My various T90 setups with many LNBs - different solutions for it...

  • Guess what: my wife doesn't want to remember what is where and doesn't wanna wait for a dish to move, doesn't wanna think about moving the dish from one channel to the next, doesn't wanna think if something is being recorded, so she can't move to another satellite etc. etc. Hence, she deeply appreciates my T90... ahem... BEAST!!! :laugh1::rasta2bigsmoke0gf1::P


    I warmly recommend this system for all true hobbyists willing to fight for their right to put it up and keep it up! :P:rasta2bigsmoke0gf1::laugh1:


    So, we lived in Sweden, Luxembourg, Italy (2 places) and UK (2 places) and that required various solutions, in terms of how to set it up. Hope this helps, if you're thinking about it... Here we go...


    =========MY first T90 setup in Sweden============


    Pay attention if you have a flat roof and you can not drill into anything, plus there is no strong chimney!!!


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    This solution [with two "palettes"/wooden base used for transporting packed goods - is quite elegant. Just

    -nail it [strongly connect one with the other, maybe with screws, even] together, then

    -secure it additionally with some weight, if there is strong wind, where you live, other than

    -connect it, using a metal tape, running all around other constructions on the roof and palettes.


    I reckon one should also paint it with a water-proof sealant, against rotting, to protect it against the elements [rain and snow]. So, start doing that at least a day before you want to install your dish!

    Now, the details of what you will see on these images:


    -2 x wooden base to place it securely on, plus
    -some metal tape to secure it around some fixed objects on the roof, using screws going right through it, into the wood/brick/etc.

    -1 x Toroidal 90cm dish-13 x Smart Oxid Twin and

    -2 Smart Titanium Twin LNBs [2 cables going out of each LNB to 1 Twin tuner receiver or 2 single tuner recs] +

    -1 Quadro LNB [4 cables running from it, as I need an additional cable for my subscription, official receiver]-2 x Centauri 16in1 Switches [only 2 cables running from them to my flat - 1 for each Sat TV tuner]


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    Advantages:


    -instant switching from one satellite to another, no waiting

    -no noise to move from one to the other

    -wife happy, as she doesn't need to either remember what's where or wait...

    -neighbours happy as I am not waking them up as I surf the skies in the dead of the night, not to mention the wife...

    -possibilities of recording not only from 2 different transponders but from completely different satellites


    One could put 16 Quad or even Octo LNBs, of course... either for more receivers or even sharing with neighbours...

    I have the following 19 satellite positions, here is Scandiland, with 16 LNBs:


    16. 30° West

    15. 24.5° West

    14. 18° West

    13. 15° West

    12. 12.5° West

    11. 8°[I can not get +7° in Scandiland with my equipment but elsewhere it might be possible!] West

    10. 5°+4° West

    9. 1° West°

    8. 4°+5° East

    7. 7° East

    6. 9°+10° East

    5. 13° East

    4. 16° East

    3. 19.2° East

    2. 23.5° East

    1. 28.2°+28.5° East


    One has to add the transponders from one satellite position to another, manually but... it's well worth the effort, let me tell you... Cool to see it working!


    I have almost all transponders on most of the big, important satellite positions, except some weaker ones on 28.2°+28.5° East, 4° and 8° West.


    Some other TPs are missing on smaller satellite positions but I have loads and loads of channels, left, right and centre, so no probs...


    Here is how you calculate your position, your central position, then your elevation etc.


    One must be patient, to sort out all the angles right in all 3 dimensions...


    Here is the online calculator, wherever you might be:


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    Just print your data and go... :)


    Quite a treat, this setup...:thumbup:


    Hat down to the master engineer from Syria and his underling! It was bloody cold!


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    "Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's own understanding without the guidance of another. This immaturity is self-incurred if its cause is not lack of understanding, but lack of resolution and courage to use it without the guidance of another. The motto of enlightenment is therefore: Sapere aude! Have courage to use your own understanding!"


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  • Btw, the guy who started importing this Korean marvel, is from Luxembourg (Sathifax) and they engineered their extended version of the usual T90, which caters for 45 degrees span.


    Their enhanced one caters for 60 degrees. Hence, the above additional "stretching system" was not needed, to go from 28E to 30W!


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    Notice the added 2 parts in the second reflector... ;)


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  • So, here is my second setup, on a Luxembourgish chimney...


    First, the proud master from the Indian sub-continent...


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    Work in progress...


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    The finished product!!!


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    Extremes...


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    Improvisations for elevation to be stable...


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    LNB rhapsody...


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    We all love the view from behind...:laugh1:


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    And then the gorgeous view from the front...:rasta2bigsmoke0gf1:


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  • In Italy there isn't much to talk about, since I did the T90 on 2 balconies, so... :laugh1: Look...


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    However, this is a good solution to see, if one wants to be closer than 3 degrees on T90 LNB rail...:smirk:


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  • I'm lying... Up on the terrace I had a Gibertini 1.5m with a special LNB, to get 28E BBC etc. Barely...


    Have a look at that little feat, supported by a flimsy wall, with plates at the other end, since the screws had to go right through that wall... Uhh...


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  • And then, there was London... :cool1:


    Maestro hard at work... ;)


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  • And then, the new one... all day long, the 2 of us, 10 hours straight... ;):thumbup::laugh1::rasta2bigsmoke0gf1:


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  • They did (but on the smaller dish only, not T90) - we strengthened them and now it's all cool...

    "Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-incurred immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one's own understanding without the guidance of another. This immaturity is self-incurred if its cause is not lack of understanding, but lack of resolution and courage to use it without the guidance of another. The motto of enlightenment is therefore: Sapere aude! Have courage to use your own understanding!"


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  • i have had problems with such size dishes in the past, the wind can destroy them, some nice instalations though i forgot to say :thumbup:

  • Ten years now - never a problem so far, m8...


    But of course, if hurricane or summat comes - who knows...

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