Best choice for motor system on a 85cm penta dish to use at low elevations

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#1
Hi,

I am looking into expanding/upgrading my sat system and get it motorrized.

I live in Iceland, Reykjavik, so a dish setup often requeries a low elevation angle, down to approx. 3 degrees.

What motor system will help me acomplish that best ?. and what would you recommend ?.


Best regards.

Ole
 

rolfw

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#2
Everything from where you are is relatively low on the horizon, what sized dish are you going to use and is it in an exposed location??
 
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Hello,

Thanks for the response.

I will be using a ferraco penta 85 dish with a gain of 39 db.
The dish will be placed on a balcone , which will provide some shelter from wind and rain. There will of course be a line of sigth to the positions I want to see.

Best regards

Ole
 
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#4
Hallo, has any one some idea of what I should go for,
I am wating with great exictement:-nuts.

Best regards

Ole
 

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#5
sorry should have read you post better. :)

The Penta dish will be fine on a DiseqC motor, something like the Moteck SG-2100.
 
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I see that that you own such a motor, so you must know what you are talking about.

But what does it mean when it in the specification for the motech says,

Elevation Angle10~75

Doesn't that mean that I can't use it for angles less than 10 ??.

Thanks again

Ole
 

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Ole Roenne said:
I see that that you own such a motor, so you must know what you are talking about.

But what does it mean when it in the specification for the motech says,

Elevation Angle10~75

Doesn't that mean that I can't use it for angles less than 10 ??.

Thanks again

Ole
Don't trouble Ole, your location latitude is 64o 8', Moteck scale - 15-65o and will point all the satellites in the range 45W(Pas 1R, 1,14o elevation) up to abb. 90E(YAMAL 201, 0,68o elevation). Look at this:
http://www.satsig.net/22-deg-offset-dish.htm, and download "Satellite Antenna Alignment " from http://www.al-soft.com/saa/saa.exe
You need bigger dish if Hotbird 13E is interest to you.
 

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Yes, as popovp says, the elevation they quote is the elevation required for the satellite at the top of the arc, this being I think about 26 degrees on the Moteck scale, or you can actually set it to your latitude on the latitude scale.
 
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#9
Hallo again.


Thank you both(rolw and popovp) for clearifing the meaning of that spec. ,

I will over the summer install the equipment and keep you posted on how every thing goes.

Thank again.
 
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