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Had something different happen yesterday though. My "A" system has an S9 on it so I took my spare Micro HD and put it on that system and low and behold when it booted up WVGN came in as soon as video came on??? In fact, all 3 channels on 4156 locked?? That's the good news!! Bad news is after having WVGN on for a couple of minutes I moved OFF that TP to another channel, then back to WVGN and "NADDA, ZIP, ZILCH"??? Another WTF moment!
When you moved off WVGN to another channel was the other channel on the same satellite or did you have to move the dish?
 

Lone Gunman

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OK guys here is a pic of my Micro HD and tell me what you see listed for the FEC on that channel! Hint, it AIN'T 4/5! And keep in mind that this channel is the one that came on as soon as it finished booting up yesterday. And both my Micro HD receivers have that same FEC for these channels.

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FTA4PA

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OK guys here is a pic of my Micro HD and tell me what you see listed for the FEC on that channel! Hint, it AIN'T 4/5! And keep in mind that this channel is the one that came on as soon as it finished booting up yesterday. And both my Micro HD receivers have that same FEC for these channels.

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Don't believe I have ever seen a FEC of 1/4? :what
 

cyberham

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Have my 1.2m Ku dish now installed on a motor. And a C1-PLL with conical scaler is on order to arrive next week. Once set up, I'll try my GeosatPro microHD and Openbox S9 to see if I can receive this mux giving you so much trouble.

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Lone Gunman

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Just a heads up for ya there cyberham. This morning I turned on one of my S9 systems and low and behold WVGN popped up @ 71%Q?? WTF? Checked and had ALL THREE CHANNELS??

So, next I fired up the other S9 system and had to scan that TP cuz there wasn't anything but Shepards Chappel on that one and that Puerto Rico mux locked, scanned in and came up on that one also?? :shh

So then I went in to the bedroom and checked on the Micro HD system there and that one was on as well, KNOCK ON WOOD!!!

We're suppose to get some severe thunder storms this afternoon so everything will be powered off after lunch but it was GOOD to see that mux working for a change. Kinda makes me wonder if the Emails I sent them complaining about what had happened might have done some good?? :eeek Why yes, I did! I figured it wasn't working anyway so what could they do, turn it off again??? :rolleyes: Truth be known, I'm probably not the only person who did that!

Just saying....................
 

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Good to hear you're receiving. I used to watch Blacklist years ago too. Good to hear it's still going.
Yup, they're going to the 8th season this fall and I've got a copy of EVERY episode they've done so far. Spader got me hooked on Boston Legal and I bought that entire DVD set but I'm ahead of that game with The Blacklist.

Now if I could only find a complete set of The Practice from a reputable source that would be great cuz the Wife and I both like that one also!

FYI, I did record an 8pm hour long show on NBC last week on my OTA recorder just to see what size that would be and even that was well over 5GB in size? WOW??

Ennywho, I'm cautiously optimistic that that PR mux may have solved that problem they have been having but I'm still going to keep my fingers crossed.
 

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UPDATE: Good news, bad news! Good news is I still seem to be able to lock this PR mux TP under the following conditions: If I'm on that TP when the receiver boots up, then it will lock those 3 channels and I can switch between them. Bad news is if I move to another channel that's on a different TP, then I loose the lock on the PR mux and the only way to get it back is to select one of the 3 channels then move to another satellite then back to the PR mux and it will lock it again....so far most of the time?

All this is really weird? Ennywho, this lastest testing was done with both my S9 receivers but my Micro HD doesn't have but the one TP on it so there's only 3 channels and I can't switch TPs, but, my best guess is that they would do the same thing the S9 is doing.

The never ending saga....................................
 

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UPDATE: Good news, bad news! Good news is I still seem to be able to lock this PR mux TP under the following conditions: If I'm on that TP when the receiver boots up, then it will lock those 3 channels and I can switch between them. Bad news is if I move to another channel that's on a different TP, then I loose the lock on the PR mux and the only way to get it back is to select one of the 3 channels then move to another satellite then back to the PR mux and it will lock it again....so far most of the time?

All this is really weird? Ennywho, this lastest testing was done with both my S9 receivers but my Micro HD doesn't have but the one TP on it so there's only 3 channels and I can't switch TPs, but, my best guess is that they would do the same thing the S9 is doing.

The never ending saga....................................
I hear ya. I've been trying to make my Paraclipse work better despite the hail damage but when I get signal levels up I end up with some transponders coming in better while losing others. It's frustrating. Oh well, off to my next project which involves retiring the Paraclipse and installing a new dish on that pole.
 
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