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Help technomate 1600 ci+ motor +1m dish

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#1
Hi all got a complete set up,live scotland paisley

Installed
1.pole,motor and dish set lattitude and long
2.manual turned dish same direction as sky mini dish as dont have compass.
3.getting signal 88 to 93 % depending on sat
4.but the quality meter stays very low 5 to 13 %
Called sky man and he said wont do motor dishes as too much problems
any help will be grateful.:-worship
 
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There could be many answers to this, the signal meter will not give you a clear idea that the satellite dish is correctly positioned to the correct satellite or any satellite for that matter. The quality is what tells you the alignment is correct. Try fine tuning very slightly (up/down/left/right). If you have set the reciever to 28.2e and you are sure its correctly alligned to 28.2e make sure there are no obstuctions. Other than that it could be the cable and its connections, the lnb could be faulty or you may have wrongly connected the lnb/motor/receiver.
 

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You need to follow one of the guides in the Sticky section at the top of this section. From Paisley, you should be lining up the dish on 5W, the closest satellite to your actual longitude, if you get this right after setting the correct elevation on your motor body, then the rest of the arc will come in nicely.
 

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rolfw said:
if you get this right after setting the correct elevation on your motor body, then the rest of the arc will come in nicely.
Provided your pole is perfectly vertical in all planes of course, but if you have not checked it you will soon find that out when you start moving across the arc
 

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i thought the was a satellite 1w (sirus) which is even better to allign the dish up 2? i think 5degrees is abit out to be alligning the dish up aint it?

since he has a 90cm he should be able to get that 1 right?
 

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Sharkadder said:
i thought the was a satellite 1w (sirus) which is even better to allign the dish up 2? i think 5degrees is abit out to be alligning the dish up aint it?
It depend where you are in Europe and how far away from the Greenwich meridian you actually are, some people are East of it in the UK and some are West of it. In this case Rolf (as always) is absolutely bang on, Paisley in Scotland (according to Google Earth) is 4deg 25mins West so 5 deg West is o/p's true South satellite.
 
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medion p4 2.6gh 2x 250gb hdd
42 inch lcd goodmans
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skyb digital dish and lnb from sky
mytheatre
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#7
Hi again and thanks for your help done the satellite tune thing on the receiver and got the meter to go from red to yellow and then the fine tune:-doh! and hey presto now got a few channels.
on astra 1
and hotbird over 1500
now happy need to work out what can do next with the patch
have updated to darkman 2.2 somthing and what is the next thing.
its been a long journey the last two days.:cool:
thanks all fraser