Moving from Hotbird to Astra2B

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All i need to do is move the Dish, right ?

And i'll also recive signals for Eurobird 1 & Astra 2A/2B/2D. Right ??

I've never done this before thats why i need a little help. Thanks
 
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i doubt you would pickup any signals for astra 2 @28.2 east as your way out of the satellite footprint in pakistan

what size dish you have ?
 
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DONT touch your dish! You dont have a much hope of getting 28E in Pakistan - the tranmissions arent designed to cover much than northern and western Europe. They certainly arent the widebeams that 13E uses.
 
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hmmm, thanks guys, for the warning. I am a little disappointed though.
I have a 6ft dish. And reception is very Poor. I thought some other Satellite might bring good reception.

What should i do to improve signal quality ??? Any suggestions ?
 
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Move the dish onto something beaming a bit closer!
 
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hmmmm, I'll try that, thanks

Would you suggest using a larger Dish ??? will that Help ???
 
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A larger dish will certainly pull in more signal. It isnt going to help you get the Astra 2's though unless you can get your hands on something really enormous.
 
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usmanmr said:
hmmm, thanks guys, for the warning. I am a little disappointed though.
I have a 6ft dish. And reception is very Poor. I thought some other Satellite might bring good reception.

What should i do to improve signal quality ??? Any suggestions ?
6 foot isnt big enough for Hotbird in Pakistan. You are right on the extreme edge of the coverage are Other folk on the forum in Pakistan and north west India use dishes up to 12 feet in diameter for Hotbird!
 
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ohhh man... thats gonna be HUGE.... I'd try to find one though... Thanks for all your help...
 
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Have a look around the forum - theres several threads about reception of Hotbird in Pakistan. You might find someone has posted notes about reception somewhere close to you and what sized dish they use.

Please note - due to the different beams each satellite uses, some of the channels will never be available to you (especially the ones on the Europen super beams on Hotbirds 2 & 3 and probably whatever is left on the old Hotbird 1)
 
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by the way, do you by any chance know any Satellite from which I'll get Good reception with my 6ft dish ???
 
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The Indian spotbeam on NSS6 at 95E for starters.

You can do some research yourself quite easily.

Click on this link:

http://www.lyngsat.com/asia.html

then choose a satellite. On the far right column in each table is a footprint column. So if you click on the NSS6 footprint link, you get here:

http://www.newskies.com/emptemp/new skies final/new skies/product1.asp?nContentID=457#

Note the use of various spotbeams a common problem with broadcast satellites - theres no point getting excited about channels on an Australian spotbeam if you are in India!
 
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