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28/10/2014 at 10:32 pm #10984
Now CNNi is free on Hotbird.Â Had to be paid for before.
So the new channels are Aljazeera, NHK World, France 24, CNC World, CCTV, BBC World News, RT, UT,Â Arise News, DW Europe, Euronews.29/10/2014 at 8:24 am #10986
don’t forget the remaaarkable Press TV!29/10/2014 at 3:32 pm #10989
[quote=10986]donâ€™t forget the remaaarkable Press TV![/quote]
Wish I could reach Press TV. Â Seems that every channel marked DVB-S2 andÂ MPEG-4 and HD is out of reach of my receiver.
I had once receiver named FEC or something. Â It went out of order very soon. Â Perhaps cause of pirate card in the slot that was in fashion at that time…29/10/2014 at 3:49 pm #10990
Peter……as your in Iceland….do you receive …… or…..have tried to receive Â any signals from 28,2 east…?…………
I know your dish is at 13 east……..but looking at the 2E and 2F spot beam footprint you might be able to get BBC and other UK news channels at 28,2 east…or Â is Iceland out of range of 28,2 for you……….?……..
28,2 would be Â quite low on the horizon in Iceland….but might be worth a try to see if you can get a signal…?……..29/10/2014 at 4:05 pm #10991
Now that would be an exciting experiment!!30/10/2014 at 8:27 am #10995
My disc is not movable. Only pointed at Hot Bird. I cannot get enough strong signal atÂ 12437 H where Press TV is. Within reach are now 1516 TV channels, Â many of them free-to-air. Â Also 472 radio channels. Most of them free. Â There were many French speaking radio channels added newly. RFL forÂ separate African states.
Steve and Tim, are you saying I should be able to get signals from 28,2 east though 13 east is the main spot ? Â Without any extension ? Â I remember Rob told about some extension thing.30/10/2014 at 10:22 am #10997
Peter……No you won’t have 28,2 spot beam reception if your fixed dish is pointed at 13 …….
28,2 reception and dish size …..will be very Â dependent on your location in Iceland……………apparently …a dish anything Â from 45cm-120cm is required…?……….maybe if you want to try for reception?……. maybe the easiest way …….is to get a cheap 100 cm Dish mounted on a temporary stand……..and give it a try…….a clear view to the low horizon at 28,2 would probably be very nessesary ……….or try the app “Dish pointer” first …if you have a Iphone or a similar gadget……
There is over 200 Free tv and radio channels at 28,2…the main ones are…all from BBC , ITV ,Ch4 and Channel5………http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_free-to-air_channels_at_28Â°E
Derek…has a nice Â static multi dish setup…. …for 13e 19e and 28,2 e…………maybe he will post a Photo…of his setup…?……30/10/2014 at 1:08 pm #11001
Good point Steve.Looking at satbeams’ website the coverage map accommodates Iceland,and part of Greenland,quite nicely.Not sure how accurate they are though,they have worked for me with other satellites.They say above 45cm!
Peter, Â to get onto Astra,from your dish pointing at 13E, you would have to turn the lnb Â 4Â° clockwise,lower the elevation by 4.5Â° Â and turn the dish on the pole anticlockwise by 15.5Â°(if you give me the diameter of the pole your dish is mounted on I can give you this distance in mm. Cheers31/10/2014 at 9:34 am #11003
Derekâ€¦has a nice static multi dish setupâ€¦. â€¦for
13e 19e and 28,2 eâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦maybe he will post a Photoâ€¦of his setupâ€¦?â€¦â€¦
Steve, travelling at the moment so no photos with me – will post when I get home next week.31/10/2014 at 12:45 pm #11004
Think I made a mistake in the above post.The lnb skew change should be 2.5Â° counter clockwise(not 4Â° clockwise).It seems that the Astra satellite lnb skews are different to others,which have a sequential change depending on their longitudinal positions.Cheers03/11/2014 at 2:33 pm #11019
Derek has a nice static multi dish setupâ€¦. â€¦for 13e 19e and 28,2 eâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦maybe he will post a Photoâ€¦of his setupâ€¦?â€¦â€¦
@Petur, hi, I’m home again so, as suggested by Steve, I attach pics of my 3 dishes. The smallest is fitted on the roof as I consider it a fixture of the house, receiving all Italian Rai, Mediaset and Telecom channels (and others) from Hotbird.
The 100cm (28Â°) and 80cm (19Â°) are sited on a roof terrace with direct access from the house. This means they are very accessible for fine tuning or swinging to point at other satellites if the fancy takes me.
Cheers, Derek06/11/2014 at 5:16 pm #11060
Thanks Derek for the photos.Â Impressive discs !
Here in Iceland those on the roof terrace would come in handy to catch the beams from 40 east to 32 in the west.
When I bought the disc in 1998 the salesman offered a moveable equipment.Â I said no because of more maintenance.
The discÂ (donÂ´t know the size of it)Â stuck on Hot Bird costÂ some 1300 pounds set up for me with receiver and cables.
Very little maintenance needed indeed.Â For 15 or 16 years.
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