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What size dish would I need to view ITV 1.2.3 Ch4.5. BBC 1.2. In Spain. Segovia north of Madrid to be exact. Was having a look through the threads and a lot of different sized dishes named. Looking at the footprint Anything over 1.2 dish needed. So if anyone near Madrid has got it could you list your Dish size, LNB type & receiver. Thanks
 

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john_graydon said:
What size dish would I need to view ITV 1.2.3 Ch4.5. BBC 1.2. In Spain. Segovia north of Madrid to be exact. Was having a look through the threads and a lot of different sized dishes named. Looking at the footprint Anything over 1.2 dish needed. So if anyone near Madrid has got it could you list your Dish size, LNB type & receiver. Thanks
_http://www.astra2d.co.uk/spain.htm suggests 1.8M not big enough for 24/7...

-cts
 
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closetosoton said:
_http://www.astra2d.co.uk/spain.htm suggests 1.8M not big enough for 24/7...

-cts
Thanks cts
Looks like 2m. Will keep an eye on this thread. You could fry some eggs on this baby in the summer.
 
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john_graydon said:
What size dish would I need to view ITV 1.2.3 Ch4.5. BBC 1.2. In Spain. Segovia north of Madrid to be exact. Was having a look through the threads and a lot of different sized dishes named. Looking at the footprint Anything over 1.2 dish needed. So if anyone near Madrid has got it could you list your Dish size, LNB type & receiver. Thanks
1.8m offset with a golden interstar 0.3 LNB gets 24/7 on the Costa Blanca using one of the new Pace boxes
 
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Satslut said:
1.8m offset with a golden interstar 0.3 LNB gets 24/7 on the Costa Blanca using one of the new Pace boxes
Thanks Satslut, Just seen that a 1.2 dish would do for Madrid North and South beam. What do you think.
 
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1.8m offset with a golden interstar 0.3 LNB gets 24/7 on the Costa Blanca using one of the new Pace boxes
¿Which part of the Costa Blanca?

thanks
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john_graydon said:
What size dish would I need to view ITV 1.2.3 Ch4.5. BBC 1.2. In Spain. Segovia north of Madrid to be exact. Was having a look through the threads and a lot of different sized dishes named. Looking at the footprint Anything over 1.2 dish needed. So if anyone near Madrid has got it could you list your Dish size, LNB type & receiver. Thanks
I am 30km South-West of centre of Madrid.

DISH: Prodelin 1.8m offset with its own feedhorn
LNB: SHARP LNB BS1R6EL 100W
SKYBOX: PACE 430N (newer version of the 2600)

My experience:
- BBC and ITV vertical 2D channels (mainly BBC1 & ITV1 regions - e.g. BBC1 South, ITV Granada, but not London): No problems 24/7. ITV2 and ITV3 also OK.
- Channel 4, and FIVE: No problems 24/7
- BBC and ITV horizontal channels (BBC1/ITV1 London, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, CBC, CBEEBIES): Get these OK at some times of day but not at others. Black spots are mid-afternoon and late evening
You may have better luck as you are further north and don't have Madrid's contamination in the way. Still wouldn't go lower than 1.8m for the dish, though.
Am in the process of moving over to an INVACOM quad LNB as I need the extra outputs - I started a thread about this called "Help installing Invacom LNB", but I can't comment on reception quality yet.
 
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I am 30km South-West of centre of Madrid.

DISH: Prodelin 1.8m offset with its own feedhorn
LNB: SHARP LNB BS1R6EL 100W
SKYBOX: PACE 430N (newer version of the 2600)

My experience:
- BBC and ITV vertical 2D channels (mainly BBC1 & ITV1 regions - e.g. BBC1 South, ITV Granada, but not London): No problems 24/7. ITV2 and ITV3 also OK.
- Channel 4, and FIVE: No problems 24/7
- BBC and ITV horizontal channels (BBC1/ITV1 London, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4, CBC, CBEEBIES): Get these OK at some times of day but not at others. Black spots are mid-afternoon and late evening
You may have better luck as you are further north and don't have Madrid's contamination in the way. Still wouldn't go lower than 1.8m for the dish, though.
Am in the process of moving over to an INVACOM quad LNB as I need the extra outputs - I started a thread about this called "Help installing Invacom LNB", but I can't comment on reception quality yet.
Thanks Paddy for your info, very helpful.
 
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1.4 Golden Interstar dish with Technomate 0.1db LNB works fine in Madrid.
 
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bigkahuna said:
1.4 Golden Interstar dish with Technomate 0.1db LNB works fine in Madrid.
This Thread is nearly five years old ....................... ! :eek: :D
 
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