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Message posted by vicki41 on 28/9/2017 at 8:19pm
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I'm looking for a little help please. We will be taking our van to Pembrokeshire in the South West corner of Wales. I would like to take my second Sky box (have multiroom) so need a dish. I've seen Zone 1 and 2 but cannot find anything definitive about the dish I need for that part of Wales.
Any help and advice would be gratefully received

Message posted by Grampian91 on 28/9/2017 at 11:31pm
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In the UK a small dish will be fine.

I have the 40cm? Dish in a suitcase sold by ALDI and LIDL, no issues picking up a signal.

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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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Message posted by Francais on 29/9/2017 at 7:47am
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Yep as Grampian says is the way to go.

The Sky Zone 1 and Zone 2 requirement ended back in 2013 when they introduced the higher power Spot Beam which covers all of the U.K. and only just slightly beyond.

So in effect all UK is now Zone 1, although Sky still use the Zone 2 antenna's for commercial installations.

To be fair the Sky Mesh Dish is rubbish for portable use, they soon pick up dings which reduces efficiency and the fittings are more for fit once and forget.

For UK use only I would look for somthing better, the Arcon Sweety at 40cm would be perfect if you can find one, or a Flat Plate like the Selsat, both are Prime Focus antenna which makes set up less of a faff.

For camping use you can run a twin feed Sky Box of a Single feed no problem, apart from a few restrictions with recording.

We use a Humax Foxsat Freesat 320gb PVR for camping duties as we don't subscribe to Sky.

Even though the Humax is Twin Feed reciever, it works fine for camping duties of a Single Feed.

Message posted by Vin Blanc on 29/9/2017 at 7:56am
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I agree with Francais 100%

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