Satellite newbie, wants Turkish freeview.

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  1. starvinmarvin

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    Hi you kind, beautiful and intelligent people. I was hoping to get some advice as I know almost nothing about satellite tv.

    I am based in Kent near Maidstone and have just moved into a house that has a satellite dish. I was hoping that it may be possible to pick up free Turkish channels on it. I'm hoping someone can give some advice to explain what I will need.

    I obviously need a satellite receiver. Will any box do? I've been looking at the freesat site, maplin and curries but didn't know if I need anything in particular to get Turkish channels.

    I believe that I need to point my dish in a new direction. Is this simple to do? Will I need specialist equipment? Should I get someone in to do it? How do I know which way to point it?

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

    Starvin.
     
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    Welcome to AVF - all the more so after those generous comments.:blush:
    First though, this is nothing to do with Freesat, so I've had to move your thread from that forum.
    Here's a list of Turkish channels, though only those marked Clear are free:
    Search Results for - KingOfSat
    If you find satellites that have enough channels of interest you can find their availability in the UK here:
    Reception Reports - KingOfSat
    If you do find one that's available you can get your dish aligned to it.
    If there are more than one that you want then you'll need a new dish.
    Either way you can use any satellite receiver.
     
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    Most Turkish channels are on Turksat at 42E.
    Turksat 2A / Turksat 3A (42°E) - All transmissions - frequencies - KingOfSat
    To receive this, your dish will need to be mounted with an easterly aspect, free of obstruction. Check this out on dishpointer.com - select your dish position on the map and the satellite in the drop down box - a line will be drawn showing where to point the dish.

    If the area to the east of the existing dish is clear, then the dish can probably be re-positioned easily, especially if you use the dishpointer data, but you'll need at least some sort of receiver so you can watch for a signal. The Turksat West beams may be strong enough for a Sky-type dish - one predictor site says 50 to 60 cm is enough for these in Kent. Best to forget about the East beams. An experienced installer would probably do all this very quickly. If you haven't done it before, it could take hours (or days).

    If you can't see 42E, then 7E may be an alternative. Do the same check.

    Any generic Free-to-Air (FTA) receiver can be used to pick up free channels. B&Q sell complete satellite kits, but the dish size is intended for UK channels and may be quite small in the Kent stores. For encrypted stuff, you'd need to contact a specialist supplier.
     
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    answered in bold in rh text

    except ... the lists of channels on kingofsat or lyngsat show 2 beams - the one you can get in the UK is the west beam - not the east beam- but there's still loads of free Turkish channels.

    There are other Turkish channels on a number of other satellites that you need a multi satellite system like motorised or multi-lnb/ multi dish setup to get more than one - but 42e [Turksat] is the best single satellite & if you have line of site will be as strong as or stronger than Sky.

    edit... mark the settings on the dish you already have before you move it - that's left & right AND up & down
     
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