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Is there any way I can check my Sky dish alignment ?

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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I have had some builders working on the side of my house and I think they may have moved my Sky dish out of alignment.

We are losing signal a lot when it rains for example.

Is there any way I can check it (I can easily get to it from my garage roof) or do I need to call in someone?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Mine does that all the time when it rains.

I think you can check your signal strength, etc in the services menu on the remote.

Try here for further information http://www.sky.com/portal/site/skycom/skyhelpcentre
banned#2
As firehaven has said, you can access your signal strength from the box itself.

So if someone views the screen in that menu while you make slight adjustments, you will see if its out of alignment or not.

Funnily, I had to get up the ladder to my dish myself today. The LNB had completely come off the arm!
#3
Maplins sell a range of meters
#4

[B]CONFIRMING YOU HAVE ALIGNED YOUR DISH ON THE CORRECT SATELLITE[/B]
Once you have aligned your dish your Digibox should display the following details in the Signal Test screen. If it does not, you have aligned your dish on the wrong satellite.
( this screen is accessed by pressing SERVICES, SYSTEM SETUP, SIGNAL TEST on your remote control )
[B]SIGNAL STRENGTH - Should be around half way or above[/B]
[B]SIGNAL QUALITY - Should be around half way or above[/B]
[B]LOCK INDICATOR - Should say OK[/B]
[B]NETWORK ID - Should say 0002[/B]
[B]TRANSPORT STREAM - Should say 07D4[/B]


there is also a good site using google earth for the direction you should be aiming at, Ill have a looksee if |I can find it.

Edit: http://www.dishpointer.com/
#5
Good Signal Quality is more important than good Signal Strength, get the quality as high as possible.:thumbsup:
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Good Signal Quality is more important than good Signal Strength, get the quality as high as possible.:thumbsup:


I have multiroom, and when I check my signal using the Sky remote control I get as follows:

Signal strength: 45% on one "bar" and 40% on the other

Signal quality is only about 10% on both bars.
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guilbert53
I have multiroom, and when I check my signal using the Sky remote control I get as follows:

Signal strength: 45% on one "bar" and 40% on the other

Signal quality is only about 10% on both bars.


I'd get sky out to check it :thumbsup:
#8
Aligning a dish is pretty easy. Installed my own dish for Sky Freesat and realigned it OK when it got knocked by some roofing contractor.

With a meter like this: http://www.screwfix.com/prods/27154/Electrical/TV-Range/Amplifiers-Distribution/SLX-Satellite-Finder-Meter

it's even easier. Just use a short length of aerial cable and a couple of connectors and hook it into the cable near the dish. Carefully adjust the dish for maximum signal. (Take care you are on the "Right"satellite - I got a great signal but no quality. Turns out I was pointing at Hotbird, not Astra.)

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