Sounds to me, considering the rain, like a wet/bad coax connection. If you can get to them, take them apart and check/clean them up. Make sure they are tight.
I'm not using a multiswitch, so its not that. I have a feeling its a loose and/or wet coax connection. I am getting strong signals on some transponders and zero on others and low on yet, others.lIIP said:It could be a bad LNB, bad cabling, or a bad multiswitch (if you are using one). You need a service call, which should including replacing your old AT9 with a Slimline.
The 18 volt cable from your multi-switch to the dish is either very loose or bad [most likely].powerplay said:I have the same problem. All the even transponders are zero and the odds are fine on both 101 and 99C. They are coming tomorrow to check it. We have had rain here, but nothing else significant has happen since it started. I just took all of the signal level readings on the 22nd of August and everything was fine then. This started a couple of days ago. I have the slimline and a multi-switch, but the switch is inside out of the weather.
He said he doesn't have a multiswitch.veryoldschool said:The 18 volt cable from your multi-switch to the dish is either very loose or bad [most likely].
If you look at the post I replied to it lists a Slimline & multi-switch.ThomasM said:He said he doesn't have a multiswitch.
Be looking to angle for a Slimline replacement as an integral part of your service call.Proc said:Mine is an AT9. The zero readings on the transponders weren't just odd or even, but a hodgepodge.
For instance, yesterday afternoon, during the rain, my readings on the 101 for 1-8 were like this:
1-8 0 0 0 0 56 0 58 61
Once it dried out, the readings went back to the 90s. This happened all weekend whenver the rain started. Usually over half of the transponders went to zero.
You are right on the money! The DTV tech came and went right to the multi-switch. Once he looked at the readings, he said it wasn't the LNBs and it was the switch. He found one of the four cables coming from the dish was disconnected. He said when they did the install they forgot to crimp one of the connectors.veryoldschool said:The 18 volt cable from your multi-switch to the dish is either very loose or bad [most likely].