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#72273 23-Nov-2010 23:34
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The house had a SKY dish on it that actually got damaged in a storm when the last owners still owned it, it still works but quality is very bad, so I bought a new 75cm dish and also a new decoder to chuck in the bedroom,

On Monday morning I took the Sky dish off and put the new one up, I have installed a few dish's in the past so I figured I would be ok one more time, I hooked up the new dish and LNB and I have been trying since Monday morning to find a signal, but it just sits on 5% quality, I have tried everything including buying a satellite finder which wont budge either, I even got a new cable to run directly from the dish, but still no luck,

So tonight I gave in and put the old Sky one back up, but I left the new LNB in just to make sure it wasnt faulty, well I hadnt even adjusted the Sky one to where it was before and we were getting a good signal,

I need help badly, I contacted the people I bought the dish off and they keep telling me I am not positioning it right, but I have had it pointing in every position possible!

Its driving me crazy!

Any help at this point would be much appreciated as I am mentally exhausted after spending two very long days trying to figure out what the hell I am doing wrong!

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  #408642 24-Nov-2010 00:36
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So, it's not the LNB, the cabling, or the decoder - It pretty much HAS to be dish alignment.
Azimuth should be the more robust setting; altitude - is it possible that the two dishes have different offsets - so that they need to be leaned back at different angles for the signal to reflect onto the LNB?

Skew should be the same, and that leaves the distance from the dish to the LNB as a variable.

I've not used a sat-finder, but read of some problems where the LNB was not being powered properly.

Just some thoughts.


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S4D

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  #408646 24-Nov-2010 01:00
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Ok thanks for that, I will be trying again tomorrow, now that I know nothing is faulty, I guess I need to keep trying to get the alignment right, the dish's I have installed before have been this size and pretty much identical.....its soo frustrating lol

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  #408937 24-Nov-2010 15:04
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Well I just got it to work,

First I started from scratch and still couldn't get it to work and then when I was putting the dish back up to try again and I was sliding the bracket over the mounting tube it fell and slide to the bottom of the tube and we all of a sudden had 70% quality signal on the decoder, so I just secured the dish to the bottom of the mounting tube instead of at the top where its supposed to be and we now have TV!, what I don't understand is where it is on the bracket is where we have had it for 2 days, the only difference is its lower down now and it works, if only it fell two days ago! =-)



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  #408942 24-Nov-2010 15:08
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Good skills!

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