Dish set up

samedin

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Dish
Dreambox 7000s,
Dreambox 7020s,
Dreambox 800hd
MythBackend, 2 HD Cards, Omnikey
MythFrontend 2 SD Cards
42" Flatscreen
My Location
Islington, London
#1
Hi,

I live in London, I used to have a motorised system setup but I have now changed to another dish.Unfortunatly I can only get about 50% snr for thor.
I'm starting to feel lost here to.

I beleive I have the correct Lat/long (51.5n/0.07w) According to the motor manufacturer the elevation should be 38.5* and the declination (30-dec) = 22.6*.

My setup is a Triax Dish, SG-2100a motor and a Dreambox.
I've got a digisat pro meter to help,but no luck..
Any suggestions?
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,670
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#2
Are you setting 1W as your 0 degree point? You don't say what size your dish is, but Thor is reasonable for reception in your location and you should be able to bring the quality up a bit more.
 

samedin

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Dish
Dreambox 7000s,
Dreambox 7020s,
Dreambox 800hd
MythBackend, 2 HD Cards, Omnikey
MythFrontend 2 SD Cards
42" Flatscreen
My Location
Islington, London
#3
rolfw said:
Are you setting 1W as your 0 degree point? You don't say what size your dish is, but Thor is reasonable for reception in your location and you should be able to bring the quality up a bit more.
Hi Rolf, Sorry my dish is 1.1m and I used to get Thor with no problems at all (around 86*).
Yes I use 1w as my zero, or I acctually pointed the motor to 1w and then tried to find Thor.
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,670
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#4
Crumbs, Thor should be storming in with a good signal and very high quality with that dish. I presume that you have zero skew on your LNB, so it should just be a case of tweaking with the meter.
 

samedin

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Dish
Dreambox 7000s,
Dreambox 7020s,
Dreambox 800hd
MythBackend, 2 HD Cards, Omnikey
MythFrontend 2 SD Cards
42" Flatscreen
My Location
Islington, London
#5
Thanks again for your response. I'll have to get up on the roof again then!

Cheers!
 

samedin

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Dish
Dreambox 7000s,
Dreambox 7020s,
Dreambox 800hd
MythBackend, 2 HD Cards, Omnikey
MythFrontend 2 SD Cards
42" Flatscreen
My Location
Islington, London
#6
Argghhh...
I cant get a better signal than 47->56 (SNR).

Is there anyone in the London area who would like to lend a hand :) (wishful thinking).
I'm quite sure I pointing in the right direction (the compas is more or less dead on 0*).
If I move the dish left/right I loose signal, same for updown.

The triax dish is diffrent from the @Sat dish I used to have (motor now mounted at the bottom of dish) if that makes a change.
The digisat pro meter shows about 61 SNR...still no lock on the dreambox however :(
 

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
Staff member
Messages
37,670
Likes
1,279
My Satellite Setup
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.
My Location
Berkshire
#7
Sounds like you may not be on 1W, try moving the whole assembly 5 degrees in either direction.

PS Sorry for asking about your dish size, didn't look at your profile system information and it's there. :) DOH.
 

samedin

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Dish
Dreambox 7000s,
Dreambox 7020s,
Dreambox 800hd
MythBackend, 2 HD Cards, Omnikey
MythFrontend 2 SD Cards
42" Flatscreen
My Location
Islington, London
#8
rolfw said:
Sounds like you may not be on 1W, try moving the whole assembly 5 degrees in either direction.

PS Sorry for asking about your dish size, didn't look at your profile system information and it's there. :) DOH.
Hi, will try that tomorrow, getting a bit dark now :(
Also trying to install a diffrent image as I had some problems with the hydra one I had...

Wasnt you mate, I just added the dish size
 

samedin

Regular Member
Messages
25
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
Sky Dish
Dreambox 7000s,
Dreambox 7020s,
Dreambox 800hd
MythBackend, 2 HD Cards, Omnikey
MythFrontend 2 SD Cards
42" Flatscreen
My Location
Islington, London
#9
Ok, this is getting really wierd now.

I reflashed the Dreambox and the motor went all the way to the east, even though I tell it to move to another satellite it just stands there...

Any ideas???
 
Top