Reception predictions

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Lincolnshire
#1
I am planning to get a 1m motorised digital system to replace my current Astra/hotbird set-up. Are there any websites/programs that allow you to put in your location/dish size and get a prediction of what satellites you can get a decent enough signal from, lyngsat has given me a good idea but some of the satellites with fringe receptions are guesswork to me. Will I find it more useful upgrading to a 1.2m or is there little to choose between the two. I am located East coast UK just south of Hull, with an almost uninterrupted view horizon to horizon (and no pesky neighbours to object :) ). Will be looking for news/sports feeds.
thanks
jez
 

rolfw

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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
#2
Go for the 1.2 Jez, or even bigger if you can afford it and have a suitable mount for it.

I have seen some conversion tables which give you dish size compared to ERP, but there is no substitute for actual reports.
 

Old Satellite

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You could use the satcodx channel tool, it is far from perfect however it will help to idnetify a majoirity of the channels that can be received with both a 1.0 and a 1.2 mtr dish


http://www.satcodx.com/uke/

if you download the program and buy the mag you then have the code that allows full use for approx 3 months and the auto up date is ok

kind regards

Old Satellite
 
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