Multi sat system... What sats?

Huevos

Huevos

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I going to set up a multi sat system (medium term project) for fast zapping and feed hunting. Also I'm getting fed up with the motorised system because I have to have my channel list in an order that relates to the arc. At the moment my satellite short list is as follows:
  1. 42E
  2. 39E
  3. 28.5E
  4. 28.2E
  5. 26E
  6. 23.5E
  7. 19.2E
  8. 16E
  9. 13E
  10. 9/10E
  11. 7E
  12. 4.8E
  13. 0.8W
  14. 4/5W
  15. 7/8W
  16. 12.5W
  17. 15W
  18. 22W
  19. 24.5w
  20. 27.5W
  21. 30W
My question is is there anything good I am leaving out? And is there anything in my list not worth the bother (mainly looking for FTA in English).
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
The only one that caught my eye on your list was 7E. I've just checked it and definitely no English language programs, in fact not much at all on there that isn't duplicated on another sat. Some African programming including a soccer match, whose broadcast quality was appalling. If you are looking for one to ditch it would be my first choice.

Pete
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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sonnetpete said:
The only one that caught my eye on your list was 7E. I've just checked it and definitely no English language programs, in fact not much at all on there that isn't duplicated on another sat. Some African programming including a soccer match, whose broadcast quality was appalling. If you are looking for one to ditch it would be my first choice.

Pete
That'd probably be ORT Mali or RTS1 Senegal!

Can be useful for some Matches that aren't easily available elsewher, but the Video and Audio are truly awful: It is as if they are retransmitting something captured by CCTV parked in front of the play-out of a better quality unspecified source.
 
sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
The quality was terrible but the football was even worse. Rather better than Newcastle played last season though :-rofl2

Pete
 
Huevos

Huevos

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38.5ºN, 0.5ºW
sonnetpete said:
The only one that caught my eye on your list was 7E. [...] not much at all on there
Speedway feeds amongst others come up on there a fair bit.
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Ah okay, if it interests you, keep it LOL. You haven't listed 36E, there are a couple of Euronews variants on there in English and some of the Eastern european programming is worth a look. I think one of the channels broadcasts a game show where ultimately you win a car but as far as I can figure it you have to keep one hand on it all the time!!!

Might be on AZTV:confused

Pete
 
Huevos

Huevos

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57E to 58W, C-band and Ku, DVB-S2, 4:2:2 and blindscan.
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38.5ºN, 0.5ºW
I found a channel with films in English the other day. Prima TV on 45E.

Thing with Lyngsat and suchlike is it doesn't tell you what channels are worth watching.
 
doktorofsat

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Huevos

if you look at me QTH you'll see i'm from romania:) Prima tv @ 45 E it's a romanian generalist ch.There is Kiss Tv (music ch) there.The signal is strong






You haven't listed 36E, there are a couple of Euronews variants on there in English and some of the Eastern european programming is worth a look.


sonnetpete

36 east have 3 beams/one for africa , one from russia and one fixed

huevos can get only the fixed I thought
 
sonnetpete

sonnetpete

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My Satellite Setup
Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
My Location
Normandy, France
Forgot about Prima LOL

Pete
 
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