Dishes on holiday

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Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
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Not strictly 'dishes' but taken this morning at the top of the funicular in Bilbao

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Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
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On reflection, there were two Andrews CM's on that mast. Nowhere near the size of that 'thing' halfway down, which looks like it's escaped from the timpani section of the LSO...
 

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Spotted this morning near Paralimni, maybe a 3.8 although 4.2m used to be popular. Most expats go the IP route these days.

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For sure, that is very unique installation. Just wander about reception results in Ku and C band without realignment of the dish. Attaching picture in cas original source fails
 

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That is very cleverly done, the mesh part will be almost invisible to the Ku feed, through both focal distance and electro transparency.
 

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Not strictly 'dishes' but taken this morning at the top of the funicular in Bilbao

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On reflection, there were two Andrews CM's on that mast. Nowhere near the size of that 'thing' halfway down, which looks like it's escaped from the timpani section of the LSO...

That's the Monte Archanda transmission site that transmits Spanish digital terrestrial TV to Bilbao. The CM dishes will be almost certainly downlinking the TDT feeds (and probably some FM radio ones as well) from 30°W.
 

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Not strictly holiday (although I have been to this city/country before!), but I was having a look on Google Streetview and found out that you can get a really good view of a selection of dishes, including two big ones, outside the Icelandic national public broadcaster RÚV in Reykjavik. Hopefully this can be allowed due to the current situation :D

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I'd guess from the angles, that one of the big ones would be looking at 7°E (which would make sense for EBU feeds), and the other at 0.8°W maybe.
 

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It was about +23*C today (record!) and we traveled around enjoying our time. Then I saw the familiar dish, but LNB looked kind a strange to me :eek:. Perhaps for fishing channel.
 

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It was about +23*C today (record!) and we traveled around enjoying our time. Then I saw the familiar dish, but LNB looked kind a strange to me :eek:. Perhaps for fishing channel.
Great! Someone has "invented" a skeleton LNB with a wireless connection to the receiver - so no more long cables and so on :-clap :D
 

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Yes I read about that carp the other week


{Tonbridge Wells} I've just about haddock with all these fishy puns {/Tonbridge Wells}
 

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{Tonbridge Wells} I've just about haddock with all these fishy puns {/Tonbridge Wells}
That's probably a load of "cods"- you are unlikely to find haddock in "Tonbridge Wells", unless it's in the local chippy :-rofl2
 

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That's probably a load of cods - you are unlikely to find haddock in "Tonbridge Wells", unless it's in the local chippy :-rofl2

That's pollocks.
 

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That's pollocks.
Probably so! - but then this is all a bit "fishy", and very "skeletal" in "content".

Thus we need to "spread our net" somewhat wider to "find out" the rationale for that "most inventive LNB" as it could be "very useful" to many of "us plebs" :D

Nevertheless, we can "skate" around the "problem" and have a "whale of a time" (OK, I do know that whales are not fish!), but need to look out for "sharks" (which ARE fish) and also avoid "turning turtle" (which are also not fish!):-rofl2
 
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The dish of the day is almost always fish.

If you check the orientation of the reflector , it is designed as a sundial.

Talking of which, supper

 

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Probably so! - but then this is all a bit "fishy", and very "skeletal" in "content".

Thus we need to "spread our net" somewhat wider to "find out" the rationale for that "most inventive LNB" as it could be "very useful" to many of "us plebs" :D

Nevertheless, we can "skate" around the "problem" and have a "whale of a time" (OK, I do know that whales are not fish!), but need to look out for "sharks" (which ARE fish) and also avoid "turning turtle" (which are also not fish!):-rofl2
"Record" for the "number" of "quotes" in a "single" "post".
 

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I like to share this pictures with you all.
Taken September 2020 - Cordoba, Spain.
Broadcasting tower for reception of TV, Radio, Mobile,...







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Oooooooooo - it's what dreams are made of :cool:
Indeed!
I always wanted to see such a broadcasting tower in real life. When I saw this beauty on top of a mountain, I drove to it straight away! Actually there are more towers up that hill. Take a look at streetview:

 
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