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Topic # 114988 9-Mar-2013 13:51
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I've just recently moved to ChCh from Aus. I had FoxTel in Aus so this Freeview is all new to me.

The house we have moved into had a Sky dish, and the people living here before us did have Sky. I've borrowed a friends SatLink decoder to try get us sorted until we decide exactly what we want do.

The issue Im having is I cannot get any Freeview channels. I can pick up 7 Central, SBS etc.

The settings I'm running are

LBN Type: 9750/10750
LBN Power: 13/18
LBN Dish: Fixed
DiSEqC Switch: Off
Switch 22KHz: 0/22K
Frequency: 12456
Symbol Rate: 22500

Signal is running at 70%

Is there something I can do so that I can get Freeview to work?

TIA for any help

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  Reply # 777348 9-Mar-2013 13:53
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Disable the 22 kHz switch.

Note: LNB most likely only has a single local oscillator on 10750 MHz so you may need to change LNB type also.

P.S. Given you are in Christchurch I would dump the satellite service and switch to terrestrial. Image quality on sat is low bitrate standard definition mpeg2 which is not nice to watch at all.




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  Reply # 777350 9-Mar-2013 13:57
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It won't give me the option to turn Switch 22k on or off?

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  Reply # 777351 9-Mar-2013 14:00
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Is there an option for advanced LNB settings?

You probably have it set to a universal LNB or similar, which requires to 22k switch. You'll need to set the LNB to use just the 10750 frequency (no separate high and low band), then you should be able to turn 22k off.



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  Reply # 777368 9-Mar-2013 14:59
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Thanks for the help so far. Ive made a little progress, managed to get LNB set to 10750 and got Switch 22KHz turned off. Signal strength is up to 75%.

I can now get a test screen with the following info

Satellite: Freeview
12635MHz 5100Ks
V:1296 A:1297 P:1296

Not sure what any of this means? Anymore ideas/tips?

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  Reply # 777370 9-Mar-2013 15:03
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Try a rescan of the satellite now and let us know if you get any further channels



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  Reply # 777372 9-Mar-2013 15:07
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Just rescanned and no channels other than the Test channel.

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  Reply # 777375 9-Mar-2013 15:14
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OK, looks like you are getting the right satellite now.

Can you manual scan the following transponders

12483 - Horozontil - SR=22500

12456 - H - SR=22500



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  Reply # 777377 9-Mar-2013 15:21
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Not getting anything other than the Test channel

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  Reply # 777379 9-Mar-2013 15:26
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I'm not familiar with setup of the Satlink - does it give you the option of scanning a single transponder, or adding transponders to a list for a given sat?



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  Reply # 777381 9-Mar-2013 15:31
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I can set those parameters that you posted and then do a scan. It does a series of Processes. Each time it seems to change frequency and symbol rate. It does seen to do a scan on those initial parameters first though.

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  Reply # 777383 9-Mar-2013 15:36
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It sounds like it is scanning a list of known transponders on the sat - is there an option to edit the satellite or transponder list, and make sure that the 2 listed above are on the list?



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  Reply # 777386 9-Mar-2013 15:44
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Ok managed to get frequency and symbol rate set. Scanned and not getting anything? Tried with both frequencies you posted.



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  Reply # 777387 9-Mar-2013 15:44
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Ok managed to get frequency and symbol rate set. Scanned and not getting anything? Tried with both frequencies you posted.

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  Reply # 777389 9-Mar-2013 15:59
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What is LNB power set to?

Also, do you know if the dish was working fine up until very recently, or has it been some time since it was used?



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  Reply # 777390 9-Mar-2013 16:01
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Dish was being used for Sky until 3 weeks ago. LNB power is set to 13/18

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