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is it 12 oclock noon for south do i point the dish at the sun at 12 oclock to start thanks
 

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I'd use a good compass, it's near as damn it close enough taking true & magnetic in consideration :D

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so do i line the dish up pointing at the sun 12 oclock then put the reciver ar 5degree west where ever it stops the ajust till best signal thanks satman
 

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so do i line the dish up pointing at the sun 12 oclock then put the reciver ar 5degree west where ever it stops the ajust till best signal thanks satman


First find your longitude from dishpointer.com and then follow the set up guides below in signiture :D
 

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is it 12 oclock noon for south do i point the dish at the sun at 12 oclock to start thanks
Not in summer, 1pm during summer time. (Ireland and UK )
Nobody told the sun we changed the clocks :D

As SM says, thats not the best way to do it. Best use a compass.
 

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so at 1oclock do i point the dish where the sun is thanks
 

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Depends on how many beers you've had :-rofl2

Get yourself a cheapo compass for about a fiver :D
 

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i have a tm motor and a darkbox sd how can i send the motor to zero so i can start from fresh thanks
 

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hi guys going to try set the dish up what satelite do i set it to also what chanel do i have it on iam in exeter thanks nice day for it
 

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5W will be a good satellite, nice strong signal, anything on 11591 V will do http://www.lyngsat.com/ab3.html

You will need to offset your mototr as per the guides first.

PS. Merged your three threads, as they all relate to the same subject.
 

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well guys all morning still cant find 5w i pointed the dish south 12oclock where the sun was then put usuals in reciver and sent to 5w tryed ajusting with meter cant get the signal just wundering if i pointed it in the right possition at the sun 120clock thanks for all your help den
 

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hi guys how do i use the compass to check the dish i have never had need to use a compass before setting it up due south thanks
 

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Make sure your Moteck is at Zero and the dish is centre on the motor shaft.

Set your motor scale bracket to your Latitude, double check it's correct.

Set USALS method on your receiver.

Enter your own Longitude & Latitude.

Send dish to 5w OR select a channel on this satellite.

When the dish stops it's movement of 1.5ºW, align the dish/motor around the pole & dish elevation only.

Make sure the LNb is straight whilst it was on zero.

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have done all that thanks for all your help when i point it south how do i know its in the right possition south is a big area thanks have pointed it to the sun at 12 oclock
 

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forget the sun; use a compass and get your rough direction from dishpointer.com

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so on dishpointer do i get 5w then point the dish in the direction then ajust with a meter thanks mate
 

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Satellite: 5.0W

Motor Latitude: 50.7°

Dish Elevation: 23°

Azimuth (true): 181.9°
Azimuth (magn.): 185.3°


This is info you require for your location.
 

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thanks mate will give it a go again thanks den
 
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