Hello and Satelitte dish woes

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  1. Roamin1329

    Roamin1329 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Folks,

    I am a complete newbie to motorhomes and all things related, but my wife and i have decided to take the plunge this year; and what a plunge we have taken.
    Disheartened with life in general in good old blighty, ( weather, work, economy etc) we have sold our main home and kept a small flat as our English base, brought our first motorhome and Europe beckons for some winter sun and fun. Although, some work on the route would be good also, as I am a all round builder / carpenter and we are both semi - pro musicians. All ready have one contact in the south of France who is interested in me helping him to refurb a large house that he has purchased down there, so that could be good.
    Meanwhile, I have spent this morning attempting to get some satellite channels tuned to our Avtex TV which has a decoder built in. I have a manual stand alone maxview dish with sat finder and compass etc. However, everytime that I get the set to search it comes up with no channels found. Upon speaking to Maxview they have suggested that I tune the TV to an already established dish as the problem is that my set has no channels logged???
    Any thoughts or help would be good.
    Best regards
     
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  2. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Are sure your TV has a satellite decoder and not just freeview digital ?
     
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    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hi and welcome to Fun, enjoy your new way of life lots of fun and adventures ahead of you I am sure. Check out Camping Cheque and ASCI cards for when you are traveling abroad out of season, and don't forget your book of French Aires.

    Sorry I can't help with the Tech. problem but I am sure some one will be along who can.

    Ask any questions you need, thats what the site is all about.:welcomefunster:
     
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    Welcome aboard Roamin...Being a Motorhomer is a constant learning curve and a big un at that..for all things Satellite try this site http://www.satelliteforcaravans.co.uk lots of info on there..although it says for caravans it means Motorhomes too!!

    :flyingwelcome:..once again welcome..
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum Roamin' ,

    What model Avtex is it ?

    I suspect it will be either a L185 DRS or W164 DRS as they are the only ones with a sat system built in

    As standard they are set up for either intelsat or ( I think ) eutelsat..

    You will have to read the destructions to suss out how to set up the unit to one of the Sky sats ( or maybe hotbird..if you like iffy stuff !! (

    You may find this page of help:
    http://www.uksatellitehelp.co.uk/2007/08/12/satellite-alignment-calculator-v2/


    Brian, as a sat finder was mentioned there must be a sat connection so as to get the 14 or so volts into the LNB ( and of course the sat finder )
     
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    Make sure you dish is level - slightly angled to one side will make a difference when trying to find channels.

    It is very precise, so takes some twiddling - don't forget to keep turning down the sat finder, and repositioning until it squeals again and so on.
     
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