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I had a motorised dish up and running for the last few months, but due to house renovations I have had to resite the dish, motor and bracket.

It is still on the same wall and I have only moved about six/seven feet or so.

My co ordinates are as follows 52.3N Lat and 9.7W Long.

I have set my motor to 0 and have complied with all the angle setting on the dish and motor as per the instructions.

I am looking to find 8 degrees West and lock off the system on this but I cannot seem to find it or indeed any satellite signal. I have a needle sat finder nad this just keeps jumping in a pulse like manner, but giving me no reading for any satellite. I have removed the motor and tried to find a number of satellites, but this needle just keeps jumping.

Can any one please help.
 

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None of the geometry of the installation should really need to be changed for this type of move, I don't think. I successfully moved my installation by setting the dish on a satellite with analogue transmissions (Hotbird in my case) and marked the dish position on the pole. When I moved the pole I set everything back as per the markings and used a cheapo analogue Maplin meter to fine tune the dish position before tightening up and reconnecting the motor. This worked a treat, I'm relieved to say.

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Norm said:
None of the geometry of the installation should really need to be changed for this type of move, I don't think. I successfully moved my installation by setting the dish on a satellite with analogue transmissions (Hotbird in my case) and marked the dish position on the pole. When I moved the pole I set everything back as per the markings and used a cheapo analogue Maplin meter to fine tune the dish position before tightening up and reconnecting the motor. This worked a treat, I'm relieved to say.

Norm.

Many, many many thanks for your help. I have set up everything as before but cannot find any satellites at all with the meter that i have. However when I put the meter on my digibox I can get a full reading on the meter. Do you think that my LNB could be damaged. I am getting no reading at all on the meter when I attach it to the motorised dish's LNB. Pleeeeeeeeeesae help.
 

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I can send you an LNB to try if you want - PM me. If it works, you can make a donation to the site. I guess I could work out where you are from the co-ordinates you've given but life must be too short for that!

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Norm said:
I can send you an LNB to try if you want - PM me. If it works, you can make a donation to the site. I guess I could work out where you are from the co-ordinates you've given but life must be too short for that!

Norm.

many thanks for your offer Norm....... I got a hold of a MTI Blue Line LNB .6db and it seems to be solving my problem.......... All I have to do now is to spend some time over the next day or so finding 8Deg West and once I faind that everything should fall into place............... I hear that these are a fantastic LNB.

Again many many thanks..... By the way I will arrange a contrib to the site.............
 
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