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  #737527 26-Dec-2012 23:01

OK thanks.  I can get the radio stations but they cut in and out.  The best way I can describe the radio reception it is like trying to watch live tv on a computer that is not on broadband.  I checked the strength of sky and it was 78 and 72 . The sky decoder give a good picture and sound at that. The dish is the old round one.  I will check the other stuff you suggested.  Thanks guys... sorry for being  such a pain

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  #737558 27-Dec-2012 08:33
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Does the dish work OK with the sky decoder plugged in?

When you say round dish, are you talking about the dish itself, or the LNB? A photo would be good.


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  #737578 27-Dec-2012 09:48

Hey Guys.  Thanks  very much for your continued assistance. It just goes to show that an old pensioner can always learn new tricks. The dish is a round one ( not oval) . I made a slight adjustment to the bracket holding it and now I can get a picture on the freeview. It just needs a further slight adjustment and i'm sure it will be spot on.  FYI  , I ended up with the following settings.
Sat d1
Sat longitude 160.0
LNB power - auto
LNB type - user
LNBFreq 1 - 10750
LNBFreq2 - 11300
22k - OFF
Freq - 12671
polar - H

Once again.  Thankyou.

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  #737590 27-Dec-2012 10:07
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The LNB freq 1 & 2 need to be the same or you will only get some transponders on the satellite (i.e. only some channels).

It will be either 11300 for both or 10750 for both, but not a combination.

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  #737592 27-Dec-2012 10:11
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Also, you have mentioned several times that the dish is round - pretty much every sky dish is actually slightly oval (fractionally taller than wide).

It is the shape of the LNB (not the dish) that is important. The LNB is the little box that the wire goes in to that is on the end of the arm of the dish. The shape of the end that faces in to the dish is what is important.

Round = 11300 for both of your frequencies
Oval = 10750 for both of your frequencies

EDIT: Here's a site that has a few pictures of the various LNBs, so hopefully you can ID yours.

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  #737598 27-Dec-2012 10:19

Thanks very much for the extra info. The little box is oval and so I have switched them both to 10750. Now receiving 17 channels.

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  #737611 27-Dec-2012 10:55
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As background info, Sky don't not use the universal type LNBs seen overseas that have two LO frequencies, which is why you need to enter the same frequency in to both boxes.

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