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I bought a Multimo Sat dish from Road Pro. The main reason being that we have no plans to go abroad at the moment and so I wanted something fairly small as storage space is limited. I haven't used it a great deal as we usually have freeview signal but on the few times I have used it, it's been great!

 

If South East roughly is in front of the van then I mount it to the jockey wheel tube without needing a tripod. If it's anywhere else then I use a small tripod.

 

Ian

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Not claiming ours is the "best" because we have not tried many to know all the alternatives but it sure works well, is light, compact and practical. .

 

http://shop. satelliteonline. co. uk/fast-finder-portable-satellite-dish-kit-330-p. asp

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Hi

 

For reception within the UK, pretty much anything will do. An old dustbin lid could be modified! (Really it can!)

 

For overseas though, better kit is generally needed.

 

If I was buying a freestanding set up for the UK only, I would go down the Multimo route.

 

For overseas, I would shop around but get at least a 90 cm dish.

 

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For overseas, I would shop around but get at least a 90 cm dish.

Russell

 

I have found for France our 54 cm works fine even in the Pyrenees. I suspect it does depend on the quality of the decoder and LNB though.

Hoist into your thinking that a 90 cm dish represents 2. 75 times the area to have to live with storing and transporting it about but it will extend your viable range from the UK.

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I have both an 80cm transparent Offset dish and a 57cm "Arcon Multi" Prime focus dish (like a Multimo).

 

Yesterday, out of pure academic interest I set them both up in the garden and connected them each in turn

to my Humax Foxsat HDR.

 

The results were as follows:-

 

80cm Offset dish. Signal strength 100%. Signal quality 90%

57cm Prime focus (alluminium) dish. Signal strength 100%. Signal quality 100%

 

Needless to say, the Arcon multi is the one I take in the caravan.

 

Vin Blanc

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Hi we have the maxview 66cm dish and heavy duty tripod. excellent bit of kit

 

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i'll second that best kit you can buy takes minutes to set up as well

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I bought a Multimo Sat dish from Road Pro. The main reason being that we have no plans to go abroad at the moment and so I wanted something fairly small as storage space is limited. I haven't used it a great deal as we usually have freeview signal but on the few times I have used it, it's been great!

 

If South East roughly is in front of the van then I mount it to the jockey wheel tube without needing a tripod. If it's anywhere else then I use a small tripod.

 

Ian

 

 

and i just happen to have ours up for grabs in the 'For Sale' section :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :D

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Hi we have the maxview 66cm dish and heavy duty tripod. excellent bit of kit

 

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Same as mine.

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im new where is the for sale section ??

 

Take the escalator down to the bargain basement Madam!

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If you are heading to the north of Scotland or the south of France, the best bet might be a Triax TD88cm steel dish, whose arm folds up for easy storage. This dish is large enough to pick up ALL the Sky channels when you travel a little way outside the main "footprint" area.

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