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I am trying to find an installer of satellite dishes in department 37 - in the Loches area...

Does anyone know of any please?
 

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And for the information of the Mods on here...

On this page there is a sponsored link that says 'Satellite TV Installations' - I phoned them and got the reply, "France? We don't do installations in France, why are you phoning us?"
 

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Did you find your installer?
Its Very easy to set up yourself.
... look up and go to "dishpointer" on google - pick your location, it displays in Google maps.
1) Select your satellite - for all the UK Freesat channels you need the Astra 2D satellite, you will see that its 29.9 degrees elevation (thats quite low to the horizon).
Screw or fix the dish where it can get a clear view of the sky at c.30 degrees, remember height doesnt matter, it can be mounted on the ground, its a clear sky that it needs, set the elevation to 29.9 as best you can - there is usually degree markers on the bracket.
2) Now on the dishfinder site drag the icon on the map to the spot you have placed the dish - the line drawn on the map shows the line of sight to the satellite, see where the line goes through an obvious point - (neighbours chimney etc) and adjust the dish horizontally to point at that (maintaining the 29.9 degree azimuth or vertical angle).
3) You stand a good chance of it working at this stage although its best to finally adjust the dish angle. Doing this depends on your receiver, theres almost certainly a signal quality meter that you can display on the TV, on Sky boxes its under services. It does take a few seconds for the receiver to 'lock on' so its not dynamic, you'll need to adjust and wait a second or two. You'll hear the sound before you see a picture.
- alternatively for the final alignment buy a satellite finder meter - it'll cost less than £10 in UK on ebay.
 

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Hi,
I thoroughly agree with weh. It's quite easy to do yourself. A "professional" will usually insist on putting the dish on the roof , so when (inevitably) the wind moves it, you will have to pay him 50+ € tg come and nudge it back into position . Put it at a height you can reach with a small step-ladder.
 

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It could be a good idea to set it up yourself but the data provided by Weh is well out of date.
>>>As of April 2013, Astra 2D remains in position at 28.2°E, but with no transponder activity.<<<

You need Astra 2E which is at 28.2 E but that might be changing in July when a new satellite is due to come on stream. This may also cause issues for those further south - you may need a bigger dish. Google "Astra Pages" for the latest data.
 

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It could be a good idea to set it up yourself but the data provided by Weh is well out of date.
>>>As of April 2013, Astra 2D remains in position at 28.2°E, but with no transponder activity.<<<

You need Astra 2E which is at 28.2 E but that might be changing in July when a new satellite is due to come on stream. This may also cause issues for those further south - you may need a bigger dish. Google "Astra Pages" for the latest data.
Hi,
The locations are so close that in practice it makes no difference.
 
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