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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
1st ever install of anything outside like a satellite dish, have never even put an aerial up. Here is my attempt at installing a Penta 85cm and a TM-2600 Motor.
 

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Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Very good indeed - I've been following your Posts with interest and they are an inspiration to others who might be considering DiY :)
 
satelliteman

satelliteman

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East Midlands, UK & Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Nice install.
 
LAURO2008

LAURO2008

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My Satellite Setup
* Clarke Tech 5000 HD Combo Plus * Gibertini 104 cm * Invacom TNH-031 0.3dB * Diablo 2 + CAS 3 plus * motor GT SAT - DM15AT * 53°E - 58°W in USALS * Full HD LG Scarlet 42lg7000 * Western Digital HD TV Player Live *
My Location
NL+IT
Congratulations...it is simply great!
 
kenny1234

kenny1234

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My Satellite Setup
Motorised ASC 1.2m,1224 Supermount with C120 Invacom Quad LNB with Matched Feedhorn.
My Location
Scunthorpe
Good job!

What arc do you receive?
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
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North York Moors
kenny1234 said:
Good job!

What arc do you receive?
Probably the Clarke Belt ............. :-slurp:-biggrin:-splat:-smile3
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
Thanks for all the comments about the install, i can receive from 45W to 45E, well that is what the automatic scan picked up, i have channels on, 45w,43w,30w,27.5w,22w,18w,15w,12.5w,8w,5w,4w,0.8w,3.1e,4.8e,7e,9e,10e,13e,16e,19.2e,23.5e,28.2e,31e,33e,36e,39e,40e,42e and 45e
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Excellent - subject to line of sight you might try 58W sometime: There are occasionally Sports Feeds on there.
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
trying 58w now but i think the tree 3 doors down is in the way
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
did not find any on that satellite :(
 
Llew

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
You'll get the BT Towers on 11477H if you can see 58W - they are a permanent fixture on the satellite.

Llew
 
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streetlighter

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My Satellite Setup
Virgin V+HD XL Technomate 6800 Astra+Hotbird FTA on 60 cm dish
My Location
Cheshire
Thats a nice neat job you have done there, the cabling is excellent. And i like the odd shaped dish makes it less noticable than a round dish.
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
Just a little update, i have been getting around 85% on the BBC channels on 28.4E, i got up the ladders again and rotated the lnb a little bit (skew?) i am now getting 97% on this sat and all the rest are increased aswell. So i am very happy with it now :)
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
28E Birds have an element of pre-skew, uniquely.

I think this was done in order to facilitate design of the Sky type LNBs, which have only a limited skew adjustment.

So on a motorised dish it could be detrimental to adjust the LNB to optimise 28E as it throws out the skew on every other Satellite.

Generally, it's best to leave it at zero skew (Top Dead Centre for your South Satellite) and accept the slightly imperfect results on 28E: After all, 28E is string enough to cope!

But this is a hobby and the theory is just there to be ignored :D
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
i have noticed increases on all satellites, i actually re-aligned the skew on 1W but it happened to increase the signal on 28E aswell.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Yes, I saw that in your earlier Post that you'd got across the board improvement, but I thought you'd done it at 28E - my apologies.

The only reason why all Satellites would be better now, purely as the result of tweaking Skew, is that it actually wasn't zero Skew at motor zero before.

But well done on gaining all round improvement :)

Maybe you could have another look-see at BT5 on 58W now ......... :cool:

The slight skew error you had might have been the reason you couldn't get 58W earlier - It gets pretty darned critical at the very ends of the arc!

Go on - you know you want to :D
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
i do not have 58w in my satellites file no more, i will have to find a way of doing it.
 
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Oakey22

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My Satellite Setup
Penta 85cm, Quad LND, DM8000,Nabilosat Blackhole v11.
My Location
Staffordshire
i have now added 58W to my satellites.xml and done a scan, however it did not find any, i think it maybe due to me living in a valley and i am at the bottom of it or maybe the tree's that way on.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
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North York Moors
Ok, thanks for trying :)
 
martinuk

martinuk

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My Satellite Setup
1.2M Channel Master, C120 Invacom 0.3 LNB & Feedhorn, with Tm.Vbox &Technomate 5402HD
My Location
uk-stoke-on-trent
Oakey22 said:
1st ever install of anything outside like a satellite dish, have never even put an aerial up. Here is my attempt at installing a Penta 85cm and a TM-2600 Motor.
Good job mate :)
 
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