Highest Point in Arc

Butterbox

Butterbox

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000s serving 4 500s. 2 fixed dishes + 1 motor.
Dragon 4.1
My Location
Mayo, Ireland
#1
If my Longitude is 9 deg West, do I set the highest point in my arc at a satellite around 10 deg West or do I set it at Thor?


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rolfw

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
#2
rolfw

rolfw

Believe it when I see it Admin.
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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
#3
Just tuned inot 8W on 11598 H 27500 3/4 on an 80cm in southern UK, so depending on your dish size it should be fine.
 
Butterbox

Butterbox

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000s serving 4 500s. 2 fixed dishes + 1 motor.
Dragon 4.1
My Location
Mayo, Ireland
#4
Thanks. The motor manual said to point it due south but I was drifting away towards the west satelittes. FYI I have an 80cm dish on the north west Irish coast and get 85-90% signal on Astra 28.5, 19.2, 16, 10. 75%+ on Thor, 5W and 30W.
 
Butterbox

Butterbox

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000s serving 4 500s. 2 fixed dishes + 1 motor.
Dragon 4.1
My Location
Mayo, Ireland
#5
Sorted.
After many months of tweeking (in the wrong direction as it happens) I came home last night and started everything from scratch. Within an hour I was finished. For anyone using a dreambox to setup a motorised system I would recommend the following order.

Start with Hotbird. When Hotbird is stored (make sure it is the only one stored), do a recalculation.
Drive the motor to the position stored in the motor for the satellite closest to your longitude.
Loosen the brackets holding the motor to the post and point the motor at this location. Drive the motor back and tune in to get the strongest signal. Drive back to Hotbird and depending on whether you have to bend the dish up or down to increase the signal, move the motor and dish assembly as appropriate.
 
mhku

mhku

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TM Nano ~ sg2100
My Location
Midlands
#6
Butterbox- that describes my situation and have taken onboard what you say ;)
 
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