How to install a motorised dish without a view of 1w?

nirelandguy

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I think the house next door blocks out from around 5e to 12.5w, obviously I could go up and put it on the chimney but not the confident at that height, there is around a 20-30ft gap between our house and the next, not sure if that distance would be enough to get a clear view, the dish would be up around 15ft of the ground on a 2 story house. Any advice?
 

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Try using Dishpointer: You can assess the likely effect of obstacles with it.
 

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Using USALS you can use any satellite, of your choice, for setting up but usually one uses their nearest True South satellite. Your True South is just your longitude position, positive vlaues = East, negative values = West.
If you set your motor, and dish, to zero, enter your latitude, and longitude, into your receiver, you can then send the dish to your chosen satellite and physically align it, to that satellite.
 

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There are a couple of free android apps which will give you a virtual sighting of where the satellite is in the Sky.
 

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If you align the dish/motor/LNB exactly due South 180 degrees (not South magnetic) and set the elevation correctly, then you can use USALS to find all the birds you have in view.

Make sure the mounting pole is absolutely vertical front to back, left to right, as this can affect the east or west pan of the motor, if this is not done right you will miss the satellites at ether end.
 

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Using 1 West is obviously the easiest method, but if it is blocked use the next closest satellite you can.

I for one have to use 7east as my south facing satellite in Germany - but that was not always easy to get. What I do I set up using 19east (as I can look at my neighbors dish as reference), and once I get the signal I turn the dish to 7 and do some fine tuning.

What I use to help while I am on the roof is an app called "enigmanoid free", it connects to my linux receivers and shows me the SNR BER etc, and also changes channels so I can check if everything is working as it should. Beats having my son shouting the numbers from the living room as I used to do some years ago.

And finally: Finding and aligning the dish sounds harder than it is, before I did it the first time I thought I would never manage to do it, but it is surprisingly easy now. Just stay patient and you will get there :)
 

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P.S. if you are using another sat don't forget first to turn your receiver to that sat :D
 

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At this time of year ..and providing you get a sunny day that will cast a shadow ...
You can line up any dish or mount ..usals or otherwise ..fairly closely by using a shadow cast at the suns apex ..
But of course you still need to be able to see the sun at required time of day....
The suns elevation of course will be higher in the sky than the sat at 1W ..
Maybe not perfect ..but you can get close enough.
..and there are charts out there in webland that will give 'noon' at your location.


I used Sol to setup Christina when resurrected after her fall from grace..some years back now ..
No fancy gadgets ..just a stick and a chart ...
No futher adjustments necessary other than declination ..and she tracks the arc perfectly from 58W to 64 East
 

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For Northern Ireland location you do not use 1°w

5°w would be more appropriate for you, or 8°w if you are over in the west.
 
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