Digital Compass

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philbeardmore

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Hi All,

I'm trying to prepare for my first motorised install and I want to make sure I have all of the gear which I will need prior to starting the job. Would anyone advise getting a digital compass over a *normal* one? Are they reliable or not?

Cheers
Phil
 
rolfw

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#2
No, spend your money on a budget satellite finder/meter, much better bet. :)
 
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the_happy_traveller

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freesat HD (time to join 21st century)
comag sl65
comag porty II (camping)
Pace Prima (analogue)
Assortment of dishes.
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Derbyshire, England
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philbeardmore said:
Hi All,

I'm trying to prepare for my first motorised install and I want to make sure I have all of the gear which I will need prior to starting the job. Would anyone advise getting a digital compass over a *normal* one? Are they reliable or not?

Cheers
Phil
Hi Phil
I have a digital compass and they are accurate albeit a little over sensitive.
I always use my Silva orienteering compass for initial direction.
I would however agree with rolf about a sat meter.
Setting a sat dish purely with a compass takes a bit of practice.
 
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