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Fox News Ch 360 suddenly blank

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ~mudd, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. ~mudd

    ~mudd Cool Member

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    Seems as of today ch. 360 Fox News channel, on all 3 sat boxes is now 'searching for signal 771'

    I am in the Boston area and am wondering if this is happening to others. This is the only news channel I enjoy watching~! All other channels appear to be there just not this one.

    thanks~

    Greg
     
  2. gpg

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    I'm getting it on Long Island.
     
  3. Supervolcano

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    Sounds like your dish moved.
    Check signal strength for each transponder on each of the satellites.
     
  4. fratwell

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    360 is fine here in Nashua, NH....It has been windy this afternoon and evening though, wind gusts in the 30mph's
     
  5. ~mudd

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    Singnal strength appears OK on my R15 box. We have had high winds but I though that if it moved I would see more channels missing than just one. My R15 that I'm checking now is only looking at the 101º sat and has a few transponders at 0.

    Is there a way to know what transponder ch.360 is coming off of?
     
  6. jimmyv2000

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    interesting i been watching FNC from 4 to about 6 and it was fine
    i'm 30 miles N of boston.
    its a little windy out there now.maybe your dish needs to be peaked?
     
  7. fratwell

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    Looks like it is Transponder 27 for ch 360 from the Transponder channel mapping:
    http://richardk.digitalrice.com/transponders.asp
     
  8. Supervolcano

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    Please be more specific.
    80's & 90's = OK

    If it moved, I'm sure there are a few others your missing and/or are pixilating intermittently.

    But forget about "channels".
    Focus on "transponders".
    ;)

    A few transponders will be 0 because they are spotbeams not meant for your area. This is normal.

    Old equipment (like my sony-b55) is the only way I know of.

    Channel 360 is currently on transponder 22 of satellite 101.
     
  9. ~mudd

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    Thanks for the link, very cool info. However I have a 96 on transponder 27 and get the other channels listed under this transponder...258 269 286 337 353 etc, so I'm not sure where to go from here. I already tried RBR, I guess next call will be to D*

    EDIT: SUPERVOLCANO - transponder 22 is at ZERO. Are you sure this channel is on transponder 22?

    Greg
     
  10. Supervolcano

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    Thank you very much for trying fratwell, seriously, I mean that.

    But too bad they didn't keep up with that info.
    It's quite outdated now (3 years old).
    My sony-b55 receiver claims channel 360 is on transponder 22.
     
  11. fratwell

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    It's worth a try, ~mudd, for transponder 22

    Thanks Supervolcano for finding this out....I wonder when this 2004 website of transponder @101 will ever be updated?
     
  12. Supervolcano

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    Please list the signals for every transponder on 101 satellite.
    I'm sure we can initially help you more than D*'s CSR's can if you list your strengths.

    Also please tell us what type of dish you have.

    No, I'm not certain.
    This is simply what my sony-b55 claims that channel is mapped to.
     
  13. ~mudd

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    5LNB dish through WB68 to this R15-300 (at least this is the one closest to my computer) and transponders signals run as follows...

    96 87 95 96 93 96 96 96
    96 78 92 0 94 78 94 70
    92 92 96 44 90 0 0 0
    95 0 96 56 96 65 95 52
     
  14. Supervolcano

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    Interesting.
    Now can someone else from the Boston area please post theirs?
     
  15. Pink Fairy

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    22, 23, 24 are 0....which is not normal. Those should all have signal as well as the others..the only ones that don't matter on the 101 satellite is transponders 4, 12, 18, 20, 26, 28.
     
  16. ~mudd

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    As I sit watching the meters, the all just started climbing higher and higher, then falling back again but I still have no Fox News channel..currrents reads are...

    96 94 95 96 93 96 96 96
    96 95 92 96 94 96 94 93
    92 100 96 100 96 96 86 96
    95 96 96 96 96 96 95 96

    These numbers are going up and down with each pass through of the reads. Anomily, wind? Both?

    FNC is now coming in but goes to black every other minute or so then comes back for a minute or so. I assume this is now NOT something with my dish but D* part?

    BTW thanks for the help along the way

    Greg
     
  17. Supervolcano

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    Very minor changes in the numbers (like +/- 3) is perfectly normal. Signal strength is never a constant. It constantly fluctuates in small amounts. Tune to an individual transponders signal meter and you'll see what I mean.

    Large changes like your seeing are not normal and usually mean either it's weather related and/or loose bolts on the dish somewhere and/or some other obstruction in your line of sight.

    Maybe a tree's leaves are swaying in/out of the signal's path.
    Maybe a small bird decided to stand on your lnb and is playing with your signal.
    Maybe a few nuts are loose on the dish and/or the mounting foot.

    On the contrary ... this problem sounds like it is just you.

    Our pleasure.
    This is what we do bro!!
     
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  19. Pink Fairy

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    It -CAN- cause just a black screen, not just pixelation
     
  20. Supervolcano

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    Pixilation happens when the signal is fluctuating near the fringe.
    Black screen happens when the signal drops below the fringe.

    Too bad D* doesn't break down channels per transponder on lyngsat like they used to. The only thing lyngsat shows is what bird is transmitting the channel.
     
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