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I live on the coast of Margate on the outskirts of palm bay.

For the past few weeks i have been loosing channels due to poor reception.

The channels i lost on the skybox i was able to veiw on my tv's built in freeview. (Not really acceptable service nor is it convenient but a work around at least)

During this period, the Tv freeview channels also started to cock-up!

This 'plague' has spread across all of the channels now, and for the past three days i have been without signal via both sky and freeview. The signal just continuously dropped until there was none at all.

So now i am without tv and i am pissed.

I live in a high spec apartment at the top of a listed building which was converted a few years back now and i happen to know that the wiring is sound and of good quality.

The connections are also sound as is my equipment.

The dish however is precariously positioned at the highest point of the building, mounted on the chimney and is subjected to strong coastal winds which may cause the dish to fall out of alignment.

However, if you could see the construction which holds it in place you would certainly question if that were at all possible even in the event of a hurricane, so i doubt this is the cause of the problem.

One other thing i am not keen on is the fact that the dish is below my roof level pointing directly through the mezzanine, but for years this has been its position and until now has worked fine so who am i to question the decision of an experienced engineer?

I am currently awaiting an engineers visit to hopefully solve the problem.

It would probably be worth mentioning that the dish was replaced just months ago when this problem arose for the first time!
same problem occurred and due to the condition of the large metal dish, it was replaced.

This seemed to be the solution as full service was resumed, alas here we are again.

I will not accept that my equipment is at fault here and despite what i have stated with regards to the dish and its position i do believe there is something else awry.

I will report back with the findings from the engineers visit

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