silver crest 57 cm dish

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first time using this service. hope i've done it correct. my freind bought a silver crest dish and decoder from lidl's to get german tv for his wife. ive managed to get all the english channels up but no german ones. am i looking at the wrong sat. if so what direction does the dish need to point.
 

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Welcome to the forum b2

by English channels I assume you mean BBC 1 ITV etc, if that is the case then you are looking at 28.2 East, Astra 2 and you should be looking at 19.2 East Astra 1 from behind your dish you need to rotate only 6 degrees further West and slightly up

Ooops corrected
 

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If you are getting English channels, then you are on Astra 28.2 East, you actually want Astra 19.2 East for the German channels, so it is up slightly and 9 degrees West. :)
 

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thanks for that. is there a tool for this or will a good old fasioned compass do the job
 

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There are small meters that can be used, but if you can manage to get a portable TV in sight of the dish, then you can use the receiver's signal meter. :)
 
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