Lost Dish network Int'l Brasilian channel 118.7

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I lost my int'l package 5 weeks ago w/ 10 years of service. After 2 different techs they replaced the transponders on the dish. I still do not have 118 showing up in the switch check. They replaced the switch on my power pole outside the first time and a couple coax connectors. Switch test shows inputs 1/2 port 3 Conn on satellite and X on Trans. Switch is a DPP44 w/ separator. Test is without the Superdish and Alternate highlighted. I have the old timey receiver, ViP222k.
I will get on the roof later this morning to check on the transponder types after sunrise. Anyone else having lost signal problems?
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Howe many receivers do you have and can you take a picture of the LNB on your Dish?

BTW, that's not the check switch screen. To see what you're really looking at, on the Remote hit Menu, 6, 6, 1 and that's where you run a check switch. If you can, take a pic of that screen once it finishes
 
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Howe many receivers do you have and can you take a picture of the LNB on your Dish?

BTW, that's not the check switch screen. To see what you're really looking at, on the Remote hit Menu, 6, 6, 1 and that's where you run a check switch. If you can, take a pic of that screen once it finishes
One receiver, 222k model, 10 years old, 2 tvs. 2nd just used the ch 60 dish remote
 

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Howe many receivers do you have and can you take a picture of the LNB on your Dish?

BTW, that's not the check switch screen. To see what you're really looking at, on the Remote hit Menu, 6, 6, 1 and that's where you run a check switch. If you can, take a pic of that screen once it finishes
 

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One receiver, 222k model, 10 years old, 2 tvs. 2nd just used the ch 60 dish remote
So you don't need a 44 switch with a 222, but,. I'm thinking you have an old style International LNBF which does require a switch.



You need to have a tech come out and upgrade you, if that's the case, to the newer Intl LNB, which has the switch built in
 

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So you don't need a 44 switch with a 222, but,. I'm thinking you have an old style International LNBF which does require a switch.



You need to have a tech come out and upgrade you, if that's the case, to the newer Intl LNB, which has the switch built in
They switched out the transponders yesterday
 

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They also put a used transponder on the right. Tech is out of Minocqua, Wis.
Well, those are going to be used in most cases, because they're harder and harder to come by. Fact is, the New LNB removes other fail points, like the switch, extra connectors, the extra LNB, etc
 
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Well, those are going to be used in most cases, because they're harder and harder to come by. Fact is, the New LNB removes other fail points, like the switch, extra connectors, the extra LNB, etc
What model # should i ask the Tech to replace with? The first Tech said this was over his head...
 

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Well, 3rd Tech showed up, ran a new dual cable to connect to the int'l LNB but it didn't work. They will come out next Tuesday to replace everything w/ a Super dish. Hopefully all new transponders too.
 

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Well, 3rd Tech showed up, ran a new dual cable to connect to the int'l LNB but it didn't work. They will come out next Tuesday to replace everything w/ a Super dish. Hopefully all new transponders too.
A Superdish doesn't get the internationals on 118. You need a Dish 1000+ and a new LNB or LNB's.

Transponders are on the satellite 23,000+ miles out in space, LNB's are on the dish. :)
 

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