Poor signal from RF-Out - please help

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  1. Triggaaar

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    Sky+ box

    The signal I'm getting from my RF-Out 1 & 2, for extra TVs, has been awful (un-watchable). Having spoken to sky, and going through all the settings (frequencies 21 - 68 or something), there was no improvement.

    Sky suggested the box may be faulty, and not boosting the RF signal, so I booked sky to come and replace the box. However, I have since found that the signal is fine if I disconnect the terrestrial input (my boosted terrestrial signal is interfearing with the rf signal used by sky).

    So my questions is:
    Is it just tough (if you have a strong terrestrial signal, you're sky+ rf out signal will not be strong enough) or is it likely that my sky+ does have a fault? No point asking sky, as they'll just say the box is fine - and I don't want to replace it if nothing's wrong, as I'll lose my recordings, and the box has been fine apart from this.

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    It could be you are over driving the RF input of the box, try putting an attenuator on the input or reducing the booster gain (if you can?).

    Andy.
     
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    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/article1069.html

    (amended link)
    This link above shows the frequencys you can safely use with out interference remember other items such as videos /freeview boxes /some cameras etc can out put on a RF frequency which may interfere with the output so just go to the calculator section and see which frequencys you shouldnt be using. If you still have a problem then TVCables is spot on
     
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    Thanks guys.

    I had tried going through most frequencies, so next step is to try and reduce the power of my terrestrial signal.

    Not being able to use a channel spaced 1, 5 or 9 above or below a channel that is in use could be a problem - when searching through the frequencies, loads were picking up one of the terrestrial channels (they were snowy, but would presumably cause interfearence).

    Answer maybe a combination of reducing my terrestrial signal strength, and then using that guide.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. chilphllpill

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    68 is normally the best option
     
  6. bobgriffiths

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    Ok found a link that works where you can down load the taboo zip calculator
    http://www.automatedhome.co.uk/article1069.html

    In the North west
    BBC1 is on 55
    BBC2 is on 62
    ITV1 is on 59
    chan4 is on 65
    chan5 is on 48
    and chan M is on 39
    VCR is often on 36 or 21

    this leaves only 23 24 25 28 29 32 33 42 51 52 69 in some Northwest areas 42 is a NO



    this means that 68 is a definate NO in the north west area
     

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