Discussion in 'DISH SETUP: Single sat, Multi-Sat & Motorised' started by smiley, Nov 26, 2008.
starting off do ineed to set the dish lnb arm support and lnb due south.
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First off browse through the threads below:
In advance, your reference set up due South satellite will be 8W.
Fix the bracket and pole on a, near enough, south facing wall. Important: Ensure pole is absolutely vertical; use a spirit level.
Whilst the motor is not mounted on the pole set its elevation/latitude to your locations latitude [to get this information enter your postcode on www.multimap.com]. If the motor has only elevation markings set it to 90 minus your latitude. Fully tighten up as it will not have to be adjusted again.
Assemble the LNB arm onto the dish.
Whilst still off the pole attach the dish to the motor. Important: Ensure the dish is parallel to the motor mount; there should be a vertical line on the motor to align with the dish bracket. Fully tighten up as it will not have to be adjusted again.
Consult the motor manual to set the dish elevation angle. Only loosely tighten this because it may need to be adjusted as these scales are not always accurate.
Mount the whole assembly onto the pole and point as close as possible to South. Only loosely tighten this because it will need to be adjusted.
Mount the LNB onto the dish's LNB arm.
Wire the LNB to the motor, and wire the motor to the receivers location.
Connect to the receiver, and switch the receiver on.
Navigate to the 'Motorized' setup, select 'USALS' as motor type for all the satellites and enter the longitude and latitude for your location.
Navigate to the 'Motorized'/'Advanced' screen and view the signals for Thor (0.8W) transponder 11324H24500.
Manually adjust the dish to get the best signal by only moving the motor around the pole and adjusting the elevation angle of the dish. Do not move anything else. When you have a good signal (Level: 90+, Quality: 70+) fully tighten everything.
It is advisable to view the signal strengths for the satellites at 28.2E and 30W, to ensure the arc is correct. The list below will help you. If either of these satellites have poor signals you will need to re-adjust the dish as the previous two steps.
The following table lists the strongest transponders and minimum dish size for most satellites [updated: Nov 2007]:
Satellite Name Position Min. Dish Best Transponder Channel Name
Intelsat-12 45e 80cm 11500V4340 Racing int
Turksat 1C-2A 42e 90cm 11804V24400 CNN turk
Express-AM-1 40e 100cm 11098H4000 Uzbekistan tv
Hellasat-2 39e 60cm 12524H30000 The Voice
Eutelsat Sesat 36e 100cm 12546H2734 Medi 1 Sat
Eurobird-3 33e 100cm 11165V1666 Rete Oro
Eurobird-1 28.5e 45cm 12560H27500 France 24 Eng
Astra-2A-B-D & Eurobird-1 28.2e 45cm 10773H22000 BBC-1
Badr-3-4 26e 120cm 12660H2220 Al Iraqiya TV
Astra-1D-3A 23.5e 90cm 11914H27500 TV Noord
Eutelsat-W-6 21.6e 150cm 11531V2857 Al Rai
Astra-1-E-F-G-H-KR-2C 19.2e 50cm 12480V27500 DSF
Eutelsat-W-2 16e 100cm 10957H2821 ***** RTV
Hotbird-6-7A-8 13e 50cm 12597V27500 BBC World
Eutelsat-W1 10e 120cm 11126H4340 Aljazeera News English
Eurobird-9 9e 80cm 11785H27500 CCTV 4
Eutelsat-W3A 7e 80cm 10899V9404 Luxe TV SD
Sirius-3 5e 120cm 12679V13333 Money Channel
Thor-2 0.8w 80cm 11325H24500 BBC World
Intelsat-10-02 1w 80cm 12687V27500 CT24
Amos-2 4w 100cm 10722H27500 K1
AtlanticBird-3 5w 60cm 10978V1953 Kapital Network
Nilesat-101-102 7w 150cm 11862V27500 City 7 TV
AtlanticBird-2 8w 60cm 11093H10000 Rotana Europe
Express A-3 11w 150cm 11516V7596 RTRS New
AtlanticBird-1 12.5w 80cm 11133H3255 BHT-1
Telstar-12 15w 80cm 11525H1500 Dad-2
Intelsat-901 18w 80cm 11057H1948 Telereportersud
NSS-7 22w 100cm 12735H16640 Algeria 3
Intelsat-905 24.5w 80cm 11675V27500 NTA
Intelsat-907 27.5w 80cm 11517V5632 NBA TV
Hispasat 1C & 1D 30w 80cm 11932H27500 RTPA International
Intelsat 801 31.5w 100cm 11493V6666 Galaxia TV
Wouldn't Atlantic Bird 2 (8W) be better given gents longitude is 9W
Ooops yep... didn't notice that one But a pretty good tutorial though don't you think?
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