Please Help with reception problem !!!

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#1
Location:
London

System:
Triax 1.1m dish (pole mounted), Grundig 0.7 Universal LNB (6 years old), Manhattan HH motor, Humax VA Fox



The Problem:

Intermittent Reception on Nilesat 7 Degrees West depending on day or night!!​


Details:

I get Nilesat channels say MBC2 at a signal strength of 17% during the day and 20% at night time.​

@ 17% the screen freezes every 3 seconds and comes back after 2 seconds and it can get very annoying, at nights though its fine with the 20% reception.​

Tried and failed:

I have tried everything, adjusted the motor angle, dish elevation, direction, turned the LNB, changed the connectors and this is the best I can get.​

I can get all the other satellites, Hotbird, Astra, Sirius, Telstar, Turksat with very high reception values (60-100% signal strength and quality) but not Nilesat.​

The only thing I haven't tried is a lower noise LNB but I don't know anything about them, is it going to help me.​

By the way the 1.1m dish is the biggest I can get on my motor.​


Please Help​
:-crying​

Many thanks​

Tinman​
 

PCD

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After changing to Sharp 0.3 db lnb I get most of the V channels on 7w. Also tried Invacom 0.3 in the past, was no better than a 0.6. Regards, pcd.
 
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Jeff_19341

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@tinman73

Join the club m8, that's the usual problem with 7*W. Bigger dish and more sensitve receiver might help.
 

Likvid

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#4
People never learn, why can't you buy a large dish from the beginning instead then you wouldn't have had these problems.
 

Llew

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#5
Give him a break Likvid. 1.1M is plenty big enough for most satellites. We haven't all got deep pockets :D

Llew
 

Likvid

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#6
Well, put Music CDs around the dish then if you are poor, it helps the signal a bit, i have tried myself and it does add some signal.
 

dave branson

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#7
Likvid said:
Well, put Music CDs around the dish then if you are poor, it helps the signal a bit, i have tried myself and it does add some signal.
Your not serious?
 

Lancelot

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#8
LOL. I bet that one makes next months WotSat. O-Ha


L.
 

Likvid

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dave branson said:
Your not serious?
No i am not kidding, it does work to some degree, i have tried it myself.

Or build your own dish from the kitchen....





 

deepbluesky

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#10
Likvid, i saw a photo from someone in South East Asia i think with CDs all around his dish but this was for C-band reception.

Suppose you've tested it on Astra 2D, right ?

Can you roughly say how much more signal one can get with this simple trick ?
 

lloyd21

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Yeah he's serious...I'll prolly get banned now!
 

Lancelot

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#12
This place is getting more like Blue Peter every day O-Ha O-Ha



L.
 

Likvid

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#13
deepbluesky said:
Likvid, i saw a photo from someone in South East Asia i think with CDs all around his dish but this was for C-band reception.

Suppose you've tested it on Astra 2D, right ?

Can you roughly say how much more signal one can get with this simple trick
?
Nilesat i have tested it on as that is the weakest for me here.

Approx 0.5dB i gained by doing it....

Looked crazy.
 

deepbluesky

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#14
Oh 7W i see. Well this method seems to be only effective if very little gain is missing.
 

biggie_1

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#15
why ppl after nilesat horizantal signal the only u'll get that with 1.5 dish on the hill or a highier ground
 
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