Whistling lnb

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RichardULC

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Hi,
Had Sky dish replaced 6 month ago, by engineer wearing safety boots, helmet, glasses and anchors for his ladder - I can reach it from the ground, which works fine but the LNB has started making a whistling noise over the last few weeks. The volume varies but can be quite loud even with the leads removed. Should I be worried? Any ideas, thanks.
 
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If you have removed the cables to the LNB then it can only be mechanical, and I would suspect this might be more the dish mesh, or possibly the rear bracket.
Can you record the noise ?
 
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Is it a Huawei LNB ?
 
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RichardULC

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If you have removed the cables to the LNB then it can only be mechanical, and I would suspect this might be more the dish mesh, or possibly the rear bracket.
Can you record the noise ?
Will get my son to try, cheers.
 
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What tune is it?:p
 
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What tune is it?:p
Thanks chaps . . . my wife says you're not funny. Just too windy at the moment to record anything but will be back when I can. Cheers.
 
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Probably it's fed up of hearing Johnson say 'Let's get Brexit done'!
 
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I would have thought a Christmas tune...
 
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Thanks chaps . . . my wife says you're not funny. Just too windy at the moment to record anything but will be back when I can. Cheers.
Pay attention you lot ,the lad is looking for help.
Pay no attention to them Richard they are getting exited because Santa is coming soon.
They will get you sorted.
 
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One quick way to test if it's a wind problem is to put a large leaf/yard garbage bag completely over the dish, if the problem goes away all together then it's a mounting hole somewhere on the dish or mount, that is in just the right place and angle, the next step would be small pieces of duct tape over any holes without bolts in them.

I've seen the wind make strange noises blowing over dish's, it got so bad at one location we had to put up a 4 metre fence to make a wind break.
 
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It must be the Jack Smith special.:D:D:D
 
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...Pay no attention to them Richard they are getting exited because Santa is coming soon.....
PS to the Admins: Isn't it time for some "Christmas decorations" on the site? :D
 
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Twelve days......
 
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While using the toilet, I noticed the bathroom window was making a noise in today's weather-induced wind (as opposed to the usual bathroom "wind"), and it sounds kind of like a saxophone, combined with the sounds coming from the overhead phone and power lines, and the whistling from this dish, it could be the start of a windy orchestra... :-rofl2
 
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