Newbie Here Dish size for Astra 28.2E, Astra 19.2E and Hotbird 13.0E

Analoguesat

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The mount of the Triax TD110 was designed by an octopus - you need at least three arms to adjust the bloody thing correctly, and when you do the nuts up it throws the set up out. It really is a nasty bit of work!


And your installer was talking complete ballcocks about it not being suitable for multi sat - Im running one on 46E with multiple offset lnb's and its fine.
 
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And your installer was talking complete ballcocks about it not being suitable for multi sat - Im running one on 46E with multiple offset lnb's and its fine.
No idea, maybe he hasn't done a similar installation before. Maybe I'll fine someone else.

So what do you think about these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Fold-Multi-Feed-Rail-for-3-LNB-40mm-Galvanized-steel-i-e-Triax-Gibertini-/251887097121?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3aa5a41521

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-Fold-Multi-feed-Rail-for-4-LNB-40mm-Galvanized-steel-i-e-Triax-Gibertini-/251855263179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3aa3be55cb

They should both be fine for TD88 and Gibertini, right?

If I go for Gibertini, I think I'll get it from Germany. Well, I'll probably get most of the stuff from Germany as it's a bit cheaper than in UK, even with delivery.
 
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Up to you Sectoid1 but I think 1m+ dishes are overkill for what you want. Have you thought about the Cahors/Visiosat Big Bisat dish which can do at least 8 or more satellite positions? Talking about £180 from Germany with addional lnb brackets plus you can achieve 3 degree separation with 3 degree brackets. HM Sat in germany sell them for €8(additional brackets(£5)) each plus the dish is not steel so will not rust with time.
 
digi247

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Just to let you know i cover the manchester area if required and as you can see from my Sig an 80cm would suffice adequately, a picture of mine

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Thanks! That's why I still think about TD88. If it's a good dish, I probably get it. Daro, Visiosat is a bit expensive to me, but thanks for suggestions :)

Just to let you know i cover the manchester area if required and as you can see from my Sig an 80cm would suffice adequately, a picture of mine
So does it mean you would be able to help me install the system? :) If so, it sounds great! How much would you charge? :)

Nice quad you have there, btw :)
 
Lazarus

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There you go - wait long enough and your Ship will come in! :)
 
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I had a technosat 85cm steel dish up for 4 years and at the end there was signs of rust on the dish.
 
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Easily resolved with a coat of Kurust.

Mind you, it'll take forever before there's an impact on reception!

My cheapo Orbital 80cm started rusting around the rim within a couple of years, but even now, several more years later, it works absolutely fine.
 
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My rust was around the screws in the centre. The rust was running down the dish.
 
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Still won't affect performance, but any offence caused by unsightliness can be remedied with said Kurust.
 
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daro2096

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A little difficult when said dish is 20 feet off the ground or so.
 
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I use ladders ;)
 
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I have a thing about heights ;)
 
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I had a technosat 85cm steel dish up for 4 years and at the end there was signs of rust on the dish.
That should read Technomate.
 
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sectoid1

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digi247 is helping me with this a lot and had few good suggestions. Thanks digi :) I'm hoping he'll install the system for me in few weeks :)
 
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Sectoid1 if you haven't bought your dish yet I could sell you my unused visiosat big bisat dish if you want to travel to collect it. If you are interested pm me. I have decided to not install it, too expensive I have decided.
 
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Hi all :)

I just received a dish (Gibertini - delivered from germany) but it looks like it's been damaged a bit - it's got a dent. Have a look:

Front:
IMG_1609a.jpg IMG_1610a.jpg
Back:
IMG_1613.jpg IMG_1613a.jpg

It looks a bit worse on the picture than in reality, but is this going to be a problem? Can I repair it somehow whitout sending it back to germany?

Thanks
 
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timo_w2s

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Hi all :)

I just received a dish (Gibertini - delivered from germany) but it looks like it's been damaged a bit - it's got a dent. Have a look:

Front:
View attachment 76427 View attachment 76428
Back:
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It looks a bit worse on the picture than in reality, but is this going to be a problem? Can I repair it somehow whitout sending it back to germany?

Thanks
Aargh, it's so annoying when this happens because the dishes are not sent in suitable packaging. I had a similar issue a while back with a dish I mail ordered but luckily the supplier was happy to send a replacement dish face without wanting the damaged one back. Here's my story:
https://www.satellites.co.uk/forums/threads/damaged-dish-what-should-i-do.162322/
 
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sectoid1

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I've managed to push the dent back a bit. Still looks a bit unnormal though, but not a visible as before.

IMG_1614.JPG

However from your "story" post, timo, I noticed you couldnt see a significant difference between damaged and new, so maybe I should't worry too much?? It's a 1m dish. What do you think? (By the way, timo - nice balcony set up :) )

Anyway, I sent an email to the seller in germany. I'll see what he says.
 
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