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Problems with 110 Transponders

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Mark Holtz, Dec 28, 2002.

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  1. Mark Holtz

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    Please note that I wasn't able to check prior to getting in to work this morning, so bear with me....

    Last night, after midnight PT, I tried looking ahead in the program guide. Affter about 44 hours, my 501 needed to load up current guide data.... HUH?

    So, I checked around the transponders. The 9 day guide is on 110T29, which is getting no signal. Other affected channels include Vision TV and Dish Home. Also, transponder 13 was getting no signal, and that's a CONUS slot. The Travel Channel then went to transponder 6.

    I'll have to check again when I get home and on my 501s, but it sounds like my Dish needs to be repeaked. Lord knows when I'll be home for them to do that this week.
     
  2. johnsmith22

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    On the edge of the footprint of E*V where I am located transponder 13 (for some reason tranponder 13 appears to still be on E*V) and transponder 29 are the weakest signals and rarely lock satisfactorily. Consequently I never get the guide information.

    If those transponders are weak with me they are more than likely weaker than the other transponders everywhere else so, if your dish is a little off it could easily account for your lack of signal.
     
  3. btbrossard

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    I am not receiving any signal from a good number of the transponders at 110, especially ones above 21.

    A call to Dish confirmed that this is a nationwide problem and they are working to resolve the issues.

    In the meantime, just don't plan on watching a good number of channels from the AT150 package or PPV.

    /Benjamin
     
  4. rjruby

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    Thanks for the info.
    Seeing the same problem in Nazareth, PA.

    Bob
     
  5. jeffr

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    Same in WI.
     
  6. Mark Holtz

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    I've been having problems with transponders 13 and 29. Transponder 29 carries the nine-day program guide and the Dish Home, so my 501 currently has "no info" on ALL of the channels.
     
  7. gilber

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    Should have checked the boards before almost being driven crazy trying to solve what I thought was a problem in my system... Thanks for the info!
     
  8. JC

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    I'm in the Dallas area and I'm having problems with transponders 13, 23, 25, 26 and 31 (and maybe more) on the 110 satellite today too. They worked last night and I get good signal strengths on many other 110 transponders.

    Must be a DISH problem.
     
  9. mike1002

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    I happened to shutdown last night on a channel on 110 and when I flipped it on this morning got the Receiver has lost satellite message. I channeled up and found that other channels seemed to come in. SO I went to the setup menu and checked the aiming and sat 110 shows Tran 22-31 are dead. Also transponder 13. I wonder if Dish is playing chess with the programming again and moving stuff around. As someone said earlier, I should've come here first before I spent that much time tracking things down. Thanks for keeping on top of it folks. you do a great job.

    Mike
     
  10. Steve Mehs

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    I've been have some problems with reception for the past 2 weeks. Ever since Christmas I got nothing on either receiver. The guy came out to replace the SW64 with a twin and 2 SW21's. Everything stated to work again except for some channels on 110. The guy called up the special installer number and the lady he talked to confirmed problems on transponders 3, 13, 23-29 at the 110 location. She said it's a problem with the uplink not the bird itself. They have no idea when the channels will be back.
     
  11. johnd

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    Transponders 13, 22 thru 31 = Echostar 5
    The other transponders are Echostar 8 (From lyngsat)

    Appears Echostar 5 is out.
     
  12. Steve Mehs

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    I mergered both threads on this topic
     
  13. wrate

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    E*8 transp 3 and 13 were on when the satellite was first launched. Why won't they turn those transponders back on to help solve this is anyone's guess.

    Also many of the other Conus transponders on E*8 have 2 or 3 channels on them. They could move channels currently on E*5 transponders to E*8 and provide trouble free service even with the E*5 apparent failure, specially if this problem has been ongoing since Christmas.
     
  14. jonstad

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    FYI- In Hawaii, although there was trouble this morning(A-OK last night), all the AT-150 channels seem to be back up. Currently(9:25am HST/2:25pm EST?), 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 are out on 110, but I seem to recall this is the normal situation here.
     
  15. Steve Mehs

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    2-10 evens on 110 are on the spot beam.

    Yep, it looks like all the channels are back up :)
     
  16. Mike123abc

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    I just did a signal check on my reciever, getting over 110 on all the E8 beams, 13 & 21+ on E5 come in around 100 (lowest one was 95 on T29). So, it appears they have it back up to normal power now. They still do not seem to have E5 doing double power yet.
     
  17. Jacob S

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    Fine here as well. Will more locals go up when E5 goes double power mode? When is this supposed to happen?
     
  18. Mark Holtz

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    Either they're doing some more work on bird now while everyone sleeps, or my Dish is out of alignment. Here's what I'm getting on 110 right now:

    1 - 85
    2 - 77 Spot
    3 - 69
    4 - 0 Spot
    5 - 83
    6 - 0 Spot
    7 - 81
    8 - 125 Spot
    9 - 81
    10 - 125 Spot
    11 - 82
    12 - 97
    13 - 39 No lock
    14 - 95
    15 - 82
    16 - 100
    17 - 84
    18 - 96
    19 - 83
    20 - 94
    21 - 85
    22 - 73
    23 - 68
    24 - 47
    25 - 62
    26 - 75
    27 - 48
    29 - 41 Lock
    31 - 71

    Channel 223 looks like crap.
     
  19. Steve Mehs

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    It's a shopping channel, it should be :)

    for me right now-

    1- 122
    2- 120
    3- 116
    4- 76
    5- 121
    6- 80
    7- 116
    8- 125
    9- 118
    10- 125
    11- 119
    12- 115
    13- 87
    14- 114
    15- 116
    16- 113
    17- 116
    18- 116
    19- 115
    20- 115
    21- 115
    22- 113
    23- 110
    24- 94
    25- 110
    26- 112
    27- 85
    29- 88
    31- 117
     
  20. John Corn

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    I noticed it as well. What I noticed I lose some of my Center Ice and NBA League Pass channels, although I've been going to my "point dish" screen and I recheck the Dish 500 and when I come back to the guide the channels are there.
     
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