Dish Size for 30 Deg West

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Can anyone tell me the required dish size for 30 deg west in the North West of England?
I can get 1 deg west on my 80cm but can not get any further west. As the dish moves further west it does move under a protruding roof which could be prooving to be an obstruction.
Thanks in advance for any info.
Barry
 

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#2
With bad rain fade taken into account (50% obscurity) most chanels should survive with a 1.2m dish

1m gets you visibility in cloudy weather
 

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#3
I used to get 30west on a 88cm dish in Manchester.Also with the new satellite in operation (Hispasat 1D) the footprint is much more UK friendly.

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Agreed but I class Manchester as Middle England

Northwest would be Cumbria/Northumbria/W Yorks

Spanish and Europe footprints do something strange just about half way oop the country as the signal trails off on its Western fringe somewhat
 

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it might be an idea to conduct a small site survey before you buy the bigger dish - using your current dish try to estimate how much of the dish is masked (can not see the proposed satellite.)

Then using a tape measure across your dish you should then be able to confirm approx with a larger dish how much would be lost .you can then follow channel hopper guide as to the best dish size.

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