clutching at straws

Messages
1
Likes
0
#1
Hi,

I used to get Sky back in the analogue days. When it went digital, I couldn't get it anymore because with the new satellite position, a rather large tree was in line of sight )(-red

In the end I went for OnDigital )(-red )(-red )(-red )(-red )(-red )(-red

I saw a comment elsewhere that indicated that the satellite may have changed. Have there been any changes in the last few years that might make it worth me trying the Sky installation again (he said, going into desparately clutching at straws mode).

Thanks.

Abi :p
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,711
Likes
1,288
My Satellite Setup
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
#2
Not unless your tree has moved Abi. ;)

It's always worth looking at alternative locations for dish siting though, there must be some position on your property or garden, where there is a clear line of sight to 28.2 East.
 

>COR<

Regular Member
Messages
177
Likes
0
My Location
Sneek, HOLLAND
#3
Some copper nails in the tree will help, or industrial weedkiller lavishly applied to the same tree :D

Cheers m8,

Cor.
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,711
Likes
1,288
My Satellite Setup
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
#4
Whatever happened to hugging trees Cor? :D
 

cjgall

Regular Member
Messages
265
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Topfield 4000PVR with Aston 1.07 CAM, (canaldigitaal), dragoncam,
Sky digibox,
Bush HD Freesat,
Visiosat trisat looking at Astra1, Astra2 and Hotbird.
My Location
Netherlands &amp; Central Brittany
#6
The current Dutch government is anything but eco friendly. Is down to slash, burn and make the poor suffer as much as possible these days I'm afraid.
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
25,477
Likes
5,705
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
#7
Have they brought back crucifiction yet ?
 

>COR<

Regular Member
Messages
177
Likes
0
My Location
Sneek, HOLLAND
#8
:D
Just killed 2 trees that started out as bushes 17 years back when i moved in this house, asked neighbours friendly to cut them a bit down, no reply.
So, in the night with weedkiller in a spray can holding 10 litres pumped up to 8 bar, nozzle made to spray as far as possible, treated the 2 annoying trees.

Leaves drop off after 3 weeks, the tree is then dead...oh dear how sad...:D

well, free sight again from 50 east to 50 west, time to get my 2 metre dish :D

CHeers,

Cor.
 

cjgall

Regular Member
Messages
265
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Topfield 4000PVR with Aston 1.07 CAM, (canaldigitaal), dragoncam,
Sky digibox,
Bush HD Freesat,
Visiosat trisat looking at Astra1, Astra2 and Hotbird.
My Location
Netherlands &amp; Central Brittany
#9
Channel Hopper said:
Have they brought back crucifiction yet ?
Shhh. don't put idea's into there heads.

@>COR<
So you are the %#&*! that killed my trees!

Just kidding, I may have to resort to similar tactics. When I had my dish installed, the woman that lives behind my house commented that "this was always a nice neigbourhood", she apparently also asked the technition if a Turkish family were moving in. Here neighbour has a row of evergreen trees that act as a hedge. Since putting up my dish the trees have not been trimmed. They are not in the way at the moment, but its just a matter of time. Hopefully they will be reasonable about it.
 

>COR<

Regular Member
Messages
177
Likes
0
My Location
Sneek, HOLLAND
#10
Hello CJGALL ;)

Well, between the asking nicely to trim them, and the actual spraying here is 2 years ;)
That to prevent them making a connection to the sudden death of the "trees"and my request to cut them to size...

So, better ask friendly now, and do the "weed killer pruning" next year in spring when the question is long forgotten.

Cheers,

Cor.
 

cjgall

Regular Member
Messages
265
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Topfield 4000PVR with Aston 1.07 CAM, (canaldigitaal), dragoncam,
Sky digibox,
Bush HD Freesat,
Visiosat trisat looking at Astra1, Astra2 and Hotbird.
My Location
Netherlands &amp; Central Brittany
#11
If and when the problem arises (they have a couple of years to grow before they get in the way) I will ask nicely.:)

I am an impatient type though, so if needs be, I will spray some of my shrubs as well, and then blame it on an act of God caused by Channel Hoppers "crucifiction" comment.:D
 

>COR<

Regular Member
Messages
177
Likes
0
My Location
Sneek, HOLLAND
#12
:D



Nice m8....used Roundup weed killer, guaranteed to "sanitize" the field as the sticker stated, it was industrial strength :-ohmy

Did work wonders on the tree's, in my view then ;)



Cheers, and good luck, free skies for ever ;p

Cor.
 

Razor

Regular Member
Messages
1,319
Likes
0
My Location
Ireland
#13
This is a sad thread, we Irish would never kill trees.

Would not, however have a second about killing the Neighbours and burning their house down….strange how different nationalities have funny standards.

Still we are all Europeans……Even some don’t have the Euro yet.
 

>COR<

Regular Member
Messages
177
Likes
0
My Location
Sneek, HOLLAND
#14
Hello Razor,



We do have spare trees in Holland :D

And these started out as bushes, but they just let them grow so no big loss.



Cheers,



Cor.
 

Razor

Regular Member
Messages
1,319
Likes
0
My Location
Ireland
#15
Send a few over >COR< ...Have a nice spot down the end of the garden, But send some poisonous ones as I have some pesky rabbits down there.
 

>COR<

Regular Member
Messages
177
Likes
0
My Location
Sneek, HOLLAND
#17
For pesky rabbits you have a shotgun :)



Thought trees were scarce there, but they must be on sale there ?



CHeers M8, better come over and enjoy our forrests...

Cor.

;)
 

cjgall

Regular Member
Messages
265
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Topfield 4000PVR with Aston 1.07 CAM, (canaldigitaal), dragoncam,
Sky digibox,
Bush HD Freesat,
Visiosat trisat looking at Astra1, Astra2 and Hotbird.
My Location
Netherlands &amp; Central Brittany
#18
I like Razor's method, paricularly the bit about burning the neighbours house down as this would have the added benifit of giving me a clearer view to the west, thus an improved view of Hispasat. However I have come up with another solution, namely goats. Goats eat just about anything so I am considering buying a couple of them and letting them run amock out the back. If the neighbour complains I will deny all knowledge.
 

Razor

Regular Member
Messages
1,319
Likes
0
My Location
Ireland
#19
cjgall said:
I like Razor's method, paricularly the bit about burning the neighbours house down as this would have the added benifit of giving me a clearer view to the west, thus an improved view of Hispasat. However I have come up with another solution, namely goats. Goats eat just about anything so I am considering buying a couple of them and letting them run amock out the back. If the neighbour complains I will deny all knowledge.


Goats are fine, but cut their thongs out first, so they don’t squeal on you.
 

BarMoo

Post Meister
Messages
1,801
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
2xPace 430N, 1xNokia MM9800, 1xNokia 80cm Sat Dish, 1xGibertini 120cm, Big Fat Furry Puss
My Location
Berlin, Germany.
#20
I think that if someone cut-off my thong I'd probably punch them - then i'd squeal.

Razor, me thinks you meant 'tongue', LOL :)

Regards,

Mark.
 
Top