But if the wire was messed up would I be getting 90% strength?
That was for the home transponder if I understand correctly. What about the channels you're trying to record? More specifically, what about the channels you're trying to record at the time you're trying to record them? All well and good having excellent signal strength and quality on a nice sunny day, what about when it's lashing down with rain and/or windy?
Do you have one or two feeds from the LNB to the Foxsat? If one, do you also have the loopback cable attached ("LNB 1 Out" looped to "LNB 2 In" on the back of the box)? Is the Foxsat correctly configured for the number of feeds you have (see here: https://www.avforums.com/threads/humax-foxsat-twin-tuner-issue.2449294/#post-31160084
for how to access the hidden menu to find out). If the Foxsat, for example, thinks you have two feeds attached but you only have one then this sort of thing is likely to happen.
In another thread you wrote:
Can't tell atm. I'm trying to tune it and it takes a long time searching for satellite signal. I'm sure it did not use to do this.
and you were also, as I understand it, having issues picking up the recent BBC HD changes. It all does seem to point to some form of (perhaps intermittent) satellite reception issue.
Lastly, you wrote:
the box will not even wake to then not record
It's not clear from the scant information how the recordings were set. You stated that "some" were set up on the Foxsat itself but have not stated how the others were set up. If you configure a standard recording on the Foxsat from the EPG then the accurate recording mechanism will be used. The Foxsat will wake up 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the programme to listen for the EIT p/f packet to indicate that the programme has started and therefore it should start recording. This is a straightforward timer. I've never heard of the Foxsat not waking up to record a programme if the schedule is set correctly. For the recordings where the Foxsat did not wake up, how were those recordings set? Could you see the scheduled recording in the "Schedule" page on the Foxsat interface (NOT the WebIf).