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
That's because they are now on 2E or 2F Europe beam. 2A was emptied last night.
That's good news for me as I couldn't get 2A north beam now everything is great. Waiting to see what 2G will bring
 
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Pedro0102

Member
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My Satellite Setup
Motorized system mainly aiming @ 28.2/28.5E
Famaval 3.1m
Invacom quad
My Location
Lisbon, Portugal
...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.

Could you show some pictures of your setup and explain how you did it?
I would like to do the same with my 3.1m antenna but I don't really know how to do it.

Thanks
 
npire1

npire1

Regular Member
Messages
77
My Satellite Setup
Humax Foxsat with 2.5m prime focus dish & Invacom quad lnb
My Location
Prietrzka Slovakia
Could you show some pictures of your setup and explain how you did it?
I would like to do the same with my 3.1m antenna but I don't really know how to do it.

Thanks

No problem, I will get back to you !
 
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npire1

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Humax Foxsat with 2.5m prime focus dish & Invacom quad lnb
My Location
Prietrzka Slovakia
Could you show some pictures of your setup and explain how you did it?
I would like to do the same with my 3.1m antenna but I don't really know how to do it.

Thanks
Hi, So I just added this second ram for up/down adjustment. You need a 4 core cable for each ram. My two cable run back to my house and enter a positioner box. I only have one so I need to change the cables of each time in order tom switch from each ram.
 

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Pedro0102

Member
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My Satellite Setup
Motorized system mainly aiming @ 28.2/28.5E
Famaval 3.1m
Invacom quad
My Location
Lisbon, Portugal
Hi, So I just added this second ram for up/down adjustment. You need a 4 core cable for each ram. My two cable run back to my house and enter a positioner box. I only have one so I need to change the cables of each time in order tom switch from each ram.
Very interesting setup!
I need to do something similar!
 
semen

semen

New Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
37,6w-95,0e
My Location
Belarus
I like to me these 3 satellite at 28,2-28,5e. Lots of music and movies. Recently set up a satellite Astra 2ё - not to the point yet 28,2e exactly 28,5e.I signal became better. Receiver Openbox-SH6 HD. In sunny weather, the signal on the motor antenna 1,1m
-11895 V 27500-69%
-11914 H 27500-45%
-11954 H 27500-60%
-12149 H 27500-89%
-12169 V 29500-53%
-12226 H 29500-71%
-12304 H 27500-89%
-12441 V 29500-23%-radio only scans
-12480 V 27500-31%
And most importantly, that the satellite Astra 2E my area not shines.Map better not to trust . My antenna,and LNB necessarily need to install the visor from rain and snow.

 
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semen

New Member
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My Satellite Setup
37,6w-95,0e
My Location
Belarus
At the moment, the satellite Astra 2E at 28.3737 ° E. 28,4e.Signal expose the receiver to 11895 V 27500 -52% - quality-. Then, set the receiver 28,6e signal up 11895 V 27500 -67%
 
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curly wurly

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
180cm dish - Pace 430N - Inverto Black Ultra LNB
My Location
Northern Tuscany, near Viareggio, Italy
Repection of Astra2E and Astra2F in Potenza (Basilicata, Italy) , 2 June 2015 4-30 pm.
All channels in UK beam but 12442 H (BBC red button) are OK.
Coviello
Do I understand your dish is 3 mt 35cm? That's a hell of a size.
 
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humaxboy1

Member
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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 120 cm 75°E-45°W
ClarkTech Diseqc HH390
Inverto Black (white) Ultra Single LNB
Octagon SF 4008
My Location
Slovenia
I don't know if this is temporarily due to the weather but at least 11.307 H and V + 11.344 H and V from Astra 2E are receivable here in Slovenia with 120 (!) cm. Signals are on the edge between 3.2 and 3.5 db, but pointing the antenna on 28.4 E give you the non breaking picture. Here are the signals from this morning...

Humaxboy
 

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timo_w2s

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My Satellite Setup
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My Location
Maidenhead, UK & Helsinki, Finland
I don't know if this is temporarily due to the weather but at least 11.307 H and V + 11.344 H and V from Astra 2E are receivable here in Slovenia with 120 (!) cm. Signals are on the edge between 3.2 and 3.5 db, but pointing the antenna on 28.4 E give you the non breaking picture. Here are the signals from this morning...

Humaxboy
They are coming from 2F not 2E, but impressive. The higher FEC helps a lot to get a lock on weaker signals.

It should be peaking at 28.2E though.
 
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humaxboy1

Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 120 cm 75°E-45°W
ClarkTech Diseqc HH390
Inverto Black (white) Ultra Single LNB
Octagon SF 4008
My Location
Slovenia
Ye, you are right, it is Astra 2F, my typo. I still can believe that it is possible to receive this trp. in the long term...time will show it...
And FEC 2/3 helps to receive this 4trp even with a smaller antennas...
 
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manosfk

manosfk

Member
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Location
EAST CRETE. GREECE
My Satellite Setup
DISH MABO 1,85 Motorised , VU SOLO2
My Location
GREECE - CRETE-HERAKLION
Good morning

Here in heraclion Crete Greece I just lock with 1,85 Mabo dish the 11389 H and 11426 H is these in UK beam!! ? How can I receive these and no receive at all ASTRA 2G!!!
 

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4wd

Getting the picture
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My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
Here in heraclion Crete Greece I just lock with 1,85 Mabo dish the 11389 H and 11426 H is these in UK beam!! ?
Within a sidelobe + the 2/3 FEC?
Something similar here, getting stable reception out of incredibly low quality levels.
 
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manosfk

Member
Messages
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Location
EAST CRETE. GREECE
My Satellite Setup
DISH MABO 1,85 Motorised , VU SOLO2
My Location
GREECE - CRETE-HERAKLION
Within a sidelobe + the 2/3 FEC?
Something similar here, getting stable reception out of incredibly low quality levels.
Thanks for the answer
 
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curly wurly

Regular Member
Messages
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My Satellite Setup
180cm dish - Pace 430N - Inverto Black Ultra LNB
My Location
Northern Tuscany, near Viareggio, Italy
Good morning

Here in heraclion Crete Greece I just lock with 1,85 Mabo dish the 11389 H and 11426 H is these in UK beam!! ? How can I receive these and no receive at all ASTRA 2G!!!
Congratulations. Out of interest, is your dish pointing at 28.2 or 28.35?
 
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Richard Hunt

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
2.2m prime focus dish, Invacom LNBtwin flanged, Humax Foxsat receiver
My Location
Prague CZ
Hi Everyone. I'ma very happy person tonight because a Prague based techie guy has restored me perfect quality BBC TV ,including HD, plus ITV, and C4, and all radio. Obviously he's a pro, and I'm a non techie, but I was very surprised given what I'd read here. He did three things; two were cone ted with what he said was bad set up of my 2.1m dish in the first place
- he moved the dish away from interference from a fence and lamppost
- he adjust the position of the three struts on the out-facing side of the dish (he said its really important to get their position exactly right, and mine were not
- he replaced the LNB.

he says that the footprint (sidelobe?) seems to extend about 80kms west of Prague and about 50kms east with a 2.1m dish properly set up.

if anyone wants his contact, let me know. Very reasonable prices, speaks excellent English. Also does security cameras and telco related stuff.
 
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