Well I guess we were wrong about it lasting a long time. I arrived at the Cabin for the first time this year. My brother opened it up last week, so I was looking forward to a week off with my son doing a little fishing, boating, etc., => just chillin. However, that was not to be...
I noticed, after we arrived last night, that Sports Net HD (Channels 103 to 108) had "lost the satellite signal". So I went checking elsewhere, and sure enough there were holes in the available channels all over the dial. So I figured there was possibly some movement at the Dish, and somehow the alignment was off. I wasn't certain as some of the remaining channel signals were 97 and ecbnos at above 8.1, but it seemed logical to check out the dish first.
After removing power to the multiswitch, I went to the dish with a small LCD TV, 605 Receiver, and assorted tools, ladder, etc. The outputs of all 4 terminals on the LNB were fine, and some were higher that when I last tweaked the dish, while some were a little lower. Nothing too dramatic there.
So I went to the rear of the Cabin where the 4 feeds are connected to the multiswitch (and amplifiers to boost it a bit for the neighbor). I connected all 4 cables to the 605 sequentially, and sure enough one was dead. The Cable, originally feeding the 17V/22kHz input on the multiswitch was dead.
Of course I don't want to, and I'm not prepared to, dig up the conduit to find / repair the break when I'm supposed to be fishing with my son...
So my first band aid is to figure out which of the 4 feeds => 17V/10kHz ; 13V/10kHz (SAT F1/G1 as I remember) and 17V/22kHz & 13V/22kHz (SAT F2 as I remember) I (and the neighbor) can/will live without. I already know feeds for SAT F2 => 17V/22kHz & 13V/22kHz results in TSN HD & the Sports Net HD Channels (among others). With the Stanley Cup & NBA Finals on and the CFL just getting going, these are certainly on my keeper list. This also had some of the HD Channels from 01 up which are Vancouver feeds which we like.
Can you advise if there is a list of what channels are currently on each combination? If not it'll take me hours to sort out.
I think I may start a separate thread if I can't find such a list tonight.
Thanks for the assist.