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signal loss on only one channel

For about a week now whenever we have tried to watch the DIY channel it only shows Partial Signal Loss and then switches to Complete Signal Loss after a few minutes and back and forth between the two. No other channels(that we have tried) are showing this, we'll go up to HGTV or down to FoodNetwork and they work fine as do any other channel we go to. But we can't just hit the up and down arrows or try to go to a channel by punching numbers, it will only change channels if we go through the guide.
This happens on perfectly clear days and there is nothing blocking the satellite.
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Re: signal loss on only one channel

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ijustwanttowatchdiy wrote:
For about a week now whenever we have tried to watch the DIY channel it only shows Partial Signal Loss and then switches to Complete Signal Loss after a few minutes and back and forth between the two. No other channels(that we have tried) are showing this, we'll go up to HGTV or down to FoodNetwork and they work fine as do any other channel we go to. But we can't just hit the up and down arrows or try to go to a channel by punching numbers, it will only change channels if we go through the guide.
This happens on perfectly clear days and there is nothing blocking the satellite.


Hello Ijustwanttowachdiy. Signal loss can be frustrating. That channel is coming in on either satellite 110 or 77. You might be missing other HD channels. We can troubleshoot via the forums.

Just a few things we'd ask you to check first.
Make sure all cables into the receiver and on the floor behind the receiver are twisted tightly. A 1/2 twist can cause signal loss. Just hand tight is fine. Anyone move furniture or install new electronics that could have pulled a cable?
Also, don't climb your roof, but if you were standing behind the DISH, does it have a clear view of the sky? No new tree branches or leaves possibly causing this issue that you can see? No recent roof or gutter work done, someone could have knocked your DISH? No yard or home repair work, someone could have nicked or cut a cable?