I can recieve the slovak channels fine during the day but around 6pm they start to break up and finally end up with the scrambled channel signal. The German and Dutch channels are good all the time. Does anyone know why this happens?
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards. Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
Could be several reasons - if the solar illumination of the bird solar sails drops to a critical level then it will switch over to batteries. These may be unable to provide quite the oomph the solar sails give. Totally unnoticed in Germany, but a tiny power drop may be enough to tip you over the digital cliff as you are right on the fringe.
Or it may be at that point the bird moves into an unfavorable position for the UK. Every sat moves around in a figure 8 a few miles across every day so the transmission footprint will move around very slightly.