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Monday, 8 July 2013
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jb38
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11:43 PM

john: Meant also to say that if you wish to use two separate sat boxes then you will require to change the LNB to a dual or quad type, although only quad types are fitted nowadays as these can be obtained from numerous e-bay outlets for around £10.00 or so, then all you require to do is run another lead from the LNB to wherever your second box is located.

Have a study at the LNB thats fitted on your dish just in case a multi-outlet type is already fitted.

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john
11:47 PM

Basically it has 4 wires coming out. So 2 go to a sky plus box, then one goes to a box in each bedroom. I hacked one of those and split it. Now when i put it back together with male and femalenormal Ariel connectors from maplins no worky!

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jb38
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11:48 PM

john: If you box was working before you made the alteration to the coax from the LNB's outlet then you must have accidentally shorted the cable when you reconnected the ends together, check to make sure that a single strand of the braiding has shorted onto the middle connector.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2013
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jb38
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12:00 AM

john: Please note "has" in my reply should be "hasn't", and now that you have updated the situation another point to note being that each of the LNB's outlets are independent from each other, this meaning that for test purposes you can test each of the coax cables from the dish one at a time into a Sky+ boxes LNB1 input (the main input) or just into a standard box.

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john
8:19 AM

Thanks for the help i will hopefully resolve thus today

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debbie
8:35 AM
Hull

john: hi I live in hull and we have lost all our channels, we are using free view, there was a news letter some time ago about a 4g mast in our area going up, and that if we lose channels because of it we claim off the company, it isn't just us its the whole of hull as far as I know because my mom has lost hers and my friend to. do u know if it is this and how long it will take to get it back on. Many thanks Debbie

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jb38
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8:50 AM

john: By the way its best to check each of the cables from the LNB individually into a box that was not affected by what you had altered "if" you do not succeed using the box that "was" involved as you might have accidentally damaged its LNB power circuitry, as although some boxes can tolerate a short circuit (for a short time anyway) on their LNB output others cannot.

If you have a voltmeter kicking around then set it to read a DC voltage of around 25 volts or so and connect it across the LNB output socket which should result in it reading around 13 to 18 volts, if nothing is indicated the circuitry is damaged.


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sheilah
8:52 AM

debbie: Going to explode!! All tv's in my house with Freeview are not getting a signal,suddenly,since last night.Have tried auto retune but still no signal. What is going on!!

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jb38
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8:53 AM

debbie: If you are using the Belmont transmitter then its services are listed as being liable to interruption.

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sheilah
9:00 AM
North Ferriby

jb38: hi! Do you mean that there is a prroblem in the area affecting the Freeview signal at thee moment?

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