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Old 13.01.2007, 08:17
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Re: Astra @ (for Sky) and Hotbird 13 degrees from same dish

a monoblock is an LNB with diseqc switch built-in for two satellites 6 degrees apart. So for astra1 and hotbird it is perfect.

you want a 90cm+ dish and a "multifeedhalter". You might as well drop an LNB in at 19e for astra1 and put a diseqc switch there so you only need to drop one cable back from the dish Won't work with a Digibox though, of course.

See my dish; red circle denotes the diseqc switch fixed to the wall mount; blue shows (from L to R) quad 28e then single 19e and single 13e. One feed from each goes into the switch PLUS two more from the quad @ 28e. With two boxes, you might not need the switch but I'd take multiple feeds from 28e if I was you - then you have BBC/ITV available through both boxes.

The dish is a 1m Gilbertini and I only lose signal when snow actually LAYS on the dish/arm/LNB.
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