Poor quality

buzzbomb

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My Satellite Setup
protek 9600ip Openbox S9 HD 1.8m precision dish and standalone 36v positioner.
My Location
scotland and greece
#1
can anyone tell me the likely causes of poor quality reading on the system test screen. Signal quality seems ok (75%)but the quality reading is only about 33%.
 

rolfw

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
#2
Could be anything from simple bad alignment to too many kinks or sharp bends in the cable. Given the fragile nature of minidish bracketry, its not unlikely for dishes to progressively move out of alignment. First and easiest is to check the cable for too sharp bends and make sure that all connections are properly made and that there is no water ingress at the LNB end.

Other factors that could affect quality are obstructions from trees etc or exceptonal dirt levels on the dish or LNB, you might also check that the skew is correct for your location.

Rolf
 

buzzbomb

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My Satellite Setup
protek 9600ip Openbox S9 HD 1.8m precision dish and standalone 36v positioner.
My Location
scotland and greece
#3
thanks for reply Rolf. Tweaked the elevation a bit and now have 100%signal strength and 75%quality
 
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