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RE: Unwatchable telly

No, I've got some mobility issues so need to wait 'til I can get help. I'm hoping that'll be this evening.

 

EDIT No obvious problem with the dish upon a very superficial inspection.

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Alec wrote:

Its nearly OK today, so maybe there's something in the dish or something...?

What's the weather been like were you are and what's it like now?

Also on your Foxsat, go into Menu>Settings>Diagnostics and see what the signal level/quality is like

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It's still and dry, but was the opposite yesterday. I've just never had problems to this degree...

Signal strength is 100% and quality 60-70%, with the odd fluctuation.

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The signal quality is a little low.

As the problem seems dependant on weather, it sounds like that either the dish has moved (or was misaligned to begin with) and poor weather is causing the signal levels to drop further, or you've got some water ingress either because the LNB connections are insufficiently weather proofed or the cable has degraded and become porous or is damaged.

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daveh75 wrote:
The signal quality is a little low. As the problem seems dependant on weather, it sounds like that either the dish has moved (or was misaligned to begin with) and poor weather is causing the signal levels to drop further, or you've got some water ingress either because the LNB connections are insufficiently weather proofed or the cable has degraded and become porous or is damaged.

Blimey. So what do I need to do if that's the case?

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Alec wrote:

Blimey. So what do I need to do if that's the case?

Get the local aerial fitters in to adjust, replace cable etc.

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Long story short, we fund a loose cable at the Humax end, and since being re-placed, all has been well...so far...

Thanks all.

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Alec wrote:

Long story short, we fund a loose cable at the Humax end, and since being re-placed, all has been well...so far...

Thanks all.

I get my coax 'fly leads' made here...

http://www.aerialsandtv.com/onlinecableandmisc.html#CustomCables

Only a few quid each and made with proper double screened cable (CAI approved) and good quality co-ax connectors with brass inserts/clamps. No 'boutique' rubbish.

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Thanks Chebby. I'll leave well alone now unless anything else goes wrong. We thought it may be at the dish end at first as, when tapped, one of the cables caused problems, but then we found it was loose at the box and so far, so good.

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And here we go again. It's very wet here. Must be some kind of weather-related thing. I'll get a bloke in.

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He came, he saw, He thinks it's the tree next-door.

I got him to be most thorough (says the man without a clue) as I really wanted it not to be the tree. He has moved the dish a little and it is much better, but I may have to look at what to do long-term.

It looks like I either need to get that tree trimmed or move the dish, which, technically, puts it on my upstairs neighbour's wall space. I've written them a note and if I get at least verbal agreement from them I may do that was opposed to risk anything with whoever lives next-door. i was nearly for going ahead there and then but, whilst he didn't say "I won't do it without their permission", he did seem most reluctant.

I live in a block of rented flats, but each flat just went to whichever landlord got there first. I spoke to the agency that cover my flat and they had nothing useful to say.

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The dish is being moved today.

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Good luck, i hope it works okay for you this time.

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Good luck, i hope it works okay for you this time.

Thanks. Unfortunately I'm watching iplayer to cathc up on something that I missed because of a bad signal earlier. But it seemed OK when he left. He thinks the signal info from the Freesat box isn't as accurate as whatever gubbins he uses, and he says the signal is good now. And the dish couldn't get any higher!

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...the dish couldn't get any higher!

You just aren't trying hard enough...

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