Signal Strength and Quality

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  1. steve 111

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    My signal strength and quality is low at 45% on both line 1 and 2 on my Sky +. Is there anything I can do to improve it, or will I need an engineer to look at this?
     
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    Are you getting pic break up?

    If you are,an engineer is needed,who would check dish alignment,LNB etc.

    A new LNB on mine made a huge difference.
     
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    I get very bad pic break up during heavy showers. What does LNB mean?
     
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    You need to ring Sky up then!

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    Low Noise Block, basically it's responsible for recieving the signal collected by the dish and converting it into a signal that can be sent down the cable to the tuner in the digibox.

    If you are getting regular break up in heavy rain then the dish alignment needs to be checked also the skew (positioning) of the LNB plus the quality and seals on the cable.
    Push comes to shove a larger Zone2 dish might be appropriate.

    LNB explained
     
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    I had this at my old house after about a year of having Sky installed. I got someone to watch the signal strentgh while I moved the dish in the vertical plane by loosening the bolts. I got a much higher signal by tilting it up a little bit and all problems were gone.

    If you're not confident then get an engineer to check it out. I've just installed a dish myself and with a bt of trial and error and a compass, I have a really strong signal with no problems.

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