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Hi all, I've been through site and I've come to the conclusion its weeks or months to get up to speed. Could anyone recommend a one stop shop to setup for me? I don't have the bandwidth to learn from scratch and hoping for a local source I can pay to install and setup. Any help be gracefully received. DM me if that works better. Thanks again!

To setup a motorised dish capable of receiving both C-Band and Ku-Band satellite feeds could be looked at as a two stage process?

1. Acquisition of the equipment.
2. Installation and setup of the equipment.

Regarding point 1, to do this from scratch with the purchase of brand new equipment could prove quite expensive. An alternative option would be to source second hand equipment and hope to make considerable savings over the purchase cost of new.

Regarding point 2, you need a competent installer with experience of large dish motorised satellite systems, especially if you hope to view C-Band cricket feeds.

To summarise, you could be looking at considerable outlay and before proceeding you should decide if the expenditure is justifiable by any benefit you may gain from being able to view the satellite cricket feeds.

Before moving forward, I think you need to identify your precise needs, such as C-Band functionality, Ku-Band functionality, satellite dish size, is planning permission needed for the dish, is there a suitable location available to site the dish that has line of sight to the satellites, method of coping with encrypted transmissions (beyond the scope of forum discussions).

Without a list of requirements you are blocked from moving forward, the equipment to be purchased is defined by the need.


Moving on to the cricket feeds themselves, to the best of my knowledge they have been available from a UK location on satellites ranging from 47.5 West to 68.5 East in C-Band and Ku-Band. That is quite a wide arc and requires a ground or flat roof location without blockages to the satellite line of sight. The satellite at 68.5 East is low in the sky and approximately 4.7 degrees above the horizon from West London.
 
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Hi all, I've been through site and I've come to the conclusion its weeks or months to get up to speed. Could anyone recommend a one stop shop to setup for me? I don't have the bandwidth to learn from scratch and hoping for a local source I can pay to install and setup. Any help be gracefully received. DM me if that works better. Thanks again!
You need to find a GOOD (e.g. not a SKY "engineer") LOCAL Sat installation expert to do the job - thus we will need to know your location fairly precisely in order to (hopefully) make some suggestions (might be someone "here" but no guarrantees!) !
 
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Hi all, I've been through site and I've come to the conclusion its weeks or months to get up to speed. Could anyone recommend a one stop shop to setup for me? I don't have the bandwidth to learn from scratch and hoping for a local source I can pay to install and setup. Any help be gracefully received. DM me if that works better. Thanks again!


If I guess correctly about the purpose of this cricket feed setup it may possibly be needed in time for the IPL 2019 starting on 23rd March? If that is the case then the installation should be focused more towards easterly satellites such as 68.5E.

If we take an approximate longitude of 73 degrees East for India, it is not a practical option to have a direct uplink satellite feed from the cricket grounds on a westerly satellite. Any cricket feeds for the IPL from westerly satellites will have added picture delay due to being "double hop" or "re-uplink" feeds.

To get C-Band signals from 68.5E requires quite a large dish in a UK location. It also requires an elevated location to get a line of sight to the satellite. Personally, I think a dish size in excess of 2.4 metres diameter may be needed to get a stable picture lock for 68.5E C-Band feeds, particularly if they are in 8PSK modulation with an FEC of 3/4 or greater.

If my guess about the IPL is incorrect then my incoherent ramblings above can be ignored.
 
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