Advice Needed Toroidal dish with 3 degree separation?

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Hi all,

I’m moving house soon and will be able to mount a permanent dish (woohoo!j for the first time in a few years. I’m looking for a solution that can get me as many sats as possible but I have a few “must haves”.

My in-laws are Romanian and don’t speak any English. When they’ve visited in the past I set up IPTV but this is surprisingly expensive (unlike the UK the IPTV solutions are more expensive than legit subscriptions!). It’s also not the most reliable. What I’d like to do is set up Freesat Romania which is at 16e. I’ll be able to get ahold of a sub easily which is only about £20 a year as we have ties there. However, they’re having a carriage dispute with a major broadcaster who have shifted their channels to 39e. This will hopefully get solved but I’d rather play it safe and be able to catch both sats.

In any case, I would also like to receive 19e and maybe a few others like 28e, 13e, 9e and 46e.

Is a toroidal dish a good solution for this? I worry otherwise that 16e would be too weak as an offset especially as I’ll be in Scotland. Does anyone have experience of using a toroidal dish with 13-16-19e?

Thanks, and I’m happy to receive any advice you have to offer.
 

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3 degree separation is not a problem on a T90 toroidal.
 

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Yep no issues there. I have 9e, 13e, 16e, 19e, 23e and 28e on the T90.
 

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Oh great. Do you need to use skinny LNBs?
 

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Nope - I am using el-cheapo standard ones. They fit. Just.

You can see my picture of it in this post.

 

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Interesting read. How is the signal now for the sats at the edges? Is it very front-heavy? Not sure where the best place to mount mine will be as I have a bunch of trees and bushes in the way.
 

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I was about to ask if anyone with a Wavefrontier T90 successfully put 28.2e and 26e on the same dish?

I HAVE done this in the past but I remember if I wanted mega signal quality on 28e (my main sat), I had little playroom with the 26e lnb.

It might have been better perhaps not to use the standard t90 lnb holders due to their width on the back pole allowing no movement.

Is there an offset clip I could perhaps hang from my 28e lnb to allow a little more room for maneuvering the 26e lnb if I were to try this again? I'm thinking of the sort metal offset gadget people use for 19e/13e. Is there one out there that does 2 degrees though?

Any suggestions and help appreciated as always.
 

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Peak the 26e LNB as you normally would and then try to fit a skinny LNB for 28.2e as best you can, it's so strong that it should be OK if it isn't quite in peak position. I'd use zip ties to attach it to the 26e LNB.
 
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