autosat 2 dish problem

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    des Read Only Funster

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    a particularly violent gust of wind has broken my dish drive. the dish is now free to move up or down, rather than being driven and locked by the motor. i assume there is a pin or similar somewhere inside the unit which has sheared. any expertise out there?

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    thanks nick. will speak to them monday.

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    now the wind has died down, have been up to inspect properly. bolts had loosened, so i have tightened them. dish now operates correctly, but signal is very weak. suspect either damage to lnb or lnb alignment problem.

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    Thanks for the update Des, you may find that the skew angle has shifted it is just a case of turning the lnb to the correct setting, easiest done once the dish is up and locked so you can see the signal strenght and quality

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    hi nick

    thanks for that. have had a further play. receives sky news ok, but other channels v. poor or no signal. itv1/2 ok-ish, but nowt on bbc channels. so i assume the lnb must be ok. what is skew angle, and how do i adjust?

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    Hi
    LNB rotational position ("skew") has to be set to the correct angle so that horizontal and vertical signals are received with equal strength. It optimizes the cross-polarization isolation between signals of vertical and horizontal polarizations, and has strong influence on quality of digital signal.

    Basically standing in front of the dish it's like turning a steering wheel one way or the other:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    Of course make sure the van is level before you start!!

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    thanks all.

    it was the skew angle. while i was a dave's motorhomes, having another job done, he jumped (climbed) up on the roof, and set it to the correct angle. all perfect now.

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