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I just used a landscaping tie I had lying around and nailed it to a short retaining wall (temporarily of course) and made certain its plumb. Then use "U" clamps made from 3/8" or 1/4" redi rod or buy a couple U Clamps like this:

 

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JasperJoe and frenchophile,

I'm now a fan of tuning to the channel that's the most important to you and your family. If you watch say TSN HD more than any other, then fine tune to it.

If you watch some US station like ABC HD more, then tune to it instead. If your favorite channel is used for fine tuning then it will fail as late as possible in case of a heavy snow or rainstorm.

I hope this is helpful.
 

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When changing from a Quad old LNB to the Xku triple....should I replace the old lnb with the new first and then call shaw to change my receivers to the Xku code. Or should I leave the old on...have them hit the receivers and then do the swap of the LNB's?

Thanks for any info
 

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What’s the latest technology on outdoor coax cable? RG6? RG-something new? Something I haven’t heard of? My 18-year-old wire is looking pretty tired, lots of tears, sheathing completely eroded away etc. Any idea what’s the highest quality - is it still Quad Shield RG6?
 

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Yeah, welcome to the internet, right? Kinda like Digitalhome.ca and it’s pre-sign-in, pop-up pounding. Solar disturbances have come and gone in a week, as they usually do in March and September.
 

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What channels are used to tune the Dish?

Gents,

I haven't dialed in a Dish since the move to the National channel line up. What are the typical channels used these days to tune the Dish?

Thanks for the info.:wink
 

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Sorry folks, I tried to edit my last post but there was no edit button...

In regard to the National channel line up, has anyone created a Word or Excel Spreadsheet listing so people could edit out the channels they don't get?

That would be handy.
 

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Comma Delimited Channel List

What follows is from my 2003 Excel workbook that we use to create a weekly record/watch spreadsheet. The following text is comma text delimited. You may import it into a spreadsheet to edit or into a text editor.

101,Global Halifax
102,CBC Halifax
103,CTV Halifax
104,CTV2 Atlantic
131,GLOBAL Toronto
132,CBC Toronto
133,CTV Toronto
135,CITY Toronto
141,CHCH Hamilton
143,Global Kingston
144,CBC Ottawa
145,CTV Ottawa
146,CTV2 Ottawa
155,TVO
215,CTV2
216,CTV2 Vancouver
223,K: Knowlege
231,ABC East WXYZ
232,CBS East WWJ
233,FOX East WHAM
234,NBC East WDIV
235,PBS Detroit
237,ABC West KOMO
238,CBS West KIRO
239,FOX West KCPQ
240,NBC West KING
241,PBS Seattle
243,MyTV WSBK
244,CW East WPIX
245,WGN Chicago
246,CW West KTLA
247,Peachtree
252,Weather Network
253,APTN
255,CBC News Net
256,CTV News Net
257,BNN Bloomberg
258,CNN
259,HLN Headlines
260,MSNBC
261,CNBC
262,Fox News
263,BBC World News
281,Vision
298,Frame
371,ABC Spark
401,Food Network
402,Cooking Channel
403,HGTV
411,W Network East
412,W Network West
413,Lifetime
421,TLC
422,A&E
423,Space
424,Showcase
425,Bravo
426,Comedy Network
432,DTour
441,History East
442,History West
443,H2 History
444,AHC Hitler
445,Discovery
446,Disc. Science
447,National Geo
448,Nat Geo Wild
449,Animal Planet
450,Investigation
451,Crime & Invest
452,Documentary
454,Rural Channel
465,Makeful
466,T&E
473,CMT
481,BBC Canada
482,Game Show
483,Game
484,Deja View
491,TCM
493,Movie Time
494,AMC
511,Crave1 East
512,Crave2 East
513,Crave3 East
514,HBO1 East
515,HBO2 West
516,Crave1 West
801,TLN
 

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I forgot to say that the list is incomplete and will likely require you to add, alter, delete channels. I figure that it may be of some help.
 

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I live in SK and on my dish I am having some weird signal issues. F1 channels getting fluctuations in signal from 55-75 and F2 channels getting 85-90 signal. Only thing that has changed in the last two weeks is the leaves have come in on the trees. Never had a problem with signal two weeks ago. Could the leaves on the trees be only effecting the signal for F1 channels? Really annoying as my local Channels are all on F1.


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Yes it's possible that tree is only effecting only one satellite as the two satellites are at two different positions, about 4 degrees apart. The fact that the signal is fluctuating may be an indicator. What about signals on G1 how are they. Don't forget that all the remaining signals on F1R will migrate to G1 starting in June. The channel maps probably won't update until later in the year.
 
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