Strange signal loss

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  1. bearbig

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    I have THR 22 and last night I noticed that on the recording channel there was no signal. I hit the button for the other tuner and has a signal.
    Went to the settings and checked the signal and most of the multiple boxes were reading 0, with just a few reading 95-100. Re started the DVR to no avail. I have 2 receivers and both have no signal so I doubt it's receiver related.
    It is brutal cold up here hanging around zero F, could this be it. I have an old 18" round dish and years ago the LNB would loose the signal when it was very hot ( got signal back by spraying it with a hose).
    If I need a new dish, will the newer ones work for me? I can only see the satellite for SD signals.

    Thanks
    Bear
     
  2. bearbig

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    Anyone on this forum that is around NW Vermont? I look at satellite 101 and have intermittent signal loss. As an example, last nite everything was fine. This am one tuner was getting ~97% signal, while the other was zero. A few hours later both have 100%!
    Scheduled a tech visit for monday, and yesterday pm got a call from DTV saying that "weather related" issue caused signal loss, and would I like to cancel? It's been hovering around zero F here for the last few days.
    Any one in my area having this issue? Don't know what to do. Just got a new LNB, but don't know if I should install it.
     
  3. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i'd say trying the new lnb is at least worth a shot, an easy fix if it's causing the issue. is your cabling shielded from the weather?
     
  4. bearbig

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    Not really. The cabling has been out there for 13+ years with no problems until a few days ago. Dish etc is on the NE side of the house, cables run down to the basement on the outside. At first I thought it was a temp issue as signal returned when the sun was on the dish, and lost when the sun set. This morning it has been cloudy until a couple of hours ago.
     
  5. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I am in southern New Hampshire, and cold doesn't affect my installation. 13-year-old cables and connectors could corrode and separate in brutal weather. I would keep the appointment.
     
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  6. bearbig

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    I'm a little cheesed off with DTV. Had a tech visit yesterday after telling the mother ship my setup ( old). They told me the tech would have everything needed to address my issue. They had none! If I hadn't had a new LNB I would have the same problem. At least they installed the new LNB in -20F windchill, saving an old man doing it.
    Said the only way they could help me was for me to cut at least 3 trees, and have a nwe dish installed on my roof! The roof thing is a non starter, so I guess when my old setup can no longer be supported I'll say good bye to DTV after 14+ years.
     
  7. bearbig

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    About the statement on keeping my old stuff running I'm planning to stock up on 18" dish stuff. I know I can still get LNB's from Amazon and a new dish as well. The tech mentioned that dishes only lasting for 100 years, why? Should I get a new dish to have on hand?

    Thanks
    Bear
     
  8. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    I can't imagine the dish itself dying, but the LNB, sure.
     
  9. bearbig

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    They said something about a covering wearing off. Don't know what that would be. The steel is reflective,correct?
     

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