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Topic # 91380 12-Oct-2011 10:15
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hi guys 
trying to put up a satellite dish, i am a bit of a rookie
 
the sat finder is getting its power from receiver

cable (a) is connected to the receiver and sat finder is connected to cable(a) no signal registered on sat finder, this cable is in doors
i remove sat finder from cable(a) and connect cable (a) to cable (b)

cable (b) is outside going roughly 30-35 feet  to satellite location 

i now connect end of cable(b) to sat finder (no lnb attached) and i am getting a full strength signal on the sat finder as if it was pointing to satellite ????  .whats going on here/ what am i doing wrong
                                                                                                        thanks       

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  Reply # 532282 12-Oct-2011 11:36
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Hi, just a few questions if you don't mind:

First up, has your satellite box been configured before or is it brand new?

Re the satellite finder, have you turned the 'volume' down?

Is Cable A a short cable running from the satellite box to the wall socket or something like that?

- To be honest you probably don't need a satellite finder initially, they're only really useful once you are on the right satellite anyway.

I'd recommend taking a look at www.Dishpointer.com which will help you to align the satellite initially.



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  Reply # 532687 13-Oct-2011 09:39
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its new

cable (a) runs from other side of room where receiver is, then  to window and out side cable(b)  

have turned volume down as well still showing signal where ever i point it, even though it is not connected to lnb

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 532724 13-Oct-2011 10:37
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What happens when you connect it to the LNB?
I was under the impression that finders need to be connected to the LNB and the receiver to work?

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  Reply # 532764 13-Oct-2011 11:29
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skylark:...i now connect end of cable(b) to sat finder (no lnb attached) and i am getting a full strength signal on the sat finder as if it was pointing to satellite ????...


What type of "sat finder"?

Every el cheapo meter I have used (many) has some type of attenuator (knob) to lower the meter reading. Usually this knob (volume control (-:)) should be initially turned fully anticlockwise.

If your meter still deflects full range then either your meter is faulty or perhaps your have the in/output leads reversed?

 

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  Reply # 544524 12-Nov-2011 11:24
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I had similar problem so substituted car battery trickle charger (12v outputs around 13.8v dc) instead of STB.

Use cable inner as the positive,outer the negative.

After tuning in the satelitte,remove charger and satelitte tuner.Connect the STB and rotate LNB for NZ channels and maybe final delicate touch for SBS channels.

Easy to tune incorrect satelitte-be aware of this.

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