Astar 2 D signal are pretty weak at your location, I would estimate around the 36 db. For reception I would advise at least a 2.4 and a 3.0 mtr ( high quality solid dishes only) idearly if you have the space etc.
I have not seen reception reports from your area on smaller dishes on Astra 2 D
I agree with you 36 approx dbw, signal level at Rome. I'm thinking of using a channel master 2.4 metre offset antenna,with very low noise figrue L.N.B.. Dish gain at 11.95 ghzs is 47.6 dbi, what do you think ?,
Potentially it may serve your goal, however if you have the space then it would be a safer option to invest in the 3.0 mtr option, here your rain faid margin etc would be significantly higher. Additionally the costs are simlar.
Ciao, i live in Abruzzo.I've a panny 30 and a 2.40 mt solid dish IRTE whit a lnb Mti 0.6 apt..The best for the our area. I no receive astra2D in any hour during the day. Also i,ve problem whit 2A SIGNAL. Now i receive the freq. 12.226 from 1pm, 12164 from 1.15pm and 12.148 from 2pm. last frequency is 11.778, from 17.00 pm and it is the first to go out at 8.30 pm. in the morning 12.226 go out at 8.00am.In the summer i've the same problem, but the signal is ok only from the 18.00 pm.I dont now why? I've noted this from two year. I've changed same lnb but no more change. Now i wanted a 180/240 channel master.My installator and my friend say " it is the best". Where you can search for this? Thank you for reply.
i've got a panasonic 30 and 1.3m dish with a cambridge lnb and receive bbc etc. okay. most of the time i also get channel 4 although ' never get ITV. I'm getting really nervous about the new BBC move to 2d. andy suggestions.
My Satellite Setup
Humax HD Freesat Gibertini 150 cm dish for Astra 2D. Technomate TM-1500 CI+ viewing Astra 2, Astra 1 and Hotbird Sky receiver for FTV channels.
I am currently setting up a small website for those of us outside the Astra 2D footprint. Now that the BBC is moving both radio & TV, there will be even more nead for a place where all expats & sat enthusiats can come for usefull information and news. There will ofcourse be a link to this GREAT SITE! I could use your help, if you have any information or tips on equipment or reception please contact me! Anything that can help others, pull in this dreaded bird! Well if the BBC wants to go FTA, good, let's watch them! I will let you all know when the site is online!
Going back to South Italy 100miles south west of rome in 1 month, customer agreed to 3 metre prime focus Irte antenna, hope this with pull in RTE, BBC tranponders, ? Channel master only do 2.4 metre offset antenna, 3 metre 2 db higher gain, will need as much signal as possible.Customer has a very big garden facing south east, something went right. all help greatfully needed.