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    SHAW DIRECT WON’T CONNECT IN MESA AZ NOV ‘21

    Even if you were in Canada and getting G1 as well as F2, simsubs would be an issue in many markets. Out of market stations are often blown out of the water by a Toronto (or other city) station that has primary rights in that part of Canada. Where it gets confusing is if your local station is...
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    SHAW DIRECT WON’T CONNECT IN MESA AZ NOV ‘21

    I don't have an official answer to this, but would have to assume that the updates are available on both satellites. If not, we would already be hearing complaints from active subscribers using F2 only in places such as Arizona and Mexico. Any complaints that I have heard are from users...
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    SHAW DIRECT WON’T CONNECT IN MESA AZ NOV ‘21

    If there is not a green light, what type of LNBF do you have on your dish, and what size is the dish? Anik F1R at 107.3 West may still have channels mapped into your receiver from last season, and that satellite is no longer in service. You will only get channels from Anik F2 at 111.1 West...
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    receiver problem

    Disconnect the cable from the LNBF at back of receiver and try to turn on as before. It may have been shutting down due to a short in the cable or the LNBF itself. Should it stay powered on without a cable connected, you need to look between there and the dish. Otherwise the receiver may have...
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    LNB Performance vs Temperature

    Enjoy the reception while ambient temperatures are lower than room temperature. For the summer, consider a plastic cover to minimize direct exposure of the metal outer portions of the LNBF, to stabilize frequency drift and give slight performance improvements. A muffin fan would help during...
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    FTA In Alaska?

    139 should get you public radio from around the state of Alaska, plus the 4 TV channel ARCS signals (may be transmitting locally if you have operating digital TV transmitter in McGrath). Check the elevation on the dish you mention for NPR. 105 West would be about 8 degrees @ 126 true azimuth...
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    FTA In Alaska?

    Suggest you verify...the Alaska feeds are probably on 139 West, which is your closest sat to due south on C-band. I would suggest that NPR may be on 91 or 99 West, but Anchorage elevation for 91 is about 5 degrees, and your dish looks slightly higher than 5 deg elevation. Take an angle finder...
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    Shielding the back side of a yagi antenna

    Are you in Waukesha, or further west--towards Madison? The low power channel 23 station from Madison (transmitting from Odana Road) now has Buzzr on their dot 2 subchannel. Probably reliable to about 30 miles eastward without making special installation. Buzzr is likely also available via Roku...
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    Shielding the back side of a yagi antenna

    Find a piece of roofing tin (sold in 3 foot widths of varying lengths). Start with perhaps a 3 foot x 6 foot section and with a friend's help move it around the back side of your antenna (Madison side). See if you can reduce the signal enough to get Milwaukee. The obvious solution is to be on...
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    Any active transponders on 137w or 139w?

    I spoke with Ralf earlier in the year...he has been hanging in there...have not checked since the last few weather events, so will try to connect with him in the next few days.
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    Any active transponders on 137w or 139w?

    Ralf moved his operation from New Orleans down to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and is no longer set up as before. He did well when New Orleans was the center of many news stories such as the last big oil spill, but the market for operating an independent drop in facility for people to host...
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    Any active transponders on 137w or 139w?

    Thank you for that update---it gives me hope that once I revive a 10 foot Winegard Pinnacle Perf, it will be reliable. Just for grins I might spin an existing 7.5 foot Paraclipse Hydro over there to see if it works at all. If I want HD from Anchorage, there is the KTUU-NBC app available in...
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    Any active transponders on 137w or 139w?

    Is anyone receiving this new Alaska mux east of the Rockies? Lyngsat does not yet have an EIRP map for C-band coverage of AMC-6 at 139 West location, but another source indicates a +30 dBw receive level might be possible roughly west of the Mississippi River. If you can receive it, please...
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    Cable Company Leaving TV Business (Nice Dish)

    Back in 1990 I was part of a crew that disassembled a simulsat from a casino near Los Angeles, and then transported it and reassembled/reinstalled at the UCLA campus. The amount of effort and materials to accomplish dissassembly, moving and reinstallation cannot be underestimated. It took two...
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    Roku adds 17 free live TV channels

    That is a pity, when (pre Covid) you consider all of the Canadians driving down to Grand Forks and Fargo. I noticed that CKY was dropped from the CTV FTA feeds formerly on Anik F1R (now on F3 at 119 West). Could have something to do with all of the remote Manitoba communities that previously...
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