My Bodged dish

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martz

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Thomson Sky+ PVR3, Pace 2200 Sky box, Zone 1 Triax minidish with Thomson Quad LNB, 1m Gibertini and Technomate TM-1500CI+ Super (Patched) 1metre Gibertini at Astra 1 19.2°e
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Barnet, North London
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Here's my tempo bodged dish, replaces a lidl style 57cm, good results considering it's bodged, i think the tops of the trees just take off a little bit of signal.
 

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2cvbloke

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Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
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It might be the tape over the LNB cap that's taking off a bit of the signal when it gets damp...
 
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2cvbloke said:
It might be the tape over the LNB cap that's taking off a bit of the signal when it gets damp...
Without a doubt!
 
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martz

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My Satellite Setup
Thomson Sky+ PVR3, Pace 2200 Sky box, Zone 1 Triax minidish with Thomson Quad LNB, 1m Gibertini and Technomate TM-1500CI+ Super (Patched) 1metre Gibertini at Astra 1 19.2°e
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Barnet, North London
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what i mean by that is with my old dish is if i put it up higher on the mount the signal gets a bit better
 
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No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
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Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
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martz said:
what i mean by that is with my old dish is if i put it up higher on the mount the signal gets a bit better
Ah, still may be a good idea to replace the tape with some zip-ties and duck tape, but keeping the LNB cap uncovered to prevent water attenuation...
 
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#6
Are there any screws in that dish? Or is it held together with duck tape?
:-rofl2
 
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martz

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My Satellite Setup
Thomson Sky+ PVR3, Pace 2200 Sky box, Zone 1 Triax minidish with Thomson Quad LNB, 1m Gibertini and Technomate TM-1500CI+ Super (Patched) 1metre Gibertini at Astra 1 19.2°e
My Location
Barnet, North London
#7
there is one bolt, at the bottom, it goes through the dish arm, it is on a fixed pole screwed to the wall, it's quite sturdy.
 
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