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usermichele
Posted: 8 February 2007 8:32 PM
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What's the cheapest Sat Dish Portable that I can buy for France when we are stuck in the trees. Sometimes because of the pitch size its not always possible to turn around
Whats the smallest size I can get away with that will give us Sky in france.


cheers.
usercolin
Posted: 8 February 2007 8:43 PM
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check out satelliteforcaravans.co.uk but if you are under a tree in full leaf you are unlikly to recieve a signal unless there is a gap where satillite is, this is when you need a free standing tripod
userpeter
Posted: 8 February 2007 8:44 PM
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Sat dish won't usually work amongst trees. You need a directional arial for best results under these conditions. Sat dish needs to "see" the satelite to pick up signal.
Doh too late again. I'll have to type faster.

Edited by peter 2007-02-08 8:51 PM
usermichele
Posted: 8 February 2007 8:44 PM
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Cheers colin. looking now.

peter got that I have a Oyster all singing & dancing but when stuck in the trees no bloody good .
I want one of those plug it in find the end of the pitch face up to the sky on a tripod jobbies


Edited by michele 2007-02-08 9:10 PM
usercolin
Posted: 8 February 2007 9:20 PM
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That website will give you advise on dish size, I got my zone2 sky dish and tripod of ebay, but make sure you check discription as some show picture of tripod and dish but are tripod only
You've changed!

Edited by colin 2007-02-08 9:21 PM
usermichele
Posted: 8 February 2007 9:29 PM
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Me & my Conductor on the old RML's those were the days...........
It was even called LRT then.
userPhilman
Posted: 8 February 2007 11:09 PM
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You can use the sky minidish fitted on a tripod just about everywhere in France as long as you have a clear view of the satellite.
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Posted: 23 May 2007 9:52 AM
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Sorry to but in, hope you don't mind. :-)
Am I right in thinkng that if I get a sky mini dish and a tripod plus my own sky receiver that I use at home, I can have sky chanels in the van?

So to keep the kids happy its just a cse of point the dish in the right direction, hook up to the mains and voila all done??

Let me know if you got sorted, Michelle, then you can point me in the right direction as I think the same system would work for us.

Edited by kevandali 2007-05-23 9:55 AM
userderek500
Posted: 23 May 2007 10:16 AM
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kevandali - 2007-05-23 10:52 AM

Sorry to but in, hope you don't mind.
Am I right in thinkng that if I get a sky mini dish and a tripod plus my own sky receiver that I use at home, I can have sky chanels in the van?

So to keep the kids happy its just a cse of point the dish in the right direction, hook up to the mains and voila all done??



Yes.

Yes, or get an invertor if you haven't got hookup. You might need a satfinder (look out for an Aldi/Lidl model less than a tenner) as well, as the 'Sky' box is very slow to register dish alignment.
userRandonneur
Posted: 23 May 2007 3:55 PM
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kevandali - 2007-05-23 10:52 AM

Sorry to but in, hope you don't mind.
Am I right in thinkng that if I get a sky mini dish and a tripod plus my own sky receiver that I use at home, I can have sky chanels in the van?

So to keep the kids happy its just a cse of point the dish in the right direction, hook up to the mains and voila all done??

Let me know if you got sorted, Michelle, then you can point me in the right direction as I think the same system would work for us.


We use a Sky Minidish on the house and we have no problems at all. We have a Sky minidish on a tripod also for hopefully using when we are parked under trees and can't get a signal from the one on the motorhome roof.
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