Polar mount set up problems

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i have just set up my new dish with 12" superjack actuator motor.and a gibertini polar mount and 1.25 dish with c120 invacom feed horn.on my old stab well not old one month old i set the lat to 52 and the dish to 22.5 seemed to work fine.on this set up i set the lat on the polar to 52 and the dish to 22 and it pointed to the moon on signal at all.so i set the dish to - 20 or somethink like that got thor ok.but it does not follow the arc at all very well just about pick up a weak signal on 19 east and atlantic 12 but no more.no 30 west or 28 east can get 36 east strange as it is but no 16 east which was the whole reason for the new dish.need help i set up the polar mount with no paper work at all as it did not have any.here are a few photos of the set minus the arm motor can any one tell me if any think is wrong or wot the settings are for the dish and polar mount cheers.
 

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if you get thor, have you checked the pole, and made sure its perfectly
vertical.
regards.
 
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yes m8 first thing i did this is the second dish i have set up on this pole.
 
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#4
Well I dont know much about motors...
But I know that your Gibertini has an offset-angle of 21.3 degrees and I dont think other dishes than Gib. have the same angle.
And of course the mount has to be vertical at Thor but you know that.
I suggest you mail Gibertini support, I did once and they were fast and helpful, perhaps they have the mounting manual for the PM.
But there should be a few on the forum that has the same mount as it is the same on 150cm.
 
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#5
I guess maybe Lancelot has an idea or 2?
Saw that he has H-H on his dish.
 
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here are a few more photo's is the polar mount angle wrong.you can also see the dish angle is not right well i think it's wrong.
 

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#7
As you say, you need more declination by the look of it.
Just trying to see how though.


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i was thinking of lowering the mount angle and higher the angle of the dish to about 23 to make up for it.in other words take no notice of the angle reading on the mount and use my angle finder and do it to 52 by that .wot do u think lancelot will it work m8.
 
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#9
Only if you are sure the scale on the mount is wrong.
You need 52 deg in your loc, and nothing else will track the arc other than that.
Couldn't make out the numbers on the scale from the picture there, but your dish does look high for your location.


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Are we sure that it is the actual lattitude on the scale, or is it the elevation?
 
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i just throught it was the lat as it was on my stab if it's the elevation what should it be.the readout on the dish is way under 20 and should be 23 but when on 23 it points to the moon way to high.
 
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what you mean 90-52 so i set may polar mount to 38 if so cheers that looks very good to me.that way the dish will be about 23 ish bang on.would i be right with this setting or not.no tried and no good the is somethink wrong here need some help doing somethink wrong just can't see it.
 
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All I said was
Elevation = 90 - Latitude
I suppose that I should have said

Your Elevation = 90 - Your Latitude

Hope that this clears up the matter for you, best of luck with your setting up.

:-hny
 
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right i put the mount angle to lat 52 - lon 1.9 something = 40.when i set the dish the angle read out on the scale at the side of the dish is way below 20 to get a signal.it is doing my f%$&ing head in been at it all morning still come back to the same.should just put my old dish back up with stab motor.u guys have shocked me i thought you would of been a little bit more understanding the troubles sat systems can be..
 
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#16
I think that there are many people on the forum willing to help.
As you know the help can take some days to arrive.
Unfortunately I am not capable because I have never dealt with PM.
I am very interested in how you are doing because I am planning to get the same mount next year.
Best of luck!
 
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#17
calm down man, have a break. u know it makes sense
and remember
 
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steffo it is worth it in the end it is a nice bit of kit bit of a pig to fit but i think i may have broke it's back now at last.
 
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you get it working man and show us some piccy's
 
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