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den123

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

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

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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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DM800HD, DM7000 80GB HD with Asus WL330 wifi + 2GB usb drive, Skystar2.3, 2.2m Kinhuge Dish with Inverto LNB and Invacom ADF-120 feedhorn. Pace 1.3.25 and 80cm for Sky.
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If you're not doing it professionally then why not splash out 6 quid and get an analogue meter.
 
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den123

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think i will do that or if anyone lives in exeter they can give me a hand small fee thanks
 
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DM800HD, DM7000 80GB HD with Asus WL330 wifi + 2GB usb drive, Skystar2.3, 2.2m Kinhuge Dish with Inverto LNB and Invacom ADF-120 feedhorn. Pace 1.3.25 and 80cm for Sky.
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Lot, Dordogne, Correze border.
Something like ebay # 280079778345 should do the job.
 
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den123

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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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red_dragon_za

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Delsat DSR5500, Radix DT100, Dreambox 500 & Multichoice Receivers plus Compro sat card
Dishes 1M, 80cm & 50cm. USB Stick for DTT (But no transmissions in Cape Town yet!!!)
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South Africa
I use a beeper here in South Africa as anything else was prohibitively expensive,
and it works fine.
 
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DM800HD, DM7000 80GB HD with Asus WL330 wifi + 2GB usb drive, Skystar2.3, 2.2m Kinhuge Dish with Inverto LNB and Invacom ADF-120 feedhorn. Pace 1.3.25 and 80cm for Sky.
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Lot, Dordogne, Correze border.
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.
 
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Rob

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Technomate TMS-1500 CI+ "patched" receiver, 90cm p/f 36v motorised dish, Inverto C120 0.3db LNB, Moteck V-Box 2, Packard Bell 6052 XP Home computer, Toshiba A60 laptop, and lots of Russian Vodka !
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Essex
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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DM800HD, DM7000 80GB HD with Asus WL330 wifi + 2GB usb drive, Skystar2.3, 2.2m Kinhuge Dish with Inverto LNB and Invacom ADF-120 feedhorn. Pace 1.3.25 and 80cm for Sky.
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Lot, Dordogne, Correze border.
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.
 
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den123

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thanks guys waiting for the dish to be deliverd then here i go ha ha
 
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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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