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dasteelman

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#1
hi guys,

I am using a 85cm transparent dish with 0.2db lnb and diseqc motor.

I am also in the north east of england where there has been thick grey cloud cover now for 4 days and persistant rain.

At this moment I am struggling to pick up digialb 16e at all. and nova package on 13 east is a bit crap too.

anyone else in the north of england experiencing such bad reception?
 

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#2
dasteelman said:
hi guys,

I am using a 85cm transparent dish with 0.2db lnb and diseqc motor.

I am also in the north east of england where there has been thick grey cloud cover now for 4 days and persistant rain.

At this moment I am struggling to pick up digialb 16e at all. and nova package on 13 east is a bit crap too.

anyone else in the north of england experiencing such bad reception?

dish is a tad on the small size for 16e.. .. dont use 16e so cant comment any further.
 

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#3
You shouldnt be having any problems with 13E - The sats are almost as powerful as 28E now the old birds have been pensioned off.
 

dasteelman

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#4
even though the weather is appalling and I have some trees ahead, I feel i may have to check my sat/motor position tomorrow
 

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#5
85 cm should be okay for digitalb as a Triax 78 pulls it in over here. Check alignment and chop trees if required!
 

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#6
Im getting the fta Nova promo at

strength - 90%
AGC - 86%
BER - 0


on a battered and very second hand 80 cm dish at this very moment.
 

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#7
well u arnt far from me my friend....so u must have bad weather too.

I cant even pick up a signal from the promo channel right now.

However I have indeed got very thich trees right in front of that direction. and of course the weather cant help.

Hopefully by sunday or monday weather would have improved and i can make an assessment from there,.

also i will check my setup tomorrow......thanks mate
 

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#8
No problem - always happy to help other forum menbers. BTW we have heavy drizzle here at the moment.
 

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#9
no problems here with signal level in yorkshire very high on astra 1 which i'm currently viewing
 

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#10
guys....i have tried my sky minidish on 28east (powerful) and it aint picking up much as well.

I have watched the various weather and north east england certainly has a heavy cloud patch over it too.

my best bet will be to wait till tomorrow and sunday
 

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#11
something not right there with your setup its raining very heavy here and still able to watch a stable picture

even my minidish is working but thats a zone 2 so about a 60cm dish equivalent
 

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#12
Everything north of Birmingham is going to suffer for the next 36hrs so you guys are just going to have to sit tight till Sunday morning at the earliest.



Rgds


l.:)
 

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#13
not lost signal yet so i hope not
 

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#14
im not happy either steelman lol we have had rain for 3days now non stop, all i can manage to access are the satellite programmed in already, when i scan for new ones i get no luck, ive been waiting for it to clear so i can scan for new ones, middle of june aswell i cannot believe it lol.

Ahh well just got to see what tomorrow brings, every day is different in this game :-)
 

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#15
@ sharkadder

well im about 35 miles north of you..and its now 0545am and it is still wet and very,very,very grey! :(

I have checked all the cable, no problem.

Your setup looks very similar to mine .....nova on 13east and now all of 1w is a no go!
 

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#16
@ 10am...getting a bit brighter, still cloudy and damp.

1west reappearing and nova trying to lock.

As i said in first post...At the bottom of the garden there are 3 high thick trees....so I definatly think the weather and the trees arnt helping.

The trees are not on my property so I cant cut them down or anything. :(

Winter will be better
 

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#17
Sounds like you need to raise the dish a tad. A couple of feet might do the trick.
 

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#18
vast improvement of the weather and vast improvment of the signals....no problems now.

@ analogue ..yes i think the trees are causing me trouble. I wil keep testing each day on signal levels and quality levels...ive only had the system up 1 week on the monday when i set up it was clear skys and sun then rest of week bad weather.

my dish is only 9 ft from the ground, this, bad weather, and those damm council trees mean its all combining to hamper signals.


thanks anyway guys
 

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#19
If the signal is coming through the trees then you will get massive signal absorption every time it rains and water is sitting on the leaves.

You need to resite your dish
 

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#20
thanks mate.

Yes I am really struggling to put the dish anywhere else, its rather hard to explain.

I may take a chainsaw out during the night :)