Sirius?

Swede

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#1
Just a quick one... ;)

Is a 90 cm dish large enough to get the nordic beam of Sirius in East Anglia? According to Sirius webpage it isn't, but fiddling with the dish I didn't have any problems picking up the test channel on my old trusty Grundig! :)
 

loftyj

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Hi Swede

You may or may not get sirius with a 90cm in East Anglia, you should be able to pick
up Ukrain on 11776 H without trouble but the rest depends on luck. Am sitting in Clacton
at the moment watching Viasat Explorer but have to use a 120cm dish and sill under
some conditions lose the signal on some stations. Go to Ukrain and check signal level
should be in region of 80-85%. rest of transponders are down in the 50-55% mark
 

Rob

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#3
I don't think that your 90cm dish will be large enough for the Nordic beam, you need at least a 1.2 metre, probably 1.5 metre.
The test channel that you picked up was it on the European beam ? which like the Ukrainian channels you would only need a 70cm dish. :)
 

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I'm based just outside Great Yarmouth and pick up Sirius broadcasts (Viasatsport, Cinema 1000, TV3 etc) perfectly with an 80cm dish.
 

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Many thanks to all of you for the answers.

Stephen, if you get it GY on an 80cm dish, I might actually stand a chance with my 90cm in Ely! :)

Well, you can only experiment...and maybe I just might be in luck!
 

Rob

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#6
Thats a surprise (a nice one I hope). Have to give that a try over the weekend and see what I can get, maybe I might get lucky as well. :-cheers

Saturday morning; Tried to find the Nordic channels and found about 10, but only one fta which was Viasat History which broadcasts in English (well it was this morning).
As I only have a 70cm dish was not expecting to much, but the one channel I did find seems to be very interesting, so I feel quite lucky. :)
 

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I'd be interested to hear from anyone who can genuinely get channels form the Nordic beam on Sirius 5E in the UK on a 90cm dish.

I can get everything off the European beam, but nothing from the Nordic.

The footprint ( http://wvvw.nsab-sirius.com/ ) tends to suggest that if you can do it, then you definitely live in East Anglia!!
 

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Rob & BGoneSTICK, I will have to test more, but when I was fiddling with my dish a few weeks ago I managed to get the Sirius test channel on PAL. Which is on the Nordic beam! :)

Soon weekend... ;)
 

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#9
No problems with most of the Nordic channels here in Cambridge Swede.
Admittedly I'm using a 1.05m dish (SMW) but you're a fraction into the footprint so 90cm may be OK. A rainy day might knock them out though.

Llew
 
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