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TV ''Dish'' not working on second TV

Built new house, ran RG6 from old house to new house. Connected RG6 at available port multiswitch on Sat dish and to a distribution panel in new house. One receiver in new house works great. Second receiver only recognizes one satelite when on alone and goes to searching for satelite when good receiver is turned on. I've switched receivers with same result. Could I have a bad crimp on the RG6 to the second room? I get good digital antenae reception when second room is connected to antenae

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Check sat in cable, if cracks or breaks in line can cause sfss. also on back of receiver you want to make sure that sat in cable has a little copper wire sticking straight up and that its getting a good connection on the back of the receiver.

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