satelite meter

den123

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#1
whats the best sat meter i should look for setting motorised dish up thanks:confused
 

wod

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#2
depends i bought a digisat pro meter for 40quid and it was excellent, those beeper things are crap
 

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#3
As wod says - depends on your budget.

I set mine up using one of the 'beeper' things.

Cost a fiver and worked OK for me.
 

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#4
If you're not doing it professionally then why not splash out 6 quid and get an analogue meter.
 

den123

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#5
think i will do that or if anyone lives in exeter they can give me a hand small fee thanks
 

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#6
Something like ebay # 280079778345 should do the job.
 

den123

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#7
IS THAT METER OK BECAUSE I HAVE NOT GOT A BLOODY CLUE HA HA HELP i am looking for a digisat pro cheap they look good and would be easy for me to set the dish up I THINK
 
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#8
I use a beeper here in South Africa as anything else was prohibitively expensive,
and it works fine.
 

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#9
Exeter is at about 3.5 degrees West, so with your dish at the 0 degree position set your reciever to recieve France 2 on 11590V 20000 2/3 (this is on Atlantic Bird at 5 West). Align the dish , peaking it up with the analogue meter. Give the dish a nudge a couple of degrees to the left (on the mounting). You may need to increase the elevation a touch so that 5W is still on the arc. With a bit of luck you should be able to send the dish around to 28.2 East and 30 West to tweak your alignment.
 

Rob

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#10
Low Profile said:
Something like ebay # 280079778345 should do the job.
What I like about this item on E-Bay is that for "Place Bid" it starts at £0-81, and for "Buy It Now" you can get it for £0-99.:-rofl2

It's the same one that I use and it does me alright, though I must admit I would prefer something more accurate when doing the finally positioning.
 

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#11
The main things to get right for a good installation are that the mounting pole is perfectly vertical, the dish is pointing in the right direction, and that the inclination/declination angles are set correctly.
 

den123

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#12
thanks guys waiting for the dish to be deliverd then here i go ha ha
 
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#13
Hi,
If you can afford it the Horizon HDSM is an serious bit of kit. I have two with special hex files for BBC1, 2, ITV, 4 & 5 and it just pee's over those crapy buzzer things. They are easy to use and you can download from their site almost any sat/transponder or they will write you a prog. They are also go for vsat stuff which i do loads.
 
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