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My Self-installed Haddock

Leee

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Sky+ v2 (120Gb); DM7020Si*motorised; PC/S2-3200
My Location
47°N/8°E/490m
#1
Yes, I have abused my fence posts and put up a Haddock and Arcon there.

Haddock? :-rofl2

Presently happily getting 28/23.5/19/16/13/7 east. Will steer with no fear ;)

Plus point is that I can scare people knocking on my front door with my death-ray-dish Humping Humping :toke: :-rofl2
 

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Likvid

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Stockholm, Sweden
#2
Looks cool.

Very nice installation, great looking cassegrain dish.
 

Leee

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Sky+ v2 (120Gb); DM7020Si*motorised; PC/S2-3200
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47°N/8°E/490m
#3
what you can't see there is the fact that the reflector's taken a beating and I had to tape it up and then find the correct position in order to focus onto the LNB properly.

It's nice and light too, which is a good thing.

Plus in Switzerland, the chances of some scrote half-inching it are low ;)
 

CROSSBONES

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1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
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S.Wales
#4
Nice neat set up!:)

Ideal for the caravaners!
 

wod

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1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
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yorkshire
#5
nice but do these cassegrain dishes have good gain for the size as i thought it would be abit small for a motorised dish
 

2cvbloke

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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
#6
Looks like a bigger version of a Multimo, but I like the death ray thing though, you should attatch the electronic gubbins from a toy ray gun to the dish and connect it to a PIR which sets it off everytime someone walks near it.... :D
 

Leee

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Sky+ v2 (120Gb); DM7020Si*motorised; PC/S2-3200
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47°N/8°E/490m
#7
It's an Arcon Sweety 53cm dish which fundamentally (as hinted by the blurb) functions as well as a 75cm dish.

I can get BBC and ITV from 2d so it's doing OK. I may replace it with a transparent 80cm dish if I can be sure I can do it without SWMBO spotting the difference!! ;)
 

Likvid

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#8
Is it hard regulations in Switzerland for dishes?
 

Leee

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47°N/8°E/490m
#9
nah; I have a 1m Gilbertini [with 3 LNBs] on my house - it's a detached house and the chap at the planning office wasn't interested after he found that out.

The Arcon was knocking about in my garage from my "simple" days. It was on a balcony stand at my old rented apartment (where regulations were stricter).

I've named him Davros - and no, I've not mispelt the Swiss town ;)
 

BadWithComputer

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Spain
#10
Only the UK seem to bother about dish sizes, over here we have seen 3m dishes on roofs without any permission at all, yes, its rather ugly, but us europeans enjoy our Non-politically correct freedoms!
 

Yorks

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Pretend to know what I'm doing. Only the clever ones rumble me.
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S. Yorks
#12
Leee said:
I've become transparent now:
Have you? Can't see it.:p

Ahh....that kind of transparent. You mean SWMBO can see right through you.:-rofl2

As a matter of interest, is there much improvement on the Arcon Sweety 53cm?

Regards,

Yorks
 

Leee

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#13
I believe it's better, yes. Maybe I had alignment issues but some of my 2D channels were weak - with this dish, I also believe I'll get some birds that the arcon simply could not get.

The arcon will have a new home at my parents-in-law. I will be taking a FTA box down there to see if I can get a reception from 2D bypassing the mountain! :eek:
 

Yorks

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#14
Fingers crossed on all counts. Looks a nice tidy setup.

Thanks,

Yorks.:)
 

Yorks

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#15
Fingers crossed on all counts. Looks a nice tidy setup. Keep your eye on the conifers. :-jest

Regards,

Yorks.:)