I'm thinking of using a Raven 70cm dish with two Lnbs to receive Hotbird and Astra 2 (Free to air channels, BBC etc) Will this work? How well? I'm located in SE just west of London. What lnb's should I use?
Rolfw as you have used this dish how did you find it and what was your setup.
If anyone else has a similar requirement how did you solve it? I do not want to go motorised and wish to keep dish as small as practical
Believe it when I see it Admin.
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.
The dish would be acceptable for 19.2 and 28.2, but the extra spread required for 13E and 28.2 may cause problems. You would really need the 13E as prime feed, with 28.2 as the offset, but again may experience drop out in bad weather.
Using a higher price, lower noise LNB would only serve to give you a slightly better signal to noise ratio, but not enough to make a significant difference. If you are looking for more than 9 degrees offset, then best to use a dish designed for the purpose.
Not much more to add Telly2, used the Eastern sats offset bar and two California Microwave 0.6 db LNBs (didn't use the 19E holder as wasn't required), ran these into a 2 Way Global DiseqC switch. So the focus is on 13 East and the offset sat 28.2 East