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  1. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV satellite outage 3/12/2024

    They are fully restored now.
  2. Tom Speer

    DIRECTV satellite outage 3/12/2024

    The signal from 103ca TPN 15 is at zero! That transponder is either on D12 or D15 (we can't be positive which). Today it is supposed to be carrying: 208 ESPNUHD 618 FS2HD 640 MASNHD 233 GSNHD 692 BSWSTHD With SignalSaver the first 4 all switch to Internet streaming. BSWSTHD...
  3. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    Possibilities that: come to mind for a "Space Event": a Meteorite Debris (Space Junk) Thruster malfunction Power system malfunction Perhaps a need to meneuver out of position to avoid one of the first two. If there was some sort of collision, these satellites have a lot of redundancy and...
  4. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    On the 99s display, TPN numbers 1 to 8 are spot beams from D14. TPNs 15 to 24 are spot beams from D11. They only show transponders that your receiver can lock onto. It searches through all the TIDS using a given TPN number, and reports the frst one it can lock onto. Each TID...
  5. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    If I hadn't been told about it, I would never have noticed. Nothing that I normally watch was affected.
  6. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    My 1on channel 38, (Greenville- New Bern, NC DMA) is back. That was the only local channel we had on a D11s spotbeam.
  7. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    They never have activated the RB transponders at 103, But there are still full strength signals from eleven 99cr (reverse band) transponders, and they are licensed by the FCC.
  8. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    Any LNB replacement or new installation in the past few years were reverse band capable. But that doesn't get everyone.
  9. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    Easily is a relative term. Yes, there would be a lot of scrambling by engineers and technicians to do that, and it wouldn't happen real quick, but it can be done. technically, without launching another satellite.
  10. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    Only "Some" customers noticed. The Signal Saver switch to streaming wouldn't even be notice by lots of customers. And if the National channels you watch aren't on 99cb, then you wouldn't notice. Local channel loss is much more noticable. My local ION station is gone, but I wouldn't notice...
  11. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    DirecTV has satellites at 99 and 103 with National coverage transponders on board that transmit on frequencies used for uplinks to the normal Ku band transponders. The reverse band transponders use Ka band uplinks. They used the ones at 99W for a while while transitioning off the Spaceways...
  12. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    I sure hope it is fixable, there is no way to replace those spot beam transponders with any satellite in orbit, except possibly D10, but they quit using it for spot beams years ago after some sort of "anomaly" occurred. D12 picked up D11's spot beam duties then, leaving no other satellite...
  13. Tom Speer

    D11 outage 2/27/2024 (Resolved on 2/28)

    As of about 3am (EST) on 2/27/2024 DirecTV Satellite D11 at 99W is off the air. This includes roughly 84 National channels and hundreds of local channels on spot beams. Internet connected Genies are using the Signalsaver feature to switch to streaming versions of those channels, but not all...
  14. Tom Speer

    HR 54 client install

    What model is the "old HD receiver"? Unless your HR54 has been configured as a "headless server", it looks like you are paying for three receivers. The HR54 normally can provide output to a TV. The HR54 would definitely replace the old receiver, but you may have to reconnect the coax at...
  15. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    I notified Gary by email before I posted anything here. The Datadigesters team coordinates our work outside of this forum.
  16. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    DirecTV has fixed the feed to 119 TPN 32 and the missing SD duplicates for Charleston, WV and Louisville, KY are back on 119.
  17. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    Those P/I channels are not SD duplicates. They are SD only. In my opinion, there will continue to be many mpeg2 SD channels on 101. The whole DirecTV system is dependent on the metadata that exists on DSS modulated (Mpeg2 SD) transponders at 101. 4 transponders carry software, that is...
  18. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    There's a difference between national channels and local channels. Although they paused a couple of years ago, they were actively removing SD duplicates of local channels. After they were able to remove the spotbeams from the failing T7S satellite at 119, they stopped shutting SD duplicates...
  19. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    That is one reason they have implemented SignalSaver, because fewer and fewer channels have SD duplicates.
  20. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    It is now 25 days since the loss of local SD duplicates was reported here for the Charleston/Huntington WV DMA. 119 TPN 32 continues to show no audio or video PIDS, despite the fact that The SD duplicate channels for Charleston WV and Louisville KY are mapped to that transponder. I doubt...
  21. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    That is a bit off topic, because it was an outage of a single stream within the multiplexed transponder signal, not the whole transponder digital content. You were able to tune to it, but it was just a black picture.
  22. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    There are no spot beams on DirecTV's 119 satellite. D7S which had the spot beam transponders was retired a couple of years ago. Most of the markets that were on 119 had their SD duplicates removed. They reshuffled the remaining markets to the remaining 11 transponders licensed to DirecTV at...
  23. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    I took Parkersburg from the National TPNGrid (These are National beams). I'm not going to figure out why that shows up in the grid right now. It's not important.. What is important is this failure explains the OP's concern. Since most people don't watch SD duplicates, DirecTV may not be...
  24. Tom Speer

    Local Channels 119 Shutoff?

    BREAKING NEWS... TPN 32 on 119, (the transponder that carries SD locals for Charleston and Parkersburg WV., also Lexington KY) is not carrying any PIDS at all right now. The mux stream is all null packets. That is a disconnection somewhere in the communication path to the uplink...