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Old 04-06-2019, 09:49 PM   #1  
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i have good reception getting video/audio dropout and sometimes a temperary total loss of signal. Sometimes it comes in waves and might last a little with the signal coming and going then eventually clears up. 1.What can interfere with the digital terrestrial signal from the satellite and local interference?
2. can a generator or microwave close to me do it?
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:38 AM   #2  
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Since you posted in the Over the Air forum, I assume you are asking can satellite signals interfere with OTA reception. That answer is no. As far as a microwave, probably if the microwave shielding is defective. If it happens while the microwave in not in use, I'd rule that out.

What is most common that will interfere with OTA signals are strong FM signal in the area, reflections of the signal off of a large object between you and the transmitter and distance from the transmitter.

If you post your tvfool report and what antenna you are using we can be of more help.
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Mt Wilson is very powerful. It serves most of So Cal with TV and FM @5500ft. It can be seen everywhere in La and into the other counties. Things are very different now than way back . With all the satellites, old junk in space then all the cell phones towers and microwave dishes on the ground cold this be something i just need to live with?
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...... could this be something i just need to live with?
It is impossible to even try to answer that question until we see your TVFool signal report and you give us the details about your antenna installation. You can do a TVFool signal report here:
http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?opti...pper&Itemid=29
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