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Hi Guys ,
All new to this , i just got a new system and looking for some ware to put up the dish , my wall is facing west but has a sky dish on it will this give me a clue ware to find the sat arc or will i have to but it up some ware else ?

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Welcome to satellites,

This depends on how much of the arc you want to see. Ideally 30West to 42East.
For reference the $ky dish is pointing 28East.

Hope this helps :D
 

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thanks for your help , just one more quick question will it be the same elevation as sky dig ?
 

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If the wall is facing west, the Sky dish won't be getting any signal from Sky. :)

Ideally a motorised dish should go on a south facing wall.

I suggest you check again which way your wall faces.

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The elevation of the dish changes as it goes round the arc, at about 30 odd degrees in the middle (In the UK), to ground level at the right and left hand extremes.

http://www.satellites.co.uk/satelli...t-motorised-systems/117335-satellite-arc.html

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HI GUYS ,
SORRY NEW TO ALL THIS BUT LEARNING SLOWLY , WHAT SATELLIITE DO I NEED TO AIM AT WHEN SETTING UP MY DISH ? MY LAT IS 51:06:58N , LON 3:00:06W ,

THANKS:-worship
 

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I am in full agreement with Robbo, if you dish is on a west facing wall there is no chance you can be getting anything past about 7E. If you are going to set up a motorised dish then it needs to be on a south facing wall to be able to get all the satellites in the arc. 5W would be the best satellite to do the set up on, for your location. Please also ensure that the pole you are going to bolt the motor to is absolutely plumb, if it is not you will loss signals at the extreme of the arc.

Very best regards Wez
 

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Unless it was on a TK and mast looking over the roof:-rofl2

Would be very high and prone to wind movement though :D
 

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Is there no way you can put the dish on a south facing wall, it would do away with any problems you are having, if not then you might try placing the dish on a ground mount,with the added advantage that it is very accessible and easy to work on.

Very best regards Wez
 

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i've now mounted my dish 100 foot away from the house 4 meters high and i have a clear view of the south , whats the best sat to aim for now ?
MY LAT IS 51:06:58N , LON 3:00:06W ,
i just need a sat finder now just for a bit of help

thanks guys :-worship
 

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Same as before, 5 West. :)
 
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