Astra 3A, UK Reception and Dish Size Map

rolfw

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#1
Have made this map and put a couple of sites on it, please post in this thread and I will add your location and dish size information to the map. :)


Please note, this thread is for information only, please ask questions in a different thread.
 

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Lancelot

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#2
Brilliant !

Nice one mate, there seems to be a fair bit of interest currently with this sat.
We'll see what people actually get now. :)


(Oh I see you already have for me O-Ha)


L.
 
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Jeff_19341

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Ipswich Suffolk, no problem receiving both Czech and Slovak links with either 85cm or 1m dishes.
Of course I do use Gibertini dishes though:) .
I do not stay up all night to see if signal is lost though:-rofl2 .

Jeff;)
 

Lancelot

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#4
Seems to diminish mid morning and start to pick up again now Jeff.
I'll try to find a peak time over the next few days .

(Do like this Italian hardware though)

L.:)
 

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#5
No sign at all of Astra 3A in Galashiels with the 80cm dishes although its been a while since I had a look for 3A.. Co-located 1D is an easy catch.
 

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Berkshire
#6
Yes, the two HD transponders on Vertical Low band tend to jump out on the spectrum analyser when you scan past the satellite. :)
 

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#7
1D no problem 88% strength 100% quality
3A well I can get STV1 STV2 Markiza TA3 TVJOJ but in these gales tonight ocassionally blocky and sound chirps but with at least it is locked even with 52% strength 13% quality, I have to say though that considering the age of my fibre glass dish and where it once flew to unaided that is one hell of a result. Blackburn
 

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The Flatlands of East Anglia
#8
No problem here (Cambridge) 12565H 75/70 this morning SMW 1.2M

Llew
 

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#9
Thanks Llew, have added that one.:)
 
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Wilts
#10
1M Orbital dish-works few hours in the morning and early evening(only slvak-link),can't pick up czech link,de luxe tv works whole day
 

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Berkshire
#12
Thanks petko13, will add that to the map.:)
 

william-1

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(50 east to 45 west)
TM6902HD /TM5502HD

88cm Dish +Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ / Amiko A4K /Edision primo S2
45cm FreeSat V8 HD
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#13
Good signals here even in rain,TM500D signal readings.
11513H 27500 Sat 1 Signal=67% Quality=50%
11592V 27500 Fish-------=67%-------=48%
11525V 27500 CT24------=67%-------=38%
12565H SVT-1/2 ect-----=67%-------=41%
11475V 27500 LUXEtv----=67%-------=58%
12649H 4000 Ocko&TopTV=66%------=39%
Good reception of these 24hrs
 

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Berkshire
#14
Thanks for the information william-3, have added your info to the map. :)
 
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Rd100

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in wales near newport i tryed with my 1.2m channel master but no luck only a small amount of signal on my horizons sat metre, But had to install a 1.8m andrews ( channel master ) for some czech customers of mine for czech link, so in newport/ cardiff area you need a 1.8m dish for 24 reception
 

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Berkshire
#16
Thanks Rd100, will add it to the map. :)
 
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Jeff_19341

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@ Lancelot
Agreed, the Czech and Slovak channels show lower quality levels during mid morning to mid afternoon here also. Similar pattern with Arabsat and Nilesat.
Allthough lower quality levels recorded on Czech and Slovak channels I still have stable pictures from both 85cm and 1m Gib dishes.

Must be the horse manure that I put at the base of the pole:-rofl2 .

Jeff;)
 
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Rd100

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The Astra foot print form astra seems right as between malmesbury & newport/cardiff the signal really drops alot,
The is bad news for people i have done systems for in the past as i had some one call me today about upgradeing to astra 3a but they live on a 3rd floor of a small block of flats so there stuck now and not very happy as they only moved in there new build flat under 12 months ago
 

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#19
Please try and keep this thread relevant to the reception of Astra 3A. Anything which is not applicable, please start an alternative thread.
 

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Don't know if this is of interest to this thread (if not, just delete this), but in Iceland you can barely receive the vertical channels (e.g. Czech Link) on a 1.8 m Channel Master dish with Invacom 0.3 dB Quattro LNB. Nothing on the horizontal channels (Slovak Link) though.
 
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