Astra 3B 23.5E (35Cm Dish?)

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Hello! :)

I have managed to receive the following satellites with my Porty sat kit (ALDI 35cm dish) :cool:

42E Turksat
39E Hellas Sat
28.2E Astra
19.2E Astra
13E Hotbird

But I can't seem to pin down Astra 3B at 23.5E; I just keep bouncing between 28.2 and 19.2E. I have checked that there are FTA channels at Lyngsat and that the sat has a Europe wide beam at Sat Beams.

I'm guessing that of all the satellites I'd like to receive it is possibly the one that will require extra fine alignment due to sitting between 2 very strong sats. So manual positioning may be asking too much?

Is reception of Astra 3B 23.5E actually possible with my kit?

EDIT: Sorry meant 35cm dish!!
 

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You should be able to pull it in with some care, which frequency were you using to test for signal?
 

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Hi rolfw!

I tried 11895 V & 12168 V. I think these are also TPs on the other sats so when I got a signal I quickly switched to some 19.2 or 28.2 presets and alas it confirmed I'd actually hit one of the strong sats sitting either side.
 

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Try 11914 - the Dutch channels - thats about the strongest 23.5E tp
 

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Ooh thanks Analogue sat will give that a go. May be a little while now before I get to try as the house gets pretty chilly using the dish out of a window/or on the patio -will this thread remain open for a few months?

(Also admins feel free to amend post title to read 35cm)

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You could try 12525 V 27500. It is not the strongest but may be better because that frequency is not used on 28 or 19 although they do use 12523 and 12522. My strongest tp on 23 is 12188 H 27500 which is stronger than anything on 19.
 

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Ooh thanks Analogue sat will give that a go. May be a little while now before I get to try as the house gets pretty chilly using the dish out of a window/or on the patio -will this thread remain open for a few months?

(Also admins feel free to amend post title to read 35cm)

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The thread will remain open indefinitely :)

I'll change the thread title for you.
 

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Thanks guys, will try and post a grab when I do.
 
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