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Title: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Thu 19 November, 2009 - 11:01 pm
got a job to hook up a freeview decoder (customer supplied) to an existing sky dish, and do you think i can get the bastard to work............hell no, new cable and connections and still zero signal!


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Stu on Fri 20 November, 2009 - 12:08 am
JJ might be able to help, he helped me set mine up


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Fri 20 November, 2009 - 07:39 am
checked the LO frequency?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Fri 20 November, 2009 - 03:40 pm
yup. 10750. decoder still wont find anything, its an original sky dish, never been moved or anything


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: The Fat Controller™ on Fri 20 November, 2009 - 03:51 pm
wot you all meanz? :eek:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Fri 20 November, 2009 - 07:03 pm
what receiver?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:14 am
its a dse 7500


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 12:52 pm
should be pretty straight forward, does the LNB draw current?
if it does i'd suggest the dish is out od whack, have you got a meter?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 03:35 pm
should be pretty straight forward, does the LNB draw current?
if it does i'd suggest the dish is out od whack, have you got a meter?
well i have a pusey little sig meter that plugs inline with the lnb and its powering up so i gues it is drawing current, i have a spare lnb i could try but i dont wana be making trips back and forward all the time. maybe the dish has moved but it seemed really solid when i first went for a look


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 03:48 pm
those little meters are powered from the receiver, so will power up regardless of  if the LNB is working.
most likely the dish needs a tweek.
so.... you wanna buy a real meter?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Stu on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 04:11 pm
:woohoo: a potential sale :hehehe:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 05:57 pm
those little meters are powered from the receiver, so will power up regardless of  if the LNB is working.
most likely the dish needs a tweek.
so.... you wanna buy a real meter?
yeah i do


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: smile4me on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 06:01 pm
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Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 06:06 pm
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:wtf:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 06:49 pm
i think i have a sadelta somewhere that's not being used.



Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 06:55 pm
i think i have a sadelta somewhere that's not being used.


im listening


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 07:10 pm
we had two as spares for the contractors, but since that's all gone adone with, there should be two meters somwhere in all my junk, i'll have a hunt around tomorrow and see what i find.


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 07:10 pm
we had two as spares for the contractors, but since that's all gone adone with, there should be two meters somwhere in all my junk, i'll have a hunt around tomorrow and see what i find.
that would be great thanks dude


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Stu on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 07:16 pm
we had two as spares for the contractors, but since that's all gone adone with, there should be two meters somwhere in all my junk, i'll have a hunt around tomorrow and see what i find.

what'a all gone and done with? :eek:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 07:20 pm
the sky contracting, haven't had a contract for a couple of years, just to commercial stuff now.


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:28 pm
have you looked yet? :hehehe:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:29 pm
we had two as spares for the contractors, but since that's all gone adone with, there should be two meters somwhere in all my junk, i'll have a hunt around tomorrow and see what i find.

:slap:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:38 pm
how bout now?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:41 pm
:watching:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:43 pm
now?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:48 pm
 :no:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:50 pm
oh ok then maybe not now, how about tommorrow?



 :hehehe:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:52 pm
i'm beginning to think i might not have any time tomorrow...   :wtf:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:55 pm
haha dont be silly its about making time for a friend in need no matter how annoying they are!


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 10:58 pm
it's about selling surplus equipment for christmas drinking vouchers  :lmfao:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:00 pm
how bout now?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:03 pm
have you seen my shed?

do you think i'd risk my life at this time of night going in there???   :distrust:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:04 pm
maybe i could find the sattelite with this?
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x99/nzfyrfyta/pinaka_defexpo_2004_india_01.jpg)


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:06 pm
 :eek:

maybe....


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:08 pm
maybe i just point it at the house?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:14 pm
oh yeah.... that'll fix it!!!   :rolleyes:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:17 pm
well at least i can say the dish pointing in the wrong direction  :hehehe:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:18 pm
ooo look at the time....  nearly tommorow!
or is it today?

 :embarrassed:

ngihty night.


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 22 November, 2009 - 11:22 pm
 :hehehe:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Mon 23 November, 2009 - 02:58 pm
found one, still looking for the other.
first one not going, might need recharging.....


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Mon 23 November, 2009 - 07:19 pm
sweet as let me know how you get on
oh and the set top that this thread was written for has been sorted, funking dish was about 3 mm out of alignment, moved it slightly and whammo 100% signal


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Mon 23 November, 2009 - 08:17 pm
yep... doesn't take much to piss you off with dish alignment.


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Mon 23 November, 2009 - 09:03 pm
how bout now?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Mon 23 November, 2009 - 09:16 pm
not for me thanks... i'm driving


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Mon 23 November, 2009 - 09:17 pm
oh go on just one, youll still be ok to drive


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:17 pm
 :surrender:


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:35 pm
 :ohok:

hello? yes?


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:39 pm
nothing
as you were soldier


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:48 pm
i put a very nice winegard collapsible dish on a campervan on fri, had nifty lil elevation sensor and everything it was coool


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:48 pm
can't find the good promax meter, just got the old sadelta.
i think i lent the other to someone... but don't know who  :eek:

have a look here www.jayx.co.nz

this guy has a pretty good looking meter for sale, the first strike, about the same price as what a
second hand analogue unit is going for.
getting some prices from hooktech as well thid week sometime.


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:50 pm
i put a very nice winegard collapsible dish on a campervan on fri, had nifty lil elevation sensor and everything it was coool

the wind-up ones?
they are cool, easy to use.
the auto tracking ones are pretty neat, no skill needed for install, just screw it down
and ruun the cable... done!


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Sun 29 November, 2009 - 09:54 pm
i put a very nice winegard collapsible dish on a campervan on fri, had nifty lil elevation sensor and everything it was coool

the wind-up ones?
they are cool, easy to use.
the auto tracking ones are pretty neat, no skill needed for install, just screw it down
and ruun the cable... done!
yeah was a windey up one, was an easy install cos the guy allready had a winegard terrestrial antenna so the hole and everything was cut.


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Mon 30 November, 2009 - 06:40 pm
and i just got a call from the guy saying its not working! grr i bet hes pissed about with the settings! time for a pin number i think


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Brain on Mon 30 November, 2009 - 06:47 pm
aversion therapy is best, hit them with a stick till they learn not to touch!


Title: Re: bastard freeview!
Post by: Optimus on Mon 30 November, 2009 - 06:50 pm
aversion therapy is best, hit them with a stick till they learn not to touch!
it has certainly crossed my mind after the third phonecall today!
it worked perfectly when installed and now he talking about bars and s**t that i never saw when i installed it!


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