satelite dish alignment

I bought a cheap Ross package from B&Q so no point spending money having it fitted. I seem to be nearly there with about 90 channels showing but most of them soft porn or english speaking foreign channels ( babestation etc).
The info for a channel shows astra/euro so I think I'm on the right satelite and have to increase the reception quality but how? Or am I pointing at the wrong satelite?
AJH
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Andrew, if you're after the Freesat channels you have to align the dish to the Astra satellites at 28.2 east.
There's a second group of Astras at 19.2 east with a much more limited range of channels: it's possible that this is the position you've found.
The Astra sats and their respective channels are listed at http://www.lyngsat.com/europe.html - click on the names for full details.
Bert
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Bert Coules wrote:

Thanks Bert, it looks like I'm pointing at Eurobird1, more twiddling required.
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Andrew,

Thinking about this some more, I'm puzzled: if you really are on Eurobird 1, as far as I understand it you should be getting the Astra stations loud and clear.
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Bert Coules wrote:

Eurobird1 is at 28.5E, the three Astra2 satellites are at 28.2E, so it's possible the O/P is pointing at 28.8E or beyond, which would give OK signal from 28.5E but poor/none from 28.2E
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Unless he has a huge dish, the beamwidth will include 28.5 and 28.2,
It is more likely (IMHO) he doesn't have the details of the freesat transponder loaded into his receiver. if he's getting some stuff from 28.5 then i'd suggest doing a blind scan to see what else is there. Alternatively the OP can transponders having got the details of the freesats transponder from lyngsat.com.
http://www.lyngsat.com/astra2d.html
Receivers come with a pre-programmed list of transponders, but that does go out of date.
Robert
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RobertL wrote:

Yes this seems to have been the case

Again I did that and it found the freesat channels.
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