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All ODD transponders on 101 go out?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by troyw2000, Nov 6, 2002.

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  1. troyw2000

    troyw2000 New Member

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    I've only had D* for about a week now, and installed a new RCA-8900 (including SATC) oval dish yesterday.

    At precisely midnight EST I lost most of my channels. I checked the signals and I lost all the ODD transponders on the 101 (119 and 110 were fine). The EVEN transponders were all normal strength (97-100%). The channels were all back when I checked this morning.

    Any ideas what might have caused it? Does D* have any schedule maintainence windows? (The CSR I spoke to this morning didn't have any answers).
     
  2. scooper

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    I'd check your own installation - probably a cable type or multiswitch issue...
     
  3. troyw2000

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    I realize it's usually a cabling issue, but...

    I had no problems, all signals were good (90%+ on all TP's) all day after I installed the dish. The multiswitch is actually built into the LNB's (it's an RCA-8900) so I can't really do anything with that.

    I make darn good RG6 runs anyways :)

    So, no one else experienced a drop?
     
  4. scooper

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    Did it RAIN on your new cable ? Not-weather-proofed connectors (especially those that are exposed) can let in water and cause all kinds of problems.
     
  5. troyw2000

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    Negative, no rain till this morning. Actually - it's been working with no further problem, and it's been storming all day!
     
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    I think I should mention that these RG6 runs have been there, and working w/o problem since the original install. All I did yesterday was swap the round out for the new oval.

    The coax connections are secure, and shielded from the elements. I guess my real question is whether or not D* ever has "outage" periods for satellite maintainence, etc.
     
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    troyw2000 New Member

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    If anyone's interested - I finally found the problem and resolved it.

    When I installed the RCA-8900 (multisat phase III) I connected the coax to the 2 LEFTMOST connectors on the built-in multiswitch. So after fiddling with the dish IN THE DARK for a couple hours I decided to move them to the 2 RIGHTMOST connectors as a last-ditch effort.

    Guess what? All channels come in beautifully now. I feel kinda stupid :)
     
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