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Topic # 93690 27-Nov-2011 10:30
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I did receive sbs almost all times (except in bad weather) but on this trip to Auckland it does not work
The signal strength is one and the is bad or no signal

It was fine last month (October)

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  Reply # 550565 27-Nov-2011 14:00
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Check your LNB Alignment. It was working fine for me in Auckland on an old Sky dish last night




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  Reply # 550621 27-Nov-2011 17:37
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OK at 5.30 pm in Auckland but I have noticed lots of break up over the past few nites. Most likely weather related..




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  Reply # 550630 27-Nov-2011 17:59
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It has been windy the last couple of days in Auckland.

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  Reply # 550634 27-Nov-2011 18:22
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The signal (on the system reboot ) has moved from 3pc to 80pc but it is still pixelated with the sound coming in and out
It's the sort of signal I would get when the weather is bad but the weather seems fine now

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  Reply # 550636 27-Nov-2011 18:25
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At least it is that good that you are getting a signal I like the sbs and miss it when I am not in Queensland

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  Reply # 550699 27-Nov-2011 22:10
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Apsattv mailing list reported a drop in SBS TP power levels last week. On my 90cm it comes in @ about 60% clear in gisborne, was 70-75% last week before power drop.

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  Reply # 550715 27-Nov-2011 22:57
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Tonight the SBS reception has improved substantially and it appears to be almost perfect
 A big improvement on last night and earlier today

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Reply # 550894 28-Nov-2011 12:13
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Frownhmmh today the levels dropped to 63-80 the picture is pixerlated so bad again it is unwatchable ....

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  Reply # 555526 8-Dec-2011 15:25
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It has been lost to me (in Auckland, using old sky dish) since the first post in this thread (late Nov).

I bought a signal checker; all LEDs and the buzzer go off to indicate that I'm getting good signals out of Optus DI and the other aus channels I get are all fine.

It looks as though SBS might have found a way to attenuate the signal so that it covers only the intended area - lucky Tasmanians; unlucky for some NZers

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Reply # 555527 8-Dec-2011 15:32
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Boo hoo
I may have to move to australia

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  Reply # 555574 8-Dec-2011 17:43
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Your LNB might be almost dead. I recently moved and had to replace the original SKY LNB with a new one to get reliable SBS.




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  Reply # 555580 8-Dec-2011 17:58
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I am still getting SBS 1 and 2 OK however as other posters have noted I have also been noticing some signal breakup over the last couple of weeks. According to Lyngsat:

http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html

SBS is transmitted on the same beam (NANZ) as Nine, Go and Gem so I would have thought that any change to the broadcast would have affected these other channels too??? but for me at leat they are fine. I am not an expert though so feel free to correct me.

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  Reply # 555583 8-Dec-2011 18:05
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Shhhh don't name those channels while the cricket is on one of them!
Those channels are still going good for me but I believe they're on a different transponder
A new lnb could be worth a go, I guess 

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  Reply # 555681 8-Dec-2011 21:51
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Worth a try

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  Reply # 555701 8-Dec-2011 23:26
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As of now, in Wellington with a 65cm ex sky dish, I am getting the sbs channels with a signal quality of 94. Signal level is 100, but, I'm not sure if that figure is accurate. No drop outs at all.

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