- My Satellite Setup
- 1.2m Laminas OFC1200 dish
Inverto black ultra
Technomate Nano M3
- My Location
- Vansbro Sweden
I think that you will be frustrated until you are able to move the dish east or west a fraction according to the satellite you want to watch.I have to move my 1.2m dish about 7mm at the LNB to peak BBC or C5.I finally had to get a bigger dish since the fringe area signals appear to be getting weaker on 28 E.
This from a location 200km's south west of Stockholm (Västergötland Sweden). I had to upgrade from the SMW OA-1600 to a PF 180cm petal dish.
At first I though maybe a PF 240cm petal dish was needed since the SMW was good enough to get those signals right up until October 2016.
Anyhow to cut to the chase the 180 petal dish did the job and pulled in everything (I think) including the C4's and C5's. I suspect the C5's are slightly weaker since I lost them after a snow fall which covered half the dish. (I didn't get PBS, odd)
I've posted images of a couple of HD channels BBC two (2) HD and Channel 5 HD. As you can see the BER is lower on the C5 than on the C4.
The basic Pace sky box appears to have pixelation on Channel 5 which suggest the receiver in my Philips TV (Built in SAT receiver) handles the weaker signals without pixelation.
The basic digi box pulled down 140 Free view (un-locked) channels and 22 radio channels. Unfortunately it didn't lock onto any C5's also confirming the TV’s better receiver.
The dish was fitted with a basic cheap LNB 0.6 db and roughly skewed in what worked for reception. I still have plenty of tuning to do with a better LNB from my old dish and also to find out what the optimum skew is. I also have a 30 meter pine tree obstructing the view which causes pixelation when the wind blows and when frost grows on the tree. (C5`s are temporary unavailable now). Things can only get better since I’m old school and don’t have any fancy equipment besides trial and error.