- My Satellite Setup
- Maximum E-85, 3 lnb's, 5w, hb13, Astra 19.2
- My Location
Admin edit - posts moved off Astra 2E discussion thread as this deserves its own topic. Previous thread is here
I've been reading various threads and it seems it is possible to get reception. I have a freesat dish 80cm in the Dordogne. From what I have read here you need around a 1.2m dish for the Riviera. I am close to Tourettes which is roughly maybe 10km north of Nice. I'm looking for...
Old thread but hopefully you will get this message, I do also have a famaval 120 (x110) and I'm struggling here in Oslo after eutelsat e5wa was replaced by E5WB... I would like to try this tip but I do not recognise the bottom bolt, in my dish the whole arm is hold by two bolts against the dish in addition to two sticks...but I believe the lnb holder is clicked in the arm so maybe I could try to adjust that one?As you have realized, one needs a sliding\adjustable system to properly being able to control the lnb pointing at best dish hotspot.
Now, in my case(s) this made the dish(es) immensely better for the weakest uk spot beams, may or may not apply to your setup, just providing some tips that may be of help in getting the most out of the dish.
As a test, after doing the best possible adjustments with everything stock, loosen the bottom bolt and gently slide the arm a little while watching the meter closely. On my Famavals the levels jumped up immediately, and the dish went from meeeehhh to very decent for the price. Now secure the arm at the best levels, recheck the dish by gently pushing the edges and see if levels go up or down, evnt. readjust for best levels, go back to the bottom arm, get best levels, repeat etc until nothing gets better :O)
Picture, the temporary-eternal adjustment test-system on my 120 in Norway. Never make temporary experiments that actually works, it'll stay that way :O)
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