Help - not getting all transponders on 119

Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by sjnic, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. sjnic

    sjnic New Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    reactivated receiver. have tweaked dish 500 for 119. good signal for transponders 9, 13, 11, 17, 19. cannot receive transponder no. 6. --any suggestions on what to check? again, the dish has been tweaked (a home was built next door, but i am assuming if it blocked signal i would not be able to receiver other transponders) is that a bad assumption. thanks:
  2. davejacobson

    davejacobson Legend

    Mar 14, 2005
    not all transponders have signal. are you missing channels?
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Kansas City KS
    I don't get transponder 7 at the same signal level as the rest, but it is there.

    Repeat - are you actually missing any channels ?

    1 through at least 5 seem to be spotbeams.
  4. sjnic

    sjnic New Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    not getting any of the channels on transponder 6, of which there are quite a few. in fact not receiving any channels on transponders lower that 11
  5. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

    Feb 22, 2006
    The problem seems to be limited to the even numbered transponders. Bad cable and/or bad or corroded fittings could be the problem. I would check the cabling and fittings and maybe run a temporary jumper from the dish to the receiver to rule this out.
  6. jkane

    jkane Icon

    Oct 12, 2007
    I keep an old 510 at our weekend place and have an old single lnb dish pointed at 119. Last fall it started to drop signal. I cut down a tree that was getting in the way. Now this spring, we were there for the first time this year and it kept cutting out. :-( I was wondering if there is a problem forming on 119, or maybe my lnb is finally getting bad.

    I guess I could buy a used lnb somehwere, but is it worth it. We only use this setup like 6 times a year and only for a day or 2 at a time.
  7. RBA

    RBA Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2013
    Do you have a dish 500 or a dish 300? Is there a Twin LNB or is it a single LNB? Does the LNB have a DP on it. What receiver did you have reactivated?

    A guess from the information posted is that you have a dish 300 aimed at only one satellite and it has a LEGACY LNB on it. LEGACY LNBs used voltage switching which could account for your only getting odd channels.
  8. Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Feb 1, 2011
    What channels were you looking to get on the 119 satellite? If you go to channel 160, 110 and 112, what do you get on the screen?

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