Satellite Realignment

dynamo985

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does anyone here know someone that will realign my 1.0m motorish dish in west sussex, all ideas/companies/quotes welcome, thanks
 

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#4
'Fraid I don't know ne1 up that way, but found these near you. Can't recommend any of them for that reason.

Guess you can speak to them and see if any give you a good feeling. A re-alignment is pretty straightforward unless you've had something come spectacularly adrift...

Norsat
33 East St
Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HH

RH12 1HH
h**p://www.norsat.co.uk/
0800 0961097 & 01403 269666

Apex Aerials
Westwood/New Rd
Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9AU

01403 732754

...and maybe they have moved...

Apex Aerials
4 Netherton Close
Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9BL

01403 731376

Fastsat Communications Ltd
College Rd
Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9EL

01403 733453
 

dynamo985

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ok thanks mate, i was wondering if anyone on this board knew anyone who would do it for me either from experience or they themselves would like to do it for me.
 

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#6
Afraid i don't know of any members near you, has the dish moved in the bad weather?
 

dynamo985

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yeah had it setup nicely too, dont wanna get up that ladder though and would like it done while my dad is away as a surprise to him when he gets back.
 

dynamo985

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ok seeing as my local ppl want £100 for a re-alignment, im gonna go DIY style, i need as much info as i can get. Any help guys?

LAT=51.1
LONG=0.21

btw just by playing around with it ive found, astra 1 and astra 2, aswell as hotbird, but no others. These sats are fine cos they got what i need but would be nice to have the full set again, any help would be very much appreciated.
cheers
 

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#9
Sounds most likely that your dish has just 'twisted' either on the motor tube itself, or the whole lot has twisted on the pole. See if you can see which it is by any marks left by the twisting motion.

OK, this is not the prescribed method, but it may sort you out.

For a start, leave the up/down (elevation) position, and work on the side to side (Azimuth).

Power everything up, and select 1W on the receiver. Make sure the dish drives OK. It should end up in alignment with the 1W marking on the motor body.

If required, the dish should be slackened and then twisted on the motor body until it's in the 'middle'. There should be a vertical mark on the motor tube, or some other way of aligning.

Lock that off, and then slacken the motor mount on the verticle pole slightly. Twist side to side until you get the best signal on 1W (tune the receiver into BBC world, or other FTA). That should be pretty much due south. Lock it off.

Quick and dirty, but if it's just 'twisted' then this may fix it. The dish could have moved in elevation, but that's more unlikely.

That'll be £99.99 please! ;)
 

dynamo985

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thanks mate i will try that first thing in the morning! :)

EDIT: incase i cant do it, u dont fancy coming up my way to do it for me do u? seeing as u r only in brighton, im only bout 15-20 miles north of u. Be some money in it for you.
 

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#11
Ahem - How high does this ladder have to be ?
 

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#12
LOL, let's hope you can do it.... I don't DO ladders!!!! ;)
 

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#13
lo, i hate them but i guess i gotta get up there and do it, the dish is just under the guttering of my house, so its about 20ft up O-no
 
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