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jeallen01

jeallen01

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My Satellite Setup
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Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
The VU+ went west a while back (hence the SX88) and the other ones are buried deep in the 'room of requirement'...SWMBO has recently been on a tidy up and I don't think dragging another RX into the equation would go down well....it's too cold for someone my age to be sleeping outdoors..
Oh dear! Difficult situation - looks like we'll have to wait and see what my investigations of the issues with the SX88 & SX88+ on the Dakar feeds results in (unless, of course, you can find one of the older receivers and persuade your SWMBO to accept a "temporary visitor" to the viewing room for a few days?).
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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Just replaced the SX88 connected to the TD110 with the SX88+ - same result on 11047/H/14400 = SFA!
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Dumbo question (maybe). When I cabled up the multisat dishes, I used French sourced coax which was 17 vatc. After changing back to the motorised dish, I'd like to use compression fittings, but I'm not having any success with getting them to fit onto the cable. Either they're too slack or the other compression fittings I was given seem to distort on compressing. Any ideas as to the difference between 17vatc and say RG6 ?. I'm using a cable stripper/cutter and a compression tool (i.e. not a pair of pliers)
 
jeallen01

jeallen01

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"17 VATC" cable spec sheet from Calidonian - lot of ally in there -> "corrosion alert":-doh
 

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