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Living on the east side of Florida I took my dish down prior to Matthew coming through for a visit. I did not remove the mount from my roof, just took the actual dish and LNBs down. Now that the storm has passed and we have power I put my dish back up. I got it aimed after a lot of playing with it and got typical signal strength throughout the satellites/transponders, including both odd and even transponders. After taking a break to do some other clean up chores around the homestead I came back to my TV and saw the message that there was no signal on one of the tuners. I checked my satellite signal strength and only had signal from the even numbered transponders for any satellite. I checked this on my other boxes and got the same results. I played with the satellite alignment some more and could never get the odd transponders to appear for any satellite no matter how good strength of the evens.

I have a 5 LNB dish system that runs down to a multiswitch. I am not sure whether the problem is the multiswitch, LNB or the cabling. I am not sure the best way to test which it might be. I am interested in recommendations. Let me know if you need any more info on my set up in order to provide useful advice. Thanks in advance.
 

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Move cables around in the multi switch, see if the issue moves to different satellites, polarities. That way you can pinpoint either a cable problem, if the issue moves with the cable or if is a multi switch problem if the issue remains with the same port in the multi switch.


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Move cables around in the multi switch, see if the issue moves to different satellites, polarities. That way you can pinpoint either a cable problem, if the issue moves with the cable or if is a multi switch problem if the issue remains with the same port in the multi switch.

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Per your advice I switched the cables running to the 101 13V and 18V. There was no change in the odds and evens. Therefore I understand that the switch has apparently gone bad, correct? Is this something that is common?
 

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Per your advice I switched the cables running to the 101 13V and 18V. There was no change in the odds and evens. Therefore I understand that the switch has apparently gone bad, correct? Is this something that is common?
It could also be a bad LNB, I would try to connect the LNB directly into a receiver and see what happens. If the problem is still there its the LNB
 

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Living on the east side of Florida I took my dish down prior to Matthew coming through for a visit. I did not remove the mount from my roof, just took the actual dish and LNBs down. Now that the storm has passed and we have power I put my dish back up. I got it aimed after a lot of playing with it and got typical signal strength throughout the satellites/transponders, including both odd and even transponders. After taking a break to do some other clean up chores around the homestead I came back to my TV and saw the message that there was no signal on one of the tuners. I checked my satellite signal strength and only had signal from the even numbered transponders for any satellite. I checked this on my other boxes and got the same results. I played with the satellite alignment some more and could never get the odd transponders to appear for any satellite no matter how good strength of the evens.

I have a 5 LNB dish system that runs down to a multiswitch. I am not sure whether the problem is the multiswitch, LNB or the cabling. I am not sure the best way to test which it might be. I am interested in recommendations. Let me know if you need any more info on my set up in order to provide useful advice. Thanks in advance.
What receiver do you have?
Because obviously you have a multiswitch of some type, my Guess swm8?
Or WB68?

If its a Swm only receiver like A Genie or H25, you can't test the LNB with it.
If its Any other receiver you can as stated by Tylorert.
Most times ODD/EVEN errors are caused by bad LNBs. BUT it very well could be a bad connection.

But we need more info I what you actually have as far as equipment goes.
 

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UofAZCats said:
Per your advice I switched the cables running to the 101 13V and 18V. There was no change in the odds and evens. Therefore I understand that the switch has apparently gone bad, correct? Is this something that is common?
how about the 103. Are you missing trans ponder there as well.

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