53E (Express AM6)

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Yes,
What size dish are you using for 53 east ?

With luck it will be the 2.2m as of next week, just having the roof assessed for the asphalt and adding a pond membrane under the concrete.
 
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OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
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My 20+ year old Raven 88cm mesh dish has served me well time for a replacement dish.
 
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OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
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Normal service resumed on 53 east with the 88 cm + SX88,
Al Manar 12632 V 3000 22% to 33% SQ
Wide Network Solutions 12594 27500 x 12 TV 33% SQ
 
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Satellite reception between 100.5E-50.0W
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53.0E_All the transponders found in the high band(12500-12750 Mz) in my area right now.
 

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moonbase

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With luck it will be the 2.2m as of next week, just having the roof assessed for the asphalt and adding a pond membrane under the concrete.
Is that the 2.2m Precision, its a nice dish? If you need a hand getting it onto the roof or the mount I am happy to pop over.
 
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Thanks, it’s all in hand.

I’m using the same IRTE polarmount that was on the 1.8m and a similar 36” actuator, though I will adapt the elevation clamp to accept a 12” actuator, more to hide the reflector below the parapet when not in use but also from the worst of the westerly gales.
 
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Thanks, it’s all in hand.

I’m using the same IRTE polarmount that was on the 1.8m and a similar 36” actuator, though I will adapt the elevation clamp to accept a 12” actuator, more to hide the reflector below the parapet when not in use but also from the worst of the westerly gales.

Interesting, as mentioned in the other topic of "Airborne" I have an IRTE polar mount and was wondering what size dish it was capable of taking re wind load and weight.
 
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Thanks, it’s all in hand.

I’m using the same IRTE polarmount that was on the 1.8m and a similar 36” actuator, though I will adapt the elevation clamp to accept a 12” actuator, more to hide the reflector below the parapet when not in use but also from the worst of the westerly gales.

Is the dish to be used for any specific frequency band or are you going to have a multi band feed arrangement on it?
Good luck with the install, I hope it proceeds as planned for you.
 
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Interesting, as mentioned in the other topic of "Airborne" I have an IRTE polar mount and was wondering what size dish it was capable of taking re wind load and weight.

I will have to check but from memory the same mount was used on the 2,4m IRTE reflector, albeit with a large ring adapter. The polarmount I have is slightly different to most since it has the crossarms, as opposed to the 24" backplate, which is around 1.4m end to end.
 
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Is the dish to be used for any specific frequency band or are you going to have a multi band feed arrangement on it?
Band will be initially Ku band. If it performs to specification, as per the Elite gain figures, then I'll have a go at Ka band, but that will be for another day/month.
 
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... The polarmount I have is slightly different to most since it has the crossarms, as opposed to the 24" backplate, which is around 1.4m end to end.

Interesting, I have not seen an IRTE polar mount with that configuration. A picture would be nice if you get the opportunity? It might give me an idea for my bodge job?
 
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It is on the site (has been for a decade or more)

Will try to find
 
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Attached below is today's scan result table for 53.0 East.

I managed to lock most of the Fixed 2 beam frequencies but had no luck with the Fixed 1 beam frequencies. There was the faintest flicker of a Fixed 1 beam signal from 11044V but it was about as noticable as a fart in a hurricane.

All of the Fixed 1 beam frequencies that I locked were with strong signal levels and way above the level required for a lock. Nowt of note here, on to the next...

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marshall54

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Astazi am vrut sa vad ce frecvente mai intra cu antena Wave Frontier de pe satelitul EXPRESS AM6,de la 53 grade est.
Iata rezultatele obtinute :

AL MANAR TV (liban)
ONE TV (liban)
MTV ALLOUBNANIYA (liban)
WASAT (libia)
ALALAM NEWS CHANNEL (iran)
KURDSAT NEWS (iraq)...acest canal de televiziune era la limita de receptie,astfel ca nu il mai mentionez la imaginile de mai jos.

Reception antenna WAVE FRONTIER 2
Reception area OLTENIA / SOUTH WEST ROMANIA) ... clear sky

* tomorrow I will put pictures with the test results
 
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18 TV channels received with a WAVE FRONTIER antenna, on EXPRESS AM6 satellite, at 53 degrees East:

MOHABAT TV (United States of America)
RADIO JAVAN HD (United States of America)
GUNAZ TV (United States of America)
IRAN TV INTERNATIONAL (UK)
KENTRON TV INTERNATIONAL (Armenia)
AZADI (United States of America)
KURDSAT NEWS SD (iraq)
KURDSAT SD (Iraq)
IMAM HUSSEIN 1 (iraq)
TISHK (iraq)

will follow
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18 TV channels received with a WAVE FRONTIER antenna, on EXPRESS AM6 satellite, at 53 degrees East :

KURD CHANNEL HD (Iraq)
TOWHEED TV (United Arab Emirates)
HOD HOD FARSI HD TV (iran)
AL MANAR TV (Lebanon)
ONE TV (Lebanon)
MTV ALLOUBNANIYA (Lebanon)
WASAT (Libya)
ALALAM NEWS CHANNEL (iran)
KURDSAT NEWS (iraq) ... this TV channel was on the receiving end, so I don't mention it in the pictures below.

* stronger signal between 12am and 6pm

Reception antenna WAVE FRONTIER 2
Reception area OLTENIA / SOUTH WEST ROMANIA) ... clear sky
 

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My system:Receiver-Ferguson Ariva 102E HD, Sky Sat 9900FTA+emu;Ferguson FX-6600CR/OCTAGON SF318 soft;LNB-Sky Sat, universal, 0,2dB;1.17x1.06m offset dish ;Diseqc 1,2 +USALS Moteck2100A motor; 1,2m parabola+0,3dB Inverto @ H-H Strong SRT DM 2100
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12594V 27500(13 channels) with 1.2m here in Varna/Bulgaria:
53E_12596V-List.JPG

53E_12596V-signal.JPG

12667V, 12671V, 12675V O.K. aswell:
53E_12667V.JPG

53E_12671V.JPG

53E_12675V.JPG
 
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This package of 13 TV channels is received in ROMANIA with the WAVE FRONTIER antenna (the equivalent of 90 cm) ... so, the EXPRESS AM5 satellite (53 east) ... at the same time, with the same antenna and the same LNB, it is still received. 3 satellites (AL YAH1 (52.5) / TURKMEN ALEM (52) / BELINTERSAT (51.5) ... that is why the signal can be higher ... if the antenna would be positioned on only one satellite.
 
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My system:Receiver-Ferguson Ariva 102E HD, Sky Sat 9900FTA+emu;Ferguson FX-6600CR/OCTAGON SF318 soft;LNB-Sky Sat, universal, 0,2dB;1.17x1.06m offset dish ;Diseqc 1,2 +USALS Moteck2100A motor; 1,2m parabola+0,3dB Inverto @ H-H Strong SRT DM 2100
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Yes, normally to receive AM6/Ku Fixed 2 beam with ab. 90cm dish in your place in 46dbW footprint zone(red point). Here I'm in 45dbW zone(yelow point).
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