Can't Find 1 Satellite !!Help!!

stevienire

stevienire

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#1
I am have alot of problems finding one Satellite. I'm setting up a motorised 65 cm minidish problem being I can not find Thor or any other Satellite for that matter. I have replaced every wire, I replace the lnb, I even changed the Satellite dish but my Satellite meter does not move, neither does the quality level on my Technomate receiver, it constantly stays at 0 and the signal constantly stays at 95%. I have the dish exactly 1west as I have used 2 compasses to check.
 
T-E-E-N-A

T-E-E-N-A

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#2
I'm no expert Stevie but have you made sure your cable from your receiver is going into the rec slot on the signal meter and the lnb into the lnb slot? I made this mistake once and wondered why I was getting nothing. Just a thought. Plus I thought a 65cm dish would not bring in many satellites in Northern Ireland, I live just outside Belfast and I need an 80cm dish, saying that I've tried the Lidl 45cm camping satellite system and got Astra 1 and 2 no bother, but I'd have thought you'd struggle to get others.
 
Analoguesat

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#3
1W has at least 5 assorted footprints firing off the 3 co-located satellites.

Any way you are wasting your time - a 65cm dish is going to be far too small for reliable reception of 1W in N Ireland. I only get a couple of tp with an 80 in SE Scotland.
 
stevienire

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#4
Yeah but I checked the dish size in the back of what satellite and there is 1 channel that requires a 50 cm dish in the North of UK so I should be able to get that. In saying that I can't even find Astra 1 or 2 either. I measured the dish it is actually 74 cm wide and 57 cm high.

I tried a 1 meter dish at the start of the week before the neighbours complained and still couldn't find anything on any satellite.
 
stevienire

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#5
Out of interest what is more important for signal, The height of a mini dish or the width?
 
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Jeff_19341

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#6
Hi

Set it up on 5*west where you are m8 for your due south satellite. France TV 11591V, 20000, 2/3.
Or if you are even further west in the Emerald Isle you could try 8*west, Syria TV Channel on 12747H, 2894, 3/4.
The sun is about that azimuth some time about 1.30pm BST at the present time, the sun is slightly lower in the sky than the satellite arc.
PS. I understand that minidishes are oval in the horizontal plane to cut down the chance of picking up signals from other satellites that are close to where you are pointing it.
 
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#7
stevienire said:
Yeah but I checked the dish size in the back of what satellite and there is 1 channel that requires a 50 cm dish in the North of UK so I should be able to get that.
Not neccessarily - that may well be the required dish in the north of the uk maybe - you are far west though. Transmission strengths fall off rapidly as you go south and west, as the satellites are basically firing at Scandanavia..
 
stevienire

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#8
I have finally managed to find something with my dish. I set it up for Atlantic bird and it can now find every sat on the west but can't find anything on the east. Any Ideas???
 
mhku

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#9
Is there something blocking your line of sight?

Have you got the arc correct (azimuth and elevation)?

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http://www.klona.4t.com/v3.1/guide_eng/dbox-positioning.htm
 
stevienire

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Nothing blocking site,I reckon if it was set correctly it wouldn't track the western sats perfectly. I can't get past 16e
 
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Its not tracking the arc correctly. Which satellite have you set up for the "due south" position at thev top of the arc?
 
stevienire

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#12
Atlantic bird 5w. I'm just happy i'm picking up something although it was a bloody difficult task, 1 Millimeter out and you loss everything, at least with analogue the picture goes sparkly and u just adjust until you get a good picture, with digital you either get it or u don't
 
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