HD Channels Went Out In Partly Cloudy Skies?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by CraigerM, Jul 9, 2019.

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    CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    I have all signals in the 90’s. I really hope when they get rid of the SD duplicates they move the popular channels to the KU band.
     
  2. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    There's something very wrong with your setup somewhere if you are losing channels when it isn't raining pretty hard. Are you saying your signals were in the 90s when it was partly cloudy and you were seeing channels go out?
     
  3. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    I did check them and they were in the zero’s when that happened. Here are my signals during clear skies. upload_2019-7-10_9-52-41.jpeg upload_2019-7-10_9-51-41.jpeg upload_2019-7-10_9-51-4.jpeg upload_2019-7-10_9-50-43.jpeg upload_2019-7-10_9-50-7.jpeg
     
  4. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Post what you get next time you have "partly cloudy" skies and lose channels (and make sure there aren't dark clouds to your SSW)
     
  5. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    What were the skies to the south/southwest of you? I've seen at times it may not be raining at my home but to the south there are some really black looking clouds and radar showing heavy rain. Since the signal is not going directly vertical from your home to the satellite it has to pass through whatever weather is south of you.
     
  6. CraigerM

    CraigerM Well-Known Member

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    It was like how you describe.
     
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  7. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    If water saturated clouds are in your dish's LOS you'll experience signal loss even though it's not raining.
     
  8. jimmie57

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    There is rain to the south and southwest right now and earlier this morning.
     
  9. jasondean

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    Looks like 101 transponders 12, 18 and 28 have a ZERO when they should have a signal. You might have a bad LNB or wiring somewhere. Can you verify those numbers again? If it's still zero, find a replacement LNB and swap it out.
     
  10. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Those are all spot beams. They probably show 0 because the spots aren't pointed where he's located.
     
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