UK TV Satellite Installations
Currently many of the satellite dish installations we do in the Valencia, Alicante and Costa Blanca North areas of Spain are for UK TV, where a 110x120cm satellite dish or a 125x135cm Satellite dish is required.
Our high performance high gain satellite dishes:
For our UK TV Satellite Installations we use one of the most popular and best performing satellite dishes. for the Costa Blanca and Spain.
In our opinion these satellite dishes are one of the best performing satellite dishes of this size for reception of UK TV channels in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain.
This satellite dish has been used and installed on the Costa Blanca and Spain for many years and has a proven record of being one of the best satellite dishes for the best reception of UK TV in the Costa Blanca and Valencia area of Spain.
Other satellite installers use another make of satellite dish for their UK TV satellite installations, but we have found that these are not as robust and do “wobble” a lot in the winds compared to the satellite dishes we use. The other satellite installers use them simply as they buy at a good price (for them!) from a local wholesaler.
We hand pick every component of the equipment used for our UK TV Satellite Installations to get the best possible performance for our clients. We would not install equipment that we have not tested nor that we would not use for an installation at our own home.
The high performance high gain LNB we use:
For our UK TV Satellite Installations we use a high performance high gain LNB.
We have found this LNB to be the best high performance LNBs available.
Note that we have found that other LNBs used by other satellite installers in the area, like the Inverto Ultra Black Single, the Inverto Ultra Black LNB Twin and Quad versions do not perform as well as the single version.
The official Freesat HD set top box satellite receiver we use:
For our UK TV Satellite Installations we use an official Freesat HD set top box satellite receivers.
When we install a Freesat system, we use official Freesat receivers. Some satellite installation companies along the Costa Blanca and Valencia area may offer you an Iberosat, Ferguson Ariva or GI Galaxy Innovations satellite receiver, claiming it is a Freesat receiver. These satellite receivers are NOT Freesat receivers. Official Freesat receivers have the Freesat logo on the receiver, remote control and the packaging.
Best Location for a Satellite Dish Installation
A satellite dish should be installed in an area with a good clear line of sight to the satellites, free from obstructions like trees and walls.
A satellite dish should also be installed in an area that is sheltered from the winds, where dish wobble is kept to a minimum.
Satellite dishes can be wall or floor mounted.
With walls mounted satellite dishes, it is important that the wall is a good strong wall, ideally concrete block. Red brick walls, very common in Spain, are not that strong, and not suitable for the heavy “big” satellite dishes.
With floor mounted satellite dishes, ideally a concrete base or plinth should be constructed to mount the floor stand on. It is important that this concrete plinth is constructed well and given enough time to dry properly as I have visited several installations by other companies whose concrete plinths have been constructed by using a dry quick concrete mix or by making the surround with concrete breeze blocks and only filling the middle of the square with concrete.
Drilling into roofs and tiles should not be done, but if it is the only option then plenty of silicon will be required to protect the roof from rain water entering the drilled holes.