28.2E and 23.5E from a minidish?

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My 1.2m Channel Master cannot see 23.5E due to the house being in the way. The same goes for 26E but I am not missing it with 7W being available.

As I have a Sky minidish (zone 1) on the side of the house, would I be able to get 23.5E if I bolted another LNB to it? Or is 4.7 separation not achievable on such a tiny dish?
 

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I think it would be too tricky and compromise your Sky reception. Maybe someone has tried? You'd have to use narrow LNBs and they might not give great results on the wrong shaped small dish, especially in rain.

Wouldn't it be better to just put up another mini dish somewhere else?
 

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CJ, I'm getting 36E and 45E off a solid 58cm x 50cm oval dish using normal headed LNB's, so I guess it might be possible...
 

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I tried 19E and 23E on a standard 60cm dish using normal LNBs and couldn't do it. I'm going to try some narrow LNBs in the next few weeks when I get a spare moment but I'm going to build a rain cover the for LNBs.
 
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