Astra 2E: Central & East Europe Reports

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crazyhania

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Famaval 3,10 42 east -30 west
My Location
chania, Crete South Greece
I will post levels soon.
 
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crazyhania

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Famaval 3,10 42 east -30 west
My Location
chania, Crete South Greece
here is one
 

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Pedro0102

Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
Motorized system mainly aiming @ 28.2/28.5E
Famaval 3.1m
Invacom quad
My Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Chania Greece I get 24 reception of uk beam with 3 meter famaval. Weakest signal is around 3-4 pm
Which lnb and feedhorn are you using?
I have the same antenna and I found out that the Incacom lnb and feedhorn are giving me the best results (beating by far the Inverto Black Pro either with Iberosat or Invacom feedhorn).
 
Captain Jack

Captain Jack

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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
North Somerset
Wow, that must the furtherst south east reception report we had of UK beam.
 
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crazyhania

Regular Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
Famaval 3,10 42 east -30 west
My Location
chania, Crete South Greece
Which lnb and feedhorn are you using?
I have the same antenna and I found out that the Incacom lnb and feedhorn are giving me the best results (beating by far the Inverto Black Pro either with Iberosat or Invacom feedhorn).
I have the same!
 
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Robinson74

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129
My Satellite Setup
Motorised dish 45E - 30W, Clarke-Tech ET9000
My Location
Poland
Can you guys tell me which model of Invacom LNB you are using for your fringe reception with a prime-focus dish? Is it single, twin?

This one perhaps?

Input Low Band: 10.7 - 11.7 GHz
High Band: 11.7 - 12.75 GHz
Output Low Band: 950 - 1950 MHz
High Band: 1100 - 2150 MHz
Oscillation frequency Low Band: 9.75 GHz
High Band: 1100 - 2150 MHz
Noise figure High/Low Band: 0,3 dB (Typ)
 

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timo_w2s

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My Location
Maidenhead, UK & Helsinki, Finland
I use the Invacom QDF-031 quad on a 1.8m prime focus dish as I've read the single and twin are not as good.
 
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Robinson74

Member
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129
My Satellite Setup
Motorised dish 45E - 30W, Clarke-Tech ET9000
My Location
Poland
Does QDF-031 quad require a separate feedhorn to be attached?
 
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crazyhania

Regular Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
Famaval 3,10 42 east -30 west
My Location
chania, Crete South Greece
I use the Invacom QDF-031 quad on a 1.8m prime focus dish as I've read the single and twin are not as good.
I have the SNF-031 but will try the QDF-031 this week as I read it outperforms my lnb
 
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timo_w2s

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Maidenhead, UK & Helsinki, Finland
Does QDF-031 quad require a separate feedhorn to be attached?
Yes, it's just a C120 LNB, so needs a feedhorn (ideally one that is matched to your dish).
 
hexah

hexah

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,448
My Satellite Setup
motorized Gibertini 85cm, fixed dishes from 1m to 64cm, generic FTA HD RX, TBS DVB-S2 PC card, a pile of bits and pieces
My Location
Hadrians Wall
Invacom LNBs have been an excellent buy for years because they have low noise across the band and not too high gain.

They may not be the best for long cable runs because of the lower gain than most LNBs but they won't overload some tuners at short distances.

The QDH - 031 has an integrated feedhorn.

The Inverto Black Pro is just a normal LNB intended for use with big dishes in countries where the signal is low but within the intended service area. Ultra is a step up from Pro but there is no C120 Black Ultra. There may not be enough demand for an Ultra model because in most countries there will be enough rain fade margin with the big dish.

I would spray paint the Black Pro white to keep the sun off and that will keep the noise down.
 
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washoris

Regular Member
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74
My Satellite Setup
4.2 meter prime focus with invacom lnb
My Location
cyprus
Guys I'm going to try to do the conversion of an Invert black ultra to fit my prime focus 4.2m dish and compare it with the Invacom I currently have. Any advice for the conversion process?
 
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hexah

Specialist Contributor
Messages
2,448
My Satellite Setup
motorized Gibertini 85cm, fixed dishes from 1m to 64cm, generic FTA HD RX, TBS DVB-S2 PC card, a pile of bits and pieces
My Location
Hadrians Wall
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crazyhania

Regular Member
Messages
11
My Satellite Setup
Famaval 3,10 42 east -30 west
My Location
chania, Crete South Greece
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A few screen shots from satfinder as promised
 
ralphmagno

ralphmagno

Regular Member
Messages
995
My Location
naples italy
I don't get here too often. Being i retired from the satellite business. All free to air can be received here in Naples Italy with a 4 meter dish 24/7. There are some heavy rain wipe outs on free to air but other than that. It's ok.
 
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Richard Hunt

Regular Member
Messages
17
My Satellite Setup
2.2m prime focus dish, Invacom LNBtwin flanged, Humax Foxsat receiver
My Location
Prague CZ
Hello all. As a non techie in Prague but appreciating this forum, here is an update. After months of hardly bothering to try, I've been surprised to find that since the new year I am consistently getting perfect signal on certain Uk channels from around 21.00 to midnight CET, and this regardless of the weather. I get BBC1 and BBC2 SD, and ITV1, although the latter breaks up quicker than the BBC channels. C4 too. But never the BBC HD.
This seems to be a consistent improvement. Do you think anything can be done to further improve the window of reception of these channels?
 
peeter3000

peeter3000

Member
Messages
173
My Satellite Setup
125x140cm Mabo
3m AerialAS30,
80cm Triax
TBS5922
CrazyScan 1.0.1.94.
(Lenovo T420)
My Location
Estonia(EU)
here in Pärnu Estonia we get only 2E 10744,10758 and 10774 starting at night 00:30> (CET) to about 07:00
then I get lock channels with 3m antenna (6.5-7 dB )
 
npire1

npire1

Regular Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
Humax Foxsat with 2.5m prime focus dish & Invacom quad lnb
My Location
Prietrzka Slovakia
Well I have been getting all channels with the exception of bbc three and four hd 24/7 for about a year now here in Skalica Slovakia. (2.5m prime focus with invacom lnb) so maybe. I have found that after adding a motorised ram (up/down) alongside my existing ram that adjust the satellite position (left/right) i am able to quickly get back a good signal after high wind etc . Also the adjustments are very tiny so it would be very hard to tweek it all by hand.
 
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crazyhania

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Famaval 3,10 42 east -30 west
My Location
chania, Crete South Greece
2A north beam is strong today with 3 meter famaval in crete
 
timo_w2s

timo_w2s

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My Location
Maidenhead, UK & Helsinki, Finland
2A north beam is strong today with 3 meter famaval in crete
That's because they are now on 2E or 2F Europe beam. 2A was emptied last night.
 
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