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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 1:28 PM

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771 the day after snow

We lost service during snowfall yesterday.  Today is sunny with clear sky and very cold.  The dish appears okay from my vantage point on the ground but we are only getting cspan and home shopping channels.  I've tried resetting the receiver.  Nothing changes.   

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4 years ago


@scotsman723 wrote:

We lost service during snowfall yesterday.  Today is sunny with clear sky and very cold.  The dish appears okay from my vantage point on the ground but we are only getting cspan and home shopping channels.  I've tried resetting the receiver.  Nothing changes.   


Snow moisture may have penetrated an exterior coax cable connection. Or perhaps the snow moved your dish slightly.

 

What DVR/Receiver model numbers do you have?

 

99% of these problems are caused by dish misalignment. Please post back with your signal readings for each satellite's transponders (and both tuners if applicable). You'll find these readings under "Menu" -> "Setup" -> "System Setup" -> Satellite -> "View Signal Strength". Note the "+" and "-" symbols next to the "Satellite" and "Tuner" entries where you can toggle the readings between the various satellites and both DVR tuners.

Fill in your readings for each satellite and tuner using these examples. A properly aligned dish will show 80-90s on most of the relevant transponders (although some will be low or zero):


Satellite transponders (32 total at 101º)
[Most of your standard definition channels are beamed from 101ºW]
1-8 x x x x x x x x
9-16 x x x x x x x x
17-24 x x x x x x x x
25-32 x x x x x x x x

Satellite transponders (11 total at 119º)
[Not present with Slimline 3 dish. Local SD channels for some cities, Spanish package]
17-24 NA NA NA NA NA x x x
25-32 x x x x x x x x

Satellite transponders (11 total at 99º(ca))
[National HD channels]
1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
9-16 x x x x x x x x
17-24 x x x x x x x x

Satellite transponders (14 total at 99º(cb))
[National HD channels]
1-8 x x x x x x x x
9-16 x x x x x x NA NA

Satellite transponders (16 total at 103º(ca))
[National HD channels]
1-8 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
9-16 x x x x x x x x
17-24 x x x x x x x x

Satellite transponders (14 total at 103º(cb))
[National HD channels]
1-8 x x x x x x x x
9-16 x x x x x x NA NA
17-24 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

 

 

 

 

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4 years ago

It does not sound like you can see the dish very well. If there is still snow on the roof then there is probably some on the dish. The snow most folks have had recently at least started off as a wet heavy snowy and that wet snow sticks to the dish like glue. Once it melts off the picture should return.


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