I asked a while back about the best satellite system for a novice. We decided to go for a Multimo dish and bush receiver.
It took me a while to get used to setting it up but up until last week everything was going fine. I would point the dish East and turn slowly to the South until the sat finder give a high pitch tone and showed 10. I then turned down the gain and moved the dish a little more if needed. I then disconnected the sat finder and joined the wires with a coupling (did it this way to ensure I didnt move the dish while disconnecting the sat finder).
However, over the last week we have failed to get signal in a few different locations including at home where we have had signal a few weeks ago.
The sat finder gain is set to around -2 and it does the usual beep once the satellite is found. However, the tv shows no signal and no quality and no lock. I spent 2 hours trying everything the other day but still nothing. However, at one point SWMBO said that the signal and quality went upto full and the lock said ok but this was while I was turning the dish and the sat finder didnt indicate a signal?
I have now tried to find the fault by using the house system. I connected our house fitted dish to the receiver and it showed full signal, full quality and lock indicator ok. So its not the receiver at fault. I then tried to allign the multimo dish, the signal finder beeped and showed full, but I then connected the finder at the end of the cable by the receiver and it showed nothing!? I then connected it to the house end of the fitted dish cable and even on 6 (full gain) it showed nothing :S This cant be right as I know the house dish is alligned correctly.
This is indicating to me that the satellite finder is faulty? I also thought this on the weekend when SWMBO said the receiver showed signal while the finder showed nothing.
It could also be the cable but I doubt this as its really good quality stuff and the sat finder has power so there cant be any breaks.
Im really hoping its not the dish but could this be possible? My neighbour suggested it could be the polarity set up on the dish but this means nothing to me??
I will be really grateful for any suggestions, its starting to drive me mad now
especially with the digital switchover complete, we are finding it a lot harder to get digital stations due to the location of sites, hence the decision to get a satellite system which I thought would be easier than digital and more reliable