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Hi,the best advice is get the largest dish available,hook up 4 preamp modules and then search,otherwise
get someone to stream via internet or record dvd on payment basis.If you live in spain,go mobile and try and track it the furthest then try bigger dishes,more preamps

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Thanks mike for yr,I have not been able the check the maps but i have a 50yr knowledge of tv reception,the legal
is that it recorded for private homes so it should be ok,i am unaware of planning issues,i've been advising
on the technical issues only,perhaps you might be allowed 2 or more dishes,you could connect in series,all my comments are on the technical side only but what is done in the private home remains private,i am not
suggesting bootlegging, which is illegal, but these channels are free to air,the easy method is to stream yr
programmes via internet.Some areas in northern spain could use private deflector installions,if placed in
trees,nobody would be interested but i'm only advising on the technical side

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Hi,just to say reception other the northern coasts of spain would be difficult,one way is to take dish/receiver
in yr car and find out just far the signal goes,find out the planning aspect,etc,but you can run two or more
in series,as said before,you've need the trace the signal field,southern areas maybe impossible as the
beam has designed to collapse to stop reception of same.Good luck,anyhow

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Hi,in respect of these questions,try 4 or more preamp modules in series,it might go beserk ,ensure the
metals are earthed and quality coax.Just give a try.

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To everybody, a sat dish works with any sat receiver,the critera is...is there a signal field present in the local
area?,if yes you get reception,if no,then you can't but easy way is connect i.f preamps and try and trace
whatever stations you require.

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Hi,the satellite grade coax due to its construction weakens the signal less than the standard stuff,its
like towing a small caravan/large caravan,the more weight,less mpg.When a radio signal enters a cable
the resistance of the metal construction weakens the signal.

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Hi,in reference to good practice,this is not revalant,it is an attempt to find marginal signals,i'm into electronics,if a person wishes to try,then theres no reason not to.Sat reception doesn't necc nead a dish,a
north facing garage door could also be tried .Unfortunately the best way is to stream broadcasts from your
home or otherwise,the other methods are a lot of bother and only if you have an interest in electronics as a
hobby or want to try.

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Sorry,i don't wish to be rude but i also know about weak signal reception.

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Hi,re comments on blocking,this isnt what you're led to believe,This is delibrate noise added to persuade
you to purchase the high end stuff,its called Expander noise,used in vhs videos for copying reasons,what
happens is a diode connected to the power lines creates noise which can be modified by the manufacter,to
create what they want.So when you watch football,you see like a ghost trailing behind.

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Goodbye BBC Red Button!
Sunday 15 May 2016 2:34AM

terrible shame to cut this

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