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Motorized dish with off-centered LNB

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Hi,
I´m just about to install a new DiSEqC motor SG-2100 on top of the roof. Until now I rotate my dish manually by simply turning (rotating) the mast under the roof and fix it with screws. In the past this method had given me access to Astra 19°, Hotbird 13° and Sirius 5° however changing the satellite required some inconvenience adjustment work. Rotation was geographically plain b´cause the mast was strict vertical mounted. When I install the motor, the centerline of the dish will move on a bow due to the declination between mast and motor-axis. Obviously it should follow the bow of the satellites positions. My dish´s dia is 0.8 meter and the LNB position is off-centered (squint)

Now this is my question:
When I use the motor rotating on an off-vertical axis in order to follow the bow-line that describes the satellites position on the horizont, is it mandatory to use a dish with an LNB in its center instead of a squint? With other words: Do I have to buy a new dish with an LNB in its center, or can I use the existing one?
Not to mention that I will set elevation angle and declination angle strictly in accordance with the calculation values.
An answer would be highly appreciated.
squire

PS. Location is near Duesseldorf
 

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#2
use the existing one if it fits well to the pole on the motor you have bought

Elevation is in effect the height Dusseldorf is from the equator, declination is a calculation based on your location
 

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Hello Squire, the SG-2100 is a great little motor, have set a couple up recently. Providing the pole is straight, you set the lattitude correctly on the motor body and mount the dish straight on the arm, you should have a relatively easy installation.

Looks like 5E should be your best due South reference, so if you have an analogue receiver you can set up on Cyprus sat.
 
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Hi m8´s
thank you very much for your advice. You encourage me to stay with the existing dish. I will complete the installation next week and report my findings.
Have a nice weekend!
squire
 

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Hello M8,


I have a link for a how to do install here: IT GETS EDITTED OUT, will pm you.
copy and paste in the browser.
Cheers, good luck m8.

Cor.
 

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Yes, that link is one of only ten words cut by the auto censor Cor, the rest are expletives. :D Too many blatant plugs in the past, problem is, the more you make the board free from restictions, the more likely someone will take advantage.