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Home signal interruption for an hour each day

I have a boom box with the home antenna outside. Every day at the same time, about 4:00 pm EST the signal cuts out for an hour. Even when I move the antenna I can't get a signal. Has anyone else experienced and resolved this problem? Thanks.

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  • Rbrucec Jun 11, 2008

    I still have the problem. I live north of Boston on the New Hampshire border.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this problem still going on?

  • Jeff Stevens May 11, 2010

    Where in the US do you live? The satellites are positioned in a particular area of the sky and orbit in a specific pattern. Antenna aiming is very important.

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The problem is still going on. I live north of Boston on the New Hampshire border.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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