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Outage - Cincinnati Ohio?


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#1 OFFLINE   badhabit2112

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:20 PM

Hi folks,

Wasn't sure where to post this - please redirect me if I'm in the wrong place.

I'm getting 771 errors on numerous channels, including local channels. Signal Strength shows the following:

101 - 67 through 96
101 - 78, 80, 79
119 - 76 through 98
99c - zeros throughout
99s - zeros throughout
103s - zero's except trans #2 (44)
103c - 0, 24, 16, 29, 0, 23, 0, 29, 0, 23, 0, 30, 0, 24

Things were working fine this morning. Had light snow in my area - dish appears to be clear.

Any clue what may be going on here?

Thanks in advance,

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#2 OFFLINE   cadet502

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:28 PM

It's been kinda windy here last two days, any chance your dish moved a bit?

#3 OFFLINE   badhabit2112

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:33 PM

It's been kinda windy here last two days, any chance your dish moved a bit?

Anything is possible, but the guy who reinstalled it after the "big blow of 2008" rigged it up with additional supports. It was absolutely fine last night - Center Iced worked fine.

I would be really shocked if it moved - but if you're not having issues, then maybe I need to make a service call.

Thanks for responding. :)

#4 OFFLINE   badhabit2112

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

Just curious for those in and around Cincinnati:

What is your signal strength for 99c and 99s? Here are mine:

99c:
29, 0, 28, 23, 34 ,36, 30, 33
34, 38, 32, 35, 41, 47, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a

99s:
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 60, 46
0, 0, 0, 44, 57, 61, 55, 34
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a

Does that seam low to anyone but me? I'd love to hear from some others around my area as to what your signal strengths are for these transponders.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:04 PM

Those numbers are seriously bad... you need an alignment.


Just curious for those in and around Cincinnati:

What is your signal strength for 99c and 99s? Here are mine:

99c:
29, 0, 28, 23, 34 ,36, 30, 33
34, 38, 32, 35, 41, 47, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a

99s:
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 60, 46
0, 0, 0, 44, 57, 61, 55, 34
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a

Does that seam low to anyone but me? I'd love to hear from some others around my area as to what your signal strengths are for these transponders.


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#6 OFFLINE   houskamp

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:05 PM

Any snow on the dish? specificaly at the bottom?

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:34 PM

Just curious for those in and around Cincinnati:

What is your signal strength for 99c and 99s? Here are mine:

99c:
29, 0, 28, 23, 34 ,36, 30, 33
34, 38, 32, 35, 41, 47, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a

99s:
0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, n/a, n/a
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, 60, 46
0, 0, 0, 44, 57, 61, 55, 34
n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a, n/a

Does that seam low to anyone but me? I'd love to hear from some others around my area as to what your signal strengths are for these transponders.



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#8 OFFLINE   badhabit2112

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 04:39 AM

That's what I thought as well.

It appears my outage was caused by a bit of ice buildup on the bottom of a poorly aligned dish, which I "super-soakered" away to get back my service. The numbers I posted last were with a clean dish, but as you all have confirmed, are really poor.

My realignment appointment is scheduled for Christmas Eve. :)

Thanks everyone for your feedback - I really appreciate it. :D




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