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Problem receiving HD local channels

Discussion in 'Local Reception' started by TruckeeDTVuser, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. TruckeeDTVuser

    TruckeeDTVuser New Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    I am having a problem recieving the San Francisco local HD channels with a portable setup near Lake Tahoe (California/Nevada boarder). I can get standard def channels just fine.

    According to the transponder list my HD channels are on 103(s). The signal strength for 103(s) is:

    1- 8: 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    9-16: N/A ------------ N/A 0 0
    17-24: 96 96 0 0 0 28 0 48
    25-32: N/A --------------------- N/A

    103(ca) is all in the mid 80's

    According to the list transponder 24 is KSTS channel 48, this channel is received OK. however I cannot get the network (ABC, NBC, CBS, etc) channels. For example channel 5 (KPIX) is listed on transponder 15 of 103S and I get zero for that transponder. But yet sometimes I can get an intermitant signal. Is the transponder list correct for these channels?

    I get good signal strength on all of the other satellites and good HD signals on the movies channels, etc. I have even tried peaking the signals that I do get on 103(s) using the reciever's signal strength meter. I have a SWM dish wiht one feed line.

    Any ideas?
    Am I too far out of the SF beam pattern?
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
  3. TruckeeDTVuser

    TruckeeDTVuser New Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Why can I get the high numbered channels but not the low numbered (2-11)?

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