Pub Member / Supporter
- Sep 21, 2010
For a few years I was happy with 5 (now only 4) FTA programs on 101W.A few weeks ago I started experimenting with receiving also 160 programs from 97W. For temporary support of LNB I used rectangular piece of plastic, which is very transparent for satellite waves. Luckily, this kind of plastic lowered the S (strength of signal) only by 1 or 2, despite its thickness of 3/8" (about 9 - 10 mm) ; other, thinner plastics lowered S by 8 to 10. I tried 4 dishes : SeeSat 33", Q-sat 40" and Multistar with its twin Digiwave (both are identical, 36"). Using a sharpie marker I marked positions of LNB with maximum signal strength for both satellites. Surprisingly, the biggest dish, Q-sat, could not accept 2 LNB's - its focal length is too small. But the Multistar and its twin Digiwave fit the job - the LNB's "overlap" just a bit. I did some grinding of the LNB's edges on a sandpaper and glued them together with contact cement, and now I can watch many programs from both satellites.