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  1. Here it is at 10pm Thursday night.
  2. Our toaster oven is broken. Looking for a repair shop lakeside that I could take it to. Recommendations?
  3. You can tell if it is a sun fade or not. When you lose the channel, go to the menu selection where you can see the signal strength bars, like when you are tuning your dish for signal strength. You will notice the signal strength start to drop and keep dropping and then start to gain again. I was watching CNN today around 1:30 and the channel dropped out. I went to the menu item I mentioned and my signal strength was 35. I continued watching and the strength kept increasing over a period of about 10 minutes. The channel came back on when the signal strength got to 60. The signal eventually reco
  4. Sun outages have just started this Month. Probably be with us for the next two weeks. Channel strength fades in the afternoon 1 - 3 pm every day. Today was just that, a sun fade outage. It lasted about 15 minutes.
  5. On the channels I do receive, I get a signal strength of between 74 and 80. On the channels that stopped working last week I get 0. This is with a 75E dish. I wonder what Shaw did with these missing channels. Going from a watchable channel last week to a signal strength of 0 this week is weird. I would have been less concerned if I was getting a "weak" signal strength of 40 - 60 where a tweek of the dish could fix it. I'm concerned if I have my dish re-aligned that my currently good signal strength channels would drop to a lower signal strength and start pixelating. Might just forget about t
  6. My channels are not back up. Still down. Been a week. Cedros, did Mario ever come out to check your equipment or do an alignment?
  7. I think it is a bit early to say that "tweaking the disk" will fix this issue. I'm on the skeptic side of saying a dish alignment will fix this. I think we are still trying to figure out the problem. I would love it to be just a dish alignment fix. Let's see who gets an alignment that fixes the problem.
  8. "Earth Bump" ?? Hmmmm. Well if someone in this thread gets their dish realigned and it brings back the channels, I'll get on the schedule for a realignment. Not holding breath here.
  9. I just checked my TCM channel (Turner Classic Movies) Channel 491 and I am not receiving a signal. So that channel is also missing for me. So the people that are missing these channels lakeside, do you have a small satellite dish? The people that ARE receiving the "lost" channels (like cedros neighbor) do they have a large dish or two dishes? Here lakeside maybe it is the size of the dish that matters?
  10. Well I have the "newer" LNB on the 75cm elliptical dish and as of 10pm Sunday night I am still experiencing the channel loss. Definitely do not have channels KTLA (246), 426, 445, 450. There might be more but I haven't gone through my whole channel list. This started happening Wed Feb 24 around 5pm. That afternoon I was watching the comedy channel (426) and the signal just went out. No fading, just out.
  11. We used Winston at Lake Chapala Moving. We moved down to Ajijic from Seattle in 2010. Winston was great. Helped in every way. He is still in business so that can tell you something.
  12. As I said earlier in this thread, it is not sun outages. Sun outages occur in the afternoon around 2 - 3 pm (when the sun is out). These channels are gone. All day, all night. Gone.
  13. This is definitely not a sun outage. It is getting close to that time of year where we lose signal around 2-3 pm in the afternoon. But these channels are out all day long. I also lost Discovery 445 and 450, as well as other channels. Maybe Shaw moved these channels to a Satellite we can't receive signals from here in Mexico?
  14. Yes, lost the Comedy Central channel around 5pm today. Still out as of 10pm. Several other channels too that I don't remember right now but noticed they were not working.
  15. I got called today on my house phone and my cell around 12:20pm. I was in the garden and did not pick up either. Numbers that called: 317-114-5380 and 332-497-9894. I do not know these numbers and expect it was something vaccine related.
  16. I was wondering if the Car Registration place now has all the paperwork/stickers etc.. when paying for 2021? I heard some reports earlier in Jan that you had to come back to get your paperwork.
  17. If you get the "Sin Respuesta" message, you just have to hit the return button and try again. I did this about 20 times until I was able to register. I did the same for my wife. It just takes a lot of patience and retries ... I was successful at around 10AM Friday morning.
  18. How? By looking at your drivers license?
  19. A sun outage, sun transit or sun fade is an interruption in or distortion of geostationary satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The effect is due to the sun’s radiation overwhelming the satellite signal. In the northern hemisphere, sun outages occur before the March equinox (February, March) and after the September equinox (September and October), and in the southern hemisphere the outages occur after the March equinox and before the September equinox. At these times, the apparent path of the sun across the sky takes it directly behind the line of sight between a
  20. Two times a year (March and October) the Sun is lined up directly behind the sateliite and us (the ground). This causes the satellite signals to go out for about 15 mins between 2pm and 3pm in the afternoon.
  21. The weather station that states all the ajijicweather.com data resides in Rancho Del Oro (West Ajijic). So the figures do apply to Lakeside. Rain storms here are usually "cloud specific" and "location specific" compared to other areas that might get sprinkles all day long. The equipment for the weather station is NOAA approved and is calibrated twice a year.
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