Moving to Spain

Analoguesat

Analoguesat

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Scottish Borders
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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
#21
stick a 1.2 on 27.5w for the basic uk channels
And watch them disappear when the BBC starts making more cutbacks :D
 
Gollum

Gollum

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Linux and not Linux receivers.
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Valencian Country (Europe)
#22
There are 1.8m antennas which reflector is like a cheese in portions or like a daisy, so is very easier to carry.
 
Topper

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#23
There are 1.8m antennas which reflector is like a cheese in portions or like a daisy, so is very easier to carry.
Unfortunately petalised dishes generally tend to be very inefficient
 
Huevos

Huevos

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#24
No such thing as a 1.95m dish. Either 1.8m or 2.4m.

In Lorca, Murcia 1.8m is right at the cut off point. ITV HD won't work for sure, and no channels from high band UK beam.
 
Channel Hopper

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UK South
#25
Tecatel (now Terra, Spain) have had a 1.95m dish out there for years, though they class it as a 2m in the brochures.

I'll try to find a link
 
lovelyperson

lovelyperson

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Alicante, España
My Satellite Setup
2.0m PF dish
1.8m PF Famaval
1.8m PF Marrafa
1.4m Tecatel offset
1.2m dish + Stab HH120
1.0m dish fixed 19.2ºE(Movistar-Spain etc)
TBS 5925 USB
TM5502, TM5402 mk3,
Octagon SX88,
Edision Primo IP S2
60.0ºE - 63.0ºW
My Location
Alicante, España
#27
As Tecatel, I have these .. 2 x pdf's spec sheets as attached files.

The 'Data Sheet' details show the actual size/s.
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superpascu2

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ATLAS HD100 - ASTRA 19,2 + HOTBIRD 13 + 28,2 1.2m famaval
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Alicante
#28
Has anyone tried a 1,4 tecatel vs 1,4 famaval?

I have heard that the tecatel performs much better with the same GI lnb
 
Channel Hopper

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#29
The three gain figures at low, medium and high frequencies means Tecatel are serious about the quality control, they might have had their own range at some point.
 
Huevos

Huevos

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#30
Has anyone tried a 1,4 tecatel vs 1,4 famaval?

I have heard that the tecatel performs much better with the same GI lnb
The Tecatel is a nightmare to adjust.
 
lovelyperson

lovelyperson

Dreamer
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Location
Alicante, España
My Satellite Setup
2.0m PF dish
1.8m PF Famaval
1.8m PF Marrafa
1.4m Tecatel offset
1.2m dish + Stab HH120
1.0m dish fixed 19.2ºE(Movistar-Spain etc)
TBS 5925 USB
TM5502, TM5402 mk3,
Octagon SX88,
Edision Primo IP S2
60.0ºE - 63.0ºW
My Location
Alicante, España
#31
I have the 1.4m Tecatel offset and swear by it. Top, top quality build and results. Was also advised that the Tecatel performs a little better than the Famaval.....................a friend nearby has the Famaval and he too is well pleased, so.....!!
I floor mounted the Tecatel on a Televes 719201 stand (see attached) making adjustment etc very easy.
As it is used mainly for feeds it is moved nearly every day and therefore the nuts and screws are not overtightened allowing dish movement by hand and elevation adjustment taking the reading from a mobile app.

Fellow member 'Huevos' is the man in this area with the expertise and have, amongst others, used the advice given on other related matters. He mentions that....`'The Tecatel is a nightmare to adjust... I do not find that but perhaps it is because mine is easily accesible being floor mounted, attachments indicate the dish and fittings to clarify things.
Also attached is a .pdf of dish spec.

I have had the dish from new for some 11 months and using a Black Inverto Ultra Twin LNB.

Enjoy. :Y:cool:

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Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

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#32
I fear the thread might going off topic. Until the o/p responds to which option(s) proposed in post 7, the dish size and type could be discussed all week long.

Both budget (not just the dish but the ancillaries, plus delivery to site and installation) as well as the possibility of two dishes will have an impact on what is the best route forward.
 
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