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Intermittent PBS problem


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#1 OFFLINE   lee635

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:15 PM

I am having a problem with the local PBS over-the-air channel. It will come in with a 65% signal for a while then go to zero, then back up to 65%.

I only get two channels over-the-air and the NBC channel comes in fine with a steady 65% signal strength.

It seems that rebooting the receiver seems to help, but maybe that's just wishful thinking?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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#2 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:16 PM

Sounds like multipath interference. Can you turn the antenna 5 degrees or so one way or the other and see if the problem disappears or changes?

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#3 OFFLINE   lee635

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 03:47 PM

No, if I turn the antenna either way a few degrees, both channels go to zero. I am on a hill with lots of redwood trees and basically found a sweet spot where the signal comes in. In fact, I tried putting the antenna up 5 and 10 feet higher and completely lost the signal in all directions. I am just scratching my head about why the signal comes in and out, as it seems strong when it comes in. Maybe a tree blowing in the wind??? ;) Or maybe someone's wifi is interfering or something like that...I don't know.

Thanks for the reply.
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#4 OFFLINE   boylehome

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:01 AM

I am having a problem with the local PBS over-the-air channel. It will come in with a 65% signal for a while then go to zero, then back up to 65%.

I only get two channels over-the-air and the NBC channel comes in fine with a steady 65% signal strength.

It seems that rebooting the receiver seems to help, but maybe that's just wishful thinking?

Any ideas would be appreciated.

By chance are you having a problem with KIXE PBS? Are you having this problem with a specific receiver?




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