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Vipersan

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UK
Ok ...
Got a bit fed up with not having access to anything east of 30 degrees...so went outside and chopped the lower branches off the troublesome tree ...giving me a sort of porthole to look through..
Having done that ..I checked Tele Chad ...
and yes it was showing signs of life at around 1 db...
prior to the extension wings ...this was a healthy ZERO db ...
Frustrated I went outside again ..and ripped down part of the old wooden fence atop the wall ...this was already partially damaged already when Christina blew over 2 years ago ..
The porthole was effectively made bigger ..
So hole in the fence + trimmed lower tree branches + extension wings + extra 9 inches of pole height = Dadadaaaaaaa
Tele Chad at 2.5 db ...but frequently breaking up..
I am afterall ..clipping a semi a distance away..
So ..
Gonna rebuild that bit of fence ...but install sliding panels ...for privacy when closed ....but a bit more arc ..when open..
:D
rgds
VS
 

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Lazarus

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I have visions of you slipping out in the dead of night and dismantling bits of semi-detached masonry and roofing!
 

Vipersan

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2x VboxII AZ-EL
2 m+ Alcoa PF + BSC421 C-Band lnbf...
+SS2/TwHnS2-3200 pci/TBS6925 pci
1.5 Fortec Star -Gbox - HtoH Ku/Ka/C
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UK
Tivù said:
I have visions of you slipping out in the dead of night and dismantling bits of semi-detached masonry and roofing!
...Errrr ..don't tempt me Gordon ..
You know what I'm like once I get an idea in my head..
;)
How were the hol's btw..
 

Lazarus

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.............. and I am reminded of a "One Foot In The Grave" Episode where Mr.Swaney had converted part of the boundary fence into a sort of reticulated opening in the fashion of a vertical blind.
 

Lazarus

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Vipersan said:
...Errrr ..don't tempt me Gordon ..
You know what I'm like once I get an idea in my head..
;)
How were the hol's btw..

Hols coming up from 19 June >> Going close to Pete's neck of t'woods
 

Vipersan

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Tivù said:
Hols coming up from 19 June >> Going close to Pete's neck of t'woods

Appologies ...you'd been a bit quiet ..so I just assumed you were away ...
rgds
VS
 

sonnetpete

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Tivù said:
Hols coming up from 19 June >> Going close to Pete's neck of t'woods

Have already alerted the border guards VS.....
 

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hi - vipersan --
i was experimenting with a - 1,2 channel master this evening - to see if it was possible to receive C band channels from 49 east -- but nothing was received at that position -- my doubts were confirmed :(

so while i had this test setup going - i had a try for tele chad at 57 east and to my surprise it gave just enough signal to lock and produce a watchable picture :) so ran a blind scan and brought up the ETV channels at -- 3661 L 5800 :) the signals from both t.p.,s have got slightly stronger during the past half hour

cant get the dish any lower to try further east - as the bottom of the dish is hitting the pole :(

regards nelson.b.
 

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Vipersan said:
Ok ...
Got a bit fed up with not having access to anything east of 30 degrees...so went outside and chopped the lower branches off the troublesome tree ...giving me a sort of porthole to look through..
Having done that ..I checked Tele Chad ...
and yes it was showing signs of life at around 1 db...
prior to the extension wings ...this was a healthy ZERO db ...
Frustrated I went outside again ..and ripped down part of the old wooden fence atop the wall ...this was already partially damaged already when Christina blew over 2 years ago ..
The porthole was effectively made bigger ..
So hole in the fence + trimmed lower tree branches + extension wings + extra 9 inches of pole height = Dadadaaaaaaa
Tele Chad at 2.5 db ...but frequently breaking up..
I am afterall ..clipping a semi a distance away..
So ..
Gonna rebuild that bit of fence ...but install sliding panels ...for privacy when closed ....but a bit more arc ..when open..
:D
rgds
VS

If that tree was on my property it would have been uprooted a long time ago.
 
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