problmes south of the border.
I have had a Bell 5100 receiver in the People's Republic of Illinois (where our governors make our licence plates) for about 10 years now. About a 2.5 hour drive SW of Chicago. Have not been having any problems, other than the ever increasing rates. That is until earlier today I noticed a number of channels have been getting the dreaded Error Your Satellite signal is temporarily inavilable... message. I rarely get this since I am using a 1 meter dish aimed at 91- only the worst rain has been causing this to happen in the past.
Did a check and I am now currently getting no signal on 8 transponders: 3, 5, 9, 11, 17, 18, 27 & 28. The rest are either at 80 or 100, it used to be I ahd two groups of them one at 80 one at 100. Having several of thesse moved from one of the acceptable groups to the 0 group is not a good thing. If they were all either even or odd I could chalk this up to an equipment problem on my end, but since the two polarities are mixed I am at a loss to figure out what the problem is. Any one have any ideas on this one.
Found this site while searching online for an answer. I used to post on anoher site, but a couple years back they changed the software to a version my computer does not like and when I went looking there today noticed that they had very few posts by anyone this year.
I have a smaller dish pointed at 82 that gets a marginal signal and nothing has happened to that.