Advice Needed Zeroing a motor - Does it matter?

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So should I be finding 0.8W with the motor firmly at dead centre? I have been telling my motor to go to 0.8W (using my "receiver"), then finding it by rotating my set up around the pole.
 

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No, with USALS, sending the motor to 0.8W should move the motor to the correct position for 0.8W. It would only be absolute zero if your longitude is 0.8W.
 

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Right OK well that's how I did it. That guide that was linked sounded to me like I was meant to keep the motor at 0 when finding the south most sat. In my case that seems to be 0.8W
 

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whats the signal level on thor
 
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Once motor is zero'd but not aligned. You need to send motor to 0.8/ 1w using receiver this moves the motor fractionally . From there u need to move assembly on pole around to find signal
 
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