sky & bulsat from same tv

Will it or won't it work in Bulgaria? Which is the best option?

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:03 am

I could have spent days up and down that ladder to no avail, why, because I must have a break somewhere in the aerial cable I had them (two) placed in the wall at the time of building. I guess someone has put a nail through it up in the attic.

Anyway, on a temporary parallel cable the signal is 60+ and is probably as good as it is going to get without a signal meter.

Thanks for all of the advice and links, I hope that they're useful for some other DIY UP & Down Ladder Folk. :lol:

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:59 pm

Would you ADAM & EVE it, after lifting panels of Sterling Board (OSB) in the attic to trace the antenna cables we eventually find that the SOCKET where you plug in your cable is faulty. :evil:

I have no idea where we got it from as there are the letters TV & R (for radio), but inside are what I would describe as small transistors.

As a slight off topic question, but connected as this person fitted all the antennae cables and sockets for a future dual LNB connection; does anyone know what has happened to Rikki Dunnet the English Electrician from near Yambol as I cannot raise him via SMS, Telephone, Skype etc. Might be, he don't wish to talk to me. :(

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:34 am

I found this extract when researching problems with the TV & Radio antenna wall socket. As I said in my previous post, I found mine to be blocking any signal and I initially thought that it was faulty. Now having read the extract below, I'm wondering if what was causing a problem with reception on a SKY Box might also be the same problem on a Bulsat Box. Its all a little too complicated for me to understand, but has anyone else come across this problem?

Move the TV coaxial plug slightly when it's plugged into the face plate and at the same time check whether the LED on the Sky TV Link flashes intermittently. If a problem is found, the TV aerial outlet should be replaced with a new non-isolated TV face plate which allows the Sky TV Link distribution to pass the 12V power from the Digibox. These don't have isolation capacitors fitted as isolation in the TV face plate will prevent the Sky TV Link from operating. Face plates with F-type connectors offer lower signal loss and are more sturdy.

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Postby targobnb » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:24 am

HI MW

Is it the uhf distribution around your house you are having problems with ? or is it the signal from your sat dish to receiver ?

any info might be helpful.

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:13 pm

targobnb wrote:HI MW

Is it the uhf distribution around your house you are having problems with ? or is it the signal from your sat dish to receiver ?

any info might be helpful.


Hi, if you read back a couple of posts you'd understand that I could not get a satellite signal from my LNB to my receiver. After checking that both the LNB and receiver were working by making a bypass of my existing coaxial cable connection. Then we carefully traced everything back from the LNB to the receiver and eventually discovered that it was the wall mounting plate for the coaxial cable junctions that were not working. When wired directly, i.e. removing this face-plate and connecting the coaxial cables with F connectors the signals went through without a problem.

I had first assumed that this wall socket was faulty, but now after my internet research as shown in Italics, I am wondering if they have identified the problem or, not. I don't really understand why the wall plate has capacitors in it, what is their function and why they could block the satellite signal. Perhaps they're designed for terrestrial TV signals and not satellite.

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Postby targobnb » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:37 pm

Yes, wall plates are designed for both UHF and satellite outlet, the ones you refer to with resistors in are UHF (for terrestial tv and radio) and would block satellite signal, F Type wall plate outlets are available however are not recommended, as any break in cable will reduce signal quality.

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Postby Moscow_Wolf » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:20 am

Just a quick update. I went to a specialist Satellite shop in Burgas yesterday, (there are 3 together) and bought the Satellite Signal Finder for 15 Lev. I think the same model was 10 Pounds in the UK without postage, waiting for delivery etc. So, back up the ladder today and see if I can get a strong enough signal to allow me to watch the few HD channels I have.

Was also pleased to discover that one can 'override' the Bulgarian language on the Bulsat receiver (for certain channels only) and now just have the original English.

I think next year, I shall go for the 1.8 metre dish, motorized, a better receiver, dual LNB and see what I can pick-up from the rest of Europe.


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