Just Sharing This Moved house - Scottish Borders dish farm v2 & v3

Analoguesat

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Sadly the old dish farm is no more - Ive moved house and had to spend a very sad weekend dismantling the ultra complicated multi lnb / multi dish system that had evolved over the last 15 years or so.

I discovered many coax cables strung along the fence line that didnt seem to have any function in the final iteration of the old setup, and a hideous tangle of cables down the back of the tv stack as I demolished the AV system. (At least half a dozen of which werent connected to anything but were horribly tangled round the others!)

Two of the 80cm dishes had a one way final trip to the metal scrap bins at the local recycling depot as I discovered that the arms were seriously rusted, and all the nuts and bolts had seized up solid. One of them was the first 80cm dish I ever owned - it came off the side of the road in Galashiels long long ago! Dismantling the dish farm showed it was desperately in need of some tlc - most of the fence post dish mounts were totally rotten and would have needed replacing soon anyway.

Anyway enough of Galashiels. In now 20 miles down the road near Kelso & the new place has promise - there is an excellent arc, and a wooden garage behind which I shall be hiding whatever dishes I think I can get away with!

So far Ive got one of the 1m dishes up aligned at 13E and today Ive run the cable from the dish to the house. This will have offset lns for 19E, 9E possibly 5E 5W and whatever else I can fit in! However Im running into problems with the short days up here atm - sunset is 1600 today and its flippin chilly all day when the wind is blowing so installation is slow going. Of course Ive mislaid the ruddy piece of paper with the 16 way switch port allocations so Im having to start again......

So over the next few weeks & months this will be the story of dish farm #2 :D
 
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The first priority is to get the lnb's set up for the annual Chasing Midnight / Find the Fireworks fun on New Years Eve!
 
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Is this any good to you Analoguesat.On ebay at Kelso.
Tooway-Broadband-Satellite-Dish-ViaSat-RM4100-Modem-Mounting-Bracket-Cable
192362132401
 
Analoguesat

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The first job I did though was jerry rig a Sky dish - having suffered about a 25% Freeview service for a week I spent a few hours setting up one of the zone 2 Sky dishes to give is our Sky service back. Having to suffer numerous home improvement shows on More4 as that was one of the few channels available I had to do something to save my sanity! :D

It will be set up a bit better over the Christmas holidays, at the moment over length cables are draped along the side of the cottage!
 
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Is this any good to you Analoguesat.On ebay at Kelso.
Tooway-Broadband-Satellite-Dish-ViaSat-RM4100-Modem-Mounting-Bracket-Cable
192362132401
I could do with satellite bb atm - we are currently limping along on 0.4 meg connectivity! Plusnet tell me there are faults in the area - tell me about it! (apparently the line will support 4-7 meg when its sorted)
 
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I recall many years ago you admitted to having a DiSEqC motor collecting dust ......isn't your gaff change an opportunity to install it? :lol:
 
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Is this any good to you Analoguesat.On ebay at Kelso.
Tooway-Broadband-Satellite-Dish-ViaSat-RM4100-Modem-Mounting-Bracket-Cable
192362132401
Could be ... it's a Ka band dish and LNB, maybe the LNB won't work with any receiver, but the dish it quite good quality (it's a Channel Master, actually).
Would work well for Ku as well as Ka, I suppose.
 
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I recall many years ago you admitted to having a DiSEqC motor collecting dust ......isn't your gaff change an opportunity to install it? :lol:
Nah - a VBox, actuator and 2M dish :eek:
 
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I could do with satellite bb atm - we are currently limping along on 0.4 meg connectivity! Plusnet tell me there are faults in the area - tell me about it! (apparently the line will support 4-7 meg when its sorted)

Plusnet and their handlers are most likely the cause of the problems.
 
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The first job I did though was jerry rig a Sky dish
Does that mean you used one of these instead of a tyre?

jerry1.jpg


Or perhaps a German version of the same:rolleyes:
 
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Has the Rugeley Aerial dish survived Ross?
 
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so whats your new setup going to be?
 
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Has the Rugeley Aerial dish survived Ross?

It has indeed. Its currently safely stored out of use (for now) Its looking a bit tatty & rusty round the edges but the Rugeley Aerials logo on it still just about visible. Not bad seeing as its well over 20 years old now


so whats your new setup going to be?
Dunno - it will evolve over the next few months.


I may think about motorising but thats a project for the summer months - the days are just too short and its too chilly in the winter to spend hours on a brand new project..... Banging a fence post in and roughly aligning a dish is much quicker :D
 
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Summer months, in Scotland, is that August 20th - 30th, or a week in July;)
 
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Day 1, 1m dish - 13E (prime focus) & 19E offset lnbs set up. Ive managed to have a quick look for 5E & 30W using one of the Sky minidishes. 5E located successfully, not got my bearings for Hispasat yet.

Thats it for this weekend - Ive run out of daylight again....
 
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Pictures, Ross, or it didn't happen.

Looking forward to your new setup and western satellite travels!
 
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I would of run a webro 5 core back to the house Ross. Kept all feeds tidy.
 
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Sadly the old dish farm is no more - Ive moved house and had to spend a very sad weekend dismantling the ultra complicated multi lnb / multi dish system that had evolved over the last 15 years or so.

I discovered many coax cables strung along the fence line that didnt seem to have any function in the final iteration of the old setup, and a hideous tangle of cables down the back of the tv stack as I demolished the AV system. (At least half a dozen of which werent connected to anything but were horribly tangled round the others!)

Two of the 80cm dishes had a one way final trip to the metal scrap bins at the local recycling depot as I discovered that the arms were seriously rusted, and all the nuts and bolts had seized up solid. One of them was the first 80cm dish I ever owned - it came off the side of the road in Galashiels long long ago! Dismantling the dish farm showed it was desperately in need of some tlc - most of the fence post dish mounts were totally rotten and would have needed replacing soon anyway.

Anyway enough of Galashiels. In now 20 miles down the road near Kelso & the new place has promise - there is an excellent arc, and a wooden garage behind which I shall be hiding whatever dishes I think I can get away with!

So far Ive got one of the 1m dishes up aligned at 13E and today Ive run the cable from the dish to the house. This will have offset lns for 19E, 9E possibly 5E 5W and whatever else I can fit in! However Im running into problems with the short days up here atm - sunset is 1600 today and its flippin chilly all day when the wind is blowing so installation is slow going. Of course Ive mislaid the ruddy piece of paper with the 16 way switch port allocations so Im having to start again......

So over the next few weeks & months this will be the story of dish farm #2 :D
Why did you have to move, you just got everything setup the way you wanted it.........Did you have to move because the satellite police found you???
 
Lazarus

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