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NOVICE QUESTION - WHICH SAT FOR TV IN SPAIN

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JOHN100156
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Apr 2nd, 2009 at 4:50pm  
Hi - Yes I am a novice!

I have a boat loacted in a marina in Spain (40.6212N/0.6011E).

I would like to set-up my TV as cheaply as I can to receive UK BBC and ITV channels and if possible any freeview.

Maplin do a crude SCART Satellite in a Suitcase. I know the movement of the boat will cause problems, but I can mount the dish on the adjacent pontoon which is relatively stable, I cannot afford a tracking dish set-up.

Can anyone tell me the best set-up to use and which Sat to point the dish at? I have no decoder at present. The Maplin one comes with a decoder I believe.

I have calculated for Hotbird-6(13E) I would need to point to Az=163 Elev=41.32 and Poll=-14.06, if I point the dish at this Sat, will my TV pick-up UK and any freeview channels? Or should I poit it to Astra-1(19.2E)?

Any advice would be most welcome as we intend to live aboard for 3m commencing in May!
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europe-satellite.com
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Reply #1 - Apr 2nd, 2009 at 5:28pm  
We have been sailing for years Smiley in the MED. Just look at any UK boat next to you, point dish same dirrection, most of them have a SKY dish on shore (buy a cheap sat finder at Maplins). 50% of boats in the MED are British so it must be no problem.
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JOHN100156
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Reply #2 - Apr 2nd, 2009 at 6:10pm  
Not that many at the moment! I'm in the new MDL Marina in Sant Carles De La Rapita Spain so no help I'm afraid.

I have a Sky box at home but all I wanted was freeview in Spain - I was going to go for a simple Maplin set-up and set the dish on the pontoon. Will probably aim it at Astra 2 (28.2E).

If anyone has any useful advice with equipment selections I would appreciate it!

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europe-satellite.com
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Reply #3 - Apr 2nd, 2009 at 6:46pm  
Astra 28.2 will do the job. If you can find a local English magazine in a bar, gas station etc. look for a British TV installer, there are many on the coast close to you. Call 656 545 948 / 639.007.055 / 616.369.913
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JOHN100156
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Reply #4 - Apr 12th, 2009 at 7:13pm  
So the question is: Can I take my home sky dish +LNB and decoder, point it at Astra and then scan? If not can you let me have some part numbers and/or recommendations for equipment to pick-up Freesat channels:

1) Dish size/type/model?
2) LNB?
3) Decoder?

I can then mount it on a small tripod on the pontoon! I know how to aim it.
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