Reception through the window

streetlighter

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My Satellite Setup
Virgin V+HD XL Technomate 6800 Astra+Hotbird FTA on 60 cm dish
My Location
Cheshire
#1
Set my zone 2 MiniDish up in the front bedroom last night and plugged in a Grundig analogue IRD i bought off eBay. I managed to get a fairly decent signal but there where a few sparklies i put this down to the dish not being spot on and moving a bit.
What amazed me is that the window is double glazed and has lead lights going accross it.
 

Likvid

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Stockholm, Sweden
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I have a 80cm dish in the livingroom now as they are renovating the balconies and it works pretty good, i get Sirius and Thor thru double glassed window with a monoblock LNB.

Problem is that i don't get anything about 12.1GHz, very strange....i get very strong quality signal however on everything below that.

Maybe the windows is frequency dependent.
 

Skip Channel

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28e, 19e, 13e, 30w
My Location
England
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Two different panes of glass in the bedroom window of my apartment give different results on different frequencies. For Hotbird I get good signals on most low frequencies and next to no high ones when the dish is looking through the left pane and the reverse is true for the right pane.
 
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