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wbafc1

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
Sky Digital
Is there anyway that I could get more channels from my existing sky dish? I've heard i could put my dish on an electric motor to pick up other satellites Is this correct? Or do I need some new equipment?
 
rolfw

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,812
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
Yes, you can motorise dishes, but if yours is a Sky minidish, there won't be much that yu can see with it, plus the Digibox has no way of driving it and is not suited for other satellite viewing.
 
Analoguesat

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
Messages
46,617
Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
The fitting on many Sky dishes is not suitable for motorising, and for serious channel hopping you really need an 80cm dish. And a different receiver.
 
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wbafc1

Member
Messages
5
My Satellite Setup
Sky Digital
What would be your advice on getting started in satellites? What would be the best equipment to start with? And how much would I be looking at spending?
 
Llew

Llew

cerca trova...
Staff member
Messages
14,696
My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
You're asking a lot in one post :-doh!

The best thing you can do is read up on all the information available in this forum, and come back with any specific questions afterwards.

Good luck

Llew
 
BGonaSTICK

BGonaSTICK

Retired Moderator
Messages
5,145
My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000, Skystar2
My Location
Brighton
New 80-90cm dish, diseqc motor, Universal LNB, good basic receiver (Technomate 1000/1500 maybe), cables, fitting etc. £300-odd. Cheaper if you want to fit yourself and/or shop around. £500-700 if you want to go mad.
 
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hightower

Regular Member
Messages
18
My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500CI+ patched reciever, NTL pace box, Smart 0.2dB titanium LNB, 80cm dish, Manhattan HH120 motor, AMD 64bit 3500+, 1GB ram, 3x120gig 1x200gig HDs.
My Location
Glasgow
I have just recently bought -

Technomate 1500CI - £110
80cm dish with 0.2LNB - £49.99
Moteck 2100a Motor - £38.99
Sat meter - £10
And cables ect dont cost much!

Patched my reciever the other day, and planning to set up tomorrow!

Took me a couple of weeks of looking around and im happy so far and
spent no more than about £200!
 
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