Portable sattelite dishes....again...

Discussion in 'TV & Satellite' started by mark e, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. mark e

    mark e Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2007
    Messages:
    242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rhondda Valleys, S Wales
    Know it's been discussed many times before, but last weekend was the first holiday, on a campsite with no analoque or digital television signal.

    Anyway, sold my old tent and camping trailer and thought about buying a sattalite dish.

    As this has been discussed before , i only want to know about the following product.

    Omnisat 54cm Portable Satellite Kit.

    It retails at 130 pounds and wondered if anybody has one that they could comment on.

    Thanks Mark.
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,478
    Likes Received:
    16,962
    Location:
    YO11 2BD

    i dont have one but i have seen them on sites and they do the job......personally id peg the legs down to stop the wind blowing it out of tune. and find a way to chain it to the van:Wink:
     
  3. andyman

    andyman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    489
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Hi Mark, I have used a dish and tripod for years. I would'nt bother with a maxview set up just find an old sky dish and a cheap tripod from ebay. The sky dish being mesh is less suseptable to wind. You should get a tripod from ebay for £30 and there are always sky dishes arround. I have one you can have for free.

    Andy
     
  4. ralph-dot

    ralph-dot Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,036
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Billingham
    I also did that, before getting one in a suitcase but I only got that for tidiness.

    Ralph
     
  5. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,478
    Likes Received:
    16,962
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    bonjour KLMN328. est il possible d'écrire en anglais svp, ou employez un programme de traducteur. merci.
     
  6. Shubberdog

    Shubberdog Deleted User

    Well that just about says it all :Rofl1:
     
  7. Manouche

    Manouche Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Southsea
    Well my french is pretty bad but I know that it has nothing to do with sat dishes:thumbdown:
     
  8. juliandavies

    juliandavies Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Crystal Palace, London
    will that really work? do you still have one you dont want? :BigGrin:
     
  9. tuscancouple

    tuscancouple Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Kent
    Julian

    We do the same. Have a tripod plus 80cm dish, use it everywhere. This site really helps with the set up:

    Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com

    Always make a note of settings, etc. before we go. Never really had a problem............. other than trees sometimes! But at least you can move a tripod mounted dish whereas if it's on the RV it's a little more difficult. :BigGrin:

    Mick
     
  10. Lawrence

    Lawrence Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2007
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Guildford
    Used the next size up for 4years in the UK and abroad works very well easy to set up use the pegs when windy keeps it in place when fixed units have to fold theirs down.
    Cheers Lawrence
    PS I use a Sky box
     
  11. mulaz

    mulaz Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Durham
    Maxview sat compass
    anyone used one of these are they worth buying?:Eeek:
    [​IMG]
     
  12. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,478
    Likes Received:
    16,962
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    probably.....if you have money to waste.

    i use a good quality orienteering compass....never fails.
     
Loading...

Share This Page