Sat 101°

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  1. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Started today where channels 228, 229, and 260 all give me a 771 error at times. Looking at signal strength on sat 101° all even transponders are at 0. Are those 3 channels (and there may be other channels that are out) on Sat 101°? It did it earlier today and then they started working again but now they are out again. It is overcast today and there has been some light rain but nothing heavy or severe.
     
  2. studechip

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    HD or SD channels?
     
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    HD
     
  4. HoTat2

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    Then those channels aren't coming from 101W. ...

    But you still shouldn't have zeros on all the 101 even tps.

    Can you describe your installation?

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  5. TheRatPatrol

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    Probably a bad LNB. Mine went out a few months ago, had water in it.
     
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  6. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    The LNB was just replaced last summer. Not that it can't happen again though.

    SL3 LNB. LNB has 4 wires down to a multiswitch. 7 receivers. HR54, 4 HR24's, one H24 and one C61K.

    101° even transponders are 0. 99° cb and ca even transpanders are zero also.
     
  7. HoTat2

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    It's most likely a bad cable or connectors on the 99/101 even line to the multiswitch.

    Try swapping the 99/101 even and odd lines at the multiswitch to see if the odd tps go out this time. If they do then it's (most likely) either that cable or a connector on it that's bad or a bad LNB on that output.

    If the problem does not change to the odd tps., then it's a bad multiswitch ....

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    Thanks for that info but...how do I know which cables are which ones?
     
  9. compnurd

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    Multiswitch should be labeled
     
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  10. WestDC

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    I suggest you check all your outside (EXPOSED) rg6 connectors for water /weather damage
     
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  11. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    DirecTV guy was just here two weeks ago and checked all cables. He tried to replace the LNB to a RB LNB but failed but he did get everything working again before he left with my old LNB and multiswitch. This issue just started happening today on several channels as mentioned above and since I made that post it is also happening with CNN, FOX News, NBC sports network and some other of the higher channels.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    Get them back out. Something didn’t get installed right or you have a really bad cable.

    What did he say the reason was he couldn’t install the RB lnb? It should be no different than the one he installed so my guess is he left the system in a problem state...
     
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    If you are losing some HD channels presumably those would be 99 even.

    I agree about switching the connectors on the switch between 99/101 even and odd. Assuming it is a SWM16 you have, where the four cables are connected with two unused ports to their right, swap the leftmost two cables.

    If the problem stays the same then most likely your SWM16 is bad though it could be the LNB that is bad (if you have a receiver you can connect in legacy mode you can tell between the two)

    If the problem moves it is almost certainly bad cables/connectors (the one now connected to 101/99 odd)
     
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    Yeah it sounds like his system is connected wrong and he was given bad info about tuner counts on the lnb...
     
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  17. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Yeah he did remove the swm-16 when he tried the RB LNB.
     
  18. b4pjoe

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    That is certainly possible about bad info. But if it was connected wrong why would it work for two weeks before seeing this issue?
     
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    Also this morning all of those channels that weren't working yesterday are working today.
     
  20. slice1900

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    Sometimes failures come and go, especially LNB failures which can be temperature related. When I had my LNB go bad a few years back it would have problems after the sun had been shining on it for a few hours. No problems at night, or when it was cloudy...
     
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