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Sky Installation DIY?

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by gozzy, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. gozzy

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    I'm installing a friends sky digital system in his new house. I can get the dish lined up to get a good signal strength and a good signal quality,it wont lock on and the s/quality keeps going up and down! (keeps losing the s/q )
    The lock indicater shows, "Not Locked" mine system shows "OK"
    Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong???????
    Is there something i should be doing in the installers menu ????
    Any help gladly accepted.

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    sounds like it could be an obstruction .

    are there any near by trees or anything? . what cable are you using . i don't think that any old coax will do , you need proper sat cable
     
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    I understand it can take up to a minute for the box to lock onto the satellite...
     
  4. gozzy

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    The cable the proper stuff as its all the original from the old house. There's no obstructions either!
    Could be that I'm not giving it enough time to lock on, I thought there might be something I needed to do before it locked on.

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    how long as the cable been on the house. the cable has a limited life span . it could be that it has decayed to a point that you are killing the sig so it will not lock .

    just a thought

    one last point . are you defenate that the dish is pointing at the right satalite . if it is pointing at the old astra satalites then it will not lock but you will still get a signal

    i am not calling you stupid or anything it is just very easily done

    could just need to be left a few mins though :rolleyes:
     

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