Aldi satellite kit for £60?

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  1. ericonabike

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    And would it work in the wilds of Scotland? ;-). The dish looks a bit on the wee side for Scotland but what do I know? Never dabbled with satellites stuff before.

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    I've got the Lidl version which is virtually the same. I've used it successfully on the CC site at Morvich, near Skye. I can also get reception on it at home on the east coast of Scotland.

    They can be a bit fiddly to set up but are very good value.

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    We bought a previous version a few years ago. I made my own tripod out of a 3-arm washing line (inverted). Only used it in England but it worked OK.
     
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    I bought the Aldi one and, like you, use a 3-arm washing line. So far have only been able to pick up a German satellite (at least I know it works!) I haven't really had a good go at it yet, to be fair. Just had the week at York CC site where terrestrial reception was poor. Would have been well worth trying the sat system but didn't think about it till we were going:Doh: I'll get it up and running some day:thumb:

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    I used to be good at that :BigGrin: I found the best way to set it up was to turn the dish to where you think it should point then kick the tripod. Worked for me :BigGrin:
     
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