Pictorial Setup Guide for DiSEqC Motorised dish installation - Downloadable PDF

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Just a small comment:

On my first installation, I tried to use the satellite position closest to the true south.

Today, after a few other installations, I am of the opinion, that it is far easier, to manually rotate the motor to 13.0E and search for Hotbird. The advantage is that this satellite has a) a stronger signal and :cool: still has a few analog TV channels, maken the alignment easier for those who don't have access to a spectrum analyzer.

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vma said:
Just a small comment:

On my first installation, I tried to use the satellite position closest to the true south.

Today, after a few other installations, I am of the opinion, that it is far easier, to manually rotate the motor to 13.0E and search for Hotbird. The advantage is that this satellite has a) a stronger signal and :cool: still has a few analog TV channels, maken the alignment easier for those who don't have access to a spectrum analyzer.

Cheers,
vma

I agree, it can be easier for newbs to find Hotbird, and I have done the same. But I additionally would wack it round to 1W( my nearest south) and re-adjust if necessary. Not doing it at the top of the arc, is not as accurate, as it is easier to centre the dish on the beam, at the top of the arc.
 

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Very good set of instructions just have couple of questions.
Wot do you recomend as a good lnb.
Wot is the diffrence in lnbs.
My long is 1:19:10W.
My lat is 53:25:58N.
Do i just use first 4 digits of lat and 3 digits of long.
And wot is nearist satelite to me am i right in thinking thor at 1w.
 

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r1chard06 said:
Wot do you recomend as a good lnb.
Wot is the diffrence in lnbs.

Have a search of the forum, or start a new topic.
My long is 1:19:10W.
My lat is 53:25:58N.
Do i just use first 4 digits of lat and 3 digits of long.
You may need to convert the values to decimal, and then put in as many digits as the receiver will allow and still look correct. eg 51.25N not 512.5N

And wot is nearist satelite to me am i right in thinking thor at 1w.

Yes it is 1W since your longitude is 1:19:10W.

Robbo:)
 

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Thanks im new to this forum thing and satelite
 

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I must be the longest serving member not to of viewed this before, I just wanted to say how good I thought it was, nice and basic and easy to follow...

Rolfw mate as your only down the road from me could you nip up & put my new motor up for me and tune in my TD I am only in Manchester:-rofl2
 

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LOL, thanks mate, I'd love to help, but unfortunately Manchester is too wet for my cardboard van. :-rofl2
 

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LOL, he's even got my hat on. ;) :-lmao
 

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thanks found this very handy when setting up my dish on our holiday home
 

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I noticed that on the first picture of installation the dish is tightened to very tip of motor pole but in other pictures like the one with transparent dish the dish is tighened to the middle of the motor pole. Does this really matter?
 

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No it doesn't, if possible I will mount the dish high on the motor arm to limit the stress, but on some dishes the U bolts are longer and the dish needs to be mounted lower down to avoid the connectors or cable fouling the movement.
 

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thanks, good info
 

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Hi

I am struggling to get the correct setup , I have a penta 21deg offset dish and a Dark Motor.

just a couple of questions.

I have set the dark motor adjustment to the same as my lattitude that is 53.8deg .

And my dish is bolted to the Motor downtube so it is totally vertical to the angle of the motor downtube.

When i am adjusting the up and down angle , Do i Adjust the angle of the Motor adjustment (53.8) or do i adjust the bracket on the back of the dish.

I`m struggling to get anything really apart from a few channels on astra and arabsat , cant even seem to get bbc world on thor.

DO i have to set something to a differant angle as my Penta dish is an OFFSET 21deg.

I am using a needle meter and also a compass meter and finding the strongest point , but still unable to even get Freesat etc.

Many thanks
 

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Adjust the bracket on the dish. Once you set the scale on the motor you leave it.

Adjust the dish & Motor around the pole and by the dish EL only.
 

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I have just returned after about 12 months and I see the same dependable experts who every day try and help us, thankgod for the english bowmen , so dependable keep up the good work you are appreciated hotkich
 

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link on page 1 isnt working - i know its old but can it be updated?
 

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Sorry, had modified the page slightly over the weekend and when re-uploaded, the permissions reverted to no access.:)

Sorted now.:)
 

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