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Easy find satellite system.

Post by tysoncat on Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:45 pm

Hi, i am interested in a portable sat system, does any one have any idea if the Easyfind type L.N.B is any good.
I have found a "suitcase" HD sat system on Ebay for £119.00 looks good will be used in UK & N France so will the 40cm dish be ok ??
Any thoughts would be helpful...
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Re: Easy find satellite system.

Post by Peter Brown on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:31 pm

The smaller the dish the more time you will spend trying to align it. Consider how the dish will be mounted - you need to consider security, stability and accessability. I would recommend a stout tripod that can be pegged down - no good on tarmac though.

If you are going out of the UK but not too far south I would suggest a 60cm dish and free to air (not freesat receiver) to give options.

Its amazing how even the smallest plant can absorb all signal so you need a long cable to be able to move the dish around. I've never used an easy find LNB. In theory they should make life easy but as I use different satellites from time to time (even to watch live GP in UK) I don't know if one would work for me.

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Post by tysoncat on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:41 pm

Hi peter, thanks for your input, just by chance i mentioned in my local that i was thinking about getting Easyfind sat and the newish bar fella said
"my dad's got one of those"
So last night went round to his house and his dad gave me a demo.
Very clever bit of kit !! you lock in the sat you want (astra 28e) on the box thingy then go to the sat dish which he has bolted to the top rung of the ladder, point sat dish in general direction of satellite i think he said south, then turn dish slowly until the little light on the L.M.B goes green.
I am going to get one next week and will post result
If it's rubbish i can always stick it on Fleabay........ Mick




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Re: Easy find satellite system.

Post by Dutto on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:06 pm

Mick,

Sounds like a great bit of kit! allthumbz My only advice is to make sure that you have a clear view of the sky before you start! tap_fingers

The selection of an LNB is a bit like "binoculars v. telescope". With binoculars you have a wide field of view but not much magnification whereas with a telescope you have a small field of view but with greater magnification.

If/when you move out of the UK you may therefore need an LNB with a narrower signal width in order to pick up the reduced signal strength. wave

The good news is that by then you will be expert at finding satellites! allthumbz

This is a great website for finding the location of satellites. When I copied the web address I had it set to Andover and Astra 2. dont_mentionIt

http://www.dishpointer.com

You can customise it to a specific address, it draws a line on the map and gave this information:

Address: Andover UK
Latitude: 51.2112°
Longitude: -1.4919°

Satellite: 28.2E ASTRA 1N | ASTRA 2A | ASTRA 2B | ASTRA 2D
Elevation: 25.1° (This is how high it is above the horizon; 90° being directly overhead.)
Azimuth (true): 143.8° (This is the corrected compass direction.)
Azimuth (magn.): 145.6° (This is the direction you need to aim the satellite dish if you are using a magnetic compass.)

Enjoy. up!

Best regards,
drinksallround
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Re: Easy find satellite system.

Post by modelman on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:53 pm



Yep, I concour the above, been using dishpointer for a couple of years now for the big motorised setup at home, I can lock onto over 30 satelittes,
but if I could set the damn thing up a bit more accurately, its capable of finding around 46!!

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Post by tysoncat on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:53 am

Hi again, just tried out the Satfinder site, that's really really good !! have spent the last hour driving around Hampshire with my laptop trying out different spots, great fun.
Thanks again for the input, i just wish i could have a NASA tracking system like MM.
Still got to start small and work up i guess..
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Post by shelldrake on Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:04 pm

I purchased a MULTIMO sat system from Road Pro 6 yrs ago and find it does "What it says on the tin "" Ok .Half way down France it OPk and I get some channels in Sapin BUT if you want the soaps you will need someting bigger
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Sat TV

Post by shelldrake on Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:51 pm

on site at Javea, south off Valencia and getting Astra 2 Ok on MULTIMO system
Programmes are

Challenge and Challenge + 1, UK quiz shows
RT & Al Jazeera NEWS
Movies 4 men three programmes

Not too bad as long as I can get news
Man can live WITHOUT Soaps
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Re: Easy find satellite system.

Post by matchlessman on Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:44 pm

shelldrake wrote:Not too bad as long as I can get news
Man can live WITHOUT Soaps

But not without sport!

However Women cannot live without Soaps (he said ducking quickly below the parapet)
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