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Topic # 29980 25-Jan-2009 12:38
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Hi everyone

We bought a freeview receiver through DSE, but much to our frustration can only get 6 of the channels on it.

It is connected to our sattelite dish (not HD) and is getting the signal from sattelite Optus D1 at strength 84%, which is the strongest signal we can receive having used a satelite tuner. The channels we can get are really good quality picture, however i'm not that bothered about the picture for Parliament TV I want the other channels!!

Is the problem likely to be the signal strength (we have a tree that may be interfering with the periphery of the signal) or could it be something else? We're out of ideas, but I don't really want to get someone to come and look at it if there's something simple that it could be. Any help would be most appreciated.

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  Reply # 191992 25-Jan-2009 17:39
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So which channels do you currently get?

It sounds like you can get the TVNZ transponder but not the Kordia one.




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  Reply # 191995 25-Jan-2009 17:54
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I can get TV3, C4, Parlament Chanel, Stratos, Cue and Te Reo. The Receiver says its picking up Optus D1. Signal strength is 85%. If thats any help. It says that its picking up 3 transponders - carrier_1 and freeview (x 2). Thanks for your reply so far.

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  Reply # 192000 25-Jan-2009 18:39
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You need to scan two transponders, 12483 and 12456, I suspect you have scanned the first, now scan the second.

Cyril

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  Reply # 192005 25-Jan-2009 19:00
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Thanks, but I have scanned the 3 transponders available Carrier 1 12483 H, Freeview 12456 H and Freeview 12457 V all this does is give me the same channels again in differant programme positions. Unless I'm missing something

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  Reply # 192013 25-Jan-2009 19:50
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In that case,I'd say your dish needs to be peaked/skewed.

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  Reply # 192014 25-Jan-2009 20:00
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Not sure what you mean, I've aligned the dish using a satellite finder but the best signal I can get is 85%. As I said we have a tree that may be interfering with the periphery of the signal. As the channels we can get are fine I don't know if this would cause the lack of other channels. 

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  Reply # 192018 25-Jan-2009 20:43
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Ju: Not sure what you mean, I've aligned the dish using a satellite finder but the best signal I can get is 85%. As I said we have a tree that may be interfering with the periphery of the signal. As the channels we can get are fine I don't know if this would cause the lack of other channels. 


Afraid your skew is out. There is an uplink on a vertical frequency close to 12483.

Because 12483H us used for TVNZ and MaoriTV if your skew is slightly off you won't be able to get them.

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  Reply # 192029 25-Jan-2009 22:44
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in simple terms, you need to go back up on your roof and give your LNB a twist (hence skew), the LNB needs to be on a plane (very roughly) from about 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock, looking from in front of the dish.  It's a bit variable, but have a bit of a fiddle and you should be right.

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  Reply # 192038 25-Jan-2009 23:13
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Cheers guys i'm really grateful.

Will let you know how I go on.

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  Reply # 192056 26-Jan-2009 07:42
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To achieve correct polarity alignment (skew) with a sat finder is near impossible, I suggest you find some way of getting a picture of the signal level and quality gauges whilst on the roof and adjust 12483 for best quality, a fine adjustment that a sat finder wont help with, but the differnce between go and no go.

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  Reply # 192069 26-Jan-2009 09:11
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I recently put a sat dish up and could not get above 85% on the STB.  Reading this reminds me to get off my a$$ and go back to tweak it.  It was a long day pulling calbes and I'd just given up by the end of it. 

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Reply # 192789 29-Jan-2009 20:50
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It worked, we've got them!!

Thank you all for your advice - wouldn't have known where to start solving the problem without it.

Thanks again

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