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New system cant get bbc or itv why?

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Technomate 1500CI+ 90cm dish
My Location
Birmingham
#1
Hi as a newbie i am having trouble setting up. i am using a technomate 1500 CI+ with a 90cm dish i have set it up in the right direction and managed to get good quality. However i can get german dutch italian arab channels but not English, no bbc or ITV its doing my head in any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#2
With that variation you are on either 13 Degrees East or 19 degrees East
you need to swing the dish further towards the East
 

Analoguesat

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TM 5402HD
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My Location
Scottish Borders
#3
You are pointing at the wrong satellites! You are probably aligned onto 13E Hotbirds or possibly the 19E Astra 1's instead of the Astra 2's at 28E.


EDIT - Damn - need to type faster!
 
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Technomate 1500CI+ 90cm dish
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Birmingham
#4
Many thanks to Topper and Analoguesat you set me on the right path and now all is well, I have all the bbc and itv programs i wanted. it's the usual story once you know what to do its easy but when you don't know!! many thanks again. regards Lou
 

Topper

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#5
Loury777 said:
Many thanks to Topper and Analoguesat you set me on the right path and now all is well, I have all the bbc and itv programs i wanted. it's the usual story once you know what to do its easy but when you don't know!! many thanks again. regards Lou
Glad you are sorted, but I recommend you have a look at all the satellites on the arc, don't restrict yourself to the BBC:eek:
 

Analoguesat

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Skybox F3
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Scottish Borders
#6
Loury777 said:
Many thanks to Topper and Analoguesat you set me on the right path and now all is well, I have all the bbc and itv programs i wanted. it's the usual story once you know what to do its easy but when you don't know!! many thanks again. regards Lou
Great to hear you are sorted - well done :) As is often the way you just needed a gentle push in the right direction.
 
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P4 laptop
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Yate
#7
This was my reason for joining the forum as well, I managed to point my dish at the wrong satellite and after a few days of patiently talking me through loads of different things, the people on this forum sorted me out.

top job everyone.