Sky Q on non Sky dish?

CraigMcC11

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I have an 80cm penta dish at 19.2E and have Sky Q fed from the dish provided by Sky at 28.2E.

I wan't to have 13E, 19.2E and 28.2E via fixed LNBs and a motorised dish to move about for other sats (30W, 5W, 0.8W, 9E and others as needed). I don't think adding a 3rd dish for the motorised set-up is a starter. The Sky dish is probably too small to capture all 3 satellites (Glasgow area) so I'd likely need a bigger dish for that and motorise the 80cm penta dish.

Can anyone tell me if a Sky Q LNB would work on another dish. I know a regular LNB would but I'm not sure if there is anything special about the shape of the satellite and the Sky Q LNB. I have purchased a hybrid LNB so that I can access the freesat channels on 28.2 should I ditch my Sky subscription. Any help appreciated.

I've been planning additional sats for a few months but each time I think I'm settled on them a new option/obstacle comes up.
 

mike142

TK Veteran
A Sky Q LNB will work on any dish as long as you get a good signal, you could use the 80cm penta dish for the multi lnb setup, as you're planning to go motorized you could just add the Sky Q LNB & use it for 28e & 19e. At least a 1m dish is normally recommended for a motorized setup, especially if you're looking to get sports feeds, (most are encoded in Biss).
As for ditching Sky, that's up to you, maybe wait until you get motorized first.

multi lnb gude here - http://www.techkings.org/threads/how-to-install-multi-lnbs-on-one-dish.131269/
 

linesman66

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As mike says skyq will work on any
Satellite dish that has the proper legacy
Clip and adaptor to fit it If your installing the dish yourself remember
Sky q is on a different transponder to
Normal sky so a good sat meter with
The transponder instaled is required
 

CraigMcC11

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Many thanks guys. That’s some good news - gives me a solid option.

Cactikid - what I’m looking for would need 3 sats if I leave Sky Q on its own sat, which is probably too much to have on the house. Gardens mounts would be too low down to get the signals due to trees.
 

linesman66

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Monblock would be one method
You say in your post you have 80cm
Dish with 19.2 as your prime focus
l.n.b you could by multi l.nb holder
And black rocket quad l.n.bs as you
will need to get 13 esst as close as possible to 19.2 to get a good s.n.r



BLACK ROCKET LNB QUAD
Extra suitable for closely spaced satellites (such as 19 °, 16 ° and 13 °)

New compact reception technology
Low Phase Noise
Low noise figure of 0.1 dB
High Frequency Stability

Low Band:
Input frequency range: 10.7 ~ 11.7 GHz
Output frequency range: 950 ~ 1950 MHz
LO Frequency: 9.75 GHz

High Band:
Input frequency range: 11.7 ~ 12.75 GHz
Output frequency range: 1100 ~ 2150 MHz
LO Frequency: 10.6 GHz
Noise Ratio: 0.1 dB
Operating temperature: -25 ° C to +60 ° C
23mm / 40mm Feed (with spacer)
 

CraigMcC11

Forum Supporter
Monblock would be one method
You say in your post you have 80cm
Dish with 19.2 as your prime focus
l.n.b you could by multi l.nb holder
And black rocket quad l.n.bs as you
will need to get 13 esst as close as possible to 19.2 to get a good s.n.r



BLACK ROCKET LNB QUAD
Extra suitable for closely spaced satellites (such as 19 °, 16 ° and 13 °)

New compact reception technology
Low Phase Noise
Low noise figure of 0.1 dB
High Frequency Stability

Low Band:
Input frequency range: 10.7 ~ 11.7 GHz
Output frequency range: 950 ~ 1950 MHz
LO Frequency: 9.75 GHz

High Band:
Input frequency range: 11.7 ~ 12.75 GHz
Output frequency range: 1100 ~ 2150 MHz
LO Frequency: 10.6 GHz
Noise Ratio: 0.1 dB
Operating temperature: -25 ° C to +60 ° C
23mm / 40mm Feed (with spacer)
Have you got a link to them?

Is this the same thing?
 

linesman66

TK Veteran
Forum Supporter
Monblock has a built in disqec switch
Which combines the satellites
With multi l.n.b bracket and the black rocket l.n.b s you will need 4×1 disqec switch for each twin tunner reciever The
Switch will combined all three satellites
For one cable I use company called
Kam sat they are selling on eBay You
Can also purchase various multi l.n.b
Holders to suit your satellite dish
 
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