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Hi!
I live on the Norfolk coast and I have just had installed a motorised system - 80cm dish and a Technomate 5500 DACI - which is proving great. However, I cannot find 7W, 5E or 26E; any advice as to whether or not I have any chance of picking these up please. Thanx.
 
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I would have thought you would pick up something from Sirius (5E) but the other two you mentioned would probably require a bigger dish, in the region of 1m to 1.2m
 
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Hi Stephen W

I'm just a bit further south than you near Woodbridge Suffolk.

7west, Nilesat, best signals during late evening/night time. Best if clear sky, highest signal received here on transponder 12295V, 2893, 3/4.

5 east, I have my dish set to 4.8*(Sirius2), best signals on transponders 11766H, 27500, 3/4 and 12418H, 27500, 3/4.

26east, lose the satellite in heavy rain, strongest signals on transponder 11785V, 27500, 3/4.

Running 85cm & 98cm dishes, Technomate 5000DA receiver
 
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In you're STB setup menu is it set to DISEqC?
 
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waverider said:
In you're STB setup menu is it set to DISEqC?
Yes, shouldn't it be?
 
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gotmybuspass said:
Hi Stephen W

I'm just a bit further south than you near Woodbridge Suffolk.

7west, Nilesat, best signals during late evening/night time. Best if clear sky, highest signal received here on transponder 12295V, 2893, 3/4.

5 east, I have my dish set to 4.8*(Sirius2), best signals on transponders 11766H, 27500, 3/4 and 12418H, 27500, 3/4.

26east, lose the satellite in heavy rain, strongest signals on transponder 11785V, 27500, 3/4.

Running 85cm & 98cm dishes, Technomate 5000DA receiver
V useful info - will give itanother go. I am still feeling my way with the system so bound to be a bit of an ignoramus initially! Thanx for advice.
 
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Stephen W said:
Yes, shouldn't it be?
Well you will find if you change your setting from DISEqC to Motor you can then pulse the motor with your remote to tune onto the desired sat to receive a stronger signal!....once you a happy with quality & signal strength you then save the position....Your STB then will remember that setting and point the dish every time you select that bird!
 
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waverider said:
Well you will find if you change your setting from DISEqC to Motor you can then pulse the motor with your remote to tune onto the desired sat to receive a stronger signal!....once you a happy with quality & signal strength you then save the position....Your STB then will remember that setting and point the dish every time you select that bird!
Thanx I will try that later. I got a high strength signal when I tried an hour ago but quality of only 60. I noticed that I could download the Nordic channels but none of the Arab channels - any reason why this might be ?
 
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Stephen W said:
Thanx I will try that later. I got a high strength signal when I tried an hour ago but quality of only 60. I noticed that I could download the Nordic channels but none of the Arab channels - any reason why this might be ?
That will be probably to do with the weather or transponder, I have noticed as well some fun files I have used in the past affect signal strength as well (strange that)....best thing is when your tuning to a desired sat is do it on a clear day rather than an evening.
 
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waverider said:
That will be probably to do with the weather or transponder, I have noticed as well some fun files I have used in the past affect signal strength as well (strange that)....best thing is when your tuning to a desired sat is do it on a clear day rather than an evening.
I tried again today - lovely clear sunny day on the east coast - but the results were the same as before trying to dwonload channels from 26E i.e none of the arabic channels but all the nordic ones that I can get on Sirius! Frustrating to say the least! Help!
 
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Hmmm could be two things here m8....first check this link to make sure you havent got any freq/Pol/SR/FEC missing in your setup...http://www.satcodx2.com/0260/uke/ Also on this site you will notice VPIDS, APIDS & PCRPIDS meaning if you have the freqs etc for the channels you may have to enter in the pids if they are not there!
 
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Hi Stephen W

Just saw your post, did a check running with the 85cm dish.
Nilesat at 7west, transponder 12295, 2893, 3/4, Vertical, strength 80+, quality 30+. Even the weaker transponders are showing strength 80+ and quality 20-22, rock solid pictures.
Arabsat at 26east, transponder 11785, 27500, 3/4, Vertical, strength 80+, quality 50+.
I do seem to remember posting with a chap on another board about 6 months ago, he was close to Thetford and having trouble getting 26east with a 80cm old Astra dish, he finally went up to 90+cms and got the satellite with no trouble.
 
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gotmybuspass said:
Hi Stephen W

Just saw your post, did a check running with the 85cm dish.
Nilesat at 7west, transponder 12295, 2893, 3/4, Vertical, strength 80+, quality 30+. Even the weaker transponders are showing strength 80+ and quality 20-22, rock solid pictures.
Arabsat at 26east, transponder 11785, 27500, 3/4, Vertical, strength 80+, quality 50+.
I do seem to remember posting with a chap on another board about 6 months ago, he was close to Thetford and having trouble getting 26east with a 80cm old Astra dish, he finally went up to 90+cms and got the satellite with no trouble.
Too right m8, when I first installed my system I started with a 90cm in fact mine is oval so it's 1.1m vertical and 90cm width!, but even with this size I cannot receive Amos 4'W....So really the larger you can get away with, is always the better!
 
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Stephen W said:
I tried again today - lovely clear sunny day on the east coast - but the results were the same as before trying to dwonload channels from 26E i.e none of the arabic channels but all the nordic ones that I can get on Sirius! Frustrating to say the least! Help!
Sorry StephenW...I just noticed in one of your post's you are running two dishes!.....is the 98cm bolted to a DISEqC motor?
 
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waverider said:
Sorry StephenW...I just noticed in one of your post's you are running two dishes!.....is the 98cm bolted to a DISEqC motor?
No, I have only the one dish, an 80cm one, which the installer said would be more than sufficient for most sats. I will follow the advice of yourself and gotmy buspass and keep trying!
 
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Hi M8 it's me who has a 98cm Funke and a 85cm Gibertini, and yes motorised but not at the same time.
 
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LOL Sorry! I was talking to someone in the office at the same time whilst writing my post....got a bit in a mucking fuddle m8 :D
 
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Easily done , work does interfere with pleasure sometimes:) .
Takes me about 25-30 minutes to change from one to the other. But after a heart attack and by-pass operation I am not as nimble or fast as I once was.
I was thinking of putting one of the dishes with a motor in the old wooden greenhouse, twin cables into a diseqe switch into the receiver. Perhaps a project for the better weather.
Take care.
 
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So I take it that the dish will be pointing out of an open window or something? you never know though, the sat signals to the dish might produce you a bumper crop of tomatoes m8 :D
 
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I posted my results on another board, just to shoot down a "so called $k* installer" who kept on insisting that you could not get $k* through windows despite the fact that a number of posters had already stated that they could get $k* through double glazed windows.
I ran a zone one minidish on my computer chair looking through the double glazed window in the lounge and through my plastic roofed conservatory. By playing around I got signals from 36east to 15west. Walls got in the way outside these limits.
Later I tried the 85cm in the UPVC conservatory on my computer chair and got 45east to 45west, which is the same as my outside dish. I agree that perhaps in heavy rain with the glass running with water I might get some outage. I just thought I would tidy up and get rid of the ironwork attached to the bungalow and hide the dish inside the unused old greenhouse, a left over from a previous owner. I'll just have to make sure that the LNB does not get too hot during summer.
You never know, irradiated tomatoes might last longer:D
 
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