signal strength and channel problems

handyman 44

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#1
i resited a sky mini dish im getting a good signal but a hand full of channel keep blocking up is it possible to have a good signal on just some of the channels the main one which i can not get very well is north american sports which i subscribe to there is a tree outside but i think im above itits hard to work out the angle the signal is coming from
 

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#2
i have a sat meter and it gives me signal strength in v high v low and h low and h high do u know what they mean and what ones should i use to set up a dish in norfolk many thanks
 

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#3
If you go to http://www.lyngsat.com/packages/skyuk.html and look for the frequencies of the channels you are missing, then you can use the meter to its full effect.

NASN is on 11623 H so depending on the meter settings, will be on either Horizontal Low or High, probably High. You need to align on that setting, then use the quality readout to fine tune.

The LNB has four output bands, Horizontal Low, Horizontal High, Vertical Low and Vertical High, this is why the meter has these four settings. Which type is it by the way?

PS. Moved your two posts from Suggestions and Feedback to an appropriate section.
 

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#4
thanks for your help the meter is a wolsey
 

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#5
i have 3/4 of a bar signal strength and quality i alinged the dish with a wolsey sat meter on v high v low and h high and low the dish is mounted on the chimley with a clear line of sight the cable looks ok i dont subscribe to sky and the viewing card is 4 years old i have set up sat with a lot less signal before and had no problems it just seems very aratic some times a good picture others no signal being recieved could u help please
 

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#6
What make and model is your receiver handyman 44, also have you checked with the meter at the receiver end of the cable?
 

handyman 44

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#7
yes its a pace model no 1.3216 yes there is a fair drop at the reciever but the signal indicator built into the pace system is good 3/4 on both it working fine at the moment would the old viewing card have any thing to do with it
 

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#8
There were some problems with some of the Pace models and the new software. What is the actual model number on the back of the receiver?
 

handyman 44

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#9
the only no i could find was bskyb 2500b
 

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#10
is there a test you can do to check your lnb and cable are ok
 

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#11
What makes you think you have a problem?

Has the picture been getting worse?

The more detail you can give the more the users here can help.
 

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#12
Going to merge this with one of your other threads handyman, if you keep starting new threads, people will have to keep asking the same questions.
 

handyman 44

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#13
hi are there any know problems with the pace 2500b sky reciever and could some one tell me what a forced download is for as i read how to do it but dont know why
 

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#14
handyman 44 said:
hi are there any know problems with the pace 2500b sky reciever and could some one tell me what a forced download is for as i read how to do it but dont know why
Most common problem would be the tuner,the sympton being no signal.Whats wrong with yours?
Now and again sky send out software updates and all digiboxes that are on at the time receive and autoupdate.If a digibox has not been connected for a long time it would miss the new software and not function properly,so you can force a download to get the latest software.But if you have missed more than one,then its sometimes dificult and needs a few attempts.
 

handyman 44

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#15
thanks for the info i got good signal but i can only get itv 3 bbc1 2 3 4 and few others the rest of the channels come up no signal being recieved i wonderd if it was the old viewing card i was using what do u think
 

handyman 44

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#16
i found a old digi box in the skip and connected it to my dish it solved all the problems i can now receive all the free to air channels thanks for all the help .ps how do u do a forced dowload as i have not given up on the old pace
 

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#17
Switch the receiver off by disconnecting from the mains. Wait a few seconds and then press the backup button on the receiver (NOT the remote). Keep the button pressed, reconnect to the mains and wait for the lights on front to come on - you can then let go of the backup button.

The download can take between 5 and 30 minutes to complete - if you have the receiver connected by scart lead you can follow the progress on the TV.

PaulR
 
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