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Arrow Explora Switch (ES) / Smart Switch installations and settings

This is just a repeat of info posted elsewhere, done to allow for easier finding of this specific info.

Note that the latest Explora Switch (ES), the "24-1Z", is also called the Smart Switch by MC.

Smart Switch (etc) - indexes' frequencies.jpg

(For the best related LNB choices, as far as future needs go as well, please see: Preparing for Hi Band (NOT an immediate need) )

The 24-1Z version switch offers 24 User Bands (indexes 0 to 23).

The 5-1 and 5-2 versions can only use the first 5 indexes (0 to 4). But note that officially for index 3 you use frequency 1892, and index 4 uses frequency 2040.
(Also note that the 5-1 switch does not have any markings on it about what version it is.)

If need be, two (*or three) Exploras of the same model can share their tuner 3's index of choice (older Exploras are called model 1, newer Exploras are called model 2A).
*But three Exploras is not possible with the older 5-1 or 5-2 switches, only with the 24-1Z switch.

Lastly, even two Exploras is not recommended with the oldest 5-1 switch.
If you must try, make sure the unicable output cables are the same length and are kept short (both Exploras in the same room then).


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