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    Hello Friends

    I love a satellite challenge and I've been trying unsuccessfully to get a signal from 5 for a week now and I wonder if anyone could kindly give me some tips

    I have a Technomate TM Single receiver and an Inverto 80cm dish with an Inverto ultra LNB and I live on the south coast.

    I thought of going bigger with the dish but I want to rule out all other options before doing so M fear is that I may be doing something wrong and the bigger dish may not solve the problem :(

    I know the signal strength is pushing it at this size of dish but I would have thought I would at least get a flicker but alas not a sausage!

    Any friendly advice would be gratefully appreciated

    Paul

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    5 West is one of the strongest signals, in the UK, and you shouldn't have any problems receiving a signal with an 80cm dish.
    Is your dish motorized or are you setting up a fixed dish?
    Have you got an active, working, transponder, set up on your receiver?
    Do you have a clear line of sight, with no obstacles, between your dish, and 5 West?
    If setting up are you using a satellite meter?
    If you check the transponders, and the satellite map, on the super beam, from the link, you shouldn't have any problems aligning your dish, to 5 West.
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    https://www.lyngsat.com/Eutelsat-5-West-A.html

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    I fit dishes for Fransat UK and they only use a 57cm dish so 80cm is plenty big enough if you find 1 west just move it to the west slowly and you will find it are you using a meter if its Horizon and not HD one it will not find a signal

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    Use TET a Ukrainian channel on 11766H 27,500 as a target as its fta and a strong signal, use a single lnb without any diseq connections or complicated menu setups for lnb's, it will be easy to find.

    WOOPS, sorry about that I misread it. ignore this reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyO View Post
    Use TET a Ukrainian channel on 11766H 27,500 as a target as its fta and a strong signal, use a single lnb without any diseq connections or complicated menu setups for lnb's, it will be easy to find.
    Thats on 5e he wants 5 west.

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    Try label tv
    5W
    12690 V 29950 FTA

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    Thanks very much guys for your clear advice and reassurance I will try all your tips tomorrow and cut down a tall hedge as well just to be sure Sounds like you've already saved me the cost of a bigger dish and I really appreciate your help I will disconnect the diseq load the right frequency and cut down the hedge as well

    many thanks

    I will let you know how I get on tomorrow

    cheers

    Paul

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