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Satellite For Caravan  
Aug 25th, 2008, 9:37am
 
Hi Folks,  
 
I am planning to set up my Sky + in my caravan .Can anyone give me any pointers advice etc.. ?  
 
I got a tripod and dish from ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220271876820
 
It has a sat finder with it . But dont know if that is any good. Any comments good or bad most welcome.  
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 27th, 2008, 11:41am
 
Hiya
 
Looks ok, I think that's a sky zone 1 dish on it so you might have problems the further north you go, or if you head into Europe.
 
I guess you have a 240v supply or your sky+ box wont work!
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Reply #2 - Sep 20th, 2008, 4:47pm
 
@Handos
 
 
I took down the dish they erected on my house and got hold of a scaffold tube (small) and removed my jockey wheel and then placed the scaffold tube in the hole along with the dish attached, I used a compass to find 28d east, I then used the sat strength facility on the sat box to fine tune, it sounds a bit long winded but it only takes me about 30 minutes to set up.
 
hope this is of some use to you.
 
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Reply #3 - Sep 20th, 2008, 9:08pm
 
totaly agree.i have a tourer and also remove the jockey wheel to replace wth a 8ft aluminium pole.i use a 60cm mesh dish with the sat cable runnig under the seating.i always get a signal no problem.i use the technomate patched 1500 so sometimes i go motorised. if you cant do the jockey wheel way,then you could use a tripod and try it peg it down.depending where in the country you are,i would go for the 60cm dish or use a zone 2 mini dish.
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