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Finished setting up my motorised setup..

hightower

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500CI+ patched reciever, NTL pace box, Smart 0.2dB titanium LNB, 80cm dish, Manhattan HH120 motor, AMD 64bit 3500+, 1GB ram, 3x120gig 1x200gig HDs.
My Location
Glasgow
#1
Well not quite :-doh!

Everything is working fine on the east sats, but when its going west its
picking up 1W ok but when it spins round to the others theres nothing!!
Got a clear view with no instructions...Help anyone??

Thanks in advance!
 

Lancelot

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SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#2
Either your motor is not set at zero on your highest satellite (5w ?)

Or your dish face is not at exactly 90deg to your motor .

Try these first :)

L.
 

hightower

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500CI+ patched reciever, NTL pace box, Smart 0.2dB titanium LNB, 80cm dish, Manhattan HH120 motor, AMD 64bit 3500+, 1GB ram, 3x120gig 1x200gig HDs.
My Location
Glasgow
#3
Lancelot said:
Either your motor is not set at zero on your highest satellite (5w ?)

Or your dish face is not at exactly 90deg to your motor .

Try these first :)

L.
thanks mate, ill go back up on the roof now, and report back with my findings :D
 

hightower

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500CI+ patched reciever, NTL pace box, Smart 0.2dB titanium LNB, 80cm dish, Manhattan HH120 motor, AMD 64bit 3500+, 1GB ram, 3x120gig 1x200gig HDs.
My Location
Glasgow
#4
Set my motor back to 0, and tried to look for 5W, i cant find it anywhere!

The only west sat i can find is 1W and can find all the east sats.

Im guessing my dish is off?

The motor latitude is set to 56 as its the latitude of glasgow.

There was no dish elevation givin by the manufacturer in the instructions.

Ive set the dish elevation to 22 degrees.

The only west sat i could find was 1W so i set the motor to 3 degrees east and found 1W. 3 degrees east is what i got after reading the Manhattan HH120 instructions, the bit where it tells you to calculate the difference between the sat and your position.

After doing that i could move to any east sat without a problem, just cant seem to get any west sats. The mount seems to be straight.

Im guessing its something to do with the dish angle?

cheers
 

Lancelot

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My Satellite Setup
SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#5
OK - you need to zero your motor. then make sure the dish is at a right angle to it. then move the whole lot on the pole till you find 1w again. Then tune to
12615H or 12711H on your reciever and move the whole assy slowly left ( if you are facing the LN:cool: You should get 5W then. When you have peaked it then you can lock it off and adjust the elevation and LNB skew for maximum smoke.

Keep us posted though. :)


L.
 

hightower

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500CI+ patched reciever, NTL pace box, Smart 0.2dB titanium LNB, 80cm dish, Manhattan HH120 motor, AMD 64bit 3500+, 1GB ram, 3x120gig 1x200gig HDs.
My Location
Glasgow
#6
Lancelot said:
OK - you need to zero your motor. then make sure the dish is at a right angle to it. then move the whole lot on the pole till you find 1w again. Then tune to
12615H or 12711H on your reciever and move the whole assy slowly left ( if you are facing the LN:cool: You should get 5W then. When you have peaked it then you can lock it off and adjust the elevation and LNB skew for maximum smoke.

Keep us posted though. :)


L.
Can't thank you enough mate! Done exactly that and its finding everything now, woohoo :) ahh well didn't take me as long as i thought it would, but thats down to this forum and the members!!
 

Lancelot

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My Satellite Setup
SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#7
Nice one mate - congratulations. :-clap



You're more than welcome. :)


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pothead13

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500ci + 1000d super +
skystar 2 pci card
1M Motorised dish
Ivacon twin lnb
pc + laptop on network
My Location
uk
#8
my latitude is -0.194 need to know where to start so i set motor to zero and move the whole lot from the pole on the wall am i corect untill find sirus?(not sure) then when done that what transponder should i use and what kind of signel do i store it at
 

RedAltoGL

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LNB, Dish, Motor, Cable, Receivers all taken down and donated to a newbie.
My Location
London
#9
Hi pothead13

If your lat is 0.194 west your nearest south satellite is Thor at 1W not sirius, try for BBC world on 11325H, 24500, 7/8.

regards Redmund
 

pothead13

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500ci + 1000d super +
skystar 2 pci card
1M Motorised dish
Ivacon twin lnb
pc + laptop on network
My Location
uk
#10
ami best to set motor on number 1 w then move to whole lot untill get signel then il be be faceing south when on zero
 

Lancelot

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SS1.
125cm Gibbi with Channelmaster feedhorn and Inverto C120 twin.
36v H to H 62E - 61.5W
My Location
South central
#11
Yes - to be absoulutley spot on then that is what you do. Remember to square the dish face first when on zero though. Then turn the motor to 1w and move the whole assy to peak on PCD's transponder. Then adjust elevation and skew last after locking the pole off.

Simple as that :)

L.