Nostalgia - Turksat 2A/3A with Sky 43cm Minidish - Results!

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After what has probably been 6 years, I decided to swing my small Sky minidish to Turksat. Last time, there was only 2A and 1C satellites to receive signal from. Having replaced 1C with 3A, Turksat boast better and stronger coverage in the UK, so I was hoping that 3A would offer many more channels that were difficult to pick up previously on 1C, or old Steerable S1 beam channels on 2A such as ATV and Show Turk that were very difficult to pick up - even with the Zone 2 minidish.

The receiver I used was exactly the same, a Humax F1-CI, which measures from 0-100 the signal quality. Nearly all channels are viewable with 30% or above, although results varied. After using 11804V as my beacon, the dish was very quick to pick up good signal.

Below are Footprints for each bird:

Turksat 3A

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Turksat 3A

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Here are the results for receivable transponders on Turksat 2A:

11715V (2A) 60% (Digiturk)
11729V (2A) 60% (Digiturk)
11741V (2A) 60% (Digiturk)
11804V (2A) 100% D-Smart (Euro D, CNN etc)
11830V (2A) 60% (Kanal 7)
11839V (2A) 50% (Turkmeneli)
11844V (2A) 60% (Turksat Promo)
11847V (2A) 60% (Sci-tech TV)
11857V (2A) 60% (TGRT EU)
11919V (2A) 90-100% (TRT)
11957V (2A) 80% (Turksat Bouquet)
11996V (2A) 60-70% (Digiturk)
12130V (2A) 80% (Turksat Bouquet)

Here are the results for receivable transponders on Turksat 3A:

11012V (3A) 30% (D-Smart) OK
11096V (3A) 50-60% (Turksat Bouquet)
11194H (3A) 50-60% (Ciner Group)
11593V (3A) 30-40% (Turksat Bouquet) OK
12577H (3A) 20%-30% (SpaceTV) OK
12729V (3A) 30% (Turksat Bouquet) OK
12729H (3A) 40-50% (Turksat Bouquet) OK

Pics of the setup to come... What are peoples thoughts?
 

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Thanks for making the efforts with your results above. Seems good doesnt it on a small sky dish-nice work.:-righton
 

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Well most definitely! I am gutted that 3A isn't as strong as 2A, though. I guess at least 60cm is required for 50dB...
 

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90cm dish with swing arm twin LNB sited on ESE facing wall. aligned & tuned to Turksat (42.0E) & Astra (28.2).
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Very interesting comparisons. I've just packed my Turkish mother-in-law back to Istanbul today after 6 weeks of not being happy that her favourite channels weren't appearing or films being interrupted when it rained!

Your figures give me a good benchmark to check against my own as I'm sure my installer messed it up last year. If you want a job doing...

I have a larger dish, but with a swing arm and two LNBs, one pointing to Astra (28) and the other at TurkSat (42).

I'll report back when I get some time to check it, before the autumn weather sets in :)
 

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What size dish do you have?
 

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1.2 i think ,its in his profile under his avatar.
 
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