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# 181258 8-Oct-2015 11:25
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Hey guys,

I'm using a Sat Finder to try and fix a no signal issue, but the finder just won't change its tone no matter which way I turn the dish.

I'm fairly certain I have it pointed the right way, and on the right angle, and I set the finder to '5' like it says in the manual, and it makes the high pitched tone, but the tone doesn't get higher or lower no matter where I adjust the dish.  I haven't changed any settings on the Freeview box since i lost signal either.

I've also noticed it makes the high pitched tone even if its not connected to the LNB, only to the box!  I thought it needed to complete a circuit for it to do that?

Any ideas? I've tried to contact a couple of installers here in Whangarei but have had no response. Plus I don't really want to pay a crazy amount of money for someone to just tweak it lol


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  # 1402562 8-Oct-2015 17:00
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throw in your address, the satelite you want to point at, and then use the map to find a point of interest between you and the satellite, then aim and go :)

may or may not work but at least you know its the right direction

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  # 1402569 8-Oct-2015 17:14
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It's pretty accurate.  I used a Compass app on my phone to get the best direction, and the dish has markings on the side for the right angle.  


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  # 1402628 8-Oct-2015 19:13
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ive never found a compass app on a phone to be very accurate

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  # 1402643 8-Oct-2015 19:31
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I've also positioned it based off another dish we have on the other side of the house.

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  # 1402654 8-Oct-2015 19:49
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There is a good chance that your LNB is dead, you should replace the LNB then re align the dish, once you have maximum signal on the meter, then check the signal strength on the satellite receiver, then adjust the skew to give the maximum signal strength and quality ( the quality is the more important one )

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  # 1402683 8-Oct-2015 20:32
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Damn that's a shame.  It wasn't that long ago that it was replaced before.

Any ideas why the sat finder makes a tone when it's not connected to the LNB, but only connected to the receiver?  is that normal?  My Freeviewbox has LNB Power at 13/18v. When I change it to 'OFF', the tone stops.

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