No signal on newly installed motorised system

Chr0nik

Chr0nik

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TM-9100 Linux receiver,
TM-2100a Rotor,
80cm Dish (43w to 42e)
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Brixton, London
#1
Hi everybody! I tried to setup a stab hh90 motor to our dish with my dad and it seemed to have worked..well, the motor was able to move by using the receiver (a Technomate 1000D super) but I cannot find any signal. I'm trying to find the true south by moving the dish to thor 1.0* by using a compass but it didn't seem to work :-(

I live in south London and according to _http://www.hansa-electronic.com/satcalceng.asp

my lattitude is: 51.50
my longitude is: 0.08
azimuth angle: 181.37989755941638
elevation angle: 31.059813196037375

here are some pics of the setup I took:
dcfn00100je.jpg


dcfn00157jo.jpg

The one I'm having trouble with is the upper one (the other one has Astra 19.2E for my mum).. I dunno whether thats too high to find Thor 1W or I've made a mistake with the elevation/latitude.

dcfn00187lg.jpg

I tried to use a compass and move the dish to the south but I dunno whether this is right.. can someone please help me?


Can anyone tell me what's wrong with that setup and wwhat do I have to do to make it work?

Thank You so much!

:-bigsanta
 
Sir Bronking

Sir Bronking

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medion
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cheshire,algeria
#2
it definatly looks high heres my dish pointing at thor
(check my post in motorised section from start to finish
 

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rolfw

rolfw

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#3
Yep, probably 20 degrees too high.
 
Chr0nik

Chr0nik

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My Satellite Setup
TM-9100 Linux receiver,
TM-2100a Rotor,
80cm Dish (43w to 42e)
My Location
Brixton, London
#4
what do I need to change?
 
gameboy

gameboy

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#5
Chr0nik said:
what do I need to change?
The angle of the dish - it should be almost vertical (see bronking picture) check the dish and motor angles for your location.

You could try pointing in the same direction as your S*y dish and changing the elevation until you get a signal.

At least then you know the dish angle is OK.

Do you have a satellite meter?

It makes the job so much easier.
 
don'tknowdon'taskme

don'tknowdon'taskme

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that would be telling
#6
yes it does look a bit high m8.had the same problem with mine today a bit tricky.
 
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