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neilcoates72

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My Satellite Setup
freesat
motorised
with 65cm dish
My Location
staffs
hi guys i have setup my system or so i think anyway. i have used a 65cm dish and a motor linked upto my freesat box from aldi. i have set the motor to south and the latitude to 52. i ahve got a signal and quality from a sattelite . i have looked at my neighbours dish and i cant seem to get astra 2 . but if i rotes the dish to the west i get another sat. what the hell am i doing wrong. it is frying my sweed as i wanted to try and get some footy on tonight
 
satelliteman

satelliteman

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East Midlands, UK & Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Welcome to the forum,

Possibly the dish is not tracking the arc. Did you follow the set up guides in this section?
In addition, a 65cm dish is too small for motorising.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
It is very difficult to align a dish according to where you perceive a neighbour's dish to be pointing!

As the Satellite positions are often only 3 degrees apart, you really do need to be precise.

The good news is you say you have some indications of a signal: So find out where that signal is coming from by doing a scan ..............

Chance are ('cos it's always the case!) that you might have found Atlantic Bird 3 or Sirius rather than Thor when you pointed "South."

But scan, then list a few of the Channels you get.

Are you using USALS?
 
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neilcoates72

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My Satellite Setup
freesat
motorised
with 65cm dish
My Location
staffs
usals . i keep trying to find out what this is . i have it on my sat box but when it comes to inputting the the data iam lost
 
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