First time Motorised usals install

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 3500+usb
Stab Motor
90cm dish
My Location
Costa Brava
#1
Hi
I'm installing a Motorised usals sytem in my home in Spain
Latittude 41.8N
Longitude 3.0E
Dish Elevation 23.5
Reciever Emetabox3
Dish 90cm
Technomate rotor HH100

I have been advised to lock on to the nearest satellite first,
ive been told that is Thor 1W, is that correct for my location?

Also i'm thinking of buying the Wolsey (Lacuna) 2006NS Satellite Meter.
can anyone advice if this sat finder is worth it as it will cost nearly 280 quid
Thanks:)
 

rolfw

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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
Don't think of spending that sort of money on a satellite meter unless you intend to use it regularly, the batteries will almost certainly die on you if not used regularly and a cheap beeper type meter will probably suffice. Your due South reference satellite should be as close to due South as possible, so Sirius 5E would be a better bet, you can offset the difference by sending the motor to 5E before aligning the dish. :)
 
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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 3500+usb
Stab Motor
90cm dish
My Location
Costa Brava
#3
Thanks rolf thats a great help.:D

i do plan on using the meter regulary as i,m planning to do sat installs in spain

I do have a audible sat finder meter only cost twenty quid which i will use in the meantime(while i'm saving the money up!).
can you advise me on the best(easiest) way to locate sirius 5E, will a compass help? or do you have a better way?
any help greatly apreciated
:)
 

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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
The compass reading should be around 177 degrees for 5E, then just peak it with you meter.

If buying a meter for installations, you may be better with a slightly more flexible tool, like the satlook NIT or Micro.
 
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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 3500+usb
Stab Motor
90cm dish
My Location
Costa Brava
#5
Thanks rolf:D
I have had a look on the net for satlook NIT and the prices are very high
the satlook micro plus seems fairly cheap would you reccomend it?
_http://www.hisat.com/twp/prod_detail.asp?ID=458
i'm just concerned that these machines maybe to complicated for a learning novice like myself, although i do want to have the best kit for the job.
Thanks:)
 

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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
#6
You will find a better deal on ebay, don't buy a meter retail.
 

rolfw

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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
#8
That one is the Micro, but it is a good meter. :)
 
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