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Member Since 31 Aug 2021
Offline Last Active 18 Sep 2021 14:48
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In Topic: Enigma2 and BBC/ITV at 27.5W Intelsat - a big challenge

4 September 2021 - 13:54

Nooo! You had no faith in me huh? :D Let me set up the antenna in the final location and (hoefully) the vu+ with all the stuff for the BISS channels, and will send pic of the BBCs! BTW, I'll probably need you to help me out working the BISS configuration


In Topic: Enigma2 and BBC/ITV at 27.5W Intelsat - a big challenge

4 September 2021 - 12:21

Greetings from cloudy northern Spain!

 

Success! Never underestimate the fine tuning of an old qrp radio amateur practitioner B)

 

To prove it, find below a video i uploaded to youtube showing the signal levels. Nothing massive, but considering the poor conditions -holding the antenna with my hands and no mount installed, I think we can consider this a success. Obviously the GTMedia meter can't get any proper signal in 27,5┬║w but it

 

https://www.youtube....bed/QPR3gZESnPU


In Topic: Enigma2 and BBC/ITV at 27.5W Intelsat - a big challenge

3 September 2021 - 10:22

But that means that Selfsat panels are supposed to be equal to 40cm antennas? Let me doubt that... The commercial penetration of such a small antennas is very low because even pointing to the massive Astra 1A in Europe needs 50cm, so I hardly believe that Selfsat put in the market a useless product. Plus, they have a pretty decent commercial success. Anyways, this chat would end with the results, I will post them! :-)


In Topic: Enigma2 and BBC/ITV at 27.5W Intelsat - a big challenge

2 September 2021 - 14:56

@Huevos
How can you be so sure about that? According to Satbeams, 60cms is enough to my geographical location. And, on the other hand, selfsat confirms that HD30 panels perform as 60cm parabolic antennas.

In Topic: Enigma2 and BBC/ITV at 27.5W Intelsat - a big challenge

1 September 2021 - 13:48

I find the easiest way is to setup the dish on Hispisat 30W and get a picture, then rotate the dish back towards 27.5W until the picture freezes.  This should put you close enough to find a signal to setup 27.5W (11495v.) to then be able to fine tune.  Works for me although I did find that a 50cm dish was borderline in Spain and Portugal so normally used a 60cm in good weather and 80cm to cope with rain fade.  I used different dishes when traveling with the Motorhome

Thanks lespat. Theorically, the flat panels like Selfsat have a similar behaviour to 50-60cm dishes, but there is not a lot information on the net... I'll post my results!