My 1st Motorised System

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  1. PMW

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    Hello everyone.

    I've been visiting this forum for a while now to try work out what I would need for motorised system and which one I should go for.

    I've decided on the Technomate but I'm undecided on what size dish to go for. 80CM or 1M?

    I'm in Birmingham and I'm mainly interested in watching English football and movies.

    Looking at the listings on Lyngsat I think 28.2E, 19.2E, 16E, 13E and 7E will probably be my best bet but I suppose I won't know until I start to have a play.

    I've got a couple of questions that I would appreciate your responses on.

    1) Do you think 80CM will be ok for the satellites I've mentioned and my location.

    2) I've been given the following quote from my local satellite shop which I'm quite happy with, What do you think?

    Receiver: Technomate TM-1500 CI+ Super
    Dish: Orbital 80CM
    Motor: Jaeger Digital H-H mount DiSEqC 1.2 (SG2100A)
    LNB: Triax Single Switched Universal LNB, 3db (300430)

    Equipment: £222.26
    Install: £100
    Total: £322.26


    Thanks

    Paul
     
  2. truebluenose

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    Get a 1m if you want to be certain with 16e (footy will be on this next season). Also, save yourself £100 and put it up yourself - took me one afternoon and never done anything like that before. You'll also be able to fix it in the future if it gets dislodged by high winds etc.
     
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    Check with your local council if 1m requires planning permission; 90cm is the maximun in my council (Midlothian).

    Edit: 100 quid is very reasonable money; I have been quoted 5 times as much.
     
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    In England planning permission is required for larger than 1 meter dishes - in the rest of the UK the maximum is 90 cm - except for conservation areas and listed buildings.
     
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    I would prefer to go for the 1m dish but it depends where it's going to located. Ideally I want it on a concrete fence post in the back garden but because I'm the end house on my street my is wide rather than long.

    I'm not sure whether it is too close to the house. This is also one of the reasons why I want to get someone who knows what they are doing to do the install.

    Might be a daft question but, The spot I'm thinking about is in the sun all day so do you think it would be OK?

    I thought I read on another post that you need to be looking at the position of the sun around 2pm.
     
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    If it's facing approximately south you should be fine.
    Just about everything worth getting is between 45 degrees east and 45 west, with the most popular being between 16 east and 42 east.

    Chris Muriel, Stockholm (normally Manchester)
     
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    My house is facing south east but the part of the garden that I was thinking of putting the dish is south facing.
     
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    Chances are that will be fine; now do a rudimentary site survey by looking through a short piece of straight plastic pipe or similar at the required bearing/azimuth and elevation/height to check that there are no trees etc. between your proposed dish site and the satellite (compass, protractor and plumbline required). You should see clear sky.
    Elevation required will depend on your latitude and which sats you want but there are some tables around for UK and there used to be a utility available at www.smw.se although I haven't checked there recently; an OS map will indicate your lat and longitude.

    Chris Muriel, (Copenhagen, normally Manchester)
     
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    here's a tip get a 98cm funke or gilbertini dish, look on ebay, cheap from europe, they are light and outperform 1.1m dishes.
    They are often advertised as 1.0m.
    gbmitey
     
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    Just to let you know that I'm up and running now.

    The dish had to be mounted on the back of the house just poking over the guttering.

    The TM-1500 CI+ Super is a decent receiver.

    Seem to be able to get most things I was after. 28.2, 19.2, 16, 13 and 30W

    I'm pleased with it all so far.
     
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    Hi m8,iv been into satellite a very long time,ie not sky.this will more likey be to late,but the vantage x200 series receivers are great.there much better than the technomates.on dish go as big as you can,bigger your dish the more your see.dont take any notice on whats said on lnbs for signel;)
    sid
     

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