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# 36144 20-Jun-2009 10:27
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For the fault, can you follow the steps to check:

can you go the the auto scan menu under the menu satellite setting to automatically search ?

if can 't get channels,

0. if you can't poweron your satellite rceiver , check you satellite dish RG6 cable , it might be short circuit, check the connectors , might some wires touch the rings.take off the cable, take decodr to other room to have a try.

1.your exist dish position changed a little by wind .

2. LNB not good again.( swap with your friend's working Sky is a good mothed to indentify)

3. cable to dish got some water in, or not connected good.

4. the receiver not good, or haven't set with LNB power on 13v/18v( H/V) in the menu.

take the receiver to other people's house who has a Sky dish that is using to test the receiver.

take people's good receiver to your house to test your dish.

if your dish is not good, try to use a satellite finder to relocate the D1 satellite.


my method:

when you try to find D1 satellite, turn the channel to NZTV 1 , or NZTV 2 , or NZTV6 ,anyway, NZ free view satellite D1 's Chanel, even if have not signal yet,then use the finder to do the finding can use my method to find the satellite: Firstly, make sure the satellite finder is good, turn the indicator to middle, if can not can turn to middle, make sure turn up , then down , let the indicator just drop to 2 scale, then use hand to wave at the front of the LNB ( all connected including receiver, and power on ), indicator should go up a little when you wave yur hand at the front of the LNB.

 the finder should have a light on inside, use hand to test the finder sensitivity.

assemble all of the dish ,LNB connect turn to 8 of clock when you face the dish, then point the dish to west, test the satellite finder first,then push up the dish and slowly down , then pull back to north a little little bit, do the same up and slowly down,

repeat , pull to north , up down, keep doing, once find a signal , go to receiver's menu , "auto scan", to automatically search out all the channels , if not the D1 satellite, pull to north more ,do up and down , repeat ....

until you find D1 satellite please.the final, dish will  point to about right middle of west and north, the up point angle will be about 45 dedgrees.

 I, my self, can  find the satellite in half minute with this method.

another method:

1. Assemble dish as per manufacturers instructions. Ensure mount is vertical. Leave clamps firm but adjustable.
2. Fix LNBF to dish with feed cable at approximately 8 oclock position as viewed looking into front of dish.
3. Set elevation approximately using scale on dish, to required angle as determined by Look Angle chart below.
4. Point the dish somewhere east of compass bearing (azimuth) listed below
5. Set up Satellite receiver, connecting to TV as per instruction manual. Follow installation instructions to receive from required satellite. Satellite receiver must be turned on.
6. Insert Satellite Finder in cable between receiver and LNB, note connection direction on the rear of the meter.
7. Adjust control clockwise until tone sounds then reduce for no sound. Turn dish westwards on mount until tone increases as it picks up signal from satellite. The meter reading should go off the scale when you "hit" a satellite. (Note - by approaching from the east you should pick up Optus D1 first).
8. Turn meter knob anticlockwise to bring reading back to centre of scale. Adjust dish (elevation and compass direction) and rotation of LNBF for maximum reading on meter and loudest sound output. Gradually adjust knob anticlockwise to reduce reading then readjust dish to maximise meter reading for greatest sensitivity. Repeat as necessary.
9. Lock off the dish. Satellite receiver is now ready to download channels.
10. If your satellite receiver indicates good signal level but no quality you may be on the wrong satellite or the LNB local oscillator setting is incorrect. Usually 11300 for single LNB and 10750 for dual LNB. The LNB voltage should be 18V or H (depending on model of receiver)
Look Angle Table: Optus D1 (Freeview)
Azimuth: Magnetic azimuth or compass bearing (degrees) Elevation: Elevation tralia-new-zealand.htm

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  # 227025 20-Jun-2009 17:01
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as a tip, you can also use to give you an idea where you should be pointing your dish.

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