Distant Networks: STELA reauth, DNS and LiL

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  1. Jun 2, 2020 #461 of 646
    HoTat2

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    You mean even the main cus. ser. number doesn't answer from your location?

    1-800-531-5000

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    TheRatPatrol

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    I heard things are bad up there.

    And no ABC in Fairbanks?
     
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    GordonGekko

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    OK, thanks, well that destroys our theory about the distance from the towers but also who knows, maybe they cut your channel before the side agreement was reached, somebody will eventually get impatient and call and hopefully report back here and we will learn what we can do.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2020 #464 of 646
    GordonGekko

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    What number are you calling, call the main line and say "cancel service", when they ask if this is because you are moving, say, "no".
     
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    GordonGekko

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    Moscow police chases?
     
  6. Jun 2, 2020 #466 of 646
    HoTat2

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    Perhaps they are ....

    But frankly it's DIRECTV's problem to provide for adequate signal collection and transmission of those otherwise spotty OTA TV stations. And even though the stations may suck and some near bankruptcy. By law if your eligible to receive those locals DIRECTV has to provide them and can't give you DNS channels.

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    When I was a kid during the height of the Cold War, we could not get shortwave radio, radar jammers would knock out across frequencies. I would try to listen to sporting events like the Rose Bowl or Indy 500 on AFRN and would have to jump around to various stations, try to stay ahead of the Russians. There used to be a solid AFRN station out of Turkey but the Russians would usually block that one, too. Saw MIGS in the sky a couple of times ...
     
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    FarNorth

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    So how do others get approved for DNS and why did I for so many years? Nothing has changed on my end.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2020 #469 of 646
    James Long

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    The law has changed several times over the decades. You were apparently in one of the grandfathered classes.
     
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    HoTat2

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    To be clear ...

    Are you calling the main line numbers such as 1-800-531-5000 or maybe 1-800-347-3288 and still getting no answer?

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    FarNorth

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    Yes. Get transferred to tech support, no one answers.
     
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    FarNorth

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    'If you're calling about [loss of locals], please press 6.'

    Recorded message.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2020 #474 of 646
    James Long

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    Choose another option. That would be a tech support issue.

    Based on what we are seeing online it is more of an issue of where DIRECTV placed your zip code in their local market database. Not something I expect to get fixed on a simple phone call. But perhaps you can get the ball rolling.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2020 #475 of 646
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    I looked at pictures on Google Maps and it doesn't seem like many homes have satellite dishes. I saw one with a big dish angled to the horizon and checked the D* alignment tool it said 2 degrees elevation. Must make dish placement difficult.

    If people don't have dishes what other options are available. Streaming? Why no repeater stations in town?
     
  16. Jun 2, 2020 #476 of 646
    James Long

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    28k square miles, 10k people in what we would consider the county around Nome. 3900 people in town.
    If the "big city" stations in Fairbanks are struggling where would one get the funding for a repeater in Nome?
     
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    Yeah ....

    In fact the dish face for 1.2m AK/HI ODU in Alaska actually points downward toward the ground for a negative depression angle.

    So that the actual receive beam angle of the dish is the net difference between the dish offset angle and the negative depression angle. For a difference of around a positive 2 to 8° above the horizon throughout Alaska.

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    FarNorth

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    Gotta aim low. Most folks in Nome have cable. My cabin in in Council, 70 miles away. May not show on a map. It used to be bigger.
     

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    FarNorth

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    The good news is that snow doesn't collect on the dish .... it falls right off.
     

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