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I aligned the dish at due south/position ...
16th September 2010, 12:32 AM #1
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 -
eutelsat w2a 10e
astra 1h 19.2e
arabsat 2b 20e
arabsat 5a 30.5e
Am I not on the arc properly or is this all you would expect to pick up in my location?
16th September 2010, 09:53 AM #2
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
Last edited by MYK-IT; 16th September 2010 at 09:56 AM.
Thanks to MYK-IT from:
CHR1S (16th September 2010)
16th September 2010, 10:22 AM #3
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
17th September 2010, 10:19 AM #4
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
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