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Playing with my little dish...

2cvbloke

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#1
Well, I got some of my cables in to my mnew house today, and dug the MSS300 out of a box and sat it out of the skylight, and almost instantly got a signal... :D

I picked the first unaltered channel on the box (formerly Sky News) and it came up with "DMAX" which was showing American Chopper (with German Dubbing), I fine tuned it a little and I took a couple of pics... :D

After the pics I tried the SL65, but my camera said "Memory Full" so there's no pics of that... :(

Anyway, Enjoy!!! :D
 

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2cvbloke

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#2
Just thought I'd add a little additional info, I had the porty dish's suction mount attatched to a spare floor tile (that I found in a boxful under one of the kitchen units!!!) which means I can put the dish straight back out on the ledge and not need to re-align the dish (well, maybe a little fine tuning!!!)... :D

I'm going to go for Astra2 tonight as I'm missing my digital TV, I haven't got my Freeview box in and set up yet... :(
 

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#3
lol camping out in the loft with your porty dish whatever next
 

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#4
Bet you cant wait to get the channel master up and running.:-worship

Will it be motorized?
 

2cvbloke

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#5
wod said:
lol camping out in the loft with your porty dish whatever next
Erm, the loft is the bedroom... :rolleyes:
 

2cvbloke

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#6
CROSSBONES said:
Bet you cant wait to get the channel master up and running.:-worship

Will it be motorized?
You're right, I can't... :D

And I haven't a clue how to, or whether it can be motorized.... :confused

As for the porty dish, I got it up last night, then the heavens opened and it was chucking it down for an hour, so I just went to bed, I tried again this afternoon and it's working perfectly, so I have my sky box hooked up with one of my cards in it waiting for it to pick up the ol' wake up signal... :D
 

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#7
that dish you bought can be motorised with the andrews polar mount + actuator if you can still find them for sale as they stopped making them

or use a jaeger smr 1224 motor and bolt the dish to it
 

2cvbloke

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#8
wod said:
that dish you bought can be motorised with the andrews polar mount + actuator if you can still find them for sale as they stopped making them

or use a jaeger smr 1224 motor and bolt the dish to it
There's not much of a view for it where I'm going to put it for it to be motorised, so it's just going to be a manually moved dish... :D

My Porty's been up for a few hours each day to try and cath the "Keep alive" signal for my sky card, but it's not happening!!! I have sky tnrcc though, which I didn't before, but C4 & 5 are still hiding behind the "Please upgrade your subscription" rubbish.... :(
 

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#9
surprised there isn't a sky dish on the house as most landlords allow just them because of the size now
 

2cvbloke

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#10
wod said:
surprised there isn't a sky dish on the house as most landlords allow just them because of the size now
There may have been one up as I saw a sky contract envelope lying in the rubbish, but they may have taken the dish & cable and stuff, but I could be wrong... :)

But, after today's sitting in the open, I still have no C4 & 5... :(

And I have a puddle on the floor after it tipped it down with rain.... :eek:
 

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#11
Well I gave up with the temporary skylight mount and stuck the porty dish up on the window next to the pit, so it's up a bit more permenantly now... :D

Here's a couple of pics, one from during the week and one from this afternoon...

EDIT: And yes, I do know the cap is missing from my lava lamp... :p
 

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#12
2cvbloke said:
EDIT: And yes, I do know the cap is missing from my lava lamp... :p
So the lava lamp's got a cap.:p Did you buy it the t-shirt too?
 

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#13
Yorks said:
So the lava lamp's got a cap.:p Did you buy it the t-shirt too?
:-rofl2:-Nooo

Methinks you need to work on that sense of humour.... :p
 

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#14
If you look at my system, you'll see I am working on it.

Unfortunately there is no cure for insanity. :-hammer

Regards, :)

Yorks
 

2cvbloke

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Yorks said:
Unfortunately there is no cure for insanity. :-hammer
A wall-to-wall padded room perhaps? :D
 

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#16
2cvbloke said:
A wall-to-wall padded room perhaps? :D
That's not a cure it is prevention of self harm or harm to others, the only cure is............ well as final as it can be O-no
 

2cvbloke

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the only cure is............ well as final as it can be O-no
Cyanide? :eek:
 

2cvbloke

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#18
Anyway, back on topic, after leaving my dish up and the ol' sky box on C4, the card's back on and I can get 2 channels I could already get, without cards, on my freeview box... :D
 

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#19
2cvbloke said:
Anyway, back on topic, after leaving my dish up and the ol' sky box on C4, the card's back on and I can get 2 channels I could already get, without cards, on my freeview box... :D

Yes really worth the p15s soaked floor boards and damp bedding..

But the damp bedding is proberly you getting excitted about big brother on channel 4 which u can now watch.. WET THE BED :-rofl2

Nah keep up the good work. got to start somewhere...

I always said and actioned... i would have a dish on a new property before any furniture. to this day i have followed that code :) not saying perm fixed..
 

2cvbloke

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#20
Yeshi said:
Yes really worth the p15s soaked floor boards and damp bedding..

But the damp bedding is proberly you getting excitted about big brother on channel 4 which u can now watch.. WET THE BED :-rofl2

Nah keep up the good work. got to start somewhere...

I always said and actioned... i would have a dish on a new property before any furniture. to this day i have followed that code :) not saying perm fixed..
I really haven't a clue what you're rambling on about!!! :-rofl2

I haven't bought a new peice of furniture, erm, ever!!! I've been given all of mine, including my bed, which needs replacing... :D