Not enough satellites :(

Memran

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#1
I have set up my motor and can get Astra 19.2E, Astra 28.3E, Eurobird 28.5E and Hotbird 13E. So far, every other satellite has given no signal quality, even though my receiver reports upto 70% signal.

Hopefully someone will be able to help me got more.

I'm using an 80cm dish, with a 0.6dB LNB.
My location is 53° 17' 59" N, 3° 47' 59" E
I have set the motor at 37° and the elevation of the dish to whatever gave good signal when the motor was pointing at 19.2E. (there is no scale on the dish).

Any help will be greatly appreciated :)
 

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#2
Seems like you need to adust your polarity one way or another!!

Idealy you should adjust your LNB by rotaing it while observing the quality level.... and ajusting for maximum....... not a good thing to do on a winters day...
Other than that you could try changing polarity for each transponder while watching in doors, to see if you get any increase.....
John
 

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#3
If you're only receiving that part of the arch you will have to check the following.

1. Make sure the pole is vertical - I cannot stress how important this is as the dish moves in an arch and if the pole is not perfect you will miss part of it.

The elevation of the dish sounds about right as you are getting a few satellite positions.

2. Try and get 1 deg West (Thor Intelsat) this is around the centre of the arch.

3. Once you have Thor move to 28.2 and try and get the BBC FTA channels.

4. Got to 30 deg West (Hispasat) and check if you can get that.

5. You may have to adjust the dish slightly but once you can get 30 deg West to 28.2 deg East you've done it.

Excellent guide here by T24...

http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=5471
 

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#4
You need to reset your motor to zero and try and find 5E as a reference satellite, then you may have more chance of achieving the correct arc.
 

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#5
I think you have not got the right transponder frequencies of other satellites in the memory of the receiver.

At the very least you should be getting good signals from 16 East - Try looking for the Georgian/BT transponder. Do not look for anything else until you have found this one
 

Memran

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#6
Thanks for the info.
Its been a while since I set it up initially, I've not had time to do anything to it at all! (deadlines to meet etc :()
I'll have another go soon :)
 
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