I've been with D* for over 10 years. Ever since I had a Slimline-3 dish installed this summer, I've had nothing but trouble with the coax running down the side of my house. First, when the tech installed the new dish, he moved 2 of the 4 wires that run down the house to group them together. Because there was a lot of slack, he ended up cutting the wire to take out the slack and connected it with a connector. All seemed to go well. Not really. The wire was right by a downspout and water apparently got into the connector and shorted out the coax about 1 month later. So, a tech came out a second time, put on new connectors (he said these were leak-proof), and things seem good again. Again, not really. So on Saturday, I get the 771 message, and go out and check the connector. Yup -- its fried again. So, I call D*, and they tell me it will be 10 days before a tech can come out. I decided to take matters into my own hands. I replaced the connectors, and ... nothing. Then I discovered another connector (sill outside the house at the point the wire goes into the basement) that's also fried. I replaced that too. No luck. I have a feeling that the coax running into the house is somehow damaged. I've ordered a toner online, but anyone have any ideas to see if the wire is damaged? Hooking up a 9V battery at one end and a voltmeter at the other end sounds like it could work. Essentially, on the 99 and 101 satellites, I get every OTHER transponder working. Like 0 99 0 100 0 96 etc.