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    'truncated' motorised dish

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    I am using a H-H motor dish for the most common Sats I use. ie 4.8E to 28.2E I am not really interested in the Western positions.

    I cannot get the outer East sats where my dish is positioned but there is a small space at the bottom of the garden where the Sats 45E to 39E should be receivable.

    I was thinking of getting another second-hand H-H motor and dish just for the 3 sats 45E, 42E and 39E. If I do what do I need to set the dish pole position to? eg; Normally it is set to due south and the arc covers the sats East and West. But I have a limited space and getting the motor pointing south might be awkwrad. I am just wondering if setting the dish zero position to say 42E and then tuning in the other two either side manually (not USALS) will suffice? Is this possible?

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    I wouldn't bother with a motor. Just add 3 LNBs to a fixed dish
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    Yes I thought of that especially with the separation being so small but hard to fit three LNB's so close together unless there is a 3-way 'monoblock' on the market?

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    There is a rare 3 LNB monoblock (3 degrees) available from Opticum which I may try to get.

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    How big is the dish? Bigger the dish the more the separation and therefore on a bigger dish it is easier to fit things in. If you have problems with space use a multiconnect LNB.
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    I was going to use my Technomate 80CM dish with the motor idea but have a Channelmaster 1.2M dish which I will refit for the triple LNB I have just bought from eBay.

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    That looks like a torroidal dish array. I had one of those ages ago but lost interest so am just refitting what dishes etc I have lying around. :-)dishes3.jpg
    Last edited by bazzerkap; 26-05-24 at 18:40. Reason: to add photo

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