Astra 23.5 & 28.2e on zone 2 dish

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  1. neil123456

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    Hello there!

    Right I've decided (if it's possible) to connect up my second lnb on my 60cm zone 2 sky dish to receive astra 23.5 and 28.2. Currently my dish is aligned to 28.2 with a good strong signal. I've got a second lnb which I've just connected to a signal meter and holding it I pointed it to my dish and seem to get a strong signal but as it's to the right of astra 28.2 makes me think I'm getting 19.2? I can't get anything for astra 23.5 with my current alignment?

    Any help would be good!
     
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    just scan it- it will tell you if you re on the right sat -

    you can do it for the channels/ tps that are very strong in the UK - not the weak stuff

    use 11817v 27500 trace hd or 12168v 27500 dance trippin SD
     
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    I'm using my pc on media centre. Sorry if it sounds a bit confusing, I'm trying to think logically that if my satellite dish is point at 28.2 then where I need to hold the lnb for reception of 23.5.

    Now the weather has cleared ip il go for a play!
     
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    Just noticed you are on a zone 2 sky dish - thats' a bit close for those 2 - you might do it with a standard LNB but you may need either a bullet (narrow) lnb or modify the lnb to get close enough [hacksaw or pop the cap off & stick a short length of c. 18mm bore metal tube down it's waveguide & stick the tube next to the sky lnb instead.
     
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    Yeah whatever I've just locked onto now is very very close to my lnb setup for 28.2
     
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    Another quick question...are there any multi lnb adaptors available to use with zone 2 sky dishes? It's not a problem as I can easily make my own but would be good and straight forward just to buy one!
     
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    could be 13e or 19.2e.... or 23.5e... or 9e or 5e or 1w

    [but not 16e/ 10e or 7e / 3e/ 2e ]

    hold the lnb on the right as you look at the dish face..
     
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    Yeah that's what I've tried. Haven't had much luck. I'm finding a signal but it's weak. I compared signal strength to my current alignment at 28.2 and it's not as good. I just tried a scan on the pc and didn't find anything. On my signal meter I'm getting 0db and a level of 5 on my signal meter (this is correct as per my meter instructions) for 28.2. I hold the other lnb up to the dish and can only achieve a level of 5 at -2db. When I scan my pc doesn't pick anything up.

    Would re-aligning my dish slightly to try and achieve 'best of both' help?
     
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    no, not really - you could mod one for another dish
     
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    on a zone 2 in a zone 1 area .... yes..
     
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    What should I align it to then? I think there is roughly about 10 deg between astra 28.2 and 23.5 from my location?
     
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    Sorry that's ********, I was looking at the wrong satellite data then duh! Il give it another try then and slightly alter my dish angle to see if I can get both!

    It's fking cold outside!
     
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    Arithmetic and geometry are the same whatever your location.:)
    What did "whatever I've just locked onto now is very very close to my lnb setup for 28.2" mean exactly?
     
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    Holding an additional lnb up to my current setup at 28.2 my additional lnb had it's strongest signal when right next to 28.2.

    Realistically then what would the capabilities be of using a 60cm zone 2 dish in a zone 1 area? Whoa could I configure the 1 dish to receive as much as possible across different satellites?
     
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    Right I've managed to get astra 28.2 and 19.2 by re aligning. The signal strength isn't great and granted it's not 23.5, but it's sort of there!
     
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    Sky dishes are quite good for multi lnb because of their wide oval shape- the closer to the middle the lnb/s are the stronger so if you can get 23.5e with a mod, as I said above - it would be very strong - 19e isn't bad on a zone 1 with 28e as the focus, so should be OK on a zone 2

    we've had 28.2e 13e & 5w on a zone 1 sky dish.. that's over 33 degrees & the limit looked like 40 degrees... but - the further out you go the lower the signal goes.... & those 3 are all very strong & some weaker channels might suffer more on outer lnbs.
     
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    A Zone 2 is so much better for this setup!

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    That's crazy! But fun! I was hoping there would be some use of a zone 2 dish hence I bought one. I guess it's just going to be having a bit of a play about etc to see what I can get etc.

    Just hooked up an Octo lnb when playing around this afternoon. That's pointing back at 28.2 now.
     
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    What are you planning to watch on 19 - or were you on 23.5?
     
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    I was just having a play around really. I really want to have my quad lnb pointing at 28.2 and then another lnb pointing at 23.5e

    The reason I've chosen 23.5e is because there seems to be some music channels I'd like to watch and also a bit of clear hd content. Not too fussed about 19.2.

    Will it be ok to use a standard Octo lnb for 28.2 and then just buy a narrow lnb for receiving 23.5 on my zone 2 dish?
     
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    Nice setup gl! Is that a home made multi bracket?

    I might have to start taking some pictures of mine!
     
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    No & Yes, the bracket is the Inverto "Multi Connect" rail system & matching slim LNB's but the main LNB holder thats holding the focus LNB & the rest of the system is a modded MK 2 revision WNC $ky quad LNB holder.:smashin:
     
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    what satellites ae they
     
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    Oh yeah there are a few on 9e. Looks good! Either looks good so long as I can stick using my sly zone 2 dish as I can't really put up 2 dishes and don't want to motorise it!
     
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    19E focus & 13E as the offset, just so tight spacing wise up here, in England you can manage that with two of the new Zinwell quads zip tied together!:facepalm:
     
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    I also think that 26e looks good for movies etc!
     
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    Not a Zone 2 buddy! lol:smashin:
     
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    You need about an 80+ depending where you are & all of it not an LNB in offset

    A zone 2 sky dish will get a lot of sats but some need bigger dishes .. 16e 26e 7w are well used on bigger dishes
     

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