Thanks for your detailed mail. I have noticed over the last 10 days or so
a drop in signal quality of about 10% or so, but that has not been causing
any problems. I usually check the dish alignment coming into spring so that
should be resolved once the better weather arrives.
After losses I reported yesterday just after 9.30 UTC, I ran loss free for
the next 12 hours.
I have been looking much closer at the problems the DVBWorld / Dexatek
sotware cause to Windows Power Options ( not screen saver ) and it is clear
that it changes more than just the display settings when shutting down and
again on opening. I have also noticed particularly after shutting down my
Dexatek box that when my monitor comes out of standby ( via power options )
there is a 15/20 second pause where everything is frozen. That is
intermittent but has happened occasionally during the day when the Dexatek
box has been running and that certainly will cause losses. To avoid this I
have been switching off my monitor when away from the computer rather than
use power options, but I am beginning to wonder if the freeze may be
happening independently of the power options being used.
I am presently monitoring this closely as it has only happened since using
Windows 7 and was an issue with the 32-bit system as well as my present
To be honest the DVBWorld /Dekatek software interfering with Windows (
without giving any options ) is ridiculous, but unfortunately I am unable to
use my SkyStar card on this computer.
From: "David J Taylor" <gm8arv@...
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Lost Segments
> It's been my experience that these PCI cards (or DVB/USB boxes) either
> work or they don't. OK, there are some odd failure modes, of course, but
> it seems more likely to me that missing segments are due to software
> issues rather than hardware ones. The present weather has seen some low
> signal strengths here - snow on the LNB I expect - and perhaps that's
> little worse where you are.
> Have you been monitoring the signal strength?