Help please I'm in Brittany

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Headridge

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3
My Satellite Setup
Free sat
My Location
Brittany
In Brittany, using a large zone 2 sky dish. My sat meter has locked on as you can see but humax box and sky box says no signal. What am I doing wrong? rps20180802_134845.jpg
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Ten gets one your dish is actually pointing to 19.2E or 23.5E, which share many similar TP parameters with 28.2E.

Shove the dish a bit further East (and down a tad) to the next strong signal and check again.

Repeat if necessary.
 
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a33

Member
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416
My Satellite Setup
XSAT410
Clarketech HD4100+
My Location
NL
10714H22000 is indeed also on 19E.
Not a very discriminating choice of transponder for a satellite finder/meter.

So do as Lazarus wrote!

greetz,
A33
 
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Headridge

New Member
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My Satellite Setup
Free sat
My Location
Brittany
Thanks guys, still no joy, think there's a dirty great big tree about 30 feet away in line of site. Not happy, no test match cricket!!
 
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Mickha

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Try using dishpointer.com.
Type in your postcode, or local town, select 28.2E, Astra 2, from the drop down satellite box, then zoom in on the map, moving the green icon, to your house, and roughly where you have your dish sited, then check which way it is pointing, and use the show obstacle option to see if the tree is high enough to interfere with your line of sight.
 
4wd

4wd

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My Satellite Setup
5 W, 9-13-19-28 E
My Location
Bergen, Norway \ Alpes Maritimes, France
If possible, try a temporary install somewhere clear of the tree :O) save the cricket. See attachment, testing placement to get 28e reception in between trees in south france, kept it for some time and worked fine (later got a little larger\better dish properly installed at the chosen location).
 

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Headridge

New Member
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My Satellite Setup
Free sat
My Location
Brittany
I want to thank you all so much. Positioned dish other side of caravan, small gap between trees, used website as suggested, positioned using compass, and bingo received signal even on small sky dish. Now son is happily watching the Test cricket, calm is restored.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Shame about the Score, though!
 
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