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upgrading to 1.4m dish...in windy area??

hedge

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Hi guys, I have managed with a free (always my favourite model!) & flimsy 1m dish for months now using a FTA receiver. I thought I'd treat myself to a larger dish, mainly to get Film4 & ITVs 2 3&4, but also to get a dish that doesn't wobble in the wind without extra bracketery!
Do I go for a strong looking 1.33 steel dish from Marco Electronics (Portimao), or a 1.4M ali dish?
We get strong s.e. winds at times, I just wonder if an ali dish will cope... & as I am not using a sky receiver, is the extra 0.7m worth it?
Thxs:)
 

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Help. mods, please!:)

Sorry, I think I should have posted in the Astra 2D fringe section?
I only just noticed it, & can't see a delete button for my thread??.
 

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Would go for an Andrews (Channel Master) with Andrews fixtures and fittings myself...very wind resistant based around a 3" pole.
Regards Pete
 

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Thxs, but I think (?) I am stuck dealing with the local algarve stealers?- these things are not cheap in the post!:) -- Plenty of FTA receivers & 85cm dish packages for 80€, but as the larger dishes are for expats I guess the price gets a lot larger too:)

I just noticed on a thread from last September that Rato said a 1.2M dish was about 50€.........whereas the one I am looking at is 1.33m & is 120€ without a bracket.....seems a lot to me for a steel pressing.
 

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It isn't necessarily what the dish is made of, it is the quality of the manufacture, plus the matching of the LNB and feedhorn.

PS. Moved the thread for you. :)
 

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Thxs rolfw:)

My concern about the ali dish was how it would be after a gale; the gusts can be vicious here in the hills.

We may have moved on as he subject of rain, fringe & prime focus was discussed at this think-tank of tree-dwelling expats this morning.....Maybe it should be another thread .....hope so.....