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funny motor problem (23,5e to 30w fine, but no 28,2e)

sg_

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#1
Hello there,

Finally got my dish motorised a while back, and eventually got all going smoothly enough after a bit of headwrecking, so im left with just one wee problem.

I can get channels on sats between 23,5e and 30w fine, but I cant get anything on 28,2e and anything further east for some reason :confused . The view in that direction is definatly not obscured by anything aswell.

Any idea on what the problem may be?

Thanks in advance
 

Rob

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#2
Can your dish actually move that far, or are you saying that your receiver can't pick them up ?
 

sg_

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#3
Thanks for your reply.
The dish moves that far, atleast from what I can see when I look up at it from below from the nearest window to it. Initially I did have a problem when the motor wouldnt move any more further east than 19,2e, but that seemed to have sorted itself
 

Terrydlm

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#4
Do you have any limits set on your receiver? What about hardware limits set on your motor?
 

sg_

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#5
Na, definatly no limits set on reciever or motor.
 
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#6
I presume that you are useing USALS. Have you tried DISEQC to move the dish to 28east and further?
AF
 

sg_

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#7
Yeah using USALS. Na I havent tried Diseqc but ill give it a go aftewards to see if I make any headway.

Do you think it could be a problem with alignment somehow making it not pick up anything past 23,5e?
 
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a variety of lnb's (5), dishes (2), diseqc motors (3) and receivers (4).
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#8
Could be missalignment, what/which satellite did you use to set up for your due south?
AF
 

sg_

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#9
I intially set up at 5w (my location is about 6w) then fine tuned at 1w. At 1w for the canal digital channels, I get a decent signal on my 80cm here, 85%-90% for most of the canal digital package, apart from the regional svt channels and finnish channels and a few of the tv norge channels (just a pity i cant watch them all !), i dont get much of a decent reception of the tps which have some romanian package on aswell. I get about only 60%snr/80%agr on them and on the mooby chan but i assume them tps are weak for where i am located.
 

sg_

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#10
Seems to be going Ok (so far !) with diseqc, getting 28,2 fine. There was 2 entries at pos 0, 28,2e and 41,5w (i think) so i deleted those and picked bbc2 ni and presto we have a picture.

Thanks !