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    Blocked satellite signal

    Aerial Specialists

    What can cause a satellite signal to be blocked? How can I diagnose the problem?

    Asked by Joyce on 22nd Feb 2021
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    Advanced Aerial Services

    "Hello, there could be multiple reasons from no subscription to the dish needing realignment."

    Answered on 24th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Due-Diligence

    "The short answer to the first question is yes: trees can indeed be responsible for blocking satellite signals. It's actually the leaves that are to blame, and wet leaves make things worse. This is why during bad weather, you'll find your picture breaks up a lot more, or possibly even disappears altogether."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    foxtel serviced ltd

    "Usually a channel is 'Blocked' if it requires a subscription or a subscription payment is missed or ended.

    It would normally show as a message on the actual channel. and free channels would be unaffected.

    The signal itself cannot be blocked as such, but most probably encrypted."

    Answered on 22nd Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Weybrige aerial and satellite

    "Are there trees or something in the way if not just unplug the skybox from the mains for 1 minute that might work if not you need some to look at it"

    Answered on 22nd Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Smart System AV Ltd

    "Hi,

    Anything that’s in front of your dish could cause this, something like a tree branch or something on your dish or it could be out of alignment.

    Thanks

    Joe"

    Answered on 13th Apr 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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