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Columbus, Tupelo Locals partially working

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MSUfan, Sep 7, 2005.

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  1. MSUfan

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    I live in the Columbus/Tupelo, MS region and I receive the following locals.

    Channel 4, 9, 12, 14, 27, and 45.

    I had to move the dish because of an overgrown tree and now that I've reconnected it, I get everything perfect, except for Ch. 4 and 12. I know these locals are spot beamed and the signal is probably just a little harder to find for these than others, but I would think that all locals are all coming from the same transponder. THe only thing different is that 9/14/27/45 all show coming from the same area, Tupelo. And 4/12 show coming out of Columbus....but the signal can't be that "tight" can it? Or could it be from 2 transponders?

    Does anyone know which transponder(s) these are coming from and I'll check on my signal strenght meter?

    By the way, This is D*TV.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Greg Bimson

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    Unless anything has changed, Columbus/Tupelo channels are coming from the same spot-beam transponder, except for 14 (the WB). The locals are coming from transponder 4. It wouldn't surprise me that there could be some technical difficulties.
     
  3. MSUfan

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    Hmmm....I checked and I have 89% on transponder #4. I tweaked it just a little and got 91, not much change. Anyway, still not receiving those channels.

    Is there anyway for the receiver to give the infomration about which transponder it is looking for? When I put it on Ch. 4 or 14, I get the typical "Searching for satellite signal" screen.

    thanks.

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  4. gor88

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    Actually, 4 and 12 in Columbus are not on the Memphis spot like 9, 27, and 45. They are on the Nashville spot TP18. Regardless of that, you should still receive them.

    Room was made on the Memphis spot to accomodate WPXX PAX50 in Memphis. In this case, they moved 4 and 12 to the Nashville spot, since they had 2-3 slots they weren't using.
     
  5. Greg Bimson

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    Alas, gor88, you are correct. I remember something about this when WPXX was added. DirecTV "spoofed" the legacy channel numbers on their webpage, which makes it appear that all locals are on transponder 4. They did the same thing to the Chicago locals, where there appear to be 18 consecutive legacy channel numbers, which makes them appear as if they are from a single transponder.

    Therefore, 4 and 12 are coming from transponder 18.
     
  6. MSUfan

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    Guys, you were right, it must be on 18. I rechecked TP18 and it was only at 38. I found a loose connection (after gving up on my dish alignment) and got it up to 78. Looks like I'm back in business with channels 4 and 12.

    Thanks for all your help!
     
  7. gor88

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    MSUFan,

    Glad you got 4 and 12 back. I am familiar with Columbus-Tupelo, MS locals, because my mother in Coffeeville receives them too. :)

    You may want to verify that all connections are solid. I would think that you should get signal strength in the high 80's or low 90's on TP 18.
     
  8. MSUfan

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    gor88,

    I would think so too. Unfortunaetly, I didn't check what it was on TP18 before I moved it. Originally, I was told TP4, so in it's old location, I did check it way back when I installed it.

    I'll keep working on it, because I'm sure at 78, I'll get some problems when it rains heavily.

    Thanks!
     
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