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    Calling satellite experts

    I've done myself a motorised dish set up and just need some pointers.

    I aligned the dish at due south/position 0, set my lat and long, set my reference satellite (thor 1w) and can pick up these birds with my 80cm dish and technomate 0.1 gold lnb -

    eurobird9 9e
    eutelsat w2a 10e
    hotbird 13e
    astra 1h 19.2e
    arabsat 2b 20e
    afristar1 21e
    astra 28.2e
    arabsat 5a 30.5e
    turksat1c 31e

    Am I not on the arc properly or is this all you would expect to pick up in my location?

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    Chris

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    The skew of the LNB is adjusted automatically as the motorised dish moves along the arc, though you have to be 100% sure that the pole / motor / and dish are vertical (spirit level, along with the dish) when setting up the motorised setup initially.

    What you can receive depends on many factors:
    - Where you are located (Satellite Footprint)
    - The size of the Dish
    - Satellite Receiver
    - Weather Conditions
    - Clear view of sky (trees, buildings etc)
    - Quality of installation (single run of high grade cable etc)

    Have a look at Satellites Forum (Motorised Section here is full of useful information including Satellite Footprints etc.

    Some over guides within here
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    Thanks Both,

    I think, my elevation angles on the motor/dish bracket are slightly off. I gave up when it got dark last night but 9 satellites got me something to watch (Top Gear - in god knows what language amused me for a couple of minutes)
    I'm going to re-align on due south and motor it to 1w and get it spot on tonight then try again to find the arc, I must be close!

    Wish me luck

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    Well with some help from the friendly ppl on MYK-IT's link I'm almost sorted, tracking the arc with lots of birds and best of all... lots and lots of football to watch woooo

    Thanks MYK-IT

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