DStv Searching for Signal

DStv Searching for Signal? Rain fade

First of all, there isn’t something more frustrating than not being able to use your DStv decoder. Especially when you are at home and trying to wind down after a hectic day. The dreaded searching for signal error, is the most common DStv error. Furthermore you could have this error intermittently or even only when it rains. We will discuss some of the reasons for a searching for signal error, in a three part series of posts. In this post I would like to shed more light on the reasons for signal loss in bad weather. Rain fade is one of the reasons for signal loss during rainy weather. It is much easier to identify a problem causing a searching for signal error, if you understand the technology better.

Rain Fade causing a searching for signal error?

DStv searching for signal
Rain fade
What is rain fade? rain fade appears when it rains. Rain can block signals from the DStv satellite to your DStv decoder. Due to the density of the water in the rain drops. Signal gets reflected by the rain instead of passing thru straight to your DStv satellite dish. In addition rain can also affect the uplink to the satellite from the DStv studios. Even though it is not raining in your area, rain fade could be caused by rain at Multichoice. There is not much you can do to prevent this cause of a searching for signal error. Exempt by improving your current DStv reception.

Improving current DStv reception

DStv decoders rely on the quality and quantity signal, received by your satellite dish. The size and alignment of your DStv dish is very important. The size of your DStv dish determine the amount of signal your dish can gather. Therefore the bigger your satellite dish the higher your signal strength will be. In addition the alignment will determine the quality of the signal. In conclusion the quality of your DStv installation determines to what extent signal loss will affect your DStv installation in bad weather. Therefore it is very important to use a reputable DStv installer. Optimal TV supplies DStv approved services including DStv installations and repairs. Our well trained and experienced technicians renders high quality installations and repairs. With specialized equipment we can assure the best reception for your DStv system. Call us now for assistance.

Comments 2

  • then what should I do if the rain had fade on my dish??

    • Dear Thandeka

      First you must determine if the rain fade you are experiencing is more excessive than normal. If this is the case you should have a multichoice accredited installer have a look at your installation. We use very integrated measuring equipment to fine tune a DStv dish for optimum signal reception.

      Optimal TV can assist you with optimizing your DStv installation.
      Call us now 012 333 7772

      Kind regards

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