I have just moved into a new place which happens to have a satellite dish installed so I bought a Freeview satellite receiver but unfortunately I'm having some problems. On Monday night I was experiencing major breakups over a period of an hour or two, after which time it came right. It then worked fine for a couple of days but I am experiencing the same problem again tonight.
The diagnostics on the set top box show a consistent signal strength around 65% and signal quality around 80% but when it breaks up it seems to intermittently jump to zero. I am surprised that the problem seems to be so intermittant.
Does this sound like a fault with the cabling or the dish alignment? Is there anything simple that I can do to try to diagnose the fault before getting the professionals in? There is a junction box near the dish itself so I was thinking of possibly disconnecting everything from it and then spraying CRC on it or even replacing it entirely but I can't be sure that's the source of the problem.
Any advice would be appreciated.