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Moving a dish manually, help pls

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My Satellite Setup
PLAZA ST100 FTA,
3 mini dishes,
Zone 2 dish on a motor,
TM 1000D
My Location
London
#1
Hi, im thinking of moving to sirius 5e but I have no motor so have to climb a ladder. I just wanted to know where to move the dish from hotbird to find sirius. I also wanted to know the smallest dish size I could possibly get away with, Thanks in advance
 

CROSSBONES

Specialist Contributor
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My Satellite Setup
1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
My Location
S.Wales
#2
looking from behind the dish swing it to the right, and up. Are you using a meter? If not you will find it hard.:)
 
Messages
49
Likes
0
My Satellite Setup
PLAZA ST100 FTA,
3 mini dishes,
Zone 2 dish on a motor,
TM 1000D
My Location
London
#3
CROSSBONES said:
looking from behind the dish swing it to the right, and up. Are you using a meter? If not you will find it hard.:)

Nah, no meter sadly, i might get one, do you know about the minimum size the dish can be, thanks
 

Analoguesat

Administrator
Staff member
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Location
Scottish Borders
My Satellite Setup
TM 5402HD
Skybox F3
Sky+ UK.
My Location
Scottish Borders
#4
Tune the receiver into 11766H 27500 3/4

Thats nice and strong and easy to find.
 

d122k7trb

Judas Priest
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268
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My Satellite Setup
IClass Receiver
2 Premium X LNBs Hotbird+ Nilesat
120" Dish

Computer system:
AMD Phenom Quad quad core 9750
4GB DDR2 Bus 800 RAM
MB: Asus Crosshair
1 TB Seagate Barracuda 32 MB cache
22" LCD Widescreen Samsung 226BW
SB X-Fi Xtreme
My Location
Armenia, ME: The Arab Countries
#5
For tuning by yourself without any signal finding system, my experiences said that the swiss channels are the best for manual research, but I'm not sure whether the wickness of the swiss channels are the same on other satellites or no.
 

Rob

Regular Member
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My Satellite Setup
Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
My Location
Essex
#6
modman said:
do you know about the minimum size the dish can be
For the European beam I should think 60cm.
I used this sized dish when I first started and it picked up most of the channels on Sirius 2.