One dish, 3LNBs, no hotbird

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Hi all,

I've just received my new topfield PVR and done my first ever installation - an 85cm visiosat dish set up on 19.2E with an adapter bracket for 2 more LNBs. the first is receiving astra 2 at 28.2E with no problems (85% quality)but I can't get a sniff of hotbird on 13.0E. I've tried pointing it everywhere, in, out,up,down, all combinations of angles etc. but no joy. Does anyone know of an idiots (and/or total newbiws) guide on how to set up such a system - most of what I can find is for motorised setups. i have seen one or two (eg satcure.com) but the images are very rough and don't help much.

Thanks in anticipation,
 

rolfw

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#2
Is this the Visiosat Bisat dish? http://sccshop.co.uk//product_info.php?cPath=21_104&products_id=93

If not, which offset bracket are you using, a picture would be nice.

If you are setting up a multiple LNB dish, the way you do it will depend on the type of bracket, when you look at the bracket from behind the dish, at what position are the LNB clamps in relation to the boom arm?
 
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

The bracket is basically a plain lump of aluminium, machined to allow the LNBs to slide and twist in the horizontal plane. It attaches to the middle LNB and the others are mounted from there. (At least I assume so - no instructions!)



The dish is just a plain old visiosat 85cm dish - the Bisat G3 would have been nice but no funds at the moment!



I'm still fine tuning the setup for 19.0E/28.2E but both are at least 90% now.

Thanks again,

Stuart

p.s. Just looked again and I think there's a big tree in the way - would that do it?
 

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Having a big tree in the way will do it good and proper.

Installation instructions :-

1) Ensure clear line of sight to all satellites required
2) Everything else

Looks like a dish relocation or whip out the STIHL
 
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Thanks,
I'm trying to figure out whether I can reposition / setup a second dish to look between/over the trees.

At least it might be a bit easier when the leaves fall off!
 

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#6
If you can see 19E, then it is only a six degree difference and a relatively small move of the dish to enable reception, that is of course assuming that you don't have a potential problem on the 28.2 side.
 
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Thanks for the help everyone - I bit the bullet and moved my dish up onto the chimney yesterday - 5 minutes and I had 3 satellites at 99%/99%/93% - I think I can call that a success!
 

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stuarta said:
Thanks for the help everyone - I bit the bullet and moved my dish up onto the chimney yesterday - 5 minutes and I had 3 satellites at 99%/99%/93% - I think I can call that a success!
I have sympathy having had recent problems with hotbird but glad you are sorted. After reading your 'tree' post, one thing which puzzles / infuriates me around our area is there are loads and loads of dishes either on people's roofs (pointed straight through the roof from 6 inches away or in people's gardens pointed straight through huge bits of woodland from ground level. They obviously have it working - how?? I seem to have had to do the biggest bit of woodland management of all time just to get any clear sky!
 
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