Some channels proving to be an issue

J

joddle

Specialist Contributor
Messages
509
My Satellite Setup
2x Pace 2600 C1 (in a box just in case) , 3 x Humax HD Foxstat (2 of which in store as spares) . 3x Manhatten Plaza - Pasat 2.4 PF dish mounted on flat roof with Invacom C120 quad LNB .
My Location
Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
In my setup in Javea I am using a 1.2m dish with a Humax Foxsat and in general its works pretty well showing good SS and SQ on most channels.
Lately a few HD channels sometimes give the no or poor signal message and sometimes won't tune in at all. I have the tuner set for Freesat channels in the SE of the UK.

I checked the dish and it seems fine although the LNB had a spiders nest in it so the feedhorn etc. were cleaned. I even installed a new cable (its only 5 meters long) as the old one was starting to show the effects from the sun. I think some of our rental quests had been trying to adjust the dish as my very carefully scribed skew adjustment marks were not exactly lined up so I reset the skew again. (I suspect the guests as I noted the receiver had been retuned in non-freesat mode - I think trying to get non uk channels!). I also tried using another LNB but that made no difference.

There was an immediate improvement and now almost everything comes in as expected although ITVHD sometimes fails in the evening despite the box showing pretty high SS and pretty good SQ most of the time BBC Scotland (108) will not tune in at all (not that I want it but I would like to know why this channel in particular - I also think "Your TV" does the same but cant remember as I am not there at the moment.

For almost all channels SS and SQ readings are well into the green area so I think the dish alignment must be pretty tight. I have also tried another receiver but the results are the same
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
27,122
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
What happens if you use the 2.4m dish ?
 
J

joddle

Specialist Contributor
Messages
509
My Satellite Setup
2x Pace 2600 C1 (in a box just in case) , 3 x Humax HD Foxstat (2 of which in store as spares) . 3x Manhatten Plaza - Pasat 2.4 PF dish mounted on flat roof with Invacom C120 quad LNB .
My Location
Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
Channel Hopper said:
What happens if you use the 2.4m dish ?
Ah - I only have the 2.4 in Valencia and have always used the 1.2 in Javea - Its strange a most signals a really very strong on it - my only thought is the aim of the dish is not optimised for one of the sats - but its such a job tweaking the alignment as just re-tightening the bolts again can make a difference. Also I only have a signal beeper so would find it hard to optimise the dish further without a proper sat meter.
 
superpascu2

superpascu2

Member
Messages
94
My Satellite Setup
ATLAS HD100 - ASTRA 19,2 + HOTBIRD 13 + 28,2 1.2m famaval
My Location
Alicante
Simple, with 1,2m you have to choose between 2E or 2G. BBC Scotland comes with low signal so if you are compromising 2E to receive ITVHD in 2G that Is the problem.
I also have a 1,2m favaval in Alicante and I had to alligned it to 2E. This way I receive all SD and BBC HD, CH4 HD and CH5HD.

Also take into account that May has the lowest signal in all year.
 
TonyilCapo

TonyilCapo

Member
Messages
57
Location
над холмами и далеко
My Satellite Setup
Dishes: PF (restored Famaval) 2.4m 28.2E, offset 60cm 30W, 90cm 13E+19E, spares 80cm+1.15m
STBs: Vu+ Vu+ Duo2 DVBS2 x4 1TB HDD, GI Avatar2 DVBS2 x2, Vu+Zero
My Location
Central Portugal
Yes, you have to compromise, and if your signal margin/dish is too small you will completely lose some channels. (depending on what channels you prioritize)
 
J

joddle

Specialist Contributor
Messages
509
My Satellite Setup
2x Pace 2600 C1 (in a box just in case) , 3 x Humax HD Foxstat (2 of which in store as spares) . 3x Manhatten Plaza - Pasat 2.4 PF dish mounted on flat roof with Invacom C120 quad LNB .
My Location
Massanassa, Valencia, Spain
Maybe best just to leave it as it is. I have no real interest in BBC Scotland anyway and all the other channels come I fine on SD - even in heavy rain its good enough. I am not convinced I have the best feedhorn as its the one fitted to the dish when it was used in the old analogue days - but due to the LNB mounting system on the dish its going to be a difficult one to try something else. I may get an engineer with a decent sat meter to take a look just in case the aim is a bit off.
 
Top