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Losing Two Signals

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by phaeton16, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Jun 9, 2012 #1 of 14
    phaeton16

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    Here is my problem I'm in my Rv I set up my 100.2 dish on tripod everything is set. 110 @ 69 sig strength 119 @ 63 signal 129 @ 45 signal Around 5 pm to 6 pm what ever sat that I'm watching that's all I can receive til next morning. I have done the tin foil trick to make sure I'm getting the correct reception on the correct transponder and that's ok, Any ideas what is wrong. When I do a check switch in AM all three light up when I do the Evening only one will light up which ever my station was on. Very Frustrating. I do a system update at 3 am.
    Any help would be great...... Steve
     
  2. Jun 9, 2012 #2 of 14
    Ray C@DISH Network

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    Your coax to the receiver comes directly from the dish or do you have a switch (won't need if only 1 receiver)? Have you checked your splitter on the back of the receiver (Sat IN 1 and 2)? I'm assuming you only have 1 TV? Could be the LNB, too. What's the order of the satellites in the Installation Summary screen? Thanks.

     
  3. phaeton16

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    Coax goes direct to my Sat Tripod connection outside my motorhome, then direct to a/b switch then to receiver, only 1 tv sat input says 119 110 129. I have had it work fine in some instances but most of the time this problem occurs. This problem wouldn't be with my card could it.
     
  4. garys

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    Are you using an A/B switch or a DPP Separator?
     
  5. phaeton16

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    A/B Switch
     
  6. garys

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    An a/b switch directs the signal to one or the other input, if you are using DPP lnb's you need the DPP Separator to feed both inputs.
     
  7. phaeton16

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    The A/B switch is for A- when using satellite dome on RV, B- when using tripod 3 lnb dish. I have a second receiver in bedroom but its only connected to dome not the tripod.
     
  8. phaeton16

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    OK I switched out my coax going from tripod to motorhome and it worked great the first night then last night it started doing it again, any ideas......
     
  9. Aug 7, 2012 #9 of 14
    phaeton16

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    Here is the only way I can fix the problem, I have to unplug for 10 seconds, let it reboot then i have to hit menu twice and go thru the set up wizard, after all that then all my sats come in, Any ideas what is causing this,
    VERY FRUSTRATING !!!!!!!!
    Vip 211k with 500 mypassport hard drive
    100.2 dish
     
  10. RVRambler

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    I assume you actually have a 1000.2 dish 3 lnb dish & I assume a western arc lnb.

    The 211k is a single tuner (1 channel) rcvr? And you are using an external hdd so have dvr function, correct?

    Have you tried a different connection on the LNB itself (remove lnb 1 or 2 screws/nuts, move single cable to 1 of 4 lnb other outputs)?

    also, get the a/b out of ckt for testing & try pulling cable from tripod & connect directly to rcvr, nothing else.

    A time of day event implies either a thermal issue (not likely) or interference (something that moves).

    Very strange problem, Good Luck!
     
  11. phaeton16

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    yes I did take the a/b switch out, tried a different LNB, the only thing I haven't done is connect it direct to receiver from dish. Yes it is strange I thought maybe its my receiver but I tried to switch with the one in the bedroom which is on a feed from my dome but it did the same thing. I even swapped out the 3 LNB and that didn't do it .........:mad:
     
  12. RVRambler

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    Have you tried moving your tripod/dish to a different location, maybe as little as 10ft opposite to sat you lose (or whatever direction it would get more sky) could make a diff!?

    Good Luck!
     
  13. phaeton16

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    I have a clear sky no trees , houses, no obstructions, for the last 2 days it has worked great, go figure, I was watching a program on 129 then switched to a local HD on 119 or 110 and it took a little time for it to come on like it wasn't getting the signal but then it popped on. It just seems like a electronics problem.
     
  14. garys

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    Could be a switch going bad.
     

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