What else can i pick up using fixed setup?

manikm

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I currently have a 80cm dish with a Monoblock to get Hotbird and Astra.

I beleive i could get another satellite that lies in between 19 and 13 east - Eutelsat.

Is there a TRI-O block for 3 sat pickup?

Or do i need to go motorised for more sats now? Also whats a recommended motor setup? with what ive got? (80cm mesh dish, monoblock, and technomate 5500DACI receiver)

Thanks..
 

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#2
There are a lot of sats up there East to West....depending on your choice of viewing! but the rewards are worth spending out on a motorised dish, the minimum size though (depending on your location) should be 90cm.
 

rolfw

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#3
There is the design for a triple monoblock LNB, I've put a picture of it in another thread, unfortunately it isn't available in the UK at the moment.
 
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rolfw

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#5
A monobloc is a one piece LNB, the double offset brackets carry lnbs, but do not solve the problem. The problem is that to place two lnbs close enough together to receive a pair of satellites 3 degrees apart is not possible if you want them to hit the centre of the dish and maintain a reasonable signal level.
 

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rolfw said:
A monobloc is a one piece LNB, the double offset brackets carry lnbs, but do not solve the problem. The problem is that to place two lnbs close enough together to receive a pair of satellites 3 degrees apart is not possible if you want them to hit the centre of the dish and maintain a reasonable signal level.
As there is free football on 16e the need to receive it now becomes imperative! Like many others I feel comfortable with a fixed dish setup and have frequently fallen foul of the old adage "If it a'int broke......."

I do however get very strong signals on both 13e and 19e and wonder if with a little delicate shifting of the dish I could manage to get 16e as well. There is definitely scope for an clever dish designer to get to work on this "problem"!
 
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