New Setup

Dennis on Sea

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Technomate 1500 CI+ Super and Sky Digital
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Norfolk, UK
#1
After my Porty II blew up (Lidl sent the refund cheque in 5 days - nice one!) I "invested" in a Technomate 1500 CI+ Super. Great kit! :-thumbup

Here's a couple of pics of my temporary (yeah right) setup. Dish idea thanks to this forum! The dish is a Lidl £14.99 job with a £3.99 LNB pointing at 13e.
 

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Analoguesat

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TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
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Scottish Borders
#2
Stick a couple of sandbags on the steps and it wont blow over so easily. (Love the mount! :D!)
 

Dennis on Sea

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Technomate 1500 CI+ Super and Sky Digital
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Norfolk, UK
#3
Analoguesat said:
Stick a couple of sandbags on the steps and it wont blow over so easily. (Love the mount! :D!)
I was going to get the missus to sit on it in windy weather but as I live fairly close to the beach I'll use your suggestion. :-csmile
 

salvador

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Ferguson Digibox & Mini dish - Arion AF-1700EC & 80 cm dish
Computer Setup? a couple of PCs and a few Laptos
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UK
#4
Dennis on Sea said:
Here's a couple of pics of my temporary (yeah right) setup. Dish idea thanks to this forum! The dish is a Lidl £14.99 job with a £3.99 LNB pointing at 13e.

Did you use any special instrument to find the satellite? The guy who installed my dish said that with digital satellites you can't really find the satellite without an instrument- is that a fact?


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Lancelot

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125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
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South central
#5
NO - never used one to setup my dish here in 11 years.


L:)
 

salvador

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Ferguson Digibox & Mini dish - Arion AF-1700EC & 80 cm dish
Computer Setup? a couple of PCs and a few Laptos
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UK
#6
Lancelot said:
NO - never used one to setup my dish here in 11 years.


L:)
Can I ask how you do it?


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Analoguesat

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#7
Trial and error, you soon get to know roughly where the satellites are in relation to your dish. I have used an analogue receiver to get close on occasions, then just zero in using the digital if theres no suitable analogue channel to lock onto.
 

Dennis on Sea

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Technomate 1500 CI+ Super and Sky Digital
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#9
salvador said:
Did you use any special instrument to find the satellite? The guy who installed my dish said that with digital satellites you can't really find the satellite without an instrument- is that a fact?


Salvador
Good old Lidl again - Satfinder £3.99
 

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salvador

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UK
#10
Thanks guys for the info


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gameboy

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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
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Scotland
#11
Dennis on Sea said:
Good old Lidl again - Satfinder £3.99
If anyone is in or near Glasgow Lidl have just opened a new store on Balmore Road - selling the dish above for £9.
 

BGonaSTICK

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#12
Sorry, this comes a bit late in the day but...

It's certainly a 'step-up' from your old kit!

:-googly

I'll get my coat...
 
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