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Loose channells at times, no siginals

RCA receiver at times lose some channells, no siganls. I checked the signals at the transponders and found that only the odd transponders had a signals. The voltage to the dish is 13.33 DC voltage . I don't know model of RCA receiver

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  • slapout47 Jun 17, 2009

    this is a RCA satellite receiver. I will lose signals on some channells. I will go the signal meter and will have signals on all odd transponders, not any on even transponders. I read the voltage that goes to the dish(dish input) from the receiver and reads 13.44 DC voltage. I will read 13.44 voltage if I am on a even or odd transponder....thanks

  • slapout47 Jun 17, 2009

    I have a RCA satellite receiver, times I lose some channels. I go to the signal meter, and has signels on all odd transponders, nothing on even transponders. I have 13.44 DC voltage leaving the receiver going to the dish. I can go from even to odd and back to even, the voltage stays the same

  • slapout47 Jun 17, 2009

    first thing I did, signal meter shows high eightes and up. I have a clear site to sky.

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0% satellite reception means, normally, there is an actual cut in the cable. If you find such cut, you have to redo this connection again. For this, you need, a pair of cutters, utility knife, a pair of coaxial ends and one f81 connector. The following diagram shows step by step how to put a coaxial connector in a cable.

On the right hand side, you will see a female to female connector. We call it F81 or inline connector. This connector allows you to connect the two coaxial cables. Make sure after you join them to use electrical tape to protect connection. After this, satellite signal should be back to normal. It is highly recommended to use electrical tape to avoids any moist or rust going inside the cable. You can also use shrink tape. If the reception is not recovered, your dish might be loose. In fact, it could also means there is an impaired line of sight (like a tree or branching obstructing the view.) There are cases in which strong winds or animals touching the dish produces intermittent signal reception.
Last and not least, if both of these are fine, then, the only thing left to check is the dish LNB . It could be defective. Thus, you need to replace it. The only way to its functionality is by taking it to your local satellite provider company. Thus, they can test it for you. If you got noone to help, you have to buy one and try it at home.


No Reception: The first thing to check is your cable from the dish to receiver. Make sure all connections and connectors are tied. While checking this out, check to see if there are any cuts in cable. If the everything is fine, the next procedure to follow is to check dish condition. Check and see if the dish is solid. Next step to follow is the LNB or dish head. Sometimes, the LNB might be defective. If none of these things seem to make a difference in your reception, you best bet is to check your receiver. For this, you have to take it to a place where it can be tested. Lots of times, people forget that a receiver, might be bad. So, please take that in consideration too.

Signal Cuts In Out: Most of the times, a loose dish causes the signal to cut out. if that's the case, you need to retune and find more signal. A Satellite finder could be handy in this situation.
If that's not the problem, replacing cable ends might do the trick. If that doesn't work, the next step to change LNB. And subsequently, run a temporarily cable. If after, checking all the above, the receiver still looses signal, then you will know, the receiver is the problem.

The most common reasons in missing channels are cable spices, bad connections and defective lnbs. Lot of people don't realize that: splitters CANNOT be used in between the cable communicating the dish to the receiver. If you do, it will work for a while. Then, it will start dropping channels. If you have a splitter, get a joiner to connect both lines. If no splitters found, then a defective LNB is the most probable cause in losing channels. Its hard to physically check whether an LNB is defective or not. The only way you can verify this is by actually replacing it with another one. But, before you do that, you should check if this LNB has an extra port in it. If it does, connect to it. Sometimes, a single port can turns out to be defective.
if this does not help, you have to try the other troubleshooting techniques such as checking cable, connectors, signal reception and receiver.

Most of the time, missing channels is due to faulty cable or LNB. If none of these make it work, then your next best in troubleshooting is your tune up dish to get higher signal. For some satellite systems like Star Choice it could be due to the Network Data Status Code in the receiver is wrong. In plain English, this means, your receiver has been programmed wrong from Satellite Company. So, the easiest troubleshooting option you got here is to phone your satellite provider and tell them to send you another Signal Hit with the proper Signal code.





tuner might also have an intermittent problem... a loose, corroded or poorly installed connector possibly. Make sure the center conductor is long enough to reach but not too long and that there are no stray strands of shield braid touching the center condutor.
Also, you need a separate coax feed from the dish to each input on your DVR. You can't use a splitter. If you are using a splitter, then sometimes you might be able to get two channels, and other times you will get the searching for signal error (it depends on the specific mix of channels you are trying to tune to).
if that doesnt help.... u can try the reset options for ur receiver.....
press and hold the POWER button on the front of the receiver for at least five seconds.
if that doesnt help go in for a hard reset.....

To reset the receiver: 1. Unplug the satellite receiver’s power cord from the power outlet. 2. Wait a few seconds, and plug the power cord back into the outlet. 3. Turn on the receiver and wait for it to download program guide information.

by the time u ve reached this place..... and still no solution... call in RCA....
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You need to realign your satellite dish in the correct place.

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Saving Television Channels I'm not understaning the question. are you talking the sterio receiver or tv receiver? if it is the tv, then you would have to do a "scan channels" as some tv call it. other tv's say "add channels" either or. and some will say something along those lines. but if you have a black out it most likely will lose the channels on some tv's. i have 5 tv's and 2 have to be "reprogrammed" after a power out. Another bit on info. The TV will scan and save to memory what it sees. If the TV is turned off by way of a cable box which might actually be causing the power to be cut off, rather than shut off properly, a part called an EPROM that stores data can become corrupted.. Avoid this problem by turning the TV off by it's own power button. IF this is the answer that helps. A cable box has an outlet on the back for the TV, and that outlet can be taught to stay on wheh the box is turned off, avoiding the trouble causing agent. Then simply reprogram the scan memoy again.

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To save money on newer TV's most companies have done away with non-volatile memory meaning it needs no power to retain channel memory. It sounds like you are possibly shutting off the AC to the TV which then will loose its memory and have to be reprogrammed at start up again. If this is not the case then there may be a issue with the memory IC itself.
Mains board need replacement, the memory chips are faulty . Thanks for contacting Fixya.

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