My very first installation - Near Rambouillet, France

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#1
Found this hanging around in my photo archives, circa 1997.

Installed (if you can call it that) at my sister's place in France, was a 90cm Channel master budget steel dish, set on a universal wall/patio tripod mount, bolted to a large sheet of marine ply, as I wasn't allowed to bolt into the marble patio. :) Found the satellite using the receiver and a portable TV, oh for the old days. :)

This was of course for Sky analogue and Channel Five, was quite proud of myself at the time and my sister was over the moon, having previously existed on a diet of TV series on videos sent from home and French terrestrial TV. :)

In fact the dish is still in use at their place near Chartres, although looking a little sad now. :)
 

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We have had the before pic. Now we need the current pic :D

rolfw said:
Found the satellite using the receiver and a portable TV, oh for the old days.
I still do it that way! :-rofl2
 
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Here's the dish as it is at the moment, been up there for eight years now, same mount, simply turned around for wall mounting. :)
 

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I hope you have pinned down that loose coax on one of your visits :-lmao
 
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whats the other dish for 5west ?
 
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No, both for 28.2 East, I put them up before quad LNBs were widely available at a reasonable price.

Can't clip the cable, as the block are concrete and the mortar is too soft for the cable cleats.
 
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Thats lime mortar for you too soft!

I prefer the censored version of your photo, the original has some blurry ghost like figures moving across the picture:p
 

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You got too much time Topper! Nice work though
 
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LOL, that's what I thought. :-lmao
 
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The footie was boring:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: and it is a very bad job in reality, but I did rush it a bit:cool:

So that is how you got into satellite installation then:)
 
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Topper said:
The footie was boring:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: and it is a very bad job in reality, but I did rush it a bit:cool:

So that is how you got into satellite installation then:)
Not entirely, I started doing aerials first, then it just sort of crept into satellite, mostly spurred by Sky's switchover to digital, as I worked for them for the first few months. :)
 
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nice,a also have the 90 cm channel master,but,still not installed !
 
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Very nice to see an old dish still going after all these years... :D

And you're not kidding that it's looking tired these days!!! :p
 
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I may replace it this Christmas when I go over, as I need to run a couple more feeds for the Sky+ boxes. Have had to cut off lengths of cable on several occasions, as the Geese seem to like chewing it. :)
 
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Seeing as it will be Christmas, just eat the geese:eek:
 
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LOL, no they are too old now, you'd have to use a hacksaw to cut the meat after cooking. :)


But just had a thought, it wasn't actually my first installation, :-ohcrap, I'd forgotten that I'd slung up a BSB dish just before the Sky takeover, as I got the receiver and package very cheap. :)
 
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