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Topic # 95773 12-Jan-2012 20:43
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I have Just lost all signal for all the channels I get off Optus D1, Freeview and SBS mainly. I realise that this is most likely a failure somewhere in my setup but just thought I would put the feelers out to see if anyone else is having problems before I jump on my roof to look at my dish.

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  Reply # 568134 12-Jan-2012 22:05
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All freeview and SBS channels working OK off D1 in Nelson.

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  Reply # 568241 13-Jan-2012 09:23
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What was your weather like. We had some serious rain last night and whilst Freeview channels were OK I lost SBS Australia.




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  Reply # 569658 16-Jan-2012 21:17
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D1 seems to have a weak signal here in lower hutt. My little reciever is having trouble locking on.Weather has been atrocious these last few days but have checked my dish and it is still pointed correctly. I have nothing else useful to convey. Cheers



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  Reply # 569663 16-Jan-2012 21:33
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Yeah I think it must have been the weather. It wasn't bad at the time but it closed in soon after. It was just weird that I was getting no signal at all. It was all back to normal the next day.

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  Reply # 569831 17-Jan-2012 11:31

I had problems in Stoke, Nelson off and on November/December. I called Sky and they talked me through connecting to another satellite. No more problems. Sorry but I didn't take notice of the new satellite name.

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  Reply # 569896 17-Jan-2012 13:42
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SNUFF: I had problems in Stoke, Nelson off and on November/December. I called Sky and they talked me through connecting to another satellite. No more problems. Sorry but I didn't take notice of the new satellite name.


Must be Optus D2, I noticed people down south require a another satellite which has been Optus D2. In use D1

 




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  Reply # 569904 17-Jan-2012 14:04
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Uhhhhm no.

Sky use D1 and C1.

D2 is another 18 or so deg off, and needs a 2 LNB holders or a separate dish. Which is how mysky can use 2 tuners and sats :)

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  Reply # 569954 17-Jan-2012 15:13
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I've got a D1, used to run it with Sky Digital, eventually got rid of it and bought a Freeview decoder, over the last week or so like every day at around 3PM it's just no signal, one minute working perfect and it just stops, rescan for channels, nothings there, not even a signal. Pretty random.




 

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  Reply # 569963 17-Jan-2012 15:20
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brandonruscoe: I've got a D1, used to run it with Sky Digital, eventually got rid of it and bought a Freeview decoder, over the last week or so like every day at around 3PM it's just no signal, one minute working perfect and it just stops, rescan for channels, nothings there, not even a signal. Pretty random.


Potentially, sun reflection. Although it should effect many others too, check that its not almost directly pointing at the big red sucker.

http://www.intelsat.com/resources/tech-talk/satellite-sun-interference.asp



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  Reply # 569969 17-Jan-2012 15:30
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Oblivian:
brandonruscoe: I've got a D1, used to run it with Sky Digital, eventually got rid of it and bought a Freeview decoder, over the last week or so like every day at around 3PM it's just no signal, one minute working perfect and it just stops, rescan for channels, nothings there, not even a signal. Pretty random.


Potentially, sun reflection. Although it should effect many others too, check that its not almost directly pointing at the big red sucker.

http://www.intelsat.com/resources/tech-talk/satellite-sun-interference.asp




The sun is shining to the left of the dish but miles away from being directly at it.

UPDATE:  Suddenly it's working again. 




 

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  Reply # 570074 17-Jan-2012 18:00
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youll find it is the sky dual lnb has a drifting local oscillator, if the serial number on the LNB is 6A or 5A you can be sure its the LNB, usually worst in the heat of the day, im replacing 1 or 2 a day




 

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  Reply # 570162 17-Jan-2012 21:40
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brandonruscoe:
Oblivian:
brandonruscoe: I've got a D1, used to run it with Sky Digital, eventually got rid of it and bought a Freeview decoder, over the last week or so like every day at around 3PM it's just no signal, one minute working perfect and it just stops, rescan for channels, nothings there, not even a signal. Pretty random.


Potentially, sun reflection. Although it should effect many others too, check that its not almost directly pointing at the big red sucker.

http://www.intelsat.com/resources/tech-talk/satellite-sun-interference.asp




The sun is shining to the left of the dish but miles away from being directly at it.

UPDATE:  Suddenly it's working again. 


Maybe the sun moved ?

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