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Old 29-Sep-2023, 11:50 PM   #1
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Sudden signal loss

Hi, it has been awhile since I posted. I have a Winegard HD8200U antenna, Winegard 2000 Pre Amp Winegard HDA 200 booster.

I have been able to receive channels out of Seattle and surrounding areas for years (75 miles out). NBC and CBS will come and go during bad weather - Fox always comes in at strength 90 or 100. PBS comes in mid 70s to 80 strength

OK so a week or so ago, everything but Fox went dark. Regardless of how I position the antenna (RCA remote control rotor) I am getting nothing but Fox and now Fox only comes in at strength 60 to 64 -

There have been no changes anywhere, no bad weather storms etc. Today a friend and I took down the mast enough to check the connections and everything looked fine. The coax into the house in the attic also is tight and unchanged and the connection at the TV and DVR all seem fine.

I am at a loss as to what might have happened and am looking for some insight and/or ideas. TX jimmylittleman
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Old 6-Oct-2023, 10:28 AM   #2
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Did any neighbors install equipment such as solar panels, etc., recently? It's a long shot, but the inverters used with such systems (particularly if poorly designed) can generate lots of electrical 'hash' that can knock out signals, particularly weak ones. Welders can do it also, although they'd have to be running 24/7.
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