Help please - Signal Quality Low on Encrypted Channels on hotbird

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I have a problem, which is really confusing me. I moved my fixed 80cm dish to provide an adequate pictures on hotbird (Signal Level 80% and Signal Quality 60%), however, after a few days both the signal level and quality seem to degrade to 22% and 0% respectively on encrypted channels. But, free access channels have a good signal level and qulaity percentage - 80% each. If l leave my sat receiver on the encrypted channel, after a few hours, the Signal level pecentage slowly rises to about 50% and Signal Quality goes to 30% - which is adequate to view encrypted channels.

I have moved my dish again recently and fixed it firmly into place, however the same problem prevails....

I am using a Humax 5400 reciever, but l still am puzzled to why the encrypted channels seem to lose their signal in a matter of days, once the dish is re-aligned correctly.

any ideas to resolve the problem would be gratefully appreciated,

thanks in advance,
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Never heard of that. Possible that your receiver or LNB is going west? Soggy coax?

It sounds to me like it's more of a coincidence. The encryption shouldn't make any difference. Transponders transmit at different power levels.

Sounds like an odd one.

Tried a different receiver?

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thanks for the response, Stick,


l will try another receiver later today, but yes, its a strange one, which l cant understand as well,

I did check the alignment and elevation, with a free-to-air channel when positioning the dish....and all seemed fine with the signal level and quality, reasonably high...But it was strange that the free-to-air channels had a much higher signal level and quality percentage than encrypted channels.

I will need to check the coax as well, l will make up a length and try this. However, the current coax seems fine on FTA channels...80% signal level and 70% quality.

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I have just tried another satellite receiver, and the Signal Level is 61% but the Signal Quality is 0%. This is weird, so l will have to change the coax now and see if that improves anything....


hope it does.....
 
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... or the LNB.... Good job all these bits are cheap!
 
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Coax is actaully fine, which means that the LNB must be knackered.....
 
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