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OK, what's going on? (D10 up, locals down)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dwcolvin, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 #1 of 20
    dwcolvin

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    I see D10 is back on, and the local HD stations here (Raleigh-Durham, NC) are stuttering and getting periodic SFSS. National feeds have good signals and are fine, and there's no weather problems.

    Is something getting tested? :confused:
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 #2 of 20
    curt8403

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    only a guess, but maybe they are fine tuning???
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 #3 of 20
    harsh

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    There are some pretty strong storm cells over Columbia.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 #4 of 20
    ejhuzy

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    Same issue here in northeaster PA. Clear skies, but the locals are breaking up. My transponder strengths on the 103 sat is way lower than normal. In the 30's.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2010 #5 of 20
    tunafishman

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    Same issue here with Baltimore locals. I'm also getting low 103 numbers. Just reset my receiver, will see if that helps.

    But I'm relieved to know this might be a larger issue, and not just a problem for me. Obviously, hope they get this fixed soon.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 #6 of 20
    Piratefan98

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    Same here in South Central PA (Harrisburg DMA). Locals are pixellating, freezing, and macro-blocking like crazy. Nationals are fine. Odd thing is, signal strengths are all between 92-98.

    Jeff
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 #7 of 20
    n3ntj

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    Just checked my locals (I am in also in the Harrisburg, PA DMA) and the HD locals look fine.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 #8 of 20
    dwcolvin

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    Well, it comes and goes. It's been pretty stable here for about an hour. I suspect D*'s tweeking something, and it may be a Very Good Sign. :D
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 #9 of 20
    sgibson

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    Cloudy here but stable, 103(s) T.P. 15 dropped to 35 then went back to 94.
    Was getting searching for Sat. Just upgraded to SlimLine 3 and I thought...oh no-till I saw this post. Guess it's a system-wide glich.
     
  10. Doug Brott

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    I pretty sure storms over Columbia will have no bearing on signal strength in Raleigh .. :scratchin
     
  11. dennisj00

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    Once again you come in with great DTV credence. . . .Columbia isn't in NC. Get a map.
     
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    gotta love his hilariously dumb responses :D
     
  13. wilsonc

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    According to Sixto's post and telementry, D10 is still at 102.6. They have not started the drift back to 102.815.
     
  14. harsh

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    The high power testing isn't to begin before June 9th, so you probably shouldn't be looking for drift before that.
     
  15. MysteryMan

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    Perhaps sir your the one who should get a map. When you do you will see that Columbia, North Carolina is located off Route 64 which is near Albemarle Sound!
     
  16. mp12point7

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    This thread is interesting, not only for its information on DirecTV engineering, but for spotlighting a serious problem I have had for years with these forums. Being cute or secretive, members do not provide actual locations for their observations. Lat-Long, zip code, or state or region hardly provide an accurate location. Many times over the past few years I have searched in vain for an actual location on which a comment is based. (Privacy is apparently more important than accuracy to some of us.)
     
  17. MysteryMan

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    Perhaps military maps with grid coordinates will suffice?
     
  18. dwcolvin

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    Which would have even less bearing on the signal in Raleigh than Columbia, SC !rolling
     
  19. MysteryMan

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    Agreed...I was correcting dennisjOO when he stated Columbia wasn't in North Carolina.
     
  20. wilbur_the_goose

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    OK - I've been experiencing break-ups on HD locals (only). I'm zip code 19425 (Philly DMA). Signal readings were all 85+ when it happened. No weather to speak of....
     

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