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using sky dish to access hotbird

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#1
looking for some help here guys please


my brother has just moved into a new home that has a sky digital aerial installed (small oval type).

his italian girlfriend wants to access italian speaking tv with a fta reciever they have been given by redirecting the aerial to hotbird 13 deg east

i am a noob myself, and had my doubts whether the aerial has enough gain to get a good reception


any advice is appreciated


:-worship
 

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#2
Is your brother in Scotland as well?

If it is a zone 1 minidish, then you may just about receive the required channels, if it is a zone 2 minidish (about 70cm wide, then it should be OK. It will of course need realigning. :)
 
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#3
cheers for the swift reply rolf


yip, he stays just a short distance from me, not sure about the size of dish he has , but would guess it's 70 cm

i'll try and find hotbird tommorow

cheers m8 :)
 

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No problem, Hotbird isn't too far away, just 15 degrees west and a few degrees higher. :)
 
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#5
am in same boat so should i just get a compass and try to relign the best i can, what is the cheapest/best FTA box i can buy??
 

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#7
baz147 said:
am in same boat so should i just get a compass and try to relign the best i can, what is the cheapest/best FTA box i can buy??
No a compass will not help you, if you feel the need to spend some money get a cheap sat signal detector and follow the instructions earlier in the thread.

As regards
stb there are so many available it is impossible to advise and if you only want FTA channels it is even harder to advise. For FTA use the site sponsors or get a Lidl unit or a Technomate, but as you have tagged on to an existing thread I am not sure what channels you actually want to receive.
 

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#8
Zone 2 still okay? if I got three could I have 28.2, 19.2, 13?
thanks :)
rolfw said:
Is your brother in Scotland as well?

If it is a zone 1 minidish, then you may just about receive the required channels, if it is a zone 2 minidish (about 70cm wide, then it should be OK. It will of course need realigning. :)
 

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#10
Or this: dishes.png
The monoblock is 6 apart.
 

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#11
Yes, that is OK for 13e and 19e, but no 28E.
 

thehumangoing

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Robbo said:
Yes, that is OK for 13e and 19e, but no 28E.
What about the Sky Zone 2 dish also in the basket? lol
 

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#13
If you intended to use the monoblock on one dish in conjunction with a separate sky dish, all fed to one receiver input, you will have complicated the diseqc switching needed. The monoblock contains a diseqc switch, and you need a diseqc switch to go between 28E and the other two, but standard diseqc switches (diseqc 1.0/2.0) cant be cascaded. You would have to buy a more expensive diseqc 1.1 switch. Much better to keep it simple to start off with. You could use an adjustable monoblock, which doesn't have a switch in it.

Adjustable monoblock-Octagon 0.1dB Flex Feed 4-15 Degree LNB
 

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I know that, my question was more would the monoblock be ok with a Diseqc switch and sky dish...
thanks anyway...

 

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#15
No, as above.


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Haha, sorry didn't quite understand that post.