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Topic # 112879 25-Dec-2012 09:22
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Hi all, I imported a motor home from Europe with a roof mounted dish. It drives me nuts! I have tried all settings for the LNB eg. 11300 and 10750 etc. etc. Is it possible that the LNB simply won't receive the Optus D1 signal? I also tried a different LNB from Europe, no result. Everything worked fine  when I was travelling in Europe. Any ideas?  Thanks

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  Reply # 737088 25-Dec-2012 09:25
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Southern hemisphere vs northern hemisphere?
Perhaps if you drive your motorhome only in reverse.

Perhaps look up the user manual on the net and then read through to see if there is a switch or a setting at the antenna. Send the manufacturer an email and ask them if it should work it New Zealand.

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  Reply # 737089 25-Dec-2012 09:29
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Hi a photo of the setup might help. But my guess is the skew would not be anywhere near where the opt us fleet lay in NZ, and what LNB LO does the new LNB say on the side of the case

Cyril

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 737090 25-Dec-2012 09:29
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Hi a photo of the setup might help. But my guess is the skew would not be anywhere near where the opt us fleet lay in NZ, and what LNB LO does the new LNB say on the side of the case

Cyril

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  Reply # 737091 25-Dec-2012 09:31
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Have you checked the polarisation
Have you tried a local LNB

Simple things first.

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  Reply # 737093 25-Dec-2012 09:45
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also need to make sure it is for the channels you want. For freeview etc it needs to be KU band. Maybe you have a C band lnb




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  Reply # 737094 25-Dec-2012 09:46
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The LNB settings to enter in to the sat receiver should be printed on the side of the LNB - you can sit there for ever trying to guess, or just climb up and have a look.

As cyril7 says, you will probably have to adjust the skew, once you have the other settings sorted.

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  Reply # 737268 26-Dec-2012 08:10
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Don't think you have any issues with the lnb mate as I have brought down a folding camping dish and lnb for the uk with me.  I have it working fine on 160e.  The skew in the uk is to have to lnb is straight down as the reference sat is 1 deg west, but out here it is 90 deg skew.

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  Reply # 737450 26-Dec-2012 18:44
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In case it helps...
The settings for the LNB from Europe are likely to be:
low local oscillator frequency = 9750 MHz
high local oscillator frequency = 10600 MHz
switch frequency = 11700 MHz

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  Reply # 737455 26-Dec-2012 19:23
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Is it motorised?
Are you using Usals  or Disecq
If so have you changed the relevant details?



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  Reply # 737474 26-Dec-2012 20:04
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Brunzy: Is it motorised?
Are you using Usals  or Disecq
If so have you changed the relevant details?

Thanks all for your advice. It's not motorized, I have tried different skews, frequencies, found the LNB specific frequencies on the net, all that to no avail. I have now contacted the producer to see whether there is other incompatibility. Thanks anyway

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  Reply # 739461 2-Jan-2013 18:47
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Hi can I ask are you using a nz sky decoder with the european satellite dish.  Here is a little issue I have had and found a way around.

I came to nz 4 months ago from england, while I waited for my sat kit to arrive I had sky installed.  When my kit arrived I put a splitter in line in the sky feed and feed this off to a dreambox 800hd.  I found at first I was difficult to scan in any channels on the dm800 until just by chance I changed the polarisation from H to V ie 12456 H change to V.  I got a number of channels and then followed this up with network scans and I managed to get all the sky channels and freeview.  One thing I could not work was why everything was showing wrong to what lyngsat was showing, I also could not get any hd channels to scan in. I also had a twin tunner new receiver called a tm twin, (basically a vu duo) but I had major issues getting any channels to clear.  So today I set up my spare folding camping dish, peaked the signal and put the feed onto the tmtwin. I scanned all the channels on the frequencies they where supposed to be then did a network search and a hd search and I got all my channels I had been missing.  I then disconneted the feed and put the sky feed back into the box, guess what no channels.  So now I have set my spare dish up and bolted down onto the deck, this is the european dish with tm universal LNB, my receiver is now working first class but not with the sky feed.




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  Reply # 739468 2-Jan-2013 19:09
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kegnkiwi: Hi can I ask are you using a nz sky decoder with the european satellite dish.  Here is a little issue I have had and found a way around.

I came to nz 4 months ago from england, while I waited for my sat kit to arrive I had sky installed.  When my kit arrived I put a splitter in line in the sky feed and feed this off to a dreambox 800hd.  I found at first I was difficult to scan in any channels on the dm800 until just by chance I changed the polarisation from H to V ie 12456 H change to V.  I got a number of channels and then followed this up with network scans and I managed to get all the sky channels and freeview.  One thing I could not work was why everything was showing wrong to what lyngsat was showing, I also could not get any hd channels to scan in. I also had a twin tunner new receiver called a tm twin, (basically a vu duo) but I had major issues getting any channels to clear.  So today I set up my spare folding camping dish, peaked the signal and put the feed onto the tmtwin. I scanned all the channels on the frequencies they where supposed to be then did a network search and a hd search and I got all my channels I had been missing.  I then disconneted the feed and put the sky feed back into the box, guess what no channels.  So now I have set my spare dish up and bolted down onto the deck, this is the european dish with tm universal LNB, my receiver is now working first class but not with the sky feed.



I used a German Grundig receiver and that was the problem. For some reason there was no setting for the 22khz switch. I had another receiver from Europe where I could set it to 'On' et voila, everything's working just fine. A little twist of the LNB improved the signal as well.

Thanks again for all the comments

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