Help needed to get sky reception in sweden

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sssiho

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2 dishes - astra, thor & sirius.
Nokia mediamaster.
Amstrad sky digibox
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Just bought an Amstrad sky digibox and have a spare sky catd from a friend in the UK, but unable to get reception.
With the Nokia mediamaster, i have all the BBC channels with approx 9dB signal strength.
Can anybody advise ?
 
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Berkshire
#2
Are you getting any signal strength reading on the Amstrad?
 
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sssiho

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My Satellite Setup
2 dishes - astra, thor & sirius.
Nokia mediamaster.
Amstrad sky digibox
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rolfw said:
Are you getting any signal strength reading on the Amstrad?
No, a picture appears and tells you there is no signal, wich is confusing because the nokia has reception but only FTA.
 
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Likvid

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Where do you live in Sweden and what size is your dish?
 
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sssiho

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2 dishes - astra, thor & sirius.
Nokia mediamaster.
Amstrad sky digibox
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Likvid said:
Where do you live in Sweden and what size is your dish?
Trosa & 100cm diameter. I have a feeling I need to get a bigger dish.
 
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sssiho said:
Trosa & 100cm diameter. I have a feeling I need to get a bigger dish.
Your signal is just a tiny bit to weak to recieve with a 100cm dish. Invest in a good 120cm dish and a MTI or Invacom LNB and that would probatly do the trick. Pay attention to the skew which is very important here in Sweden.

Cheers
Huffin the Puffin
 
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