triax 110 mystery

smokeyone

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Hello
For those of you who read the forum a lot I have had loads of fun setting up a triax dish. Not wishing to leave well enough alone I have been fiddling again and by chance found out that if my hand is between the lnb and the dish the signal is stronger - closer my hand gets to the dish the stronger the signal - is this normal as I would have thought I would be degrading the signal....
 
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What are you using to measure "Strength" ................

There is no chance of a real increase - quite the reverse.

But if you are using a squawky needle meter the pitch/level will be misleading you, I reckon.

I'm afraid unless you are the new Einstein, you're stuck with the same Laws of Physics as we mere mortals!
 

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Yes, I'm sure if you stick a receiver on the end of the cable, and tune to a transponder, you will see the signal drop, or disappear completely if you put it close enough to the LNB.
 

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Just using a cheapo meter-the needle goes right up with my hand close to the dish. False reading must be the answer. Cheers.
 

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Your meter is most probably just registering noise and reacting to that.
 
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