Turksat on 43cm Zone 1 Sky Minidish

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IMG_6529.jpegRecently brought my 43cm Sky mindish into service pointing at Turksat 42 East with excellent results full signal on all channels when no clouds.

Below is a summary of most watched channels and their signal quality

Show Turk Haberturk Bloomberg 73%

BRT Kibris channels 74%

Trt 1 Haber etc 46%

EuroD TV8 CNN Turk 76%

ATV Avrupa 73%

Eurostar Ekoturk etc 70%

Tv8 76%

360 60%

Kanal 7 avrupa bouquet 48%

Tv4 58%

A2 HD A Haber etc 62%

Ulusal Kanal bouquet 46%

Haber global 44%

24 TV etc 58%

KanalB 70%

TvNET 39%

Flash Haber bouquet 48%

Beyaz TV 60%

Cadre tv etc 53%

AkitTV 44%

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I suspect those around 50% will hold in mild rain, will update results!

Incredible what these things can pickup these days!
 
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Welcome to the forum, @Legacyturksat !
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Recently brought my 43cm Sky mindish into service pointing at Turksat 42 East with excellent results full signal on all channels when no clouds.

Nice!
The LNB skew looks to be about -10 degrees. According to dishpointer.com, the LNB skew could even be about -28 degrees. Did you try that as well?

Greetz,
A33
 

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Many channels on 42E are very strong in W. Europe, and certainly in London in the UK.
 

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Loss on TRT bouquet in cloudy weather, rest seem to hold up in very mild rain. Seems HD channels get hit first.

Skew is maximum set, don’t think I can get much more out of her..
 

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Loss on TRT bouquet in cloudy weather, rest seem to hold up in very mild rain. Seems HD channels get hit first.

Skew is maximum set, don’t think I can get much more out of her..
If needs be, remove 3 of the bolts holding the dish assembly to the wall and swivel the assembly to increase the skew, realigning the dish face as you go to keep it pointed at 42E. BTW: I'd reset the skew on the LNB scale to 0 before doing that - gives a bit more adjustability if/when required.

When satisfied that you've got the best possible signals, then drill new holes for the bolts you had to remove.

NB: a Zone 1 dish assembly is relatively lightweight and 1x bolt should hold it securely enough for the short period involved in the above.
 

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PS: when you have it sorted then wind self-amalgamating tape around the LNB F-connector and cable end to reduce the chance of water getting in and causing corrosion.

PPS: using a larger Zone 2 dish would give you more signal, and also better performance/less rainfade when the weather is not good.
 

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Yes shame so many unused / disconnected minidishes thesedays. Shame people dont know how repoint them to watch for 19.2 MTV etc.
 

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Yes shame so many unused / disconnected minidishes thesedays. Shame people dont know how repoint them to watch for 19.2 MTV etc.
Yup from me too; a Zone 1 dish can get quite a few channels on many of the "stronger" sats like maybe 30W, 13E, 19E, possibly 23E, certainly 42E and possibly 52E

A Zone 2 dish will get the all above, as well as 1W (not that there's much there), 16E, 22W, and maybe 4.8/5E, 5W.

Using one of those dishes could make you "less obvious" to nosey neighbours, the council and so on because many dwellings already have more than the "allowed" number of Z1, Z2 dishes on the walls for Astra 2, and so you'd be less likely to standout.

Of course, if you put a Z2 dish on a motor, you'd get a lot of channels on all of the above and still be less likely to standout unless someone knows what the motor is - but few people do, or even that those other satellites exist!
 
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View attachment 150918Recently brought my 43cm Sky mindish into service pointing at Turksat 42 East with excellent results full signal on all channels when no clouds.

Below is a summary of most watched channels and their signal quality

Show Turk Haberturk Bloomberg 73%

BRT Kibris channels 74%

Trt 1 Haber etc 46%

EuroD TV8 CNN Turk 76%

ATV Avrupa 73%

Eurostar Ekoturk etc 70%

Tv8 76%

360 60%

Kanal 7 avrupa bouquet 48%

Tv4 58%

A2 HD A Haber etc 62%

Ulusal Kanal bouquet 46%

Haber global 44%

24 TV etc 58%

KanalB 70%

TvNET 39%

Flash Haber bouquet 48%

Beyaz TV 60%

Cadre tv etc 53%

AkitTV 44%

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I suspect those around 50% will hold in mild rain, will update results!

Incredible what these things can pickup these days!

Here are the results today in cloudy and windy weather and some mild sprinkles of rain (lovely summer in London as usual!). Skew set to maximum possible.

TRT Hd Bouquet 11054V - 45% some breakup (3A)

Digiturk Bouquet 11180H - 76% (3A)

Digiturk Bouquet 11265V - 62% (5:cool:

Digiturk Bouquet 11305V - 64% (5:cool:

Tarim TV 11526V - No signal (3A)

Turksat Bouquet 11558V - 63% (3A)

Digiturk Bouquet 11676V - 83% (3A)

Turksat Bouquet 11836V - 50% (4A)

ATV Bouquet 11883V - 70% (4A)

Turksat Bouquet 11916V - 70% (4A)

ATV Bouquet2 11999V - 62% (4A)

Turkmeneli 12209V - 55% (4A)

D-smart Bouquet 12034V - 75% (4A)

Digiturk Bouquet 12073V - 64% (4A)

D-Smart Bouquet 12188V - no signal (4A)

TV Net 12213V - 39% (4A)

TGRT Bouquet 12228V - 70% (4A)

Guc Telekom 12265V - No signal (4A)

24/360 SD 12298V - 62% (4A)

24/360/Tv4 HD 12310V - 73% (4A)

Turksat Bouquet 12345V - 30-60% (4A) breakup

Turksat Bouquet 12380V - 30% (4A)

Halk/Gonca SD 12423V - 60% (4A)

Agro/Al Arabiya 12458V - 30% (4A)

Turksat Bouquet 12610H - 73% (3A)

Turksat Bouquet 12685H - 44% (4A)

Turksat Bouquet 12685V - 44% (4A)

Turksat Bouquet 12729V - 58% (3A)
 

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Have a look in local skips - Zone 2 dishes can often be pulled out of them & will vastly improve your reception. I used a zone 2 dish for years for 42E
 

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Good results!

Over the years as the satellites have been replaced and beams stronger, mindishes have become useful. Oh and the mini dish itself has grown over the years too!

I still need to have a play with a Zone 2 on 16e.
 

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Who needs dishes?

Well Mr Sugar / Amstrad did reach out to a dustbin company before the launch of Sky on Astra 1.......

The rest is history.
 

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Well Mr Sugar / Amstrad did reach out to a dustbin company before the launch of Sky on Astra 1.......

The rest is history.
Did he? Which one?
 

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Did he? Which one?
Not sure which one. It seems after initial talks with the dustbin company they actually got the dishes made for £3 a pop by a company that made car body panels.


A house near me still has one of those white Amstrad dishes up.
 

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Gosh, those were ugly. And rusted through very quickly.

He's a sneaky bugger - but kudos for thinking outside the box.
 

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Gosh, those were ugly. And rusted through very quickly.

He's a sneaky bugger - but kudos for thinking outside the box.
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The one on the house near me is longer adjustable judging by the rather 'brown' brackets - dish face is still white though.

Credit to him though, he got the equipment ready for under £199.99 and ended up in quite a lengthy equipment relationship with Sky.
 

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Had one of those on my mother's house for a long time, and then one of the later mesh versions here and pointed at Hispasat (30W) for a long time until I binned it about 8-9 yrs ago during a "general revamp" and the fact that the LNB clamp was looking decided frail.
 
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