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I have a Zenith SAT-520.


For the last few nights, I have to power cycle the box to fix a problem with my OTA channels.


On average I get an 80%+ signal on all the OTA channels. WBBM is at about 70% and WTTW is around 55%.


But what is happening, is that I will turn on the box and get NOTHING on most of the digitial channels 2-1, 5-1, 7-1. And most of them are removed from the guide.


If I key in 5-1, and hit signal... It is blue grey bar below the 40% mark and not moving or anything, and says channel not found.


However, Analog , some sub-channels (7-2), and DirecTV work fine....


I power cycle the box, waith the minute or so to rebuild the channel list and all is fine.


In another thread, a Zenith expert thinks it could be one of the local channel broadcasts that might be freezing up the box...


Has anyone else experienced this?
 

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How far are you from the WJYS Ch. 62 transmitter? Their signal could be overloading your STB.
 

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Hmmm... Looks like I am pretty close, does anyone know the exact street address of the transmitter for Channel 62?


According to antennaweb.org I am pretty close.


Can I get a filter just for channel 62? Since they are just broadcast analog from Hammon... Their digital is comming from downtown.
 

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The FCC page lists their address as

18600 S. OAK PARK DRIVE

TINLEY PARK, IL 60477


Transmitter: 41° 33' 10" N 87° 47' 9" W for Analog

Transmitter: 41° 52' 44" N 87° 38' 10" W for Digital

Sears Tower [233 S Wacker Dr]


It looks like the analog transmitter on Channel 62 is SW of the Hancock and would be in Tinley Park, not Hammond.
 

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Yikes.....

I am like only five miles from the tower....


Yep, that would be cause for an overload... So how do I go about filtering it a bit?
 
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