Old Sky Analogue Dish and Fortec

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KyleRickards

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Hi all

I have an old analogue dish still on my house with cable. As an experiment I connected it to my Fortec Passion and did a scan on 19.2e as I seem to remember that was the old alignment but cannot pick anything up. Could the dish/lnb be totally beyond use now or am I setting the scan wrong? I did change LNB type to 9750 in the settings on the Passion.

Thanks in advance
Kyle
 
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Its could well be an old 10,000MHz lnb.
 
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Very old sky dishes, as mentioned by AS usually have 10GHz, later ones used "Enhanced" 9.75GHz LNBs and then followed by Universal 9.75/10.6GHz LNBs, your best bet is to shimmy up a ladder (if the dish is low enough) and see if the LNB still has it's label and is readable, or, post a photo of the dish and I'm sure we could guess which LNB is fitted... :)

But as a rule of thumb, 10GHz or 9.75GHz is the norm, and if that picks up nothing, it's either a duff LNB or the cable's shot... :)
 
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Hi all

Thanks for help, here is the pic.

Kyle
 

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Looks like a Cambridge Enhanced or Universal to me, most likely Enhanced going by the age rust on the dish... :)

Though, I think the cable's pretty much shot as there's no waterproofing on the F plug on the LNB, so water's probably gotten in and damaged the copper shielding... :(

But, if the dish is easily accessible, you can replace the cable (if the LNB is a Universal, otherwise it's the hacksaw treatment!!!), and use self-amagumating tape to seal the connection up, Cambridges are pretty reliable LNBs, so should still work... :)
 
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Thanks 2CV, to be honest, it's fairly high up so I may leave it, was just curious if it would work! :)
 
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hello, looks like a old cambrige.
for the 4 euro for a new lnb i would change the lnb and check the f connector as well.
if the cable is cracked or broken you should change this as well.
th e digital receiver should work no problem after this but you will pick up a lot of german tv on 19 east.
:)
ralph
 
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KyleRickards said:
Thanks 2CV, to be honest, it's fairly high up so I may leave it, was just curious if it would work! :)
No probs, it's like an old car that's been sat a while, just needs tinkering and some new parts to get it going again... :)

But you know what to do now if you do fancy looking at Astra 1 @ 19.2E sometime in the future... :)
 
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BTW, is anyone good at VCR repairs? LOL
 
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I found one of those lnb's in my junk box. Its a Cambridge AE35 9750MHz enhanced type. Will work for satellite frequencies up to about 11700MHz or for all the 19E analogue channels.

(Also found several universal lnb's Id forgotten about :-rofl2)
 
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KyleRickards said:
BTW, is anyone good at VCR repairs? LOL
I'm good at breaking them, but fixing them, nah... :-rofl2
(I have Betamax though, much better than VHS!!!)
 
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