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My question is about installing a motor it’s to do about the elevation
You adjust the motor elevation bracket to your latitude in my case 52.5 deg
But what about the dish elevation is that just adjusted to the 0.8 wests satellite without moving the motor bracket elevation

If I was adjusting to the Astra 28.2 satellite my elevation would be 23.9 deg
On 0.8 West my elevation is 30 deg is this the elevation to roughly set my dish at and then fine tune afterwards
I assume the skew setting is 0 deg
 

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Yes, you have it spot on, except that you need to make allowance for the elevation of the motor arm and deduct the relevant figure from the 30 degrees on the dish bracket, it will tell you in your motor handbook.
 

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also don't trust the dish elevation brackets to be 100% accurate as they aren't so use the figure in the motor manual and tweak it from there to find the best position i have found
 

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The difference between the satelite elevation and what you actually start with on the back of the dish also depends on the motor make/model. On mine for example I have to ADD approx 10 degrees to the elevation figure.:)
 

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Yes I suppose I need to buy the motor and read the instructions the motor I am going to buy is the Moteck SG2100
 

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I believe those require a subtraction of the declination, which is given in a table relating to the site latitude.
 

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Yes it's 30 - 7.5 which = 22.5 degrees but as already mentioned, some El scales are not accurate :D

..............it's spot on with the penta LOl :-rofl2 obsessed, lol:-lmao
 

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I am going to buy a penta
 

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..............it's spot on with the penta LOl :-rofl2 obsessed, lol:-lmao
Are you selling them SM:)
 

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compufunk said:
Are you selling them SM:)

No......... just installing them :-rofl2
They have got to be one of the best dishes under 1Mtr on the market today, (PENTA 85CM).

Was just mentioning that the Elevation scale on these dishes are very accurate indeed!.....assuming you fit the back El bracket the right way up :eek:

SM :)
 

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Just wanted to know
I assume the skew setting is 0 deg when you set up to 0.8 west
 

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