Dish Size - What Can I Receive?

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#1
Hi All

Council just given permission for a Dish,problem is,it can be no bigger than 60cm.

Is it worth motorising a 60cm dish,and what Satellites would I be able to receive?

I am in the North West of England with a pretty clear view.

Your advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Alan
 

rolfw

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#2
Yes, you can still pull in a fair bit with a 60cm dish, make sure that you buy the best quality possible, as you need to squeeze as much as you can out of it. :)
 
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Technomate 1500ci super,60cm motorised dish, MTI High Line 0.2db Single Digital LNB self built PC
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Lancashire
#3
Thanks for the reply

Can you be a bit more specific about best quality possible,I thought a dish was a dish,could you recommend some.Also,should I still go motorised?

Thanks

Alan
 

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Berkshire
#4
Hi Alan, better quality dishes have better signal gain, I don't use too many 60cm dishes, so cannot give direct comparisons, but some of the best makes are Gilbertini, Technisat, Philips/Visiosat and Hirschman, I'm sure others can add to this, but there are a lot of very average dishes in circulation.
 

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#6
Funny you should say that, my posts about my problem with my fortec star dish, my bracket is broken cant get good receiption partly due to where it's mounted and as you said rusting already.
 

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Can anyone tell me if Triax are good dishes?
 

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#8
Middle range in my opinion, well made, but not as good as the ones I mention above. :)
 
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