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I got sky zone 2 minidish today and only when I got back home (hour of driving each way) I have found up that my dish does not match the brackets I got with the dish. :-doh!
The dish seems quite big it’s 55x75cm, so I am wondering is it wrong dish or the brackets? Can I do anything else than drive back and exchange the stuff? If it’s any help the LNB is Raven. Also the LNB has some kind of positioner numbered 1-5 at the bottom, what is it for?
 

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Have you got some photos of the bracketry?

The numbers on the bottom of the LNB are skew settings.
 

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Sorry, the best pictures I can make are only with my phone. The first picture is of the bracket that doesn’t fit, if I put the LNB holder in place the screws holding the dish are way off. The other picture is of other bits that came with the dish, if it’s any help.

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By way out of line, how far do you mean? The brackets look like standard zone 2 brackets.
 

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They are off by about 8.5cm at the bottom and 4.5cm at the top screw holes. The only way it can connect if I drill some more holes in the dish. I guess, probably not very good idea?
 

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Certainly sounds like it is the wrong face for the brackets then, they can sometimes be out by a few millimetres, but not more. Guess that it's a two hour round trip for you unfortunately.

PS. If you are using this for a motor, then try and get them to replace the LNB with a Skyware, one which can be set to zero skew without doctoring the case.
 
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Drill some holes in the dish, easier than 2hrs driving. The few original holes in the dish will not have any noticeable effect on your your reception.
 

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But will the dish face be the correct size and geometry for the length of boom arm?
 

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Yes I agree. I will take it back. What a waste of time.

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Try and get a refund on your petrol money as it seem to have been their fault.

Nothing worse than getting something home that doesn't fit!

I take it it's not upside down?
 

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I wish it was upside down. :D There is no mistaking it as there is hole for the LNB arm.
 

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Well, finally I have my zone 2 dish. This time only couple of U bolts missing. I am going to buy these in B&Q.

Anyway, I want to ask whether there are any channels or reference signals that I should be looking for when installing the dish for Astra 19.2? Also is the elevation of the dish same like my sky dish?

Many thanks for help
 

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The elevation will be fractionally higher, there are reference channels listed for most of the satellites in a sticky thread at the top of this section. :)

PS. What dish face had they given you?
 

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Ok, thanks. I will have a look.