Sat Dish Reciever Problem/lnb?

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laurieb

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I recently had 1.4 dish installed with Goldstar intersat DigiBox, I can recieve BBC 1 ,ITV(Anglia)etc between the hours of 9am - 9pm ,then it dissapears, After inspecting dish ,I find it to be 1.4 height x 1.25 wide. Spanish tv man suggested tuning dish ,so it is 1.22 h x 1.4 wide, as signal is picked up widthways, is this correct ? would an LNB upgrade make much difference ,as it is a basic LNB. Thanks for any info,and your time in replying,Laurie
 
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laurieb

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My Satellite Setup
astra 2 , acer comp
goldstar intersat
My Location
Torrivieja/spain
I recently had 1.4 dish installed with Goldstar intersat DigiBox, I can recieve BBC 1 ,ITV(Anglia)etc between the hours of 9am - 9pm ,then it dissapears, After inspecting dish ,I find it to be 1.4 height x 1.25 wide. Spanish tv man suggested tuning dish ,so it is 1.22 h x 1.4 wide, as signal is picked up widthways, is this correct ? would an LNB upgrade make much difference ,as it is a basic LNB. Thanks for any info,and your time in replying,Laurie
 
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North York Moors
Changing the orientation of the dish in the way suggested would not improve matters.

Being slightly taller than wide means it presents a roughly circular projection to the incoming signal and is the most efficient shape.

Dishes that are wider than they are tall are used for strong signal, slightly wider than normal, circumstances like 28.2/28.5E within the main 2D footprint.

Has you Spanish TV guy been on the Cava again?
 
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Changing the orientation of the dish in the way suggested would not improve matters.

Being slightly taller than wide means it presents a roughly circular projection to the incoming signal and is the most efficient shape.

Dishes that are wider than they are tall are used for strong signal, slightly wider than normal, circumstances like 28.2/28.5E within the main 2D footprint.

Has you Spanish TV guy been on the Cava again?
 
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laurieb

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astra 2 , acer comp
goldstar intersat
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Torrivieja/spain
Thanks, Gordon, sorry I dont understand all the technical jargon, but I gather ,I need a larger dish. A different LND would not bring in better performance?, Laurie
 
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laurieb

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astra 2 , acer comp
goldstar intersat
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Torrivieja/spain
Thanks, Gordon, sorry I dont understand all the technical jargon, but I gather ,I need a larger dish. A different LND would not bring in better performance?, Laurie
 
Lazarus

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Right-ho, let's cut to the bottom line: Spanish TV guy talking out of sombrero! :eek:

As regards the best dish size and LNB for your location, I'd be inclined to wait for one of our Spanish expat cogoscenti (Of whom there are many Members here) as it would be wrong for me to generalise: Fringe reception is best dealt with by locals as even a few tens of kilometres can make a big difference to the requirements :)
 
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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
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North York Moors
Right-ho, let's cut to the bottom line: Spanish TV guy talking out of sombrero! :eek:

As regards the best dish size and LNB for your location, I'd be inclined to wait for one of our Spanish expat cogoscenti (Of whom there are many Members here) as it would be wrong for me to generalise: Fringe reception is best dealt with by locals as even a few tens of kilometres can make a big difference to the requirements :)
 
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laurieb

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My Satellite Setup
astra 2 , acer comp
goldstar intersat
My Location
Torrivieja/spain
O.K Tivu Ill wait and see what info comes back, Cheers
 
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laurieb

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My Satellite Setup
astra 2 , acer comp
goldstar intersat
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Torrivieja/spain
O.K Tivu Ill wait and see what info comes back, Cheers
 
Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
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laurieb said:
O.K Tivu Ill wait and see what info comes back, Cheers
Ok. There are probably more appropriate sub-forums than this one where you'll more likely get a qualified answer. I'll ask Admin to move it :)
 
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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
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North York Moors
laurieb said:
O.K Tivu Ill wait and see what info comes back, Cheers
Ok. There are probably more appropriate sub-forums than this one where you'll more likely get a qualified answer. I'll ask Admin to move it :)
 
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My Satellite Setup
IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
Moved to fringe reception forum as requested
 
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