2 E\F\G in Alpes Maritimes ?

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Anyone with practical reception info\experience in south France, Alpes Maritimes or nearby (Var, Haute Provence). Am (slowly) planning to travel back to France (got an old house up in the mountains 50 km from Nice\Cannes), maybe my Famaval 125 will do a good job there.

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It should do.

In the not so far off Vaucluse (near Orange) I am still using an 85cm dish but there is very little margin on SD channels and right on the edge for HD channels. I have a 1m dish to fit at some time which should work in all except heavy rain. I recently upgraded some friends the other side of the village who had an 80cm dish to a 1m dish and they say that they do not lose channels any more. Down in the Var and Alpes Maritimes the signal is just that bit weaker so 1,25m should do the business.
 
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Just FYI, in Nice all the 28.2°E can be locked with a 1.25m, but with a thin link margin, better with a 1.50m ofcourse.
 
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That's good to know. As 4wd already has a 1.25m it's a no-further-cost option to use that first of course!
 
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I am using an 80cm dish in Vaucluse near Avignon. I get all the main channels except ITV4 HD and the other HD channels on that same transponder.

The dish is perfectly aligned and has a OPTICUM Quad LNB LQP-04H Universal quad HD (as recommended elsewhere on this forum)
 
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How long do you keep the FTA SD and HD channels for when it starts raining?

ITV4 HD is encrypted so I have no experience of that.
 
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No, slow forum software again.
 
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Correction, now getting ITV4 HD, don't know why I could not get it at all before this month. But it has faded once or twice in drizzle today.

This location is new to me, and not had too much experience of heavy rain yet (it is sunny Provence after all). Bit of drizzle today, but other than the known weak ITV4 HD transponder everything was ok.
 
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Correction, now getting ITV4 HD, don't know why I could not get it at all before this month. But it has faded once or twice in drizzle today.

This location is new to me, and not had too much experience of heavy rain yet (it is sunny Provence after all). Bit of drizzle today, but other than the known weak ITV4 HD transponder everything was ok.
Interesting , not your comment, but your spelling, date of birth ( forum ), origin, colour, and lack of information about your location! It vexes me! Fabrication comes to mind
 
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ITV4 HD, even though it is encrypted, is on a UK spot beam. Your experience matches very closely mine with the HD channels insofar as they are just on the edge of not locking and disappear at the slightest amount of rain. It takes medium rain for the SD channels on the spot beams to pixelate.

If you are mainly/only watching $ly channels then these are mostly on the European beams and these are very strong so an 80cm is more than enough.
 
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Update after installation, Famaval 125 cm (140x130) works fine here, all Freesat ok with some margin.

Examples daytime (approx 2 dB loss in evening):
10714 10 dB, 10906 12 dB, 10847 12 dB, 11023 10 dB, 11344 10 dB, 11426 9 dB, 12129 10 dB
 
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An update after long time use. Still excellent 24\24 reception of 2E\F\G uk's on the 125 cm. Only the highest freq on 2F would benefit from a few more cm's of dish (12382H Quest marginal for some hours in the evenings) = no plan\need of buying any new dish (that's somewhat a little sad :O)

All in all, very good with small expense and little work.
 
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