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Martinze1

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Freesat
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Recently moved up north , have no aerial/sky and don't intend to pay either.
So I have a humax freesat box, sky dish and and a FQ8 LBS lnb.

Placed sky dish on the old bracket outside and found position using an satellite app, but I can't seem to receive any signals.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Martin....
 
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Mickha

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It would be easier if you had a satellite signal finder, even a cheap one, from a local DIY store.
To find Astra 2, 28.2E, might require fine movements, of your dish, East/West, Up/Down, until you have a signal lock, and can view some free channels.
You could try using dishpointer.com, type in your postcode, select Astra 2, 28.2E, from the drop down box, zoom in on the photo, and move the green icon, to your house, and roughly where you have your dish located, this will give you a general idea, where to point your dish.
What was the satellite App you used?
 
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Martinze1

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You could try using dishpointer.com, type in your postcode, select Astra 2, 28.2E, from the drop down box, zoom in on the photo, and move the green icon, to your house, and roughly where you have your dish located, this will give you a general idea, where to point your dish.
What was the satellite App you used?
I used satellite finder pro, put the phone on the arm/mast and moved around til it locked on and tightened up, I think its the angle of the dish I'm struggling with...
 
Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
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Dish face should be almost vertical.
 
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I used satellite finder pro, put the phone on the arm/mast and moved around til it locked on and tightened up, I think its the angle of the dish I'm struggling with...
If you got a signal lock then chances are you have found the wrong satellite cluster. 13E or 19E are most likely
 
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Martinze1

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Received satellite finder in post today, and i now have signal , but a lot of alzejera channels , and not english.. helppppp please !!
 
nelson_b

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Strong 4375 driving 1.8 C.M. offset + Inverto Black Ultra twin + BSC 421 and Zinwell C band l.n.b.,s - DR HD F15 - TM5302 and Skybox/Openbox M3 - HD receivers.+ other dishes in use - 2.4 CM offset - Alcoa 1.8 P.F. - C.M. 120.
My Location
north west yorkshire
Received satellite finder in post today, and i now have signal , but a lot of alzejera channels , and not english.. helppppp please !!
Hi ...
Wrong satellite ..... I see you are located in Shetland ... Dish elevation up there will need be quite low ... dish face well beyond vertical for 28 east (freesat channels) ... and by the sound of things more to the left .. you are not far away now i think :cool: .... try lowering the elevation a degree or two then slowly move left .
regards ..
 
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Lazarus

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^^^^^^^^^

Spot on. I hadn't realised he was quite so far north when I first replied.
 
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Can you please post some channel names, and frequencies, as Al Jazeera broadcasts on a number of satellites.
 
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Martinze1

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Yes im up shetland, i seem to be able to get some good channels, not sure how i can get the frequencies, i've been at this most of the afternoon, i can easily lock on to the finder, and using the phone , the correct azimuth ? but all foreign channels

Iran international,
TPAI,
Iranefarda.
 
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Mickha

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Try using dishpointer, to give you a better idea of where to point your dish.
Code:
https://www.dishpointer.com/
Type in your postcode, select Astra 2, 28.2E, from the drop down satellite box, then zoom in on the map, moving the green icon to your house, and see where roughly you should be pointing your dish.
Otherwise move the dish to the left, as you stand behind the dish, and find the various satellites, on the way, 13E, 19.2E, 23.5E, and on to 28.2E.
 
nelson_b

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Strong 4375 driving 1.8 C.M. offset + Inverto Black Ultra twin + BSC 421 and Zinwell C band l.n.b.,s - DR HD F15 - TM5302 and Skybox/Openbox M3 - HD receivers.+ other dishes in use - 2.4 CM offset - Alcoa 1.8 P.F. - C.M. 120.
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Hi -
This is how my offset camping dish looks when receiving freesat at 28 east on the Isle of Skye ... you will need the nose
down a further degree on Shetland.
Image.jpg
 
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Martinze1

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right thanks for all your replies, i have remounted the dish near as to the floor as possible, and i now have 100 % signal and quality, and full uk channels.

I've only recently moved up here... and self install is all new to me, as they want over £200 for the privilege here.

Thank you all.
 
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So it's pints of single malt all round then!

Seriously, well done for persevering and seeing it through.
 
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