1.5m Dish In Copenhagen for Astra 2D

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WOODC

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Please could anyone inform me if reception is possible with a 1.5m Dish in Copenhagen. I have looked on _www.astra2d.co.uk, but due to varying reports and change in strength of the signal I am not sure.

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Hi you should be able to recieve astra 2d with a 150cm dish,
i use a 110cm dish Vejle Denmark and have 55% signal quality
60% signal strength on astra 2d horizontal 5%-10% more on vertical

So good picture sound 24/7 on all bbc and itv chanels, only problems
with very heavy rain or snow.

all the best
Thomas
 
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Humax HD Freesat
Gibertini 150 cm dish for Astra 2D.
Technomate TM-1500 CI+ viewing Astra 2, Astra 1 and Hotbird
Sky receiver for FTV channels.
My Location
Copenhagen - Denmark
#3
Go for a 1.8m dish, much better and less hastle!
 
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I use a 1.5m prime focus dish 33 km north of Copenhagen and only have BBC 1 (Cambridge) from early afternoon until late at night. BBC2, 3 and 4 only last a couple of hours and ITV2 & 3 last about an hour. ITV 1 (London) works sometimes but I would never start watching a long program with the risk of not seeing the conclusion. 1.8m seems the best bet for our area as the signal drops off very fast east of Jutland.
 
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go for a good quality dish though you cant beat the gibertini but it is Aa bit expensive
 
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Humax HD Freesat
Gibertini 150 cm dish for Astra 2D.
Technomate TM-1500 CI+ viewing Astra 2, Astra 1 and Hotbird
Sky receiver for FTV channels.
My Location
Copenhagen - Denmark
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Hi Valb, I agree a 1.8m should do the job, I'm using a 1.5m Gibertini offset, get reception most of the day on all transponders except 10.906 V (ITV2 ITV 3). There is some breakup and rain will kill most 2d off. Too much farting about with a 1.5m, no reserve in bad weather conditions. :)
I am going to upgrade to a 1.8m sometime this year, when I find one at a decent price.
 
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I have 1 1.5 m Gibertini here in Aalborg and I normally have reception 24/7 also in bad weather unless its *really* bad. :cool: 1.8 or larger in Copenhagen sounds about right, but be careful. Your 1.5 m is precision-cut at the factory. All the 1.8m+ dishes I've seen come in "petals" which need to be assembled. Most people claim that you'll lose a significant part of the signal since it's difficult to assemble petal dishes perfectly. Maybe a 2.1 m would be a better option. :)

I actually need to make some fine adjustments to my dish after the storm the other day O-st , but we're getting another small storm tonight so it'll have to wait a bit.
I got off light, a friend of mine's dish got turned into a calzone by the wind. O-Ha
 
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