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sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
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Normandy, France
Hi,

Rather than wait for someone to turn up to give me a hand I decided to try and install this on my own. Luckily the dish can be accessed with only a two section (loft!!) ladder as it's less than 3 metres from the ground.

I first unpacked everything and assembled the dish in the living room to make sure there were no missing parts. It all went together brilliantly and I was impressed by the additional nuts welded onto the bottom of the wing nuts, the plastic inserts on the nuts to hold the dish surface onto the mount and the hinged cast metal lnb holder, with a bolted and sprung allen keyed arrangement to hold it onto the arm. If you had a couple of spare holders it would make swapping over lnb's really simple. The allen key clips onto a plastic mount stuck onto the dish bracket so it's available whilst working on the dish outside.

I took it all apart and installed the dish mount onto the motor stub, trying to ensure it went on in line with the centre of the stub. I then installed the dish support bracket with attached lnb and arm and wired up my lnb to the motor.

Now for the difficult part. I thought it would be fairly easy to offer up the actual dish surface to the support bracket, fitting and tightening the bolts whilst up the ladder. I did it but it wasn't easy, trying to lean backwards, hold the dish and a screwdriver in the bolt end whilst tightening on the back with a small ratchet socket.

If I were taller than 5'4" or blessed with extra long arms it would have been more straightforward and I would not contemplate this method higher than gutter level. Even then I would use a standoff and rope myself up.

I set the dish elevation to the same (25°) mark as I had had on the Triax, although the azimuth required a little more adjustment than the elevation. In all the install took just over two hours.

I did rough alignments with a cheap needle/tone meter so it will require finer adjustments with the aid of a tv and receiver. Luckily I can place these where I can easily see them while tinkering.I'll post transponder results comparing it with my Triax TD88 later this week if I get time.

Pete
 

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LAURO2008

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* Clarke Tech 5000 HD Combo Plus * Gibertini 104 cm * Invacom TNH-031 0.3dB * Diablo 2 + CAS 3 plus * motor GT SAT - DM15AT * 53°E - 58°W in USALS * Full HD LG Scarlet 42lg7000 * Western Digital HD TV Player Live *
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Congratulations Pete! Very nice set up and fine design...I'm curious to read the gain...especially because of the Ultra black :-)
 
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Nice install Pete.
 
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nice install, pete strange choice of dish colour would have thought grey would look better against your house.

but anyway who cares about that little detail.
 
sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Wod,

Actually the Triax was light grey and it rather stood out so I thought the red might blend in a bit better. It may fade over the autumn/winter. At least it doesn't have 'Gibertini' plastered over the front! Anyway when I get the Andrews.........................:-rofl2

Pete
 
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yes and watch out you be adding another bracket and getting the gibertini 1.2 as it never stops at 1m dish.
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Wod,

No, I think it stops here ;) I have various projects to be carried out on the house (double glazing, new staircase, repairing the roof and a new septic tank) so new satellite dishes, of any make, size or colour will have to wait till summer next year!!!

Pete
 
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Lazarus

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Good stuff - love the colour!
 
LAURO2008

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sonnetpete said:
Wod,

No, I think it stops here ;) I have various projects to be carried out on the house (double glazing, new staircase, repairing the roof and a new septic tank) so new satellite dishes, of any make, size or colour will have to wait till summer next year!!!

Pete
sorry Pete but I agree with Wod...the place is not exposed ...I would go even further than 1.2 cm ;). At the contrary, I have to stop at 1.0 cm being exposed and in a windy Country :)...
 
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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Thanks for all the feedback guys. I fear that any 'dish improvements' will have to wait as my 'plastic' is in meltdown.

Lauro, I'm sure it was a typo, but I seem to have already gone beyond "1.2cm" :):)

Pete
 
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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Well, I must have got something right, picked up this at 5:15pm my time this afternoon!!

Pete
 

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Oooh! "H" !


:-righton
 
LAURO2008

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* Clarke Tech 5000 HD Combo Plus * Gibertini 104 cm * Invacom TNH-031 0.3dB * Diablo 2 + CAS 3 plus * motor GT SAT - DM15AT * 53°E - 58°W in USALS * Full HD LG Scarlet 42lg7000 * Western Digital HD TV Player Live *
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:)Ops...I meant 1.2 meter :)

I will also check that frequency :)...but allow me to tell you that I just ordered an Inverto Black Ultra single...it's gonna be "show time" on our Gibertini's HumpingHumpingHumping

I checked that frequency but not signal at all...do you get the 4 Al Jazera sport @12284V? And do you know why I can watch them if they are encripted in Irdeto 2?
 
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sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Lauro,

You mean this?:toke: Not encrypted as far as I can see

Pete
 

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My Satellite Setup
* Clarke Tech 5000 HD Combo Plus * Gibertini 104 cm * Invacom TNH-031 0.3dB * Diablo 2 + CAS 3 plus * motor GT SAT - DM15AT * 53°E - 58°W in USALS * Full HD LG Scarlet 42lg7000 * Western Digital HD TV Player Live *
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sonnetpete said:
Lauro,

You mean this?:toke: Not encrypted as far as I can see

Pete
Yes..that's the one...but only now I realized you are not in UK but in France...right?

Finally I got why we do see those channels: it is due to our firmwares as TM and CT are the same receivers :-)
 
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sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Yes, but Northern France, about the same latitude as Paris I think. I'm not sure how much difference it makes to Nilesat reception, but obviously some:):)

Pete
 
LAURO2008

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My Satellite Setup
* Clarke Tech 5000 HD Combo Plus * Gibertini 104 cm * Invacom TNH-031 0.3dB * Diablo 2 + CAS 3 plus * motor GT SAT - DM15AT * 53°E - 58°W in USALS * Full HD LG Scarlet 42lg7000 * Western Digital HD TV Player Live *
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sonnetpete said:
Yes, but Northern France, about the same latitude as Paris I think. I'm not sure how much difference it makes to Nilesat reception, but obviously some:):)

Pete
Well we are distant 4 or 5 hours of difference;) anyway we are happy for what we got...aren't we? :toke::toke::toke:
 
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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
LAURO2008 said:
Well we are distant 4 or 5 hours of difference;) anyway we are happy for what we got...aren't we? :toke::toke::toke:
yes, for now...............................................:-rofl2

Pete
 
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sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Lauro,

When you receive your 'Black Ultra' (why did they have to think of a name which sounds like a condom?) you might want to try it pushed towards the dish focus by 3cm. I was tinkering a little last night and found that worked best for me. By the way I was still receiving 'H' transponders from Nilesat at about 10:30 this morning!

Pete
 
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