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Upgrading from 80cm to 90cm

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toppy 5800, toshiba hdtv, xbmc, 8Mb adsl, dm500s 80cm motor + 60cm 13/19/28
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Lancashire, UK
#1
I've currently got a 80cm motorised dish, and I'm shortly going to replace it with a 90cm dish. I'm wondering which are the borderline beams that I can check the power of now and will hopefully be better after the upgrade. Location (North west England, can see 22W->62E).

Currently the ones that are borderline are:
Sirius 3 @ 4.8E
Astra 3A @ 23.5E
Badr 3/4 @ 26E

Any other beams that are borderline with a 80cm?
 

mhku

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#2
I don't know if it's considered borderline but I have trouble getting 42E with a 90cm dish.
 
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toppy 5800, toshiba hdtv, xbmc, 8Mb adsl, dm500s 80cm motor + 60cm 13/19/28
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Lancashire, UK
#3
Cheers, will check what I can get from 42E.

If you haven't guessed yet, this is me looking for justification of upgrading ;)
 

Park Royal

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#4
Go for a 1m instead, difference in price is marginal but the increase in gain is well worth it.
Parky
 

wod

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#5
yes 1metre dish would be better upgrade, especially for 16east and arabsat 26east

you can get triax 1.1m on ebay for around 53 quid delivered
 
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toppy 5800, toshiba hdtv, xbmc, 8Mb adsl, dm500s 80cm motor + 60cm 13/19/28
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Lancashire, UK
#6
90cm is as big as I can go with the current wall bracket without putting the dish above the roof. Plus the 90cm is already coming.
 

staffspeted

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#7
To be honest I think the upgrade will disappoint.
You will be well advised to replace the lnb too to try and gain any possible signal gain.
 
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toppy 5800, toshiba hdtv, xbmc, 8Mb adsl, dm500s 80cm motor + 60cm 13/19/28
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Lancashire, UK
#8
cheers for the advice. I'll report back if I see any improvement.
 

Park Royal

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Smart lnb, 1m Gibby dish, Stab motor, TM5200D receiver, 57east to 61west. DTT from Sudbury. Virgin Media broadband.
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So called capital of Suffolk, UK.
#9
Shame that you cannot go to 1m, but best wishes for what you are getting.
Parky