FOXSAT HDR temporary set-up problems

ashpan 008

Standard Member
I am grateful if anyone can help me out.

I am helping out at our village for a `royal wedding party' and have been asked if I can get a reasonably large screen of the wedding for people to watch. It is being held at our village hall which has no broadband, no tv aerial, telephone or satellite connection.

I have the projection issue sorted, as I have a projector and screen and this connects fine with my Humax HDR which I unplug from home and take up to the hall with my sound system.

I have bought a cheap satellite dish with an LNB and mounted it on the village hall and run a satellite cable between the Humax and the dish. I have used a signal meter to align the dish. The signal meter lights up and produces a tone, hence I think the cable and the connections are fine. The meter seems to give a reasonable reading and hence I think the dish and the LNB is OK.

However, the Humax doesnt show that it is receiving any signal.

When I go home, plug the Humax back in it just works straight away.

I have a couple more options which I can try. Factory reset and using the satellite dish and LNB from my home, but I am running out of time - one evening only. If anyone can think of any other reason for the problem / possible solution, I would appreciate it.


Dish and LNB are OK but what about from there to receiver - cable and plugs?


Active Member
It could be that you are pointing at the wrong satellite. Apparently the meters do not distinguish between the various satellites - they just tell you there is a signal.

The website Satellite for caravans. (Satellite TV at home and abroad) contains lots of useful information on setting up a temporary arrangement.




Active Member
Hope you have insured your gear for out of home cover!
Try the meter at the Humax end of the cable, if ok try non-freesat mode to see what sat you are aligned on, use lyngsat to discover the sat from the channels listed.

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