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Anonymous
July 3, 2005 4:04:58 PM

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I have had a continuing problem as follows. I have 3 TVs and 3 boxes. I have
signed up for local channels so I have a 3 transponder system. My system
blacks out many times a day. Sometimes for just a few seconds, sometimes for
10 - 15 minutes. Usually the local channels go out with some of the other
"cable" channels going out but not all. Rarely do the premium channels go
out. Anything from just a quick scrambling of the picture to the dreaded
"searching for satellite."

I have had 2 service calls. The first guy said a tree is in the way and the
system should be relocated. The second guy said there was nothing in the way
and changed the transponders and crimped the cables more securely. I still
have the same problem. Here's an interesting fact. When the signal goes out,
I quickly check the dish pointing and signal strength and all 3 satellites
are showing good (over 80% signal.)

If the signal is good, how come the picture drops out? Something wierd going
on.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated!

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July 4, 2005 11:27:51 PM

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I think you mean lnb's, and not transponders. The transponders are on the
satellites. There are 32 transponders in total. Each carry different
channels, some don't carry anything. When you check signal strength and get
an 80 you may not be on the same transponder that lost the signal.

Often this time of year "sun-spots" can reduce, diminish, or interupt the
transponder signals. Here is a basic list of transponder/channel references.
Your best bet would be to test for signal on those channels that are
dropping out by check the applicable transponder.




DirecTV Transponder Channel map






















DirecTV USA at 101.0°W

February 1, 2004










CHANNEL ORDER


TRANSPONDER ORDER


CH
Channel Name
TP

CH
Channel Name
TP

80
CBS-HD New York
8

107
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

81
CBS-HD Los Angeles
16

111
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

82
CBS-HD Customer Information
9

112
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

100
DTV PPV Previews
13

114
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

101
DirecTV Sports PPV
21

116
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

103
DirecTV Freeview Events Series
25

160
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

105
PPV Info & Events
11

168
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

106
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
27

180
Directors Theatre PPV
1

107
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

253
Lifetime Movie Network
1

108
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
24

317
QVC US
1

109
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
29

595
Playboy TV
1

111
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

598
The Hot Zone
1

112
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

623
NESN - New England Sports Net
1

114
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

242
USA Network
2

115
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
24

256
TCM - Turner Classic Movies
2

116
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

265
A&E - Arts & Entertainment
2

117
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

278
Discovery Channel
2

118
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
5

290
The Disney Channel East
2

121
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

296
Cartoon Network
2

122
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
8

325
Spike TV
2

124
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
29

327
CMT - Country Music Channel
2

125
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

355
CNBC
2

130
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
27

362
The Weather Channel
2

134
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
16

526
Encore East
2

135
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
23

811
® R & B & Hip Hop
2

138
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
27

812
® Rap
2

140
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
23

828
® Today's Country
2

142
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
23

841
® Blues
2

145
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
8

117
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

151
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

121
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

152
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

125
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

160
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

151
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

168
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
1

152
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
3

170
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
32

201
Customer News
3

171
DirecTV Adult PPV
27

224
TV Guide
3

180
Directors Theatre PPV
1

227
Infomercial Channel
3

183
Sale PPV
23

350
C-SPAN
3

190
Special PPV
7

366
Newsworld International
3

191
Special PPV
16

368
FIT TV
3

195
Special PPV
7

596
Spice Platinum
3

200
DTV PPV Previews
11

601
NBA TV
3

201
Customer News
3

118
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
5

202
CNN USA
10

207
ESPNews
5

203
Court TV
25

208
ESPN Classic
5

204
CNN Headline News
10

231
Food Network US
5

206
ESPN
10

262
SoapNet
5

207
ESPNews
5

299
Nickelodeon East
5

208
ESPN Classic
5

301
TV Land
5

209
ESPN 2
29

520
Starz! East
5

212
NFL Network
19

523
Black Starz!
5

218
Order MEGA MAR MAD'S here!
29

550
IFC US
5

219
DIRECTV Channel
10

606
Outdoor Channel
5

220
DIRECTV Sports Schedule
21

626
Empire Sports Network
5

222
DTV Customer Info
16

809
® Classic R & B
5

224
TV Guide
3

838
® Soundscapes
5

227
Infomercial Channel
3

839
® Smooth Jazz
5

228
Gem Shopping Network
7

840
® Jazz
5

229
HGTV US
15

860
® Classic R&B
5

230
DIY - Do It Yourself Network
17

458
JA3-TV (NBC - Jackson)
6

231
Food Network US
5

459
JA12-TV (CBS - Jackson)
6

232
Fine Living
29

460
JA16-TV (ABC - Jackson)
6

234
Shop At Home
30

461
JA27-TV (UPN - Jackson)
6

236
E! Entertainment TV
9

462
JA29-TV (PBS - Jackson)
6

239
Celebrity Shopping Network
9

463
JA40-TV (WB - Jackson)
6

240
HSN - Home Shopping Network
13

464
JA35-TV (FOX - Jackson)
6

242
USA Network
2

479
SP3-TV (ABC - Shreveport)
6

243
America's Store
19

480
SP6-TV (NBC - Shreveport)
6

244
Sci-Fi
19

481
SP12-TV (CBS - Shreveport)
6

245
TNT
10

482
SP24-TV (PBS - Shreveport)
6

246
Fight Satellite Taxes
9

483
SP33-TV (FOX - Shreveport)
6

247
TBS Superstation
10

484
SP45-TV (UPN - Shreveport)
6

248
FX
15

190
Special PPV
7

249
Comedy Central
17

195
Special PPV
7

251
Oxygen TV Network
11

228
Gem Shopping Network
7

252
Lifetime
9

271
The History Channel Int'l
7

253
Lifetime Movie Network
1

302
Nicktoons
7

254
AMC - American Movie Classics
19

309
GSN - Game Show Network
7

255
Pax TV
9

333
MTV 2
7

256
TCM - Turner Classic Movies
2

404
Galavisión US
7

258
Fox Movie Channel
27

530
Mystery
7

260
WE - Women's Entertainment
9

533
WAM!
7

262
SoapNet
5

597
The Hot Network
7

264
BBC America
25

622
YES Network
7

265
A&E - Arts & Entertainment
2

624
Fox Sports New York
7

266
The Biography Channel
11

802
® Showcase 1
7

269
The History Channel
27

816
® Metal
7

271
The History Channel Int'l
7

817
® Alternative Rock
7

273
Bravo US
29

820
® Progressive/Adult Alternative
7

276
National Geographic Channel
25

80
CBS-HD New York
8

277
Travel Channel
29

122
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
8

278
Discovery Channel
2

145
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
8

279
Discovery Health
13

942
LA9-TV (IND - Los Angeles)
8

280
TLC - The Learning Channel
17

976
HN48-TV (TEL - Houston)
8

282
Animal Planet
11

998
DIRECTV Pricing and Packaging
8

284
Discovery Science Channel
19

82
CBS-HD Customer Information
9

285
Discovery Times Channel
19

236
E! Entertainment TV
9

286
Discovery Home & Leisure
27

239
Celebrity Shopping Network
9

287
Discovery Wings Channel
15

246
Fight Satellite Taxes
9

290
The Disney Channel East
2

252
Lifetime
9

291
The Disney Channel West
23

255
Pax TV
9

292
Toon Disney
11

260
WE - Women's Entertainment
9

294
Discovery Kids
21

531
True Stories
9

295
PBS Kids
19

532
Action
9

296
Cartoon Network
2

605
The Golf Channel
9

297
Boomerang
11

630
Fox Sports South
9

298
Nick Noggin
21

647
Fox Sports Midwest
9

299
Nickelodeon East
5

815
® Power Rock
9

300
Nickelodeon West
21

851
® Tejano
9

301
TV Land
5

856
® Power Rock
9

302
Nicktoons
7

857
® Party Favorites
9

307
WGN Superstation (Chicago)
11

858
® Soft Album Mix
9

309
GSN - Game Show Network
7

864
® Tejano
9

311
ABC Family
10

202
CNN USA
10

312
Hallmark Channel US
21

204
CNN Headline News
10

315
TRIO
13

206
ESPN
10

317
QVC US
1

219
DIRECTV Channel
10

321
World Harvest Television
13

245
TNT
10

325
Spike TV
2

247
TBS Superstation
10

327
CMT - Country Music Channel
2

311
ABC Family
10

329
BET - Black Entertainment TV
15

380
NY2-TV (CBS - New York)
10

331
MTV
11

382
NY4-TV (NBC - New York)
10

333
MTV 2
7

384
PBS X
10

335
VH 1
25

386
NY7-TV (ABC - New York)
10

337
VH 1 Classic
27

388
NY5-TV (FOX - New York)
10

339
FUSE
25

500
DTV Movies and Sports This Week
10

340
Direct Shopping Network (00-06)
25

819
® Classic Rock
10

350
C-SPAN
3

822
® Hit List
10

351
C-SPAN 2
25

823
® 80's
10

353
Bloomberg TV US
27

824
® 70's
10

354
Tech TV
25

880
NY2-TV (CBS - New York)
10

355
CNBC
2

881
NY4-TV (NBC - New York)
10

356
MSNBC
23

882
NY5-TV (FOX - New York)
10

357
CNBC World
25

883
NY7-TV (ABC - New York)
10

358
CNN Financial Network (Mon-Fri)
15

105
PPV Info & Events
11

358
CNN International (Sat-Sun)
15

200
DTV PPV Previews
11

360
Fox News Channel
27

251
Oxygen TV Network
11

362
The Weather Channel
2

266
The Biography Channel
11

366
Newsworld International
3

282
Animal Planet
11

367
ACN Jewelry Television
21

292
Toon Disney
11

368
FIT TV
3

297
Boomerang
11

369
Daystar TV
13

307
WGN Superstation (Chicago)
11

370
ShopNBC
13

331
MTV
11

371
The Church Channel
11

371
The Church Channel
11

372
TBN - Trinity Broadcasting Net
19

402
Univisión
11

373
The Word
19

628
Fox Sports Pittsburgh
11

375
WorldLink TV
17

652
Fox Sports West
11

377
PBS You
17

653
Fox Sports West 2
11

380
NY2-TV (CBS - New York)
10

100
DTV PPV Previews
13

381
LA2-TV (CBS - Los Angeles)
22

240
HSN - Home Shopping Network
13

382
NY4-TV (NBC - New York)
10

279
Discovery Health
13

383
LA4-TV (NBC - Los Angeles)
22

315
TRIO
13

384
PBS X
10

321
World Harvest Television
13

386
NY7-TV (ABC - New York)
10

369
Daystar TV
13

387
LA7-TV (ABC - Los Angeles)
22

370
ShopNBC
13

388
NY5-TV (FOX - New York)
10

528
Love Stories
13

389
LA11-TV (FOX - Los Angeles)
22

593
Adult Special Offer
13

398
LA Broadcast Center
17

594
ATOS - A Taste of Spice
13

402
Univisión
11

613
Fox Sports World
13

404
Galavisión US
7

637
Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland
13

440
TU3-TV (TFT - Tucson)
22

814
® New Wave
13

441
TU4-TV (NBC - Tucson)
22

821
® Soft Rock
13

442
TU6-TV (PBS - Tucson)
22

825
® Solid Gold Oldies
13

443
TU9-TV (ABC - Tucson)
22

850
® Mexicana
13

444
TU11-TV (FOX - Tucson)
22

861
® Mexicana
13

445
TU13-TV (CBS - Tucson)
22

465
WB16-TV (ABC - Wilkes-Barre)
14

446
TU18-TV (UPN - Tucson)
22

466
WB22-TV (CBS - Wilkes-Barre)
14

448
TU58-TV (WB - Tucson)
22

467
WB28-TV (NBC - Wilkes-Barre)
14

458
JA3-TV (NBC - Jackson)
6

468
WB38-TV (WB - Wilkes-Barre)
14

459
JA12-TV (CBS - Jackson)
6

469
WB44-TV (PBS - Wilkes-Barre)
14

460
JA16-TV (ABC - Jackson)
6

470
WB56-TV (FOX - Wilkes-Barre)
14

461
JA27-TV (UPN - Jackson)
6

472
DM5-TV (ABC - Des Moines)
14

462
JA29-TV (PBS - Jackson)
6

473
DM8-TV (CBS - Des Moines)
14

463
JA40-TV (WB - Jackson)
6

474
DM11-TV (PBS - Des Moines)
14

464
JA35-TV (FOX - Jackson)
6

475
DM13-TV (NBC - Des Moines)
14

465
WB16-TV (ABC - Wilkes-Barre)
14

476
DM17-TV (FOX - Des Moines)
14

466
WB22-TV (CBS - Wilkes-Barre)
14

477
DM23-TV (WB - Des Moines)
14

467
WB28-TV (NBC - Wilkes-Barre)
14

229
HGTV US
15

468
WB38-TV (WB - Wilkes-Barre)
14

248
FX
15

469
WB44-TV (PBS - Wilkes-Barre)
14

287
Discovery Wings Channel
15

470
WB56-TV (FOX - Wilkes-Barre)
14

329
BET - Black Entertainment TV
15

472
DM5-TV (ABC - Des Moines)
14

358
CNN Financial Network (Mon-Fri)
15

473
DM8-TV (CBS - Des Moines)
14

358
CNN International (Sat-Sun)
15

474
DM11-TV (PBS - Des Moines)
14

521
Starz! West
15

475
DM13-TV (NBC - Des Moines)
14

527
Encore West
15

476
DM17-TV (FOX - Des Moines)
14

529
Westerns
15

477
DM23-TV (WB - Des Moines)
14

620
Fox Sports New England
15

479
SP3-TV (ABC - Shreveport)
6

632
Sunshine Network
15

480
SP6-TV (NBC - Shreveport)
6

806
® Sounds of the Season
15

481
SP12-TV (CBS - Shreveport)
6

829
® Classic Country
15

482
SP24-TV (PBS - Shreveport)
6

833
® Easy Listening
15

483
SP33-TV (FOX - Shreveport)
6

842
® Gospel
15

484
SP45-TV (UPN - Shreveport)
6

81
CBS-HD Los Angeles
16

500
DTV Movies and Sports This Week
10

134
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
16

501
HBO East
32

191
Special PPV
16

502
HBO Plus East
30

222
DTV Customer Info
16

503
HBO Signature
32

940
LA5-TV (WB - Los Angeles)
16

504
HBO West
32

999
Local Channel Information
16

505
HBO Plus West
30

230
DIY - Do It Yourself Network
17

507
HBO Family East
30

249
Comedy Central
17

508
HBO Family West
30

280
TLC - The Learning Channel
17

512
Cinemax East
30

375
WorldLink TV
17

513
MoreMax
32

377
PBS You
17

514
Cinemax West
32

398
LA Broadcast Center
17

520
Starz! East
5

522
Starz! Theater East
17

521
Starz! West
15

607
Speed Channel
17

522
Starz! Theater East
17

641
Fox Sports North
17

523
Black Starz!
5

649
Fox Sports Arizona
17

526
Encore East
2

818
® Rock
17

527
Encore West
15

826
® Bluegrass
17

528
Love Stories
13

830
® Big Band & Swing
17

529
Westerns
15

831
® Singers & Standards
17

530
Mystery
7

212
NFL Network
19

531
True Stories
9

243
America's Store
19

532
Action
9

244
Sci-Fi
19

533
WAM!
7

254
AMC - American Movie Classics
19

537
Showtime East
32

284
Discovery Science Channel
19

538
Showtime Too
32

285
Discovery Times Channel
19

539
Showtime Showcase
32

295
PBS Kids
19

540
Showtime West
32

372
TBN - Trinity Broadcasting Net
19

542
Showtime Extreme
30

373
The Word
19

544
The Movie Channel East
30

612
Fuel
19

545
The Movie Channel West
30

638
Fox Sports Ohio Cincinnati
19

547
Flix
30

834
® Classical Masterpieces
19

549
Sundance Channel
30

836
® Light Classical
19

550
IFC US
5

843
® Contemporary Christian
19

580
DIRECTV Free Concert
25

863
® Taste of Italy
19

593
Adult Special Offer
13

101
DirecTV Sports PPV
21

594
ATOS - A Taste of Spice
13

220
DIRECTV Sports Schedule
21

595
Playboy TV
1

294
Discovery Kids
21

596
Spice Platinum
3

298
Nick Noggin
21

597
The Hot Network
7

300
Nickelodeon West
21

598
The Hot Zone
1

312
Hallmark Channel US
21

600
DirecTV Sports Schedule
21

367
ACN Jewelry Television
21

601
NBA TV
3

600
DirecTV Sports Schedule
21

602
TVG Horse Racing
27

604
DirecTV Sports PPV
21

604
DirecTV Sports PPV
21

634
Fox Sports Florida
21

605
The Golf Channel
9

645
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
21

606
Outdoor Channel
5

753
DirecTV Sports Schedule
21

607
Speed Channel
17

813
® Dance
21

608
Outdoor Life Network
23

865
® Contemporary Instrumentals
21

610
College Sports TV
29

381
LA2-TV (CBS - Los Angeles)
22

612
Fuel
19

383
LA4-TV (NBC - Los Angeles)
22

613
Fox Sports World
13

387
LA7-TV (ABC - Los Angeles)
22

620
Fox Sports New England
15

389
LA11-TV (FOX - Los Angeles)
22

621
MSG Network
23

440
TU3-TV (TFT - Tucson)
22

622
YES Network
7

441
TU4-TV (NBC - Tucson)
22

623
NESN - New England Sports Net
1

442
TU6-TV (PBS - Tucson)
22

624
Fox Sports New York
7

443
TU9-TV (ABC - Tucson)
22

626
Empire Sports Network
5

444
TU11-TV (FOX - Tucson)
22

628
Fox Sports Pittsburgh
11

445
TU13-TV (CBS - Tucson)
22

629
Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic
23

446
TU18-TV (UPN - Tucson)
22

630
Fox Sports South
9

448
TU58-TV (WB - Tucson)
22

631
Turner South
24

938
LA2-TV (CBS - Los Angeles)
22

632
Sunshine Network
15

939
LA4-TV (NBC - Los Angeles)
22

634
Fox Sports Florida
21

941
LA7-TV (ABC - Los Angeles)
22

636
Fox Sports Detroit
27

943
LA11-TV (FOX - Los Angeles)
22

637
Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland
13

135
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
23

638
Fox Sports Ohio Cincinnati
19

140
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
23

639
Fox Sports Chicago
27

142
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
23

641
Fox Sports North
17

183
Sale PPV
23

643
Fox Sports Southwest
25

291
The Disney Channel West
23

645
Fox Sports Rocky Mountain
21

356
MSNBC
23

647
Fox Sports Midwest
9

608
Outdoor Life Network
23

649
Fox Sports Arizona
17

621
MSG Network
23

651
Fox Sports Northwest
23

629
Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic
23

652
Fox Sports West
11

651
Fox Sports Northwest
23

653
Fox Sports West 2
11

654
Fox Sports Bay Area
23

654
Fox Sports Bay Area
23

808
® Reggae
23

658
RN5-TV (WB - Roanoke)
31

810
® Smooth R & B
23

659
RN7-TV (CBS - Roanoke)
31

827
® Americana
23

660
RN10-TV (NBC - Roanoke)
31

832
® Show Tunes
23

661
RN13-TV (ABC - Roanoke)
31

108
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
24

662
RN15-TV (PBS - Roanoke)
31

115
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
24

663
RN24-TV (UPN - Roanoke)
31

631
Turner South
24

664
RN27-TV (FOX - Roanoke)
31

667
LO3-TV (NBC - Louisville)
24

667
LO3-TV (NBC - Louisville)
24

668
LO11-TV (ABC - Louisville)
24

668
LO11-TV (ABC - Louisville)
24

669
LO15-TV (PBS - Louisville)
24

669
LO15-TV (PBS - Louisville)
24

671
LO32-TV (CBS - Louisville)
24

671
LO32-TV (CBS - Louisville)
24

672
LO34-TV (WB - Louisville)
24

672
LO34-TV (WB - Louisville)
24

673
LO41-TV (FOX - Louisville)
24

673
LO41-TV (FOX - Louisville)
24

674
LO58-TV (UPN - Louisville)
24

674
LO58-TV (UPN - Louisville)
24

675
LO68-TV (PBS - Louisville)
24

675
LO68-TV (PBS - Louisville)
24

103
DirecTV Freeview Events Series
25

701-719
NFL SUNDAY TICKET


203
Court TV
25

718-720
English Premier League Soccer


264
BBC America
25

721-734
NBA League Pass


276
National Geographic Channel
25

735-739
NCAA Mega March Madness


335
VH 1
25

740-752
NHL Center Ice


339
FUSE
25

753
DirecTV Sports Schedule
21

340
Direct Shopping Network (00-06)
25

754-769
MLB Extra Innings


351
C-SPAN 2
25

770-779
ESPN Game Plan


354
Tech TV
25

780-793
ESPN Full Court


357
CNBC World
25

794-799
MLS/ESPN Shootout


580
DIRECTV Free Concert
25

801
DirecTV Free Concert
25

643
Fox Sports Southwest
25

802
® Showcase 1
7

801
DirecTV Free Concert
25

806
® Sounds of the Season
15

106
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
27

808
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23

130
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
27

809
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5

138
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
27

810
® Smooth R & B
23

171
DirecTV Adult PPV
27

811
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2

258
Fox Movie Channel
27

812
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2

269
The History Channel
27

813
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21

286
Discovery Home & Leisure
27

814
® New Wave
13

337
VH 1 Classic
27

815
® Power Rock
9

353
Bloomberg TV US
27

816
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7

360
Fox News Channel
27

817
® Alternative Rock
7

602
TVG Horse Racing
27

818
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17

636
Fox Sports Detroit
27

819
® Classic Rock
10

639
Fox Sports Chicago
27

820
® Progressive/Adult Alternative
7

109
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
29

821
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13

124
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
29

822
® Hit List
10

209
ESPN 2
29

823
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10

218
Order MEGA MAR MAD'S here!
29

824
® 70's
10

232
Fine Living
29

825
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13

273
Bravo US
29

826
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17

277
Travel Channel
29

827
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23

610
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29

828
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2

234
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30

829
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15

502
HBO Plus East
30

830
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17

505
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30

831
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17

507
HBO Family East
30

832
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23

508
HBO Family West
30

833
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15

512
Cinemax East
30

834
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19

542
Showtime Extreme
30

836
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19

544
The Movie Channel East
30

838
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5

545
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30

839
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5

547
Flix
30

840
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5

549
Sundance Channel
30

841
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2

658
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31

842
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15

659
RN7-TV (CBS - Roanoke)
31

843
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19

660
RN10-TV (NBC - Roanoke)
31

850
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13

661
RN13-TV (ABC - Roanoke)
31

851
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9

662
RN15-TV (PBS - Roanoke)
31

856
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9

663
RN24-TV (UPN - Roanoke)
31

857
® Party Favorites
9

664
RN27-TV (FOX - Roanoke)
31

858
® Soft Album Mix
9

873
RC6-TV (CBS - Richmond)
31

860
® Classic R&B
5

874
RC8-TV (ABC - Richmond)
31

861
® Mexicana
13

875
RC12-TV (NBC - Richmond)
31

863
® Taste of Italy
19

876
RC23-TV (PBS - Richmond)
31

864
® Tejano
9

877
RC35-TV (FOX - Richmond)
31

865
® Contemporary Instrumentals
21

878
RC57-TV (PBS - Richmond)
31

873
RC6-TV (CBS - Richmond)
31

879
RC65-TV (UPN - Richmond)
31

874
RC8-TV (ABC - Richmond)
31

170
Blockbuster Ticket PPV
32

875
RC12-TV (NBC - Richmond)
31

501
HBO East
32

876
RC23-TV (PBS - Richmond)
31

503
HBO Signature
32

877
RC35-TV (FOX - Richmond)
31

504
HBO West
32

878
RC57-TV (PBS - Richmond)
31

513
MoreMax
32

879
RC65-TV (UPN - Richmond)
31

514
Cinemax West
32

880
NY2-TV (CBS - New York)
10

537
Showtime East
32

881
NY4-TV (NBC - New York)
10

538
Showtime Too
32

882
NY5-TV (FOX - New York)
10

539
Showtime Showcase
32

883
NY7-TV (ABC - New York)
10

540
Showtime West
32

938
LA2-TV (CBS - Los Angeles)
22

701-719
NFL SUNDAY TICKET


939
LA4-TV (NBC - Los Angeles)
22

718-720
English Premier League Soccer


940
LA5-TV (WB - Los Angeles)
16

721-734
NBA League Pass


941
LA7-TV (ABC - Los Angeles)
22

735-739
NCAA Mega March Madness


942
LA9-TV (IND - Los Angeles)
8

740-752
NHL Center Ice


943
LA11-TV (FOX - Los Angeles)
22

754-769
MLB Extra Innings


976
HN48-TV (TEL - Houston)
8

770-779
ESPN Game Plan


998
DIRECTV Pricing and Packaging
8

780-793
ESPN Full Court


999
Local Channel Information
16

794-799
MLS/ESPN Shootout
July 5, 2005 1:59:28 AM

Archived from groups: alt.satellite.tv (More info?)

Since the second guy's suggestions did not fix the problem, I would have to
go with the first one.

Do you have trees in the way? What state are you in? The farther north,
the lower the angle so the more chance of getting something in the way.

If not that, is your dish stable and not moving with the wind? Are you
close to an airport with traffic in the line of sight to the satellites? Do
you watch the signal strength for extended periods of time to see if it is
falling? Do all the boxes show the same symptoms at the same time?

Clark

"Kellielabs" <kellielabs@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:KvQxe.16616$eM6.13596@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>I have had a continuing problem as follows. I have 3 TVs and 3 boxes. I
>have signed up for local channels so I have a 3 transponder system. My
>system blacks out many times a day. Sometimes for just a few seconds,
>sometimes for 10 - 15 minutes. Usually the local channels go out with some
>of the other "cable" channels going out but not all. Rarely do the premium
>channels go out. Anything from just a quick scrambling of the picture to
>the dreaded "searching for satellite."
>
> I have had 2 service calls. The first guy said a tree is in the way and
> the system should be relocated. The second guy said there was nothing in
> the way and changed the transponders and crimped the cables more securely.
> I still have the same problem. Here's an interesting fact. When the signal
> goes out, I quickly check the dish pointing and signal strength and all 3
> satellites are showing good (over 80% signal.)
>
> If the signal is good, how come the picture drops out? Something wierd
> going on.
>
> Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated!
>
!