
There is example, where mini A and mini B command is used. But i didn't 
find anything about this command in eutelsat documentation nor source 
code (these commands are implemented as ioctl() in fronted source code 

Timothy D. Lenz napsal(a):
> Not sure if this is what you mean, But for an example, The dishnetwork 
> dual lnb has a switch in it and responds to F1/F5 vs a standard switch 
> which would be F0/F4. The standard switch will only respond to F0/F4 
> while I think the DN switch will respond to ether set. So Putting a DN 
> dual LNB on a standard 1x4 switch woudl look like this:
> S110.0W 99999 R 11250 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W25 [E0 11 38 F5]
> S110.0W 99999 L 14350 t V W15 [E0 10 38 F4] W25 [E0 11 38 F5]
I don't understand why in our example F4 is port number, but in my 
config file the last number is incrementig with next polarizationo/highband:
S23.5E  11700 V  9750  t v [E0 10 38 F0] W15 [E1 10 38 F0] W15 [E1 10 38 
F0] W15 t
S23.5E  99999 V  10600 t v [E0 10 38 F1] W15 [E1 10 38 F1] W15 [E1 10 38 
F1] W15 T
S23.5E  11700 H  9750  t V [E0 10 38 F2] W15 [E1 10 38 F2] W15 [E1 10 38 
F2] W15 t
S23.5E  99999 H  10600 t V [E0 10 38 F3] W15 [E1 10 38 F3] W15 [E1 10 38 
F3] W15 T
I would supposed, that if it's connected to one diseqc relay input, that 
there will by same number everywhere.

> Because this is for a band stacked DishPro LNB, you change the LO to 
> select R/L and keep the voltage up. E0 10 38 F4 is the command for a 
> standard 1x4 switch to use the second port (ports are FO, F4, F8, FC). 
> Then you have a short pause to allow time for the first switch to select 
> that port. Then you send the second command. Not also the "t" for tone 
> control. You can stack a tone switch in also. Have it select between one 
> of 2 1x4 switches to get you 8 ports. You can only have 1 tome switch in 
> any given path because they can not be addressed. Ether you send tone or 
> you don't.
How can I use tone to stack switch(how to write diseqc.conf line)? 
According eutelsat documentation tone is send after binary command in 

Now, I have 4 input diseqc switch controlled by line in attached 
diseqc.conf file. According manufacturer 
this switch is controlled from a receiver with "Position" and "Option" 
commands. According table in chapter 8.3. Command Byte of eutelsat 
docuemntation positon and option commands are numberes 22, 23, 26, 27.
But these commands aren't use in my diseqc. Instead it is used 38 
command which mean "write too commited switches". But again I don't know 
what is "commited" and "uncommited" switch.

> To stack switches you need what is called committed switches for the 
> secondary switch. They us a different address. If additional switches 
> are needed, make sure each in the string will pass commands not 
> addressed to them. As far as I know they all should.

So, I have commited switch (and don't know what is mean). Now i want to 
buy one two-input-diseqc-relay and put it between dvb-s card and 
four_input-diseqc relay. Which one two-input-diseqc-relay I should buy? 
The one controlled by position, or one controlled by option 
And how diseqc.conf line will look like? And how to not interference 
with postiono/option command of four-input-diseqc-relay? I can buy this 
  that can be controlled by postion or tone-burst commad. But still 
don't know, how to write diseqc line for it  and how to don't 
interference with position command of four-input diseqc-relay with 
position commad of this two-input-relay.

Can anybody help me with this questions?

> On 8/18/2010 6:40 AM, Jiri Jansky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I read, that is posible connect diseqc relay to cascade (one two input
>> relay and two four input relay for example). I read that not all
>> receiver are able to use it (linux based, like dreambox are).
>> I would like to setup one two input relay and one four input relay to
>> get five input for convertor in VDR. Is anybody familier with
>> diseqc.conf and Can you help me how to set it up? Now, I use four input
>> relay only, but I don't know what number in diseqc.conf file mean.
>> If this will be posible I would like to use diseqc relay input to often
>> watched tv stations and motor to rotate whole dish to different postion
>> for experimentation and use only central converter for watching. Would
>> be possible to use VDR for this purpose too?
>> Thans for your advise
>> Jiri Jansky
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