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#1 OFFLINE   tomtb

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:02 PM

Lately, I have been losing a signal more often. Does anyone know what my signal strength should be? I live in zip code 36117.

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#2 OFFLINE   Tecmo SB Guy

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

Are you having trouble connecting to the 129?

I did some signal checks with point dish and got signals all in the 30's for the channels that use 129 (which most of the HD channels are on). I've never seem them that low before.

#3 OFFLINE   RaymondG@DISH Network

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:05 PM

Please send me a PM with your phone or account number, and I'll be happy to check this information for you. Thanks!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 11:19 PM

For what it's worth, I'm getting 40+ signal strength on 129 transponders.

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#5 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 01:05 AM

I have bigger variation in signals at 129W here: from 7 - tp2 to 66 tp21; half tpns (16...32) shows 52..55. Low: 26 - tp6,30 - tp8&tp12; 5 tp4.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:55 AM

I had the install done on Tuesday the 10th and my signal strength is 58-61. I live on upstate South Carolina zip 29621. I feel it should be higher than that. Do I need the tech back out. He said the meter goes to 125 but I would only get around 65. Doesn't sound right to me. I'm on the EA.

#7 OFFLINE   garys

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 06:01 AM

The meter is not a percentage, you cannot expect a higher signal if you are getting in the 60's.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:53 AM

Please send me a PM with your phone or account number, and I'll be happy to check this information for you. Thanks!


Did you get the PM?

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

I had the install done on Tuesday the 10th and my signal strength is 58-61. I live on upstate South Carolina zip 29621. I feel it should be higher than that. Do I need the tech back out. He said the meter goes to 125 but I would only get around 65. Doesn't sound right to me. I'm on the EA.


Your feeling is not right. The values are GOOD, say B+.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:51 PM

I'm on eastern arc and all the sudden I have no reception. A few clouds in the sky but nothing that should knock out reception. Both my receivers are down, have solid connections.

It's been out for about twenty minutes. Weird.
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:52 PM

Same here ... Eastern Arc just went dark.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

Something system-wide I think...lost mine too (EA)

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

It's coming back, everything should be back up very shortly.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

It could be bad weather near uplink facility.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:27 PM

Hey everyone, earlier today we were experiencing an issue at one of our up-link centers that caused an outage. If your signal has not returned please let me know. I am in the office today until 10pm MST.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:48 PM

Raymond, sent you a PM, signal strengths today with clear sky, zip-20653

dma 61x10 61x14 61x29 61x31
Baltimore - MD 45 50 56 46
Washington - DC 45 51 58 48
Home 50 53 55 47

dma 72x15 72x17 72x19 72x21
Baltimore - MD 45 47 47 49
Washington - DC 45 49 46 49
Home 52 54 53 56

dma 77x13 77x16 77x20 77x21
Baltimore - MD 45 44 44 45
Washington - DC 48 47 47 48
Home 40 41 42 44

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:58 PM

Tom, you have very good signal levels. I wouldn't worry.

Do you have issue with missing signal on some channels/sat/tpn ?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

I thought these were at or below minimum. I have been getting complete signal loss on a regular basis. Used to only happen with major storms but happens much more. I have a friend in the area with dish and it rarely happens to his dish setup.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

I thought these were at or below minimum. I have been getting complete signal loss on a regular basis. Used to only happen with major storms but happens much more. I have a friend in the area with dish and it rarely happens to his dish setup.


Can you ask him and post his reading ?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:31 AM

I did ask him and sent the signal levels I posted. His response was,

"Your signal strengths for the orbital 77 are far enough below the minimum to where you would be experiencing signal loss frequently. I can set up a technician to come out to re-peak the DISH antenna. Thanks!"

I may try to peak the dish while I wait but it's too hot when I get home. Maybe this weekend in the morning when it's cooler.




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