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Old 09-03-2004, 17:19
carl-brussels
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Can anyone recommend someone in Brussels Belgium that can supply AND install a dish suitable for receiving Astra 2D? I assume i will need a 50cm dish and was thinking of buying one from Brymar should I not find an installer. I would rather find an installer because I don't like heights! I already have a Sky box and subscription.

Any help gratefully recieved!

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Old 09-03-2004, 19:21
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I can recommend someone who installed my own dish, he does professional satellite installations for warehouses and travels most of Belgium (e-mail: nok@pandora.be Koen de Bels) He didn't charge me much for fine-tuning my installation.
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Old 09-03-2004, 19:55
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A standard zone 1 minidish is big enough for the Benelux, I've installed loads in the Aachen area using one and always get over 70% signal strength and quality.

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Old 10-03-2004, 09:05
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Thanks for this. Any ideas how much I should be paying? I have been quoted 200 by another outfit but it is unclear if this includes the dish or not.
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Old 10-03-2004, 10:36
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You mention heights, how high do you want it installed and why? With stellite dishes you just need to put them where they won't be knocked with a clear view to the south east at an angle of roughly 30 above the horizon. It could be much simpler than you think.

For 200 I might even come and do it and supply the dish.
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Old 10-03-2004, 12:30
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Sounds as though I have been quoted way to much then!

I am three stories up, but the dish can be fitted to a wall outside a window with a balcony on the floor below so access is not a problem. Seriously, what should I be paying for the dish and installation?
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Old 10-03-2004, 14:40
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If the location is easily accessable I would do it myself through the window, get hold of a Sky Zone 1 minidish, mark the holes on the wall using the mounting bracket as a template, drill the holes, fit the wall mounting bracket onto the wall, then the rest of the assembled dish just slots into the bracket and is secured by a small coach bolt.

The bearing for the dish in Brussels is about 152 magnetic, elevation about 28.

There is a local guy here who installs dishes and he charges, depending on how much work is involved betweem 40 and 120.

If you can't find a minidish anywhere else, I've got a box of them in transit at the moment, I could nip across the border and post one to you, or if you're ever near Aachen you could pick one up.

P.M. me if you want more info.

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Old 21-03-2004, 15:21
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Thanks all! Did it myself in the end with a dish and LNB from Brymar Satellite. Bit hairy hanging out the window but all is well have 75% SS and SQ!
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Old 21-03-2004, 15:25
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Now you can sit back and watch telly with a beer in your hand, and with the satisfaction that you did it yourself and saved a shedload of money.

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