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Topic # 159975 18-Dec-2014 21:47
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Having some trouble getting the sky dish to work while camping, using a mysky box and a sky dish, have tried different cable and different lnb but still no luck, just getting nothing, seem to be pointing in the correct direction and same elevation as everyone else. but still nothing. I also have a sat finder but that is not being much help either, I have a dual throat lnb on there. Using a mysky hdi brought from home, have checked the frequency is set correct, for the lnb is there any others required. Any suggestions?

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  Reply # 1200227 18-Dec-2014 22:05
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Does the sat finder indicate you are pointed at a satellite?   

The dish must be aligned exactly at the satellite, not just in the general direction. A degree or so out, you will lose the signal. 

When I aligned the dish at my bach, I pointed the dish in the general direction of the satellite and wiggled it around until the sat finder showed a signal. It took a few minutes. 

Then, it was just a case of getting the decoder to do a channel scan. 

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  Reply # 1200278 19-Dec-2014 02:55
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The MySky may be configured for a LNB that uses a different local oscillator frequency. I had to configure the MySky when I moved houses. 2 are used by sky. I forget how to as that was some time ago.




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  Reply # 1200286 19-Dec-2014 06:59
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surfisup1000: Does the sat finder indicate you are pointed at a satellite?   

The dish must be aligned exactly at the satellite, not just in the general direction. A degree or so out, you will lose the signal. 

When I aligned the dish at my bach, I pointed the dish in the general direction of the satellite and wiggled it around until the sat finder showed a signal. It took a few minutes. 

Then, it was just a case of getting the decoder to do a channel scan. 

this is part of the problem the say finder doesn't really indicate alot, if I could get it to give me a good reading then I think I would be fine

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  Reply # 1200289 19-Dec-2014 07:15
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I am assuming that you are using a sat meter with a needle.

Most people dont know how to use them properly.

To start with connect the meter as you would, then adjust the gain control until the needle is in the middle.

Move the dish slightly one way and see if it raises or falls, once you have better signal, wind the gain back to half way again and keep repeating until you have max signal, you can then tilt up and down as needed.

Takes me about 30 seconds to do a dish using this method.

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  Reply # 1200291 19-Dec-2014 07:18
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HDi has four tuner inputs, are you using the correct one??, right most looking from rear.




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  Reply # 1200305 19-Dec-2014 07:59
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Spyware: HDi has four tuner inputs, are you using the correct one??, right most looking from rear.

yes this is the one I'm using, also on the lnb there are four connectors, does it matter which one I use for that?



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  Reply # 1200307 19-Dec-2014 08:17
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SATTV: I am assuming that you are using a sat meter with a needle.

Most people dont know how to use them properly.

To start with connect the meter as you would, then adjust the gain control until the needle is in the middle.

Move the dish slightly one way and see if it raises or falls, once you have better signal, wind the gain back to half way again and keep repeating until you have max signal, you can then tilt up and down as needed.

Takes me about 30 seconds to do a dish using this method.

John


Thanks for this, I can only seem to get about 1-2db of gain on the needle at a time? When I get to the correct position should should I be expecting to get the needle to go right over?

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  Reply # 1200349 19-Dec-2014 09:27
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SATTV: I am assuming that you are using a sat meter with a needle.

Most people dont know how to use them properly.

To start with connect the meter as you would, then adjust the gain control until the needle is in the middle.

Move the dish slightly one way and see if it raises or falls, once you have better signal, wind the gain back to half way again and keep repeating until you have max signal, you can then tilt up and down as needed.

Takes me about 30 seconds to do a dish using this method.

John


Thanks for this, I can only seem to get about 1-2db of gain on the needle at a time? When I get to the correct position should should I be expecting to get the needle to go right over?


The Sat Finder needle should swing pretty much full scale as you swing the dish through a satellite position.
This of course is dependent on the position of the gain control.




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  Reply # 1200357 19-Dec-2014 09:41
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Shoes2468: Having some trouble getting the sky dish to work while camping, using a mysky box and a sky dish, have tried different cable and different lnb but still no luck, just getting nothing, seem to be pointing in the correct direction and same elevation as everyone else. but still nothing. I also have a sat finder but that is not being much help either, I have a dual throat lnb on there. Using a mysky hdi brought from home, have checked the frequency is set correct, for the lnb is there any others required. Any suggestions?


Did the the setup work before you went camping?
What have you changed? Quite a few things by the look of it.
Looking at the front of the dish, do you have the LNB cables coming out of the LNB at about 8 o'clock.
Some LNBs require this... Mine does not.
Incorrect rotational position of the LNB can cause almost no response to the satellite you want.







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  Reply # 1200845 19-Dec-2014 21:34
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Thankfully I have solved this issue turned out to be the trees, after some advice on how to use the sat finder it was easy to tell there was something not quite right, have now got it setup about 10 meters from the caravan, thanks all for the advice

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