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Huggybear49

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Posted: 12/31/17 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we have a shaw receiver using the auto dish on mh with quad lnb gets 2 sats. been losing hd signal in rgvstx get refresh lasts a few days only.talked with wineguard they say shaw shutting down the system we have in early 2018 any comments

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Posted: 12/31/17 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shaw isn't shutting down anything in 2018 AFAIK. They will gradually be transitioning some channels to G1 and you won't be able to get them. Period.

OTOH I have a Shaw dish on a tripod. I can't say anything about Winegard performance except that the bigger the dish, the better. I have the 75cm dish.

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Posted: 12/31/17 11:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think your receiver is starting to fail on you. Which model do you have? As Joe said that is completely horse feathers about Shaw shutting everything down.


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Posted: 12/31/17 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Shaw says: How is the weather in your area?
If your area is experiencing inclement weather and your signal only became intermittent when the bad weather started, you may just need to wait for their signal to clear up.


Is there something blocking the dish?
If the dish is visible to you, take a look at the sky in the direction it’s facing. Could something such as a tree or snowdrift be blocking the way?


Is the issue happening on only one one receiver?
If you have multiple receivers and the problem is only occurring on one, try swapping it with another receiver in the house to see if the issue persists with the line or only that receiver.

If this your signal issue persists or is affecting all receivers, you can take the following steps to try to rectify it:

Verify connections at the receiver and (if possible) at LNBF or multiswitch.
Trace the coaxial line from dish to receiver and bypass any splitters, joiners, or surge protectors on the line
Inspect the coaxial line for an RG specification written on the side. Shaw direct requires an RG rating of RG6 or higher to work. RG59 cable will tend to work for a short time on some channels before burning out.
Check for possible interference issues in the house and/or close to the dish such as anything that transmits RF frequency (radar stations, CB radio, or smart meters).
If only some channels are intermittent, please take note of which channels those are.
Try unplugging the receiver from the power for one minute and plugging it back in.


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Posted: 12/31/17 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have it at the cottage, pointed in a narrow gap between the trees. Last summer I had to go high and lop off a branch that had grown too long. We kept loosing signal on windy days when it would bend over and block the signal.

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Posted: 12/31/17 03:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huggybear49 wrote:

we have a shaw receiver using the auto dish on mh with quad lnb gets 2 sats. been losing hd signal in rgvstx get refresh lasts a few days only.talked with wineguard they say shaw shutting down the system we have in early 2018 any comments


Where are you? If you are not in Canada you will not get all of the Shaw satellites. More details, please.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Posted: 12/31/17 06:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

He said he's in rgvtx. Won't get G1 there.

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Posted: 01/02/18 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we have the HDDSR600 receiver and the bigger dish not the 75

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Posted: 01/02/18 03:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No matter. If you really are in the Rio Grand Valley you will not get the G1 satellite. It was re-positioned and the spot beam does not go very far S. of the Canadian border.
Who would have guessed that RGV was what this meant......been losing hd signal in rgvstx get refresh lasts a few days only.

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Posted: 01/02/18 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill.Satellite wrote:

Who would have guessed that RGV was what this meant......been losing hd signal in rgvstx get refresh lasts a few days only.
I guessed Rio Grand Valley South Texas

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