Persistent bad signal on ch. 47

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Persistent bad signal on ch. 47

For about two weeks now, I've been seeing a lot of signal problems on Roger channel 47 (WPCH Atlanta). It has been unwatchable due to video and audio artifacts, drop-outs and freezes. I don't see this on any of the other couple of dozen channels I watch frequently, most of which are in the 2-110 range.

 

At first I thought it was just a nasty storm in the path of a local transmitter, but it's been going on way too long.

 

Anybody else seeing this?

 

 

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Re: Persistent bad signal on ch. 47

check your signal strength on channel 47  mine is 9dBmV and it seems normal,  also this channel is 669 mhz so if othr channels in that range are having problems u might have a bad splitter or signal leakage



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Re: Persistent bad signal on ch. 47

I don't have a signal meter with which to test the signal strength.

 

I spoke to Customer Service and was told that the problem is with my TV, and I should contact the manufacturer. Smiley Frustrated

 

If 47 is on 669 MHz, are the adjacent channels (46 and 48) on adjacent frequencies?

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Re: Persistent bad signal on ch. 47

hold the pause button on the remote for 10-15 seconds, when u see the lamp flash on the rogers box, press the page up key. this will be your signal meter to measure the signal strength. 



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Re: Persistent bad signal on ch. 47


@Pauly wrote:

hold the pause button on the remote for 10-15 seconds, when u see the lamp flash on the rogers box, press the page up key. this will be your signal meter to measure the signal strength. 


Thanks, Pauly! I didn't know about that.

 

I'm also showing 9 dBmV on that channel and most others. (Only a few I tried showed 10 dBmV.)

 

Swapping out TVs shows that the issue is with my SA8300 box. (Or with the component cables leading out of it, though it seems strange I would be encountering audio and video dropouts at the same time.)

 

I guess I'll have to see if I have other cables...

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Re: Persistent bad signal on ch. 47

Try unplugging and plugging in the box. Sometimes that will fix weak signal problems. Don't ask me how that works, my guess is that it gets fixed on the signal at a point where there's a drop and never readjusts when it's stronger.