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My tiny Hispa dish (through window!)

Skip Channel

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#1
Here's the dish I use for Hispasat it measures at just 37.5cm (w) x 42cm (h)! To top it off it is indoors, looking out at the 30 west through double glazing *and* it has the window frame effectively knocking off a little bit more of the width.

I get all the european transponders except: 11535 V, 11579 H, 11615 H, 11676 H, 12547 V and the low symbol rate transponders (which are mostly sporadic feeds).

It's hooked up to a FortecStar Ultimate. I have another dish outside for Astra 1 and 2.
 

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BGonaSTICK

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Excellent. More inspiriration for those dishless viewers. I'm amazed :D
 

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well done - I never knew that the signal would go through glass. I am interested to know where you are approx to get the signal
Maurice
 

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I never liked when neighbours looked at me from behind the windows, hehehe....
 

Skip Channel

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Cheers BGonaSTICK and Maurice1. It really wasn't too difficult to achieve it's making sure you're getting a good signal on all the transponders you want to watch that is the problem (especially when I decide to swing the thing around to 13 east ...or 5 east, 5 west or 8 west!).

Maurice1, I'm located in southern England.

Likvid, it does kinda look like a giant head doesn't it?! It doen't seem so bad from the ground outside but I'm not sure what my neighbours think of it. I don't know if any of 'em have any idea what it is!

Talking about looking at neighbours, see if you can spot a hidden camera in those pictures!
 

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Skip Channel said:
Talking about looking at neighbours, see if you can spot a hidden camera in those pictures!
Pictures 2, 3 and 6? perhaps?, what are you monitoring???

BTW your pictures remind me of how I started off in satellites reception with a 35cm dish through double glazed patio windows watching BsB on the sat that is now called Thor I think mmm memory fails me
 

Skip Channel

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Yep, 2, 3 and 6. At the moment I'm not monitoring anything (it's off at the switch) but it's a bit of a dodgy neighbourhood so I put it on from time to time. It's also handy to check on taxis, lifts from friends, deliveries and if I get the local kids/salesmen/jehovahs buzzing me.

toppervte33h, you're probably the first person ever to try DTH sat reception behind double glazing (well at least in this country!).
 
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Are you very lucky !!!! In greece / athens i need dish 1.20 for satellite Hispasat 1D , transponters 24/7, 11535, 11615, . With receiver Echostar 3600 LNB MTI 0.6 Signle.
 

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Lol reminds me of the time when i worked for sky and this women lived in a flat and she had a sky dish bolted onto the wall furthest away from the window.. when she wanted to watch telly she simply opened her window.. lol.. she lived in a building which didnt allow dishes.. yet the building didnt have a sat dish :S
 

Skip Channel

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Argh! There's me being all chuffed about my setup and now I'm having trouble pulling in the transponders with Fox and MTV2 on!

Weather shouldn't be a problem as the sky has been nice and clear (bar some oil clouds!*) with not a rain cloud in sight.

Looks like signal fluctuations from the satellite - probably wouldn't be a problem if the window was bigger or the dish outside. ;)

*TBH I can only see the oil clouds out my rear windows (to the north).
 

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Skip Channel said:
Yep, 2, 3 and 6. At the moment I'm not monitoring anything (it's off at the switch) but it's a bit of a dodgy neighbourhood so I put it on from time to time. It's also handy to check on taxis, lifts from friends, deliveries and if I get the local kids/salesmen/jehovahs buzzing me.

toppervte33h, you're probably the first person ever to try DTH sat reception behind double glazing (well at least in this country!).
Fraid not - ive seen several pics of folks doing the same.

:-snowman
 

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Hi Skipchannel

Wow great work! Where did you get the stand from? Where did you get the dish? Have you adapted it from something else? Or was it a Lidl special?

I'm inspired to try to get Astra in my bedroom. Tell me all.

Which way are the oil clouds heading?
 

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Skip Channel said:
Looks like signal fluctuations from the satellite - probably wouldn't be a problem if the window was bigger or the dish outside.
or just try opening the window...

cts
 

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Analoguesat said:
Fraid not - ive seen several pics of folks doing the same.:-snowman
in 1989 ??? If that's the case then they beat me
 

Skip Channel

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Here's some more pictures. As you can see I've changed the base (using the sucker mount instead of the clamp) and changed the co-ax to white so it blends in better!

eghamhigh - The dish is a Lidl special! If you're lucky you might be able to get one for £50 off of eBay. Unfortunately sat dealers don't tend to do them (at least in this country) so Lidl, eBay or a continental dealer is the way to go. The dish would be a lot cheaper if it came without the receiver (it's not a very good one)! FWIW the oil clouds have passed.

closetosoton - I could open the window but it's freezing cold at the moment! Well, actually the window only opens an inch, I haven't figured out how to open it any more (and it would open up the wrong way anyway)!
 

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A few years ago I had an indoor dish. It was a 1m tied to a computer swivel chair. After a while I got the hang of how far to move it left and right and how to tilt it slightly forward or backward to get sats from 42E to 15W. There were a few others on that forum that many of us visit who reported setting up a Sky minidish inside, some of them fixed to a wooden plinth or attached to a tripod stand etc. And if you close the curtains no one can see in the window or see your dish.It's amazing how well it sometimes (but not always) works thru D/G.
Skip even asked some questions at the time about it.
 
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I remember those threads MBK:-thumbup .
Really upset some of the "$ly ladder monkeys" who said that it could not be done, but you and others proved them wrong:-HoHo .
BTW, how is Brenda nowadays:-Cbigsmil ?
:-hny
 

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JuMbuCk said:
I remember those threads MBK:-thumbup .
Really upset some of the "$ly ladder monkeys" who said that it could not be done, but you and others proved them wrong:-HoHo .
BTW, how is Brenda nowadays:-Cbigsmil ?
:-hny
Sky said it was imposile to lign a mini dish up without the use of a sat metre.. and they where proved wrong..