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satellite change might cause some stations to go silent this weekend!

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80sTalkRadioFan
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satellite change might cause some stations to go silent this weekend!

Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:46 pm

http://www.amc8migration.com
Wonder if we'll have a silent station or two this weekend from stations who either haven't realigned their dish or whose polarization is not correct for the new amc-18 satellite.

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Re: satellite change might cause some stations to go silent this weekend!

Post by ftballfan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:03 am


80sTalkRadioFan
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Re: satellite change might cause some stations to go silent this weekend!

Post by 80sTalkRadioFan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:35 am

Wow! That seems a bit extreme. The cost of a new dish must have been a budget buster for the stations. I have noticed since the changeover to AMC-18, several stations have satellite dropouts during programming. They sound like a digital breakup that you might here if you lose signal on your TV. Toledo's WIMX (aka) "Mix 95.7" and Dayton's WONE "Fox Sports 980" seem to lose their lock on the satellite quite frequently, though both stations usually get it back before the network backup streams kick in.


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