Newbie Here Aligning Dish to Hotbird

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Hi, I would like to align my Sky dish to Hotbird 13E but I'm not sure how to do this. Do I need a meter? Do I need separate equipment to align the dish? Would I be able to use the one dish to receive Hotbird and Astra? I would be very thankful for any and all help provided.
 
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Hi, the dish will be too small for both satellites. Easy enough to realign the dish to 13e. There are three high powered satelites closely located. You can use a receiver with active signal screen then move. Looking at the dish, left and up a tad. Don't forget LNB skew correction. Lots of info in this section ;)
 
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Thank you. What size dish do you think I would need to be able to receive Hotbird and Astra both at the same time?
 
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An 60-70cm dish should be fine - you can even plonk 19e in between. Please note that you'll need a separate LNB for each satellite with appropriate brackets and switches.
 
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Or you can use an Adjustable Monoblock as these are now available with up to 15 degree spread.

Might be pushing it a bit though: That said, I haven't checked the market recently so it's possible something more flexible might be available. If so, they have an inbuilt DiSEqC switch, thus reducing complexity a little.
 
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For reliable results, minimum 70cm for 13e --28e, typically 80cm.
Took down only this week a poor failed attempt and 13e and 28 from a zone2 60cm.
 
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Yes, I'd go for a nominal 80cm too.
 
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Okay, are there any particular dishes you would recommend? What other equipment would I need?
 
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Okay, are there any particular dishes you would recommend? What other equipment would I need?
The Triax 80cm with an LNB offset bracket would be ok.
 
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