Sat 129 - no reception

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  1. Yan Seiner

    Yan Seiner New Member

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    For the last couple of days, we seem to have lost sat 129. We get good feeds on all other channels, and when I go into the test menu on the Wally, I have signal lock and signal strength of around 20 on 129, but when I try to tune a channel on 129 I get the “Signal has been lost” screen.

    Any ideas?

    This started happening suddenly yesterday.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    as usual..
    - start from cabling, check each F-connector, unscrew and screw back
    - LNBF condition: plastic cap status
    - is a reflector/arm sturdy
    - any switch in between LNBF and IRD ?
    - try different OUT port on LNBF/switch

    How old the dish on your roof ? When cabling was done ?

    Please post Sys config screenshot with LNBF/Switch info.
     
  3. Yan Seiner

    Yan Seiner New Member

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    The dish failed and was replaced in February. This is an all-in-one dish from King: KING One Pro™ Premium Satellite Antenna

    I’ll check the cabling, but all of it was checked/replaced in February, and it was fine.

    The coax is direct from the power injector to the dish and is about 3’ long. Another 3’ run to the Wally receiver. Come to think of it, I kept the old power injector. I’ll replace that and see if it makes a difference.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    interesting - your Wally is 6' away from the LNBF; rare case; is it RV setup ?

    the picture/snapshot will show your RF HW setup
     
  5. scooper

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    It sounds like the OP has an RV setup.

    I can say there is nothing wrong with 129 on my regular setup Western Arc dish.(1000.2)

    OP - What is your CURRENT location ? if you get too far in the upper NE US, you will lose 129.
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    29 isn't enough. Are the trees leafing out where you are? You should also visually check the antenna to make sure there isn't anything (like a bird dropping) sticking to the surface of the bubble that might be interfering with the signal.
     
  7. Yan Seiner

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    It’s clean. I’m in the high desert; no trees. I’m in Cody, Wyoming. Am I too far North? East?
     
  8. Yan Seiner

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    It’s an RV; the receiver is in a cabinet directly below the dish. Pretty simple.

    The power injector/auto tuner is in the same cabinet.
     
  9. scooper

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    Since there is no blockage - I'd contact your RV dish support.
     
  10. Yan Seiner

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    What’s acceptable signal strength? Figure my dish is a lot smaller than the “normal” DISH dish.
     
  11. scooper

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    "Normal" signal strength on a WA 1000.2 on a CONUS transponder (17 or greater for 129) is 50 or better.
     
  12. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Probably somewhere in the mid 40s is a minimum.

    Is there a calibration procedure you can run on the King antenna?

    How does the antenna locate itself on the planet (i.e. do you have to feed it a zip code)?
     
  13. scooper

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    Yan - help us to understand - what do you have to do to get satellite reception going ? Anything need to be entered into the system like a zip code, or maybe GPS LAT Long ?
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    perhaps it has own GPS receiver and utilized its data to auto point the dish
     
  15. James Long

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    Perhaps the manual would be of assistance?
    KING One Pro/REVB KOP4800 Manual (DISH Wally Receivers)

    Per the manual, one sets their location (by state) in menus on the Wally and the antenna scans until it finds the appropriate satellites.
     
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  16. P Smith

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  17. harsh

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    Check the link in post #3.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    was it same problem back in Feb ?
    did you check LOS to 129W with smartphone app like Dishpointer ?
     
  19. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    This would be much less confusing for everyone if you looked up the antenna that is in use (again, linked to in post #3).

    Knowing the specific aiming parameters isn't helpful with an automatic antenna (assuming that the antenna works in the region it is located in).
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    duh ? LOS is not an issue since when ?
    the antenna have just one LNBF and servomotors to aim it to a sat according user selected channel

    and such your assumption still just your personal, TS should clarify if a location of the dish changed since it works OK ... some tree/branches sprung and cut LOS to 129W
    my guess vs your - making more fuzz ...
     

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