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hello is there anybody that can help me .i have recently returned from england with my new free-sat which does not work. can anybody advise if it is posable to get it working in switzerland thanks stuart
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Old 29.04.2011, 14:23
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Have you got a dish?
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yes i have dish i think its size 85 please help
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Old 29.04.2011, 14:46
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hello is there anybody that can help me .i have recently returned from england with my new free-sat which does not work. can anybody advise if it is posable to get it working in switzerland thanks stuart
Yes, it is possible. You need a clear line of sight to Astra 28.2E and a dish that's big enough. I know several people using an 80cm in Zürich and get good reception, so I would assume an 85 in Baden would also be OK.
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Old 29.04.2011, 14:49
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Re: free-sat

yes I have it working in Glarus with a 90cm dish. takes a hell of a lot of fine tuning, without a sat finder you don't stand a chance of just 'lucking' into it.

http://www.englishforum.ch/members/44228-joey82.html

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hello is there anybody that can help me .i have recently returned from england with my new free-sat which does not work. can anybody advise if it is posable to get it working in switzerland thanks stuart
Maybe some information on how it isn't working would be helpful? Otherwise, you can also search this forum for freesat and that should help you figure out what to do next - worked for me.
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Old 29.04.2011, 15:39
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Re: free-sat

And you can rent the sat finder from Hornbach.
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Old 29.04.2011, 17:23
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And you can rent the sat finder from Hornbach.
You may be able to Google a site where it is possible to enter your
location - GPS - by quoting your postal address and you will be directed for the details on a particular satellite of your choice. These little things will place you more firmly to get about the other technical details I guess.

Sorry I cannot recall the URL now.
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Sorry I cannot recall the URL now.
http://www.dishpointer.com/ is your friend, just enter your address and select 28.2E and you can see the direction the dish should be pointing at (and if there are any obstacles in the way).

A Satmeter (even a cheap one) is essential in my experience, especially with dishes >60cm
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Old 29.04.2011, 22:21
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Honestly, just pay someone to set it up.

It will cost a couple of hundred Franks, and then it's done.

I set up satellite dishes for a living (but not domestic), and I paid an antenna installer to mount my antenna and line it up.

You'll appreciate the minimal cost the first time that it rains, and your signal doesn't dissolve to mush.

Lining up dishes with a hired meter, that you're unfamiliar with, is not fun.
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Old 29.04.2011, 22:29
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hello is there anybody that can help me .i have recently returned from england with my new free-sat which does not work. can anybody advise if it is posable to get it working in switzerland thanks stuart
What does this mean?? So you have a dish. Did a previous box work with this dish? Is it lined up? You'll need to supply a lot more than 'it doesn't work' to get a worthwhile response...
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What does this mean?? So you have a dish. Did a previous box work with this dish? Is it lined up? You'll need to supply a lot more than 'it doesn't work' to get a worthwhile response...

I agree, no idea what does not work.
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