Porty in Portugal

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freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
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My Location
Derbyshire, England
#1
Hi
Sorry to be a pain and keep asking questions but since finding you guys, I've found out so much info I've become a bit of a sat junkie.
I'm of to Portugal at the end of next month for my annual winter hols.
I've specifically booked a south facing apartment (stayed there before) with the intentions of taking my lovely lidl porty kit with me.
What, if anything am I likely to receive and is it really worth my while taking it.
Unfortunately, I can't read the portugese board as I don't speak the lingo.
(Typical Brit)
Thanks in anticipation.

Forgot to mention, apartment is in Algave
 
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the_happy_traveller said:
Sorry to be a pain and keep asking questions
Don't feel guilty - that's what a forum is all about

taking my lovely lidl porty kit with me. What, if anything am I likely to receive and is it really worth my while taking it.
It's a small dish - but sure you will check and report back as I would love to know. Unless our Portuguese friends can answer.
 
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the_happy_traveller

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My Satellite Setup
freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
computer:
Shiney new Acer
My Location
Derbyshire, England
#3
What I was thinking of doing is scanning for channels using my nice new motorised dish (from santa aka the missus) and then setting up porty in Portugal and finding out what I get.
Is this viable?
 
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id do it if i went to portugal,i took our portable dish with us when we went to the republic.got some funny comments,but my mrs put them in their place. :-


















sounds like a good idea.i took ours with us when we went to ireland.got some strange looks,but my mrs just told them "he doesnt go anywhere without his telly" :-)

TWAG
 
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I have a small disch 30cm of the porty and i have the same channels that any one whit a disch of 80cm it taked time to find and get the maximun signal but it works very well "only on maximum signal" i have 80% signal.
 
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My Satellite Setup
freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
computer:
Shiney new Acer
My Location
Derbyshire, England
#6
Hi all and thanks for the advice.
As you've gathered, I'm back from my Portugese adventure.
Old Porty was great!!!!!!!!
I had a serious play pointing that tiny dish all over the sky with varying results.
30W: Lots of channels that I couldn't make head or tail of.
8W: Nothing.
5W: Lots of channels in strange languages.
13E: Not bad but a bit of pixelation at times
19E: EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
28E: OK, but a bit hit and miss with reception.
42E: Nothing.

I thought I'd hit the jackpot when I got BBC2 England. It lasted for all of about 5 seconds and I never found it again!!!!!!!!

All in all a great little system for trawling around on your travels if a bit limited in function.

Did get some VERY strange looks at the airport when checking in my luggage though. Plus I was the only one in the apartment block who'd brought their own telly and sat system.

Oh well, things will be easier in the summer, we're only going to Derbyshire.

The_Happy_Traveller
 
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