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problems receiving art on hotbird

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#1
Hi, another newbie here after some advice please.
I've set up my system and used a cheap sat finder to find hotbird. First of all set it to 6dbu and gradually turned it down to nearly -2dbu where i found i could not improve the signal strength anymore. My problem is that across the board i have a signal varying between 88-95% and on most tp's quality is varying between 40 - 70%, my problem is that on arabesque signal is at 94% but i cannot get quality above 10%, i have already purchased a 12 month blue art card but have not inserted it yet. the dish is 90cm mesh and is fixed on a post at the rear of the garden with no obvious obstructions, is this a problem with my lnb which is a triax unviresal 0.3db lnb?
 

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You need to make sure that the LNB is skewed properly, a few degrees off vertical for hotbird, between half past and twentyfive to the hour.

Check your connections and make sure that the cable has no kinks in it, how long is the cable run?

If both of these are OK, then you probably still need to do a bit of dish tweaking.

When taking thsee receiver readings, have you removed the meter from the cable?
 
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#3
the cable run is about 30 ft, but i can't see any obvious kinks in it, havn't tried tweaking the lnb yet so will give that a go many thanks, will let you know how it goes
 

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#4
Theres another thread on the same subject from about a month ago
 
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#5
thanks very much for the help, i replaced the connectors and tweaked the lnb and that seems to have done the trick!! what should i do with the art card should i just insert it after i have finished scanning the channels?
 

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I believe that they are self activating, simply put it on one of channels and it should clear in a few minutes.

Make sure that you waterproof the "F" connector on the LNB, water in the connection will not improve your signal.
 
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card is activated now, i've got a rubber seal around the connector and all seems to be well, thank you very much for all your help.
 

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No problem rollster, enjoy your satellite viewing. :)
 
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#9
same sort of thing has happened to me but i have lost the tp as well it's a funny old game.
 
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hi i am new to all this satellite stuff ....i got a humax ci-1800 80cm dish a viaccess cam and 10 months remaining on a art sport card off e-bay..£103 a bargain i think
..i have put up my dish and can see lots of channells but not art sports ? it says weak signal
anyone else had this problem and how is it fixed ? also does anyone know if my receiver can be patched ?? thanks and if the worst comes to the worst anyone know anybody who could install it for me at a reasonable rate in my area as the few i have phoned want £100 just to tune it in !!?
 
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madaxekiller said:
hi i am new to all this satellite stuff ....i got a humax i have put up my dish and can see lots of channells but not art sports ? it says weak signal
anyone else had this problem and how is it fixed ?
Are you serious? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:-rofl2

As like the bloke above you will need to finely adjust your dish.