Problem with motor H/V.

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Homecast em-150cr
Thomson skydigibox 2.78a
60cm+LNC54U 0.3 lnb
Strong DM2100 motor
My Location
Czech Republic
#1
I'm having a small problem with my motor. When I change channels from one satellite to another the motor only moves if I pick a channel on a transponder with horizontal polarization first.
 
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My Satellite Setup
TM 1500 CI+ with Diablo 2.3, DM500, TM motor, 1db LNB on 80cm dish. 55E to 15W then trees
My Location
Sunny Scotland
#2
This sounds familiar!

My problem (see link below) started in the same way (only responding to Horizontal TP's when changing sat and eventually not at all) and is as yet unresolved - I think that it lies with the receiver as changing LNB and re-setting the motor had no effect. At the week-end I tried taking the receiver to the dish with a fly-lead to make certain that it wasn't a cable problem but still the same.

http://www.satellites.co.uk/php-bin/forum/showthread.php?t=57653
Any new ideas welcome!

First step - try unplugging the receiver from the mains overnight - that worked for a while!

Good luck . . . .

JK
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
#3
If the motor will only operate on the horizontal voltage, it indicates that there is either voltage loss in the cable/connections, the motor is struggling in some way, or the receiver could be faulty.
 

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triax 1.1 tm 1500ci+ dm patch. Moteck 2100. Intel 4300 based pc . LG7500. 32" lcd
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Wales. UK.
#4
You could check the voltage.
 
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My Satellite Setup
Homecast em-150cr
Thomson skydigibox 2.78a
60cm+LNC54U 0.3 lnb
Strong DM2100 motor
My Location
Czech Republic
#5
Thanks for the advice, the sat cable is 14m long so that's probably the problem.
 

rolfw

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
#6
Fourteen metres should not be a problem, the voltage drop over that distance is marginal.
 
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