LNB or receiver bust?

EamonK

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I am trying to get a SilverCrest Digital Camping Satellite System working. Having pointed the dish in approximately the right direction for Astra 28E, I could not get the signal strength above 37% or the quality above 11%.
I then disconnected the cable to the LNB at the receiver box - the numbers didn't change!
If I select a different satellite, the number fluctuate and then settle down to similar values.
Which is more likely to be broken - the LNB or the receiver (I have checked the cables with a multimeter.
 

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You need to align the dish whilst looking at the signal strength meter, you cannot just point it roughly in the right direction.
 

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but what's the point if I can't see any difference whether or not the dish is plugged in? Is it usual to see this?
 

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Nothing has broken, you just haven't managed to align the dish as said above.
What your seeing is called a noise level. The receiver signal screen is just showing the noise floor. As soon as you have found a signal, you will see the difference and have signal / quality readings.

Check _http://dishpointer.com for more info.

Hope this helps:D
 
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