Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


kegnkiwi

56 posts

Master Geek


#118981 15-May-2013 20:34
Send private message

Could anyone living in northland check what type of signal levels they are getting on channel 70 discovery channel using the standard sky dish with monoblock.  I'm getting break ups even in good weather  with 80% signal level but down to around between 30 and 40% quality.  I'm being told this is a good level but I'm not sure.

Thanks


Create new topic
grant_k
3539 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #820348 15-May-2013 22:16
Send private message

I had the same thing happen to me last year, and it turned out to be the Sharp Dual-throat LNB was failing.  Sky have replaced many thousands of these around the country due to LO drift.  At first, some channels are affected but not others.  Then it gets slowly worse until nothing works.  The amount of drift is temperature dependent so with these colder nights we are getting now, it may get worse.

If your LNB is a light grey colour with a "Sharp" label, and is Dual-throat (elliptical dome on the front), I'd be pretty much certain it is the cause of your problem.





kegnkiwi

56 posts

Master Geek


  #820353 15-May-2013 22:24
Send private message

I think you may have hit the nail on the head so to say, the sky enginner did mention this but when I gave the signal reading tonight he said they where perfect, The thing is I'm not stupid and I have filmed the channel breaking up and shown the ber readings in the same video. 

On another not my moto box is losing ept, I have posted about this in another thread, but I am being told its is a sky fault and they know about it.  Load of crap if its a known problem I'd like another box to try.

Cheers for your reply.

Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.