Dishes on holiday

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a couple of dishes i spotted in spain. a community dish pointed at 28E and a small spares yard.dish gy.jpgdish gy1.jpgdish f.jpgdish gy.jpg
 
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Nice view: Looking out at early light from the hotel room on Long Island / NY, much to my pleasure I notice a Prodelin 1241 w. de-icing and everything on the neighbouring property. Phone camera not ideal for the distance, but it's reckognisable.
There's a another large dish behind it, but I can't see enough to discern make/model.

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But, it gets better!

I strolled out a back doot into a parking lot, and into the parking lot of the buliding next door.

Of course I could hardly see the Prodelin from ground level, but look what I found lower down:

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and a zoom in on the right-hand one:

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I think these two large ones are DH dishes. Guessing 2.4 meter?

But they look old. C-band, most likely.
 
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Nothing special spotted on the Isle Of Man yet, but there are a lot of very rusty Sky dishes :D
 
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Also note how otherwise interesting dishes can be almost obscured by larger dishes.
Notice the two in the left-hand side:

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These more like DTH only dishes - normal tv reception.

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The small one is a 90 cm Channel Master with a pole mount (first time I saw one of these in an installation besides my own).

The slightly less-smaller one I don't know?

(and look - there's the Prodelin on the roof again :) )
 
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Nice view: Looking out at early light from the hotel room on Long Island / NY, much to my pleasure I notice a Prodelin 1241 w. de-icing and everything on the neighbouring property. Phone camera not ideal for the distance, but it's reckognisable.
Squinting at the photos and the dish again, I think it does not look 2.4m afterall - it's probably more like a Prodelin 118x.
Perhaps @RimaNTSS can chip in here, as he has had several of the latter?
 
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On your picture in post 682 is 2.4m Prodelin. Rest of the big dishes I do not recognize.
 
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Posted this in another thread but here it is.

64m radio telescope in Koz'modem'yansk, Russia. And the yellow colour is the sun, not algae!

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Two RO(?) dishes in Nizhniy Novgorod near Volga - looks like they are used to show matches on the big screen there. I don't recognise either of them.

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I spent a few weeks in Australia earlier this year, and I managed to see a few dishes around in various places. It wasn't uncommon to see some C-Band dishes in a few front yards, without getting too close they all seemed to be mesh dishes at least 2.4m in diameter. Some spots I visited also had dishes that looked out of the ordinary. Unfortunately most of these photos were taken on my mobile that developed a fault that somehow formatted the micro SD card in it and I haven't been able to recover any files from it yet. :(:N

However I do have snaps from one set up, namely from where I was staying in Brisbane. It's nothing special in particular, it's just receiving the Foxtel Australia pay-TV service from the Optus satellites at 156E.

The terrestrial aerial is just a VHF Band III & UHF log-periodic aimed towards Mt. Coot-ha which is the main TV, FM & DAB+ radio transmission site for the city.

As regards to the dishes, they were mounted quite different to how they usually done in the UK & Ireland - the Ku Band dishes are normally attached to a pole that itself comes up from the roof - I'm not sure if the pole goes through the roof to be attached to a vertical beam in the attic, or wherever the pole stands on a bracket that either attaches to the slates or is simply bolted & waterproofed to non-slate roofs (I've seen all three methods used for installs in the past). In a couple of cases I seen these dishes on a set up very similar to that of a T & K bracket back home, but nothing like how Sky dishes and most other Ku Band dishes in UK & RoI are often affixed to a wall, even on houses in Australia that have brick or stone walls as opposed to wooden or faux-wooden finishes. I suspect one of the reasons can be seen in the photo, namely given the location being quite close to the equator (about 26 degrees south) even the offset dishes have to point up to the sky at a considerable angle that might make it a struggle to get good clearance from a wall with a short-ish pole extending from it that is practical in the majority of Europe.

Another notable observation is the size of the dish. For the satellites Foxtel broadcast from, the complicated footprint pattern of the Optus satellites over Australia has Brisbane lying within the >50 dbW contour which would generally be good enough for 60cm dish reception, and Foxtel (according to Lyngsat) are using transmission parameters that don't require an unusually high SNR margin, but my guess is that the dish here is at least 80cm in diameter - presumably this is to give additional protection against rain fade that can often be an issue during heavy summer/wet season downpours in this part of Australia.

Other than that, the dishes just seem to be plain, solid Ku Band dishes that in this case feeds one Foxtel receiver in a set up very similar to that for Sky+ namely two coax feeds to a Foxtel IQ3 receiver. As the frequencies used on the satellites at 156E are all between 11.7 - 12.75 GHz then depending on the oscillator frequency it's certainly possible that two coax feeds (one for horizontal & one for vertical polarisation) at the LNB is enough to feed the receiver to cover receiving all transponders that are internally split at the tuner for recording multiple programmes at once, like Sky Q.

These photos were taken only about half an hour before local sunset, so apologies for them looking a bit dark.

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im going San Diego next month. i know where theres a massive mesh C band dish in the university grounds, must be around 5 meters or so will take some pics
 
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The 1m Gibby looking at 1W at our cabin in Skorradalsvegur, Iceland.

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I passed this dish at an elevation of nearly 4000m whilst trekking in the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of India. The house was made of mud bricks and tens of miles from the nearest road. Still had solar panels though!IMG_2016m.JPG
 
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I passed this dish at an elevation of nearly 4000m whilst trekking in the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of India. The house was made of mud bricks and tens of miles from the nearest road. Still had solar panels though!View attachment 120015
The Indian version of a Chinese laundry by the looks of it, or is that bunting?
 
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The bunting is "prayer flags". It is normally put on the tops of mountain peaks or bridges and not usually over a house!
 
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This small Channel Master near the top of the Blackpool Tower.


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Also note how otherwise interesting dishes can be almost obscured by larger dishes.
Notice the two in the left-hand side:

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These more like DTH only dishes - normal tv reception.

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The slightly less-smaller one I don't know?
The slightly smaller one on the left is a Patriot brand probably 1.2m. (Now Challenger Comm).
 
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A couple of CanalSat Caraïbes dishes on balconies in Fort-de-France, Martinique I saw the other week whilst away on a cruise.

Plenty of them about in Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin, presumably aligned on Intelsat 35e at 34.5°W.

Had the surreal experience of walking past a beach bar in Saint Martin at about 4:00 in the afternoon with them showing Infosport+ live with the Paris time of 21:00 on-screen.. :D
 

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A couple of CanalSat Caraïbes dishes on balconies in Fort-de-France, Martinique I saw the other week whilst away on a cruise.

Plenty of them about in Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Martin, presumably aligned on Intelsat 35e at 34.5°W.

Had the surreal experience of walking past a beach bar in Saint Martin at about 4:00 in the afternoon with them showing Infosport+ live with the Paris time of 21:00 on-screen.. :D
Had to look hard to find that dish - assumed it was a "big 'un" (but it wasn't!) :-doh
 
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