Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:48 PM
Can a transponder show 0 signal for a channel that has a pixelated but still partially viewable picture? I'm having trouble pulling in GSN channel 309 -- sometimes it's okay, but often there is pixelation, sound dropouts, and intermittent 771 messages. According to these charts, that channel is on transponder 1 of the 101 satellite(s). But the signal strength on this transponder is always 0, whenever I've viewed it recently. That doesn't seem right. I wonder if the transponder for this channel might be misidentified. Some other transponders of 101 show low non-zero signals in the 40s: 6, 10, 11.
Edit: Going into this a little further, I find I'm losing signal on 5 channels shown as being on transponder 1 for sat. 101 (which has signal level 0), 5 channels on transponder 2 (signal level 0). Transponders 3, 5, 7, and 9 also show signal level 0, though I receive at least one channel for each of these with no apparent problem. So, though I don't understand what's going on, I guess it is possible to pull in channels even though signal strength shows up as 0.
Edit 2: In tpntochl, TVLD chan. 301 is shown as being on transponder 5 of sat. 101. Should that be chan. 304 instead of 301? I don't have a 301.