Changed Satellite Dish - Lost many Channel

Ste eOll

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Hi I live near Tuam in Ireland. I had a Lidl SL65 receiver and dish setup on the house but the dish (approx 80cm) was destroyed in the storms (blew inside out and then was ripped off the house) and I had to replace it but I could only get a 60cm one from Maplin in Galway. I had the dish pointed at the Astra 28.2E previously.

I installed the new dish but all I can receive are the basic UK channels - No music channels, CNN, Sky News, Kids channels, etc.

I read somewhere that the channels are migrating to another satellite but this seems too coincidental to happen just as my old dish breaks. Is this due to the fact that I am using a smaller dish now?
 

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Chances are its just poor alignment of the new dish. Most of those channels are on very high power beams.
 

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The 60cm dish should be ok in Ireland for Astra 2e and 2F, including their Narrow Beams, but Eutelsat 28A is a bit dodgy even for me without very careful alignment.

Fortunately that ceases service soon, so you should be ok in the long run. Just carefully tweak what you've got.




Edit: ^^^^^^ Tsk!
 

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Hi thanks for the replies. In the past I have looked at webpages that give the direction, elevation and lnb angle etc. What is the best website for this and which satellite dish should I be aiming for?
 

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Im going to miss Eut 28A - never ever been a problem up here even on just a 60 cm dish bolted to a couple of fence posts and wiggling around in the gales.
 

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Hi thanks for the replies. In the past I have looked at webpages that give the direction, elevation and lnb angle etc. What is the best website for this and which satellite dish should I be aiming for?

Astra 2 cluster 28.2E, Eutelsat 28A 28.5E
 

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also make sure the ajust the skew and focal point of the lnb to get every last drop of signal
 

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Dishpointer is useful, in general terms but, as you've got 28E Channels anyway, the rest of your current task is just tweaking.
 

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Im going to miss Eut 28A - never ever been a problem up here even on just a 60 cm dish bolted to a couple of fence posts and wiggling around in the gales.


Why do you wiggle around in gales? Wouldn't you be more comfortable indoors?
 

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The dish " blew inside out " ? Any chance of a photo :eek:
 

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Never seen a dish do that before! LOL!
 
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