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Problems with EA Satellite at 77 - Outage 1-30-11 - A Continuing Story

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by whobie, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 #1 of 223
    whobie

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    Has anyone else awakened to no signal from 77? :mad: Tried the usual troubleshooting.
    61.5 and 72 seem to be okay.
    Wonder if my 2 month old 1000.4 dish has bit the dust already? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 30, 2011 #2 of 223
    steverichmond

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    I'm gettig the same thing on all receivers in my house. I call Dish and the automated phone systems said there was an outage in my area. Not sure, just gona wait and see. Good thing I have OTA!
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 #3 of 223
    steverichmond

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    It's back!
     
  4. Jan 30, 2011 #4 of 223
    ally68

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    Same here
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 #5 of 223
    James Long

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    I wouldn't bet on it.

    DISH has been moving channels off of 77 all morning --- to 61.5 and 72.7. They have removed some PPV and test channels from 72.7 to make room. At best guess, there is a major failure.

    See the Uplink Activity for more information on the moves. Another batch is about to be posted.

    Checking the Menu-6-1-1 Point Dish Screen I'm seeing no signal.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2011 #6 of 223
    RobertAEI1281

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    I just had one of my techs call me and tell me he is still getting no signal from the Dish 77 EA .4 Satellite. We are from Michigan-4K area.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2011 #7 of 223
    lparsons21

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    Yep, it sure looks like a major failure on 77. I've not seen any official (or even unofficial) word from Dish on this. But they are shuffling channels as fast as they can it appears.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2011 #8 of 223
    James Long

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    The last batch of moves included moving some channels to other 77 transponders in Georgia and Louisiana ... I wonder if they are trying to use the Mexican aimed satellite for those transponders?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2011 #9 of 223
    Bill R

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    I am now seeing some weak signals from the 77 degree satellite on some lower transponders. Most of them are still completely dead.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2011 #10 of 223
    RobertAEI1281

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    First E-Connect was down nation wide, and now the 77 orbital craps out. :lol:
     
  11. Jan 30, 2011 #11 of 223
    steverichmond

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    Ship sinking? :lol:
     
  12. Jan 30, 2011 #12 of 223
    ally68

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    What if I don't get 72.5 and my chanels are moved there?
     
  13. Jan 30, 2011 #13 of 223
    James Long

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    There are more channels left than I expected ...
    http://uplink.jameslong.name/chan77.html

    The southern markets could be fed off of the satellite DISH uses for Mexico. But there are some markets missing some of their channels.
     
  14. Jan 30, 2011 #14 of 223
    jtiner

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    I just happened to run a check switch and it reports no 77 at all....
    Of course, I never had anything but a slight signal off the outer edge of one or two beams anyway.....
     
  15. Jan 30, 2011 #15 of 223
    andrew40

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    My local channels in HD are missing. Tech support told me a 'couple' of satellites were down but would be back up in a couple of hours...we shall see!
     
  16. Jan 30, 2011 #16 of 223
    ally68

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    Last message I got was 77 and 61.5 were down no time table for solution
     
  17. Jan 30, 2011 #17 of 223
    Bill R

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    61.5 isn't down. Some of the transponders on 77 are back up (but much weaker than normal).
     
  18. Jan 30, 2011 #18 of 223
    dakeeney

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    Checked all channels and all seems well. Did not do sat check.
     
  19. Jan 30, 2011 #19 of 223
    ally68

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    Anyone got any news?
     
  20. Jan 30, 2011 #20 of 223
    andrew40

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    Nothing new for me...HD locals still gone
     

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