Atlantic Bird 3 How do I set it up?

Laika

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80 inch dish Elap Thallis receiver
My Location
Indre, France
Forgive my ignorance. I am in the Indre (central France)and am currently receiving Astra 2D with an 80 Dish. If I want Atlantic Bird 3 can I use a smaller dish and how do I set it up. As you can tell Im a complete beginner.
 

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
Yes, a 45 cm dish should be fine, you might want to buy a small meter, around €15, but can be done using your digital receiver, you will also need to buy a DiseqC switch, so that you can automatically switch between the two satellites.. :)
 

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Welcome to satellites,

You should be able to receive 5W with a 50cm dish without problems.

Check _www.dishpointer.com for dish set up angles but in the meantime, I have copied the results from your location below for you :)

Satellite: 5.0W Atlantic Bird 3
Elevation: 35.8°
Azimuth (true): 188.9°
Azimuth (magn.): 190.1°
Skew: 6.1°
 
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