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Hosehead

join:2005-01-26
Camp Hill, PA
reply to kes601

Re: FSC Unavailable

It's not a wiring issue.
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Wormleysburg, PA


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

said by Hosehead:

It's not a wiring issue.

Did you actually attempt to disconnect and reconnect the cable? You'd be surprised how many times this can fix it. I had issues with a couple channels (same QAM) certain times of days. Turns out the coax in the attic was too tightly wound, I loosened it up, got rid of any crimps and it has been fine for over a year.

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2
reply to Hosehead

Next time it's not working, see if you can tune to FUSE HD. They share the same QAM.


PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:2
reply to Hosehead

said by Hosehead:

It's not a wiring issue.

You're sure about that? Often a badly seated or corroded connector/splitter will cause an unacceptably reduced signal on one or more QAM channels (but not all) that impacts only a few channels. This is a matter of physics and the varying wavelengths of different QAM channels involved. I've read about problems like yours on another forum. For some reason the QAM channel and its frequency used by FSC seems to be impacted a lot.

kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

Skimming through the thread that was referred to in this message indicated that the FSC HD QAM is the very lowest (69Mhz) that is used, which makes it highly susceptible to signal problems.


PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:2

said by kes601:

Skimming through the thread that was referred to in this message indicated that the FSC HD QAM is the very lowest (69Mhz) that is used, which makes it highly susceptible to signal problems.

Thanks for adding this information. I thought it was the case but was not sure.