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NoelPRB

Nov 12, 2011, 1:38 PM

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For the past 5 days we have been having trouble receiving all the channels we used to eg 400 for CFL football. We heard there have been some solar flares which are affecting reception. Any thoughts?



Marlene


Nov 13, 2011, 6:50 AM

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Do you have Shaw Direct?


NoelPRB

Nov 13, 2011, 6:55 AM

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yes I do , and I still get the channels in the 300s but not 400/401 and th channels we used to get in the 500s. I still get the music/radio channels just fine

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Marlene


Nov 13, 2011, 8:05 AM

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For those wondering about the differences in channel numbers on Shaw Direct, they now have a handy PDF that shows the two corresponding numbers side by side. In late 2009 they introduced a new channel line up, which made it a bit confusing. There is the Classic line-up and the Advanced line-up. The basic subscriptions won't receive all the channels shown.

http://www.shawdirect.ca/...ing_c_09_07_11_e.pdf


YucaLandia


Nov 13, 2011, 9:24 AM

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For the past 5 days we have been having trouble receiving all the channels we used to eg 400 for CFL football. We heard there have been some solar flares which are affecting reception. Any thoughts?


I previously wrote posts about our system's Dish Network satellite reception and the possibility of solar flares - since the problems were happening worst between 9 AM and 3 PM. It turned out that I had 2 LNBs that were slowly failing in similar ways, and the problems only appeared when the sun was beating onto them - overheating circuitry damaged by a previous lightning storm electrical surges. The weakened LNBs partially failed on only some transponders when the sun beat on them - showing false signs of solar flare influence & tuning problems.
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johanson / Moderator


Nov 13, 2011, 12:53 PM

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Yes what happens is that the sun gets in back of the satellite your dish is pointed at for a few minutes in the early afternoon near Guadalajara during the earlier fall and again in the spring. These outages were quite some time back. And whatever is wrong is not because of the sun getting behind the satellite you are pointing at. The sun passes underneath that satellite you are pointing at at this time of the year.

I wish you the best trying to figure out what the problem is.
 
 
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