9e on a sky minidish work?

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daro2096

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374
My Satellite Setup
No setup at present
My Location
Consett, Durham
Will 9E work fine on a Sky zone 1 mini dish? Am in the north east England.
 
Tony1A

Tony1A

Never going back to Sky TV. Ever!
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714
Location
Somewhere In County Durham
My Satellite Setup
Humax HDR1100S Freesat Recorder. Medion HD satellite box with Gibertini 1m motorised dish. Triax TD78 for Freesat. Triax TD64 for Freesat to 3 rooms. 2 Panasonic Freeview+ HD recorders.
My Location
North-East England, UK
I'm in the north east as well (County Durham area). I would have thought a mini dish is too small! You MIGHT get away with a 60cm solid, but don't quote me on that!:cool:
 
2cvbloke

2cvbloke

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My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
Should be able to get channels off the wide beam, but the directed beams, nope, but that said minidishes are far from optimal when it comes to other satellites, especially when it comes to weather given they suffer rain fade even on the best of days... :)

And also in the north east here too, very nearby to Pontop Pike... :)
 
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daro2096

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374
My Satellite Setup
No setup at present
My Location
Consett, Durham
According to the satellite's map on Lyngsat it should be fine on a mini dish(you only need a bigger dish if you are in the far north of Scotland) but was hoping someone who has done it would know and reply.
 
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daro2096

Regular Member
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374
My Satellite Setup
No setup at present
My Location
Consett, Durham
Should be able to get channels off the wide beam, but the directed beams, nope, but that said minidishes are far from optimal when it comes to other satellites, especially when it comes to weather given they suffer rain fade even on the best of days... :)

And also in the north east here too, very nearby to Pontop Pike... :)
Am only interested in the wide beam channels anyway.

I am near to Pontop Pike too. Am over in Blackhill just down the road from the transmitter(okay it isn't exactly a short walk away).
 
2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
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9,604
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
No harm in having a go though, if the dish is already up on the wall, it just needs swinging over to 9E and tilting upwards a bit & the LNB skew adjusting, just most people here tend to use bigger dishes rather than the minidish as the bigger the dish the better the signal... :)
 
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daro2096

Regular Member
Messages
374
My Satellite Setup
No setup at present
My Location
Consett, Durham
I am planning to eventually put up a Wavefrontier T55 dish and on that get Astra 2, Astra 1 and Hotbird.
 
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