Minimum size dish for Monoblock

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I have a Comag SL65/12 camping kit and have fitted a monoblock to it so i can view both Astra 19 and Hotbird 13. Trouble is i can't quite manage to get both at the same time at one dish position.

The dish is a circular 35cm type. Has anyone managed to set up a monoblock on this size dish? and if not, what's the minimum size i need to view both satellites from a Monoblock at one dish position.

Any advice greatly received.
 

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chrisuk1 said:
Any advice greatly received.
Use a bigger dish is my advice, 35cm dish is too small to get both with a monobloc. As regards which dish size will be required I could only guess to be honest and my guess would be 60-70cm
 
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Cheers Topper, i've spent all day trying different combinations but i reckon you're right the dish just aint big enough. Have to trawl through Maplins website and see if i can pick something up there.

Hope i can get away with a 43cm high 60cm wide elliptical one.
 

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Look for something like a Raven Gemini 70cm, should do the job well.
 
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Thanks rolfw, problem is i live in a flat and the dish will be on my balcony so discretion is a must.

Unfortunately in this case size does matter ;) Lol
 

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OK, then you could try a 60cm transparent dish, should work OK with the monobloc LNB.
 
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Thanks rolfw, maplins do a 60cm Eliptical Mesh Dish :)
 
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Well i've done it guys, i bought a 65cm elliptical dish and it works fine with the monoblock. I now get both Astra 19 and Hotbird 13 without moving dish, only thing is i had to compromise on the signal quality to get about 55% on Astra and 60% on Hotbird, but it's good enough for now.

Thanks for all your advice people.
 

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chrisuk1 said:
Thanks for all your advice people.
Glad you got sorted :) and your landlord will probably not be any the wiser
 
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Lol Topper, my mom's got a spare bedroom ;)
 
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