Andrews 1.8m on its way on monday

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Rd100

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I was thinking of getting a 1.8m Andrews (channel master) since i installed one fore someone for czech link on astra 3a so i decided to treat myself to one on friday it will be here on monday, I was also lucky as i got the polar mount for free as it was discontinued stock, I have installed a few of these over the years but never got around to getting one
 
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Good luck with that Rd100 do they deliver on a bank holiday?
 
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We need a picture when its set up :D
 
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very nice, you must have a big garden to get away with one

is it just for astra 3a or you going to motorise it ?
 
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If you motorize it, and if you have a depolarizer lying around :D, would you mind pointing it at 61.5°W and telling us if your Technomate sees any signal, anything at all?
 
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oh i read the post on ds forums but that was a 2.4metre dish though ?
 
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It is not getting delivered by a parcel company i got the dish from a trade warehouse and one of the guys who works there lives in chepstow he already has the dish on the van as they do there own deliverys and is droping it off tomorrow morning for me

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Good luck with that Rd100 do they deliver on a bank holiday?
 
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Rd100 said:
It is not getting delivered by a parcel company i got the dish from a trade warehouse and one of the guys who works there lives in chepstow he has already has the dish on the van as they do there own deliverys and is droping it off tomorrow morning for me
funny thing just came past there [chepstow] on my way home could have picked it up [pontypool]

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good luck with it m8 [lucky sod]:D
 
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Thanks do you live in pontypool then? What satellite gear do you have

yes m8 i live in sunny pontypool

manhattan st300
1.5metre
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loads of cards fun,s/tit 1[blue] oplus 105 /goldy and a few others
so where are you based m8

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I live in cwmbran ,

What dish make dish have you got, Also it that the new manhattan you have if so what do you think of it

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yes m8 i live in sunny pontypool

manhattan st300
1.5metre
drag/matrix
loads of cards fun,s/tit 1[blue] oplus 105 /goldy and a few others
so where are you based m8

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I live in cwmbran ,

What dish make dish have you got, Also it that the new manhattan you have if so what do you think of it

bought it out of the inshops [steve] and i am very pleased with it had it about 8 months one of the best buys i have done the dish i dont know the make but it pulls in everything i want it to so i am very happy with that
got the dish when i was doing a job for a guy in newport it was stuck in a corner being a sat freak i saw it and asked him wot was he doing with it
cut a long story short 5 mins l8r it was on the back of the wagon

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no a 1.8m i said on ds
yeah i meant that the person on ds forums had a 2.4metre dish that picked up 61w and hitchcock was refering to it but was asking you to try it on the 1.8m when you get it aswell
 
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ARR I see now what you mean what channels was they picking up was it in the c or ku band, I can get passed 61w where i am as im on the side of a hill over looking the bristol channel i can also get eutelsat w5 70.5e as well on my current 1.2m



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yeah i meant that the person on ds forums had a 2.4metre dish that picked up 61w and hitchcock was refering to it but was asking you to try it on the 1.8m when you get it aswell
 
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it was the direct tv test card on 61west they got on a 2.4metre dish in ireland but the user didn't have a c band lnb so its was very faint

dont know whether it would be possible to pickup the channels as i thought the satellite was below the horizon and in c band or whatever

the dish wasn't a channelmaster so you may have a better chance
 
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i will give it try i can get 58w no prblem on my dish and still view is still clear view after that i will give it a try
wod said:
it was the direct tv test card on 61west they got on a 2.4metre dish in ireland but the user didn't have a c band lnb so its was very faint

dont know whether it would be possible to pickup the channels as i thought the satellite was below the horizon and in c band or whatever

the dish wasn't a channelmaster so you may have a better chance
 
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Update got the dish about 30 min ago have not had chance to unpack it yes as im off out soon, Yes will be ground mounted next to my channel master (andrews) 1.2, alrady got the pole lucky i got the guys next door to dig me a nice hole in the garden yesterday as next door are haveing work done on there garden and they have a mini jcb on hire save a lot of digging
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Regarding my post about trying to pick up 61.5°W, I did say if you had a depolarizer (or some kind of teflon plate inserted in the feedhorn), otherwise there's no point in trying it really. The guy in Ireland who got the Dish Network test card on his 2.4 m dish didn't have a depolarizer (the signals on 61.5°W need a depolarizer to be picked up correctly), so he was losing a lot of signal, his dish was giving the same results on 61.5°W as a 1.7 m with a depolarizer.
 
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