Dish alignment help please

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The wind has played merry h... with my motorised sat dish. I am about to try to re-align it myself with the help of a friend. I live in Co Durham UK - have got my lat and long details from the suggested link and software. What satellite should I be pointing to to get my alignment?

Alternatively - any engineers in my area - please contact as all those I have tried are not eager to tackle motorised.

Thanks in advance for any any advice or help!
 

BGonaSTICK

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You should set up on the satellite closest to due south based on your location, which in your case is 1W.

Good luck.

You may want to wait a day or two for the wind to drop though... or you could be back at it next weekend :(
 

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In many cases, the wind will only swivel the motor on the pole mount, you may get away with sending the motor to a satellite and then swinging the motor on the pole to find the satellite.

What type of motor is it?
 
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rolfw said:
In many cases, the wind will only swivel the motor on the pole mount, you may get away with sending the motor to a satellite and then swinging the motor on the pole to find the satellite.

What type of motor is it?
That is a good question....it's a Disec thing I'm sure.
 
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BGonaSTICK said:
You should set up on the satellite closest to due south based on your location, which in your case is 1W.

Good luck.

You may want to wait a day or two for the wind to drop though... or you could be back at it next weekend :(
Thanks very much for the replies!

You could be right...the wind was/is roaring again! The annoying thing is that I had an enormous analogue dish in the same spot for years and years....and it never budged an inch off axis!
 
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You could try "nudging" the dish 0.1*, 0.2* etc, by useing the receiver software, a degree or so either side of your set angles to see if you can pick up the satellites.

If this works you can put in a false longitude figure for you home longitude.
For instance my dish moved slightly and instead of useing 0.5* east I have put in 2* east as my longitude. This has enabled me to get all sats in the arc 45* east to 45* west. When the weather gets better I will move the dish back on the pole.
Just an idea, might save having to go out in the wintry windy weather.
H-B
 
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Happy-Buddah said:
You could try "nudging" the dish 0.1*, 0.2* etc, by useing the receiver software, a degree or so either side of your set angles to see if you can pick up the satellites.

If this works you can put in a false longitude figure for you home longitude.
For instance my dish moved slightly and instead of useing 0.5* east I have put in 2* east as my longitude. This has enabled me to get all sats in the arc 45* east to 45* west. When the weather gets better I will move the dish back on the pole.
Just an idea, might save having to go out in the wintry windy weather.
H-B
hehehe...I just wish I could discover how to manually make any sense of the receiver software! It looks so easy...but unlike my old thing...doesn't seem to want to let me do very much. I have a Humax 5300.
 
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Wolfcub

Let Me Explain To U What Happened To Your Dish When There Is A Wind

There R Three Things I Will Start By The Common One .

1 - Motor Is Slept From It's Position Due To The Poor Fixation Of The Motor Cylider To The Base , In This Case U Have To Put Your Receiver To One Of The Strong Signal Quality Channels And Slowly One By One Move East If U Get It It's Ok If Not Go West If U Catched The Signal Store The New Positin And Do The Same With Another Satellite ( It's Better To Start From A One Near South 1w Is Thor ,4w Amos And So On .... If U Didn't Get A Signal Go To 2

2- May By The Dis Has Rotated Around It's Axis In This Case U Will Lost Part Of The Arc Or The Intire Arc In This Case Untight The Dish Fixation And Tune To One Of The Strong Channels Where U Were & Start Derotate The Dish Again Until U Have The Signal

3 If U See Some Of The Channels And Some Not Or The Signal Was Not Good As Before U May Need To Allign The Elevation Angle ( To Make The Dish Pointe To Up Or Down Littel By Littel )

I Hope These Three Remarks Can Solve Your Problem & Let Me Know The Result

Best Regards From Cairo
 
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@ wolfcub

Sorry that my idea was not of any help, my Technomate/Coship/Fortec/Hyundai all had the facility of driving off off the preprogrammed positions of satellites and storeing the new position.
Looks like you should have a go at AELRAHMAN's solution.
H-B
 
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