Satellite Finder on Motorised

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1.2m Bent Steel Dish
Golden Interstar .3 LNB
STAB HH Motor
Force 1122s
My Location
Lancashire
#1
I've bought an SLX Satellite Finder (sight unseen), and want to use it to setup a Diseqc motorised system, but the packaging says it is not for use on motorised.

I have a cable from the receiver to the motor, and then a cable from the motor to the LNB on my setup.

I can understand that you wouldn't want to put it between the motor and the receiver because it probably can't handle the drive current, but would it it OK to put it between the motor and the LNB? I don't want to wreck anything.

Thanks

Adam
 

SeanCorky

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1500CI+
ISS 1M Offset Dish
Moteck SG2100A Motor
My Location
Merseyside
#2
I used the same finder on my setup, i put it in place of the motor

Reciever > Sat Finder > LNB
 
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My Satellite Setup
1.2m Bent Steel Dish
Golden Interstar .3 LNB
STAB HH Motor
Force 1122s
My Location
Lancashire
#3
Thanks Sean

I want to be able to move the motor and tweak the positions for each satellite, so I want to leave the connection to the motor in place if possible - did you ever try this?

Also, did you find it more sensitive than the builtin signal meter on the receiver?

Adam
 

gameboy

Ding Dang Doo
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DreamBox 7000s - Nokia Freeview - Several GameBoys - DS Lite - ZX81 - SNES - N64 - Saturn - Dreamcast - PlayStation - PS2 - Gamecube - PSP - iPod - iPhone - XBox - PS3 - Wii - iPad - No Life!
My Location
Scotland
#4
I have used the Lidl meter connected between the LNB and the motor and it worked fine.

It has a tone function - I could leave it outside and move the dish from inside and hear when it found a position.

You can still pick them up on eBay for under a tenner.
 
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My Satellite Setup
1.2m Bent Steel Dish
Golden Interstar .3 LNB
STAB HH Motor
Force 1122s
My Location
Lancashire
#5
Thanks - I'll try that
 
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