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How to Connect and use the DAPT Meter with the HughesNet HN or DW Series Systems such as the very Popular HN7000s.

You can use the OPI, DAPT1, DAPT2 and DAPT3 with Direcway and HughesNet HN7000 series equipment.

The DAPT2 is the current model as of 6/1/21, however the DAPT3 is coming out soon. We will add information about that unit  as soon as we can.

The DAPT2 is available for purchase in our online store.

The 22 Khz filter must be used, with the HN7000s systems, but not with the newer Gen5 HT series modems.

. The DAPT is direction sensitive, see the back for the correct cable attachments.

The older versions of the DAPT Meters still require the 22 Khz. filter to be used with the DAPT to point an HN series satellite modem/router.

hughes-dapt1-instructions

Once the DAPT and filter are assembled correctly and installed properly, the first thing to notice is the displayed
information. It will be showing you the actual voltage on the Rx IFL cable.

This value could be anywhere between ~12.6vdc and as high as ~18.2vdc. This is based on Horizontal or Vertical receive of the system.

hughes-dapt signal-meters-ifl-voltage-screen

On your computer, go to the System Control Center and select the Advanced page, go into Installation,  Setup,
Registration Installer (or Antenna Pointing), ‘Enable OPI’ and place the VSAT into the ‘receive pointing’ mode.
By pressing the ‘Advance’ button (#3, on the right), it will change from the IFL cable voltage to ‘COMM Startup’.

The display will then change automatically to show you Mode and Value.
‘Mode’ will either be ‘0’ or ‘2’.

The ‘0’ mode indicates receive pointing, while the ‘2’ mode indicates ACP (Auto
Cross-Pol), either ‘manual’ or ‘automatic’.

Manual mode will show a constantly changing (dynamic) value, while
Automatic will show a single (static) value.

The ‘Value’ indicated will be the same value shown on your computer.

hughes-dapt-meters-mode-indicator-screen

You cannot change the DAPT operation from ACP to registration mode by pressing the ‘Advanced’ button.

As with the OPI, you have to make that change at the computer.

You cannot change the DAPT operation from ACP to registration mode by pressing the ‘Advanced’ button.

As with the OPI, you have to make that change at the computer.

Contact Us if you have any questions.

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