Finding 42 east

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My mate wants me to install a dish for him on 42 east as he has the abillity to decode BISS.

He has a sky digital dish up pointing at 28.2e.

Could somebody tell me how many degrees on the compass 42east is from 28.2e.

Thanks.
 

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What about 14 degrees more to the east :confused
 

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Make sure you put a big enough dish up for the channel(s) he wants. :D

Anything on the S1 beam really needs 80cm, anything on the east beam you can forget unless you have a REALLY big garden....
 

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Snuffer said:
What about 14 degrees more to the east :confused

I didn't think that satellite bearings were the same as those on a compass.

Analoguesat, I think an 80cm solid should be fine for him.

I manage to pull it in on a zone 2 sky dish.
 

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wolfboy said:
Could somebody tell me how many degrees on the compass 42east is from 28.2e.

Thanks.
The following link will help you.
_http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/lookangles.htm
 

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wolfboy said:
My mate wants me to install a dish for him on 42 east as he has the abillity to decode BISS.

He has a sky digital dish up pointing at 28.2e.

Could somebody tell me how many degrees on the compass 42east is from 28.2e.

Thanks.

well to get this the dish looks like its pointing Horizontal. It looks like its pointing straight a head (not like the Sky,Astra 28 which you can see is tilted up. This can be a problem if house or trees in the way. You really need some where with space so you can install with full line of sight. My house I need to put the dish on the chimney to get this ( I installed next door dish to get this Sat on his chimney it was the only way to get line of sight, I used a 80cm dish and a normal Sky (Skyware) LNB. If you have the line of sight to do it, its easy enough to get
 

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bigkenny said:
I need to put the dish on the chimney to get this, I installed next door dish to get this Sat on his chimney I used a 80cm dish

That dish is far to big to put on a chimney, if one day when you get strong winds and the chimney comes down on his beloved car you will not be so popular then. :-Nooo
 

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Rob said:
That dish is far to big to put on a chimney, if one day when you get strong winds and the chimney comes down on his beloved car you will not be so popular then. :-Nooo

Yes thats the reason I did not put a dish on my chimney, but it was the only location I could get line of sight. He wanted Turksat. Its been up there 2-3 years (in North wales) and has been OK so far. I just did it as a favour did not charge him. I did tell him the pitfalls of having it on the chimney but he still wanted it
 

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That's fair enough, it's down to him.

Must say that you are a real hero bigkenny, going up on the roof and fixing a dish to the chimney, cause their's no way you would have caught me up there, and all this for free.

Bigkenny you are my hero. :-worship
 

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Rob said:
That's fair enough, it's down to him.

Must say that you are a real hero bigkenny, going up on the roof and fixing a dish to the chimney, cause their's no way you would have caught me up there, and all this for free.

Bigkenny you are my hero. :-worship

Well hes an OK bloke it was just a favour for him as I live next door. It was no big thing. I`m in the trade so had all the equipment. Mind you I`m a manager now so dont have/use ladders so I cannot help him the same (well I could I could get one of my lads to do it) Also I like doing the odd job installing.
 

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I found it for him in the end, slight obstruction.

I'm now trying to find Hispasat. The dish is pointing in the right direction (aligned on a compass) but I can't pull anything in. I've altered the skew, the elevation.

It's a 60cm mesh old sky analogue dish with nokia universal lnb.

Picks up hotbird,astra 1,astra 2 ,thor and 5w fine.
 

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As a (very) rough tool, measure the distance from Thor to 28E and replicate it on the western side. Same elevation opposite skew of course.


L.:)
 
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