Receiving Saorview and Saorsat in Wales

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petronius

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I wonder if any of ye guys in Wales or England get Saorview (Irish Freeview)
and if ye could post any reception reports on
_http://www.mpeg4ireland.com/map

_http://www.saorview.ie/make-the-switch/coverage-checker/coverage-map/
 
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bmitie

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We have to be clear, SAORVIEW is a Digital Terrestial Television(DTT) and SAORSAT is the satellite version from 9%EAST.

bmitie
 
excollier

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Someone, on other forums, reported reception of Saorsat in north Wales today. Hughes Ka lnb on a 1.2m Channel Master
 
JOHN896

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Swansea UK
My Satellite Setup
Channel Master 2.4m Dish Fixed On 9.0 East Ka Band.Channel Master 1.2m Dish.Satellite Reception From,53.0E-45.0W.
My Location
Swansea Uk
Well the ka band lnb came this morning,here are my results using a 2.4m dish and AZBox receiver.
 

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Lazarus

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Great result ............... but it's all getting a bit ominous when we need BIG dishes just to get telly intended for a close neighbour.

Lends a whole new meaning to the word "fringe"!
 
Captain Jack

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Not a bad quality level... wonder if you could get away with a smaller dish.
 
JOHN896

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Swansea UK
My Satellite Setup
Channel Master 2.4m Dish Fixed On 9.0 East Ka Band.Channel Master 1.2m Dish.Satellite Reception From,53.0E-45.0W.
My Location
Swansea Uk
I did try on my 1.2m dish however i only got 20% signal,with my 2.4m the max signal i can get is 60%.
 
excollier

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Tivù said:
Great result ............... but it's all getting a bit ominous when we need BIG dishes just to get telly intended for a close neighbour.

Lends a whole new meaning to the word "fringe"!
Yes, it will be the future of satellite tv, some time off but it's coming!:eek:
 
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JOHN896 said:
I did try on my 1.2m dish however i only got 20% signal,with my 2.4m the max signal i can get is 60%.
Impressive, but it doesn't look like the most efficient way to set up an LNB. :D I wonder if a decent LNB plus a well aligned feedhorn would give similar results on a slightly smaller dish?
 
JOHN896

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Swansea UK
My Satellite Setup
Channel Master 2.4m Dish Fixed On 9.0 East Ka Band.Channel Master 1.2m Dish.Satellite Reception From,53.0E-45.0W.
My Location
Swansea Uk
That`s true however i am not going to spend £2,500 on a Norsat ka lnb with feedhorn.
 
Lazarus

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Ah, go on!


Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on ................................ go on, go on, go on
 
strs65

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Decoders: VU+ Uno, DR.HD F15
DVB cards: TBS6983, TBS 6925
Dish 1: Tecatel 1.10m
LNB1: Smart Oxid
Motor: Amiko DM3800
Dish 2: Gibertini 125L, with actuator
LNB2: Invacom QDF-031
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What is the system (LNB/dish) they are using in Ireland for Saorsat? Currently, is it commercially available?
 
JOHN896

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Location
Swansea UK
My Satellite Setup
Channel Master 2.4m Dish Fixed On 9.0 East Ka Band.Channel Master 1.2m Dish.Satellite Reception From,53.0E-45.0W.
My Location
Swansea Uk
The only reasonably priced ka lnbs available are from,the USA my lnb came from Texas.
 
rolfw

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Berkshire
Been notified that they will be available soon from my wholesaler, but he doesn't know date or price yet.:)
 
JOHN896

JOHN896

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Location
Swansea UK
My Satellite Setup
Channel Master 2.4m Dish Fixed On 9.0 East Ka Band.Channel Master 1.2m Dish.Satellite Reception From,53.0E-45.0W.
My Location
Swansea Uk
I was outside most of this yesterday afternoon tweaking the lnb,i have managed to get 15% more signal.
 

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mournespide

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Sky+HD box with NI card and no subscription.
Saorview, Basic Freeview and Roku.
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Co.Down (near Claremont Carn transmitter)
Hi folks, just to let you all know, there has been little or no mention of saorsat on any of the 4 main Irish analogue channels. You see the odd ad for saorview. Now RTÉ1 +1 has been launced on saorview. RTÉ are providing full hd coverage for GAA games as well on RTÉ 2 (Saorview only!).
 
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Xooxm

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Hi guys Do you think that J will be able to get Saorsat channels on 3m Satelite Dish in London ?
 
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Xooxm said:
Hi guys Do you think that J will be able to get Saorsat channels on 3m Satelite Dish in London ?
Very very unlikely - you need a 2.4m dish in Swansea. :D

Have you got anywhere to put a 3m dish? You do realise just how big one of those babies is dont you??
 
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Xooxm

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yes J know...He gets very good signal Swansea 75% and 92% so J think 1.6 dish will be enough in Swansea
 
PaulR

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Well, very few of us think that 3m will do it in London but if you go ahead we'd be delighted to be proved wrong!
 
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