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Topic # 237488 5-Jun-2018 10:04
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We are from Auckland and took our mysky box to Papamoa over the weekend. It worked fine for about three days and then lost connection. We reset it and wiped the card etc and nothing helped. We then plugged it in at my sister's place around the corner but it still wouldn't work. We came back to Auckland, plugged it in and it is working perfectly. What happened?

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  Reply # 2029661 5-Jun-2018 10:18
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Papamoa dish probably moved or failed due to the weather. Your sister may have a different LNB on the dish which requires the settings in the Sky receiver to be changed to match.


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  Reply # 2029779 5-Jun-2018 13:00
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RunningMan:

Papamoa dish probably moved or failed due to the weather. Your sister may have a different LNB on the dish which requires the settings in the Sky receiver to be changed to match.



In that case it wouldn’t have worked at all( different LNB)
More likely LNB drift, it could be yours and Sky have altered the settings for you, or the other one

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  Reply # 2029811 5-Jun-2018 13:37
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Brunzy:

In that case it wouldn’t have worked at all( different LNB)
More likely LNB drift, it could be yours and Sky have altered the settings for you, or the other one

 

Not sure which case you are referring to here.

 

At Papamoa, it worked, then stopped. Timing coincides with a big storm going through, which tends to move dishes out of alignment. Pretty unlikely to be LO drift with a sudden loss of service. That would more likely be gradual loss of service, one TP at a time.

 

In the other case (sister's), it never worked, which suggests the wrong LO frequency is entered for that LNB.


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  Reply # 2029842 5-Jun-2018 14:24
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RunningMan:

Brunzy:

In that case it wouldn’t have worked at all( different LNB)
More likely LNB drift, it could be yours and Sky have altered the settings for you, or the other one


Not sure which case you are referring to here.




“At Papamoa, it worked, then stopped.”

Which means the LNB was the correct one.

“Timing coincides with a big storm going through, which tends to move dishes out of alignment. “

Possibly


‘Pretty unlikely to be LO drift with a sudden loss of service.”

We don’t know if the OP’s box was on 10750, 10745 etc.
5Mhz out, not optimal quality, through in some rain and voila, no signal


That would more likely be gradual loss of service, one TP at a time.


In the other case (sister's), it never worked, which suggests the wrong LO frequency is entered for that LNB.



Agreed ;-)

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