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

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Perhaps CJ meant HRT:rolleyes:
 
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At 51.5E the Belintersat European beam has come back on air (11350H 45000) with a massive signal, so thats another slot added into the log here :)
 
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A friend turned up today with 2 60cm Sky dishes in the back of the car :D. One is to be handed over to the chap 2 doors down as he was given an old Sky box but has no dish. He wants a few extra free channels so I promised him Id set something up as soon as a suitable bit of kit turned up - whilst I had a couple of dishes lying around I cant find the mounts for the damn things - they got mislaid in the move.

So now I can make good on my promise :)
 
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I put the Fraccaro Penta back up today - aimed at Hotbird as Ive been having issues with the original 13E lnb in recent weeks. Having sorted that one out now I need to get 9E & 5E back. as those lnbs have moved or failed. Might have a try for some of the slots Im missing as well. if the weather holds up
 
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Good luck with the changes - Xmas Day weather looks "relatively promising" for us "down South", and hope it will be the same you lot "up North" :)
 
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Its amazing what you can cobble up using 3 scaffold clamps that came out of a pile of scrap metal and some lengths of old scaffold pole which came out of a skip! :D
 
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Its amazing what you can cobble up using 3 scaffold clamps that came out of a pile of scrap metal and some lengths of old scaffold pole which came out of a skip! :D
Norman Foster could learn a lot from you.
 
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I put the Fraccaro Penta back up today - aimed at Hotbird as Ive been having issues with the original 13E lnb in recent weeks. Having sorted that one out now I need to get 9E & 5E back. as those lnbs have moved or failed. Might have a try for some of the slots Im missing as well. if the weather holds up
5E & 9E sorted & as a bonus 3 or 4 of the stronger tps from 10E have appeared as well. :)
 
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On a very cold afternoon, & using hand held lnbs Ive managed to get very brief tp locks on 2 new birds this afternoon

26E - 11996V 27500
27.5W - 11495V 44100

No channels scanned so I wont add them onto the list in my sig just yet.
 
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On a very cold afternoon, & using hand held lnbs Ive managed to get very brief tp locks on 2 new birds this afternoon

26E - 11996V 27500
27.5W - 11495V 44100

No channels scanned so I wont add them onto the list in my sig just yet.
I think both sats - especially 26E - are difficult to get if you're not using at least an 80cm dish centred thereon.
 
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26E was offset on the 1.1m aimed at 16E. The nearest equivalent frequency on 28E seems to be off atm.

I will check further and see if I can get some channels scanned when its a bit warmer outside.

27.5W was offset from the Hispasat dish. I might realign this one onto 22W though at some point.
 
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5E & 9E sorted & as a bonus 3 or 4 of the stronger tps from 10E have appeared as well. :)
A bit of a surprise checking the 5E channels this evening & updating the tp list - Ive got one solitary Nordic beam frequency appearing! Not bad on an offset lnb on an 85cm dish aimed at 13E :D

11996H 27500 3/4. Its only DVB - the Astra 4A DVB-S2 frequencies are below lock & its as it is 11996H is extremely marginal.

For the record heres Swedish Kanal 10

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A lovely day up here this afternoon, absolutely no wind & pleasantly warm to be outside. So Ive been working on the 22W / 30W dish which had come loose over the wonter & moved a bit..

2 new satellite slots logged after a bit of tinkering 14W & 15W :)
 
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