Channel Master 120 set-up for 28.2E / Astra 2x

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This is my temporary 28.2E set-up for UK TV channels.

We are having the garden refurbished, so the CM180 is partially dismantled to allow the landscape gardeners to do their thing.
Time for trying a proper (non-test) set-up with the CM120s now after the 2E/2F combo has changed the game since 2D.

The dish is a second-hand (probably sixth-hand) Channel Master 120, with a new Inverto Black Ultra (Quad) LNB. It has been washed and cleaned, and fitted with new bolts/washers/nuts, as well as new feed-arms and LNB holder.
The mount is a second-hand Channel Master 3" roof/wall mount. (Had to move the base of the mount out from the wall to secure clearance from the roof overhand...)
Cable-tidying still to come; depends on what other sats come up in the near future...

About reception: Benefitting hugely from the eastern-Denmark location, we get 24/7 reception of 28.2E on all transponders, even though it's only a 120cm dish. (Who would have thought this 3 years ago, when the spectre of 2E/F/G hung menacingly like dark clouds over most people in this region??)

Have had no serious rain since putting it up, but I expect problems with rain-fade on certain transponders.

Main difference from the CM180 with same IBU Quad is that the signal now no longer survives signal routing through the house (including being combined with cable-TV signal and then split again at the outlet).

Temporary? Well, contrasting the desires of SWMBO ("so, can we now take down the big dish in the front garden??") - the 180 stays up and will be reinstantiated when the lawn-boys are finished in a couple of weeks. Can't beat that C/N ratio from the big dish...
 

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Excellent. Great pics, thank you.
 

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("so, can we now take down the big dish in the front garden??")

:-rofl2 That's just crazy talk. ;)

Nice dishes those CM120s... I've just acquired one from CJ and need to figure out how to mount it in the garden...
 

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Timo, cut the pole down a bit, dig a hole and cement it in. As it's going to be a fixed dish, vertical-ness isn't critical...
 

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Timo, cut the pole down a bit, dig a hole and cement it in. As it's going to be a fixed dish, vertical-ness isn't critical...
That is my plan but 90% of the garden is made up of flint and oak tree roots, so it's not a quick job!
 
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Reception on the CM120 installation as documented here has now officially ceased.
In fact, the CM120 has been down since early spring, as the CM180 was back in full operation by then.
Mount has also been taken down, awaiting new sites for installation...

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