Nilesat 7 West in Belfast

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timbo86

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Are there any reports of recieveing Nilesat in Ireland? I am using a 1.2m dish with no sucess so far.
 
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Way too small 1.2m is barely big enough in the London corridor.

Nilesat is aimed at the eastern Mediterranean area. Although the satellites are performing better than expected and can be picked up in the UK, signal strengths fall off rapidly north and west. I have seen reports of full reception in the manchester area on a 1.8m dish, so thats your starting dish size if you want V & H reception, but dont be surprised if that isnt big enough in Belfast.
 
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Thanks for the reply Analoguesat. I am interested in the MBC, channels and I think they are Horizontal. Are the Horizontal channels 'easier' tho pull in? I have saw a 1.8 Prime focus dish for sale. Or would I be better trying to get a 1.8 off set like a larger CM? Thank you in advance.
 
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I used to get the MBC channels during the summer. Weather can cause havoc with weak signals
 
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Just read a thred a minute ago. Saying a guy in Essex was getting the MBC channels with a 1 meter dish, im confused:confused
 
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The MBC chnls are on the vertical beams (these are easier).
He's further west so that makes sense with a 1mtr.

A 1.8 CM can be had for less than £400.
Don't buy a Fortecstar.
 
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Have spotted an 1.5 'sat chaser' off set dish and a 1.85 off set dish. Wat are the planning permission requirements for these size of dish. I currently have no planning permission, just 'good' neighbours!
 
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Currently 100cm in the largest direction. So rely on the neighbours.

The 'satchaser' looks like the Prodelin, and these can be had on ebay fairly cheaply. You need to post a pic of the 1.85mtr for consideration.
 
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timbo86 said:
Thanks for the reply Analoguesat. I am interested in the MBC, channels and I think they are Horizontal. Are the Horizontal channels 'easier' tho pull in? .

Much harder! :-rofl2
 
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Maybe this bad boy will help?!
 

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I am in south wales and can get mbc channels on a 1.2m channel master
 
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satchaser dishes are not very good at all best stay away from them

$ly said:
Currently 100cm in the largest direction. So rely on the neighbours.

The 'satchaser' looks like the Prodelin, and these can be had on ebay fairly cheaply. You need to post a pic of the 1.85mtr for consideration.
 
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timbo86 said:
Thanks for the reply Analoguesat. I am interested in the MBC, channels and I think they are Horizontal. Are the Horizontal channels 'easier' tho pull in? I have saw a 1.8 Prime focus dish for sale. Or would I be better trying to get a 1.8 off set like a larger CM? Thank you in advance.
hi there;

you can get the MBCs from (Arabsat 26.E) with your 1.2 dish but no way for Nilesat you have to have abigger dish any way I order 2.4 satdish if its work I will give you shout ok?;)
 
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Wadelnaim said:
hi there;

you can get the MBCs from (Arabsat 26.E) with your 1.2 dish but no way for Nilesat you have to have abigger dish any way I order 2.4 satdish if its work I will give you shout ok?;)
Any joy with that 2.4 in waterford??????????????
 
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