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Loss of Prime Reception regularly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Biggles Jun 18. 10 Replies

Anyone got any ideas on this one:We lose Prime / Choice TV Reception reasonably regularly.  Just No Signal on the channel but we can view all other channels fine.  To get it back I go into the Comms…Continue

 

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Biggles replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"It's a disgrace even if it was an amateur that installed it."
Jun 18
John Baird replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Btw , that panel is a disgrace if a “ professional “ installed it"
Jun 18
John Baird replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"As Biggles says Uhf to the Tv you use, only thing is if you have 16 outlets then there must be some more hardware, ie Splitters or taps that you’ll have to find and bypass"
Jun 18
Biggles replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Wow. Bit of a rat's nest! If you had a masthead amp there would be a power plugpack somewhere feeding power for it up the co-ax. What you have at the top is more likely a diplexer connecting the VHF and UHF antennae together. Ideally you need…"
Jun 17
Matto replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Assumed I had a masthead amp, as per the pic... I took the UHF/VHF Aerial cable and connected it directly the the 4-way splitter and got no Signal at all.  I took the VHF/UHF & Sky Dish combiner out and connected the VHF/UHF cable directly…"
Jun 17
Biggles replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Is the Amp necessary? What happens if you remove it and just use a decent UHF splitter? If you have to use an amp it should ideally be at the masthead, not in the cupboard."
Jun 16
Matto replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Incase the GIF doesn't work, here's Prime before and after power cycling the Amp"
Jun 16
Matto replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Hi All So this morning it was back in the same state.  I have taken a whole bunch of pictures of lots of channels when it was in the error / loss of signal state & then again after powercycling the Amp."
Jun 16
willis replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Hows your reception on maori/ te reo on frq 38/39 Prime and choice being on frq 36/37"
Mar 8
Josh ✔️ replied to Matto's discussion Loss of Prime Reception regularly
"Hey Matt,  Thanks for getting in touch, has there been any environmental events around your area that may cause interference? Other members on this forum may help better with the amp side of things too.  Kindest Regards,Josh"
Mar 7
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Loss Prime Reception regularly

Anyone got any ideas on this one:We lose Prime / Choice TV Reception reasonably regularly.  Just No Signal on the channel but we can view all other channels fine.  To get it back I go into the Comms Cupboard and power cycle the ALCAD AI-100 Amp and it normally comes back...  Any ideas what might be happening should I replace the ALCAD AI-100? or like me does it seem odd that Prime is the only thing I lose.  Signal Strength is always around 90 on all channels when it's working and same when…See More
Mar 6

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