Polar Mount set up help and what is my best Sat?

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pompeyblue

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Hi all,

I have a polar mount and also a 12" superjack Actuator. System is up but not aligned very well.

I'm in Northampton Long 52.23 Lat -0.96 The system is on a south facing wall. I would like some pointers to make sure I get the best signal etc.

What's my direct sat due south of me?

What angle should my polar mount be set at? I calculate 90 degress - 52.23 = 37.77, is this correct? If I use SMW software it shows me 30.51.

I'm confused;{

Finally my dish also has degrees marke as 2 options 5 to 40 degrees (Triax dish picture shows LNB to left. or 20 to 55 degrees with lnb facing right.)

Any ideas to help me give a go at setting this up correctly will be appreciated.
 
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Burnham Beech

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You are ideally located to line up on 1.0°w/0.8°w (Intelsat/Thor)

30.51° & 37.77° look about right. 30.51° is the elevation of the satellite & 37.77° is the mount rotating axis angle. The difference is declination.
 
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pompeyblue

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Burnham Beech said:
You are ideally located to line up on 1.0°w/0.8°w (Intelsat/Thor)

30.51° & 37.77° look about right. 30.51° is the elevation of the satellite & 37.77° is the mount rotating axis angle. The difference is declination.
So, let me get this right, I need to set my Polar Mount to 37.77 degrees as per the markings on my mount. I know where 1W is.

Then all I need to do is move my dish up or down until I get the best signal.

Is all this right?
 
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Burnham Beech

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Yes, that looks correct.

But polar mounts differ. If that doesn't work you need to give more details of your mount.
 
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pompeyblue

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Burnham Beech said:
Yes, that looks correct.

But polar mounts differ. If that doesn't work you need to give more details of your mount.
Gave it a go at the weekend, still doesn't track correctly.

I've attached a picture of the set up. Can you tell me if I am correct with where I do the elevation and declination.

Appreciate the help and guidance. Also what's the strongest FTA transponder on 1W?
 

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Hello everybody!

Think i am dealing with the same problem. Newbie and setting up a dish with polar mount. My Longitude = 52.00 N and Lititude = 5.53E. Now i can adjust my mount on two places: see pictures

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And here:

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My thought is that my elevation is 90-52=38. That is the angle i should allign in the bottom picture. My declination is 38-30.51=7.5 this i should align in my top picture?

Is this all right and can somebody explain me if not how to set it up then?

Greetz and thanks in advance!!

Remon
 
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