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    Default Required Dish Size Guide

    Please read this guide if you have a reception query this will give you a good idea of what it is possible to receive.

    all data revised & updated 11/05/08
    As the solar panel array / general wear & tear takes it's toll this list has been revised to take this into account,
    Only Satellites with a Footprint in England & Wales included in this list,no inclined orbit satellites either see special listings for these.

    Satellite .-.-.-.-.--.-.------------------.Dish size for :-south east England ------------.North & West England..
    (Dish size's in the North & West will need to be 30 to 40% larger to achieve the same reception as the South East of England.)
    This guide is based on an 0.6dB Lnb with all dish size's.
    ABS-1 {LMI-1}--------------------- 75 east 120cm
    Intelsat-4 --------------------------72 east 80cm
    Eutelsat-W5 ------------------------70.5 east 100cm
    Intelsat-7 & 10 ---------------------68.5 east 100cm
    Intelsat-902 ------------------------62 east 80cm
    NSS-7 ------------------------------57 east 80cm
    Express AM-22 ----------------------53 east 80cm {120cm required for 12500 to 12750 beam}
    Intelsat-12 -------------------------45 east 80 cm
    Turksat 1C & 2A --------------------42 east 90cm--------.----------------100cm.reception only for west beam,
    The UK is too far outside the intended service area of Turksat 42 east " East beam " no reception possible in the UK.
    Express-AM-1 ----------------------40 east100cm
    Hellasat-2 --------------------------39 ----- 60cm-----.------------------80cm.this is for Europe beam only,
    No reception possible from Aegean sea beam "Greece & Turkey" of Hellasat-2 @ 39 east,
    Eutelsat Sesat ----------------------36 -----100cm reception only for European beam,No reception possible in the UK from Eutelsat W4 beam to Russia,
    Eurobird-3 --------------------------33 ----100cm It is Not possible to receive services from Eastern Europe beams in UK,
    Astra-5A ----------------------------31.5 east -----80cm dish
    Astra---2A- B- C & Eurobird-1------28.2 / 28.5-----45cm-----.--------------------60cm.
    Astra 2D------------------------------28.2----45cm-------------------------------60cm--------------It is not possible to receive reliable reception from Astra 2D outside the intended service area,
    Badr-3 & 4 ---------------------------26 -----100cm to 120cm---------North>> 120 to 180cm no guarantee of MBC in the North or the new BSS footprint on Badr-6,
    Astra-1E & 3A*---------------------23.5 -----90cm --------------------------120 *further West even bigger dish required
    Eutelsat-W-6 -----------------------21.6 ----120 to 150cm
    Astra-1--F-G-H-KR-1L-------------19.2 ------50cm -------.------------------60cm.
    Eutelsat-W-2 ----------------------16 ------100cm
    Hotbird--6--7A & 8 ---------------13---------50cm---------.-------------------60cm.
    Eutelsat-W1 ----------------------10 -------100 to 120cm
    Eurobird-9 ----------------------- --9 --------80cm
    Eutelsat-W3A ---------------------7 ---------80cm
    Sirius-4---------------------------4.8 east ---120cm no reliable reception from Nordic beam outside intended service area.
    Sirius-4---------------------------4.8 --------80cm European beam,
    Astra-1C -------------------------4.6--------70cm {no longer in service}
    Eurobird-4 ------------------------4 ---------80cm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thor-5 --------------------0.8 west --80cm
    Thor-3 --------------------0.8 -------120cm no reliable service from Nordic beam outside intended service area,
    Intelsat-10-02 ------------1 west ---80cm
    Amos-2 & 3----------------4 west ---100cm no reliable service in UK as we are not inside the intended service area,
    AtlanticBird-3 -------------5 west ----60cm ----.-------------------70cm.
    Nilesat-101 & 102 ------------------7 ---------120 to 150cm {for vertical transponder's} for Horizontal Tp's 240cm + but no reliable reception possible in the UK as we are well outside the service area for this satellite,best reception is on the South coast of the UK, North of Birmingham reception drops off considerably due to the curvature of the earth,
    AtlanticBird-4 ----------------------7 west No reception possible in the UK,
    AtlanticBird-2 ---------------------8 ---------60cm-------.------------------------------80cm.
    Express A-3 ----------------------11--------(100cm in southern uk for ATV & RTRS)----150cm to 240cm in the north,No reliable service in the UK,
    AtlanticBird-1 ----------------------12.5 ------80cm
    Telstar-12 -------------------------15 --------80cm {some transponder's now require 120cm dish}
    Intelsat-901 ------------------------18 --------80cm
    NSS-7 ------------------------------22 -------100cm
    Intelsat-905 -----------------------24.5 ------80cm
    Intelsat-907 -----------------------27.5 ------80cm
    Hispasat 1C & 1D -------------------30 -------80cm to 100cm
    Intelsat 801 -----------------------31.5 -----100cm
    Intelsat-903 -----------------------34.5 ------80cm
    Intelsat-3R ------------------------43.1 ------80cm
    Intelsat-1R-------------------------45.1 ------80cm
    Intelsat-9 ---------------------------58 -------90cm {some transponder's now require 100cm dish}
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    This is only a guide not all transponder's will be received if you are outside the intended coverage of a satellite,

    Under poor weather conditions a larger dish size will be required for satellites not intended for your region if you are outside the normal footprint reception cannot be guaranteed,this information is given in good faith no responsibility can be taken by this site or the compiler of this guide.

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    Best bet 1.10m

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    Bit big. 1m in london is best with 0.1db nf.

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    Bought a system from Aldi and found the site in the book very good for locating them

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillG View Post
    Bought a system from Aldi and found the site in the book very good for locating them

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    How are those systems from Aldi?
    Thinking of getting one next time they become available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .: JaCkPoT :. View Post
    Please read this guide if you have a reception query this will give you a good idea of what it is possible to receive.

    all data revised & updated 11/05/08
    As the solar panel array / general wear & tear takes it's toll this list has been revised to take this into account,
    Only Satellites with a Footprint in England & Wales included in this list,no inclined orbit satellites either see special listings for these.

    Satellite .-.-.-.-.--.-.------------------.Dish size for :-south east England ------------.North & West England..
    (Dish size's in the North & West will need to be 30 to 40% larger to achieve the same reception as the South East of England.)
    This guide is based on an 0.6dB Lnb with all dish size's.
    ABS-1 {LMI-1}--------------------- 75 east 120cm
    Intelsat-4 --------------------------72 east 80cm
    Eutelsat-W5 ------------------------70.5 east 100cm
    Intelsat-7 & 10 ---------------------68.5 east 100cm
    Intelsat-902 ------------------------62 east 80cm
    NSS-7 ------------------------------57 east 80cm
    Express AM-22 ----------------------53 east 80cm {120cm required for 12500 to 12750 beam}
    Intelsat-12 -------------------------45 east 80 cm
    Turksat 1C & 2A --------------------42 east 90cm--------.----------------100cm.reception only for west beam,
    The UK is too far outside the intended service area of Turksat 42 east " East beam " no reception possible in the UK.
    Express-AM-1 ----------------------40 east100cm
    Hellasat-2 --------------------------39 ----- 60cm-----.------------------80cm.this is for Europe beam only,
    No reception possible from Aegean sea beam "Greece & Turkey" of Hellasat-2 @ 39 east,
    Eutelsat Sesat ----------------------36 -----100cm reception only for European beam,No reception possible in the UK from Eutelsat W4 beam to Russia,
    Eurobird-3 --------------------------33 ----100cm It is Not possible to receive services from Eastern Europe beams in UK,
    Astra-5A ----------------------------31.5 east -----80cm dish
    Astra---2A- B- C & Eurobird-1------28.2 / 28.5-----45cm-----.--------------------60cm.
    Astra 2D------------------------------28.2----45cm-------------------------------60cm--------------It is not possible to receive reliable reception from Astra 2D outside the intended service area,
    Badr-3 & 4 ---------------------------26 -----100cm to 120cm---------North>> 120 to 180cm no guarantee of MBC in the North or the new BSS footprint on Badr-6,
    Astra-1E & 3A*---------------------23.5 -----90cm --------------------------120 *further West even bigger dish required
    Eutelsat-W-6 -----------------------21.6 ----120 to 150cm
    Astra-1--F-G-H-KR-1L-------------19.2 ------50cm -------.------------------60cm.
    Eutelsat-W-2 ----------------------16 ------100cm
    Hotbird--6--7A & 8 ---------------13---------50cm---------.-------------------60cm.
    Eutelsat-W1 ----------------------10 -------100 to 120cm
    Eurobird-9 ----------------------- --9 --------80cm
    Eutelsat-W3A ---------------------7 ---------80cm
    Sirius-4---------------------------4.8 east ---120cm no reliable reception from Nordic beam outside intended service area.
    Sirius-4---------------------------4.8 --------80cm European beam,
    Astra-1C -------------------------4.6--------70cm {no longer in service}
    Eurobird-4 ------------------------4 ---------80cm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thor-5 --------------------0.8 west --80cm
    Thor-3 --------------------0.8 -------120cm no reliable service from Nordic beam outside intended service area,
    Intelsat-10-02 ------------1 west ---80cm
    Amos-2 & 3----------------4 west ---100cm no reliable service in UK as we are not inside the intended service area,
    AtlanticBird-3 -------------5 west ----60cm ----.-------------------70cm.
    Nilesat-101 & 102 ------------------7 ---------120 to 150cm {for vertical transponder's} for Horizontal Tp's 240cm + but no reliable reception possible in the UK as we are well outside the service area for this satellite,best reception is on the South coast of the UK, North of Birmingham reception drops off considerably due to the curvature of the earth,
    AtlanticBird-4 ----------------------7 west No reception possible in the UK,
    AtlanticBird-2 ---------------------8 ---------60cm-------.------------------------------80cm.
    Express A-3 ----------------------11--------(100cm in southern uk for ATV & RTRS)----150cm to 240cm in the north,No reliable service in the UK,
    AtlanticBird-1 ----------------------12.5 ------80cm
    Telstar-12 -------------------------15 --------80cm {some transponder's now require 120cm dish}
    Intelsat-901 ------------------------18 --------80cm
    NSS-7 ------------------------------22 -------100cm
    Intelsat-905 -----------------------24.5 ------80cm
    Intelsat-907 -----------------------27.5 ------80cm
    Hispasat 1C & 1D -------------------30 -------80cm to 100cm
    Intelsat 801 -----------------------31.5 -----100cm
    Intelsat-903 -----------------------34.5 ------80cm
    Intelsat-3R ------------------------43.1 ------80cm
    Intelsat-1R-------------------------45.1 ------80cm
    Intelsat-9 ---------------------------58 -------90cm {some transponder's now require 100cm dish}
    .
    This is only a guide not all transponder's will be received if you are outside the intended coverage of a satellite,

    Under poor weather conditions a larger dish size will be required for satellites not intended for your region if you are outside the normal footprint reception cannot be guaranteed,this information is given in good faith no responsibility can be taken by this site or the compiler of this guide.

    William1-alsat
    JaCkPoT,a lot was learnt from me @ alsat & footprint guide.I did the feeds section before william 1.william done a nice guide over the clark belt.What a lot dont understand is when it comes to transponders is,on bird like 16 east alone dish size go up or down.I know transponders that will need up to a 1.8 dish on this bird,if wether is over cast.Some birds are better in the south & others better in north uk to view.

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    thanks for info on 7 deg. west.Was going to get 1.2m dish but was curious as to why WOTSAT. had dropped this sat. in their channel guide.

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    Im looking into a new sat setup and living in Glencoe Scotland I was wondering what size dish I need (>1metre ?)

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    What sateelites are you after?

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    Basically Im after as many as possible from up here.

    Just cancelled sky and looking at a technomate box & motorised dish but unsure what i can get up here

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    Firstly go for a dreambox, bit more technical, a lot more advantages, i personally wouldnt go for more than 1M as you will get a fair wack with that, only missing a few satellits out. plus if you go to big you require planning permission.
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    TM500/600 better than dreambox 500/600 in my opinion and I ahve had them as well as eagle receiver.

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    Yeah the TM500/600 are quite good being honest, they are stable which is more than the Azbox, however Dream is much better supported.
    Last edited by caveman_nige; 10th December, 2009 at 02:28 AM.

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    Plenty of support for TM but agread excellent support for dream. But if the image works then theres only so many extras you need. Tm have UR team and DS tema support as well as modified DB images.

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    I was looking at the tm 5400CI+Super and 1m motorised package for£209 but now im looking at Dreamboxes !

    Silly question but how heavy is a motorised dish & motor ?

 

 
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