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Ive spent a very cold morning zip tying a spare lnb onto my 21.5E dish and Ive managed to get some excellent signals off 26E Badr 4!


Im even getting strong signals off the MBC transponder - Im getting 65% on this one on the F3 I might be able to push it a bit higher when it warms up a bit and Im more inclined to stand outside tinkering. Its very overcast as well which wont be helping the signal.
 

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Ive spent a very cold morning zip tying a spare lnb onto my 21.5E dish and Ive managed to get some excellent signals off 26E Badr 4!

Should this not be in the Fridge Section, then, not Fringe? :-bigsmile
 

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:D

The FSS beam stuff is pretty weak on this setup, but I can live with that - theres not much of interest on FSS anyway. The only FSS frequencies Im getting any signal off are:

12523H 27500 3/4
12605V 1480 5/6 (DVB-S2 QPSK)
12682H 2960 3/4


Nothing of course off the Badr 5 or 6 birds - the coverage areas are just too far south of here.
 

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Nice result up there! Is that on a tyre mounted 80cm dish?
 

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No - this one is set up properly (well as properly as any of my kit ever is!!)

1m Orbital dish with 21.5E the main focus.

Offsets for 16E & 26E
 

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A remarkable number of sports channels transmitted in the clear on Badr 4!
 

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yes a great bird for sports A/S, i think i might have a chance of pulling ad sports here when i upgrade to a 1.8 i am getting 25% signal on the tp atm, time will tell,
 

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Analoguesat said:
:D

The FSS beam stuff is pretty weak on this setup, but I can live with that - theres not much of interest on FSS anyway. The only FSS frequencies Im getting any signal off are:

12523H 27500 3/4
12605V 1480 5/6 (DVB-S2 QPSK)
12682H 2960 3/4


Nothing of course off the Badr 5 or 6 birds - the coverage areas are just too far south of here.
The Moroccan mux on 12683V 27500 3/4 has now just about appeared. Its scanned the channels in although the strength is poor and there is lots of pixellisation.

Now the only major frequency Im missing from Badr 4 is 11977 & I have to wonder if its getting blatted by summat on an adjacent slot.
 

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are you getting saudi sports A/S i struggled to keep a lock on them with my 1mtr but could get them at certain times of the day
 

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No problem at all on 11977V now - Id put the symbol rate in as 27500 instead of 30000! :-lmao

And thats the Saudi Sports SD channels. Coming in at 65% atm

The HD versions on 12149H are borderline at about 45%

I need to adjust or change the lnb - its at a very strange angle, but that gave the best results!
 

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cool thats the only one i struggled with at times, have you checked 7w with the 1mtr yet A/S ?
 

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7W is behind trees here Martin. No chance of that one at all.

Much of the weaker 26E stuff disappeared as soon as it started raining last night. But I dont care about that.
 

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yes still plenty of viewing on 26e on the strong tps :-).
 

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Badr has seen some better days; the loss of channels 5, 6, and 7 for Dubai Sports, some Al Kass channels turning MPEG 4 and, most of all, fewer interesting live events...
 

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its still a good bird for us here in the uk, there have been better days over the years on most birds, a good/bad thing in this hobby things come and go :-) :-(.
 

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Not to be outdone, I have to report a "first" for me on 26E >>>> When I first installed my 80cm motorised rig some years ago, getting even a sniff of 26E as it was then was impossible.

But just now I have actually managed to get 11958 H 27500.

It's marginal, but it's there!

Nowt else from BADR4, though.




I expect the Black Ultra has helped.
 

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martin-f said:
yes a great bird for sports A/S, i think i might have a chance of pulling ad sports here when i upgrade to a 1.8 i am getting 25% signal on the tp atm, time will tell,
That will be an interesting experiment... I get bursts of up to 2.9dB on 11747V and a steady 1.8dB on 11766H on my 1.2m Fibo...

I think JOHN896 was getting this on his 2.4m Channel Master in South Wales with a decent signal - was trying to search his posts but I get "Search limited from 29-April 12" when doing so.... so can't check for certain.
 

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Tivù said:
Not to be outdone, I have to report a "first" for me on 26E >>>> When I first installed my 80cm motorised rig some years ago, getting even a sniff of 26E as it was then was impossible.

But just now I have actually managed to get 11958 H 27500.

It's marginal, but it's there!

Nowt else from BADR4, though.




I expect the Black Ultra has helped.
I actually get an awful lot from 26E here. At this time, the MBC transponder has been as strong as 75% on my TM-5200 last night! A 1m dish would be better at rejecting interference from the adjacent 23.5E/28.2E slots of course though.
 
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