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Mono block LNB setup

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fab123

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I live in London, I have 72 cm dish with a single universal LNB pointing to 13 dec hotbird. The receiver is DiSEqC 1.1 Galaxis IQG Matrix S. I may be able to upgrade the firmware for the receiver not sure. I like to receive 19.2 dec Astra and 5 dec Sirus as well the Hotbird

First of all is it possible to receive these three from satellite from a single dish. If 3 sat is not a good idea with a single dish, I will stick with Astra 19.2/Hotbird setup.

(1) For 2 satellite setup, is it good idea to use mono block or two LNB’s in a holder with a switch ?
(2) If 3 satellite setup is possible, I’m not sure what will be best configuration. May be 3 LNS’s and holder?
(3) And how difficult to set these up.

Advice will be really appreciated

Thanks
Rav
 

2old4this

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Yes, you can receive from 3 (or even more) sats using a single dish. Some designs of dish allow this better than others. Search for example for info on the "toroidal" dishes now available (has been discussed on this board).

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mac2008

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I would have thought that a 72cm dish was too small to receive SIRIUS in London. I live in Northern England at for reliable reception it takes a 1.5M dish
 

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Sirius 2 (inc. SVT Europa) I believe, requires a much smaller dish than Sirius 3 (Viasat), though the different footprint charts do suggest anything between 1 and 1.5 metres is needed to receive Viasat in Eastern England. They have been linked elsewhere in this forum but I don't know if any reliable conclusions can be drawn from them, as they vary so much- maybe anecdotal evidence is the best guide?