Still Searching For Nilesat & Thor!

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These two birds are still hiding in sky from me!.....as i have mentioned before i'm tuned into Astra 1 & 2, Hispasat, Hot Bird & Sirius....your suggestions welcomed.......waverider
 

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What transponder are you using to search with on Thor?
 

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what should it be rolfw?......waverider
 

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#4
Try 11540 V (Slovakia) for 1West, 26000 and 3/4

Nilesat is a weaker bird

11747 V 27500 and 3/4 is about the strongest I can see here
 

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Ta...hopper what about Thor then....what do recomend for that bird?.....waverider
 

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#6
Intelsat 707 and Thor are co-located at 1W, find one and you find the other. :)

The only thing that puzzles me though, is that when you set the dish up,particularly in your location, it is normal to set your due south by locating 1W, what did you use for reference if it wasn't 1W?
 

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Well rolfw as a keen sailor i know me Lats and Longs... i did set the dish at Lat:51.5 North.... and Long:01 West...but because i am recieving the other birds i have mentioned it seems strange i can't recieve the other two!......waverider
 

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#8
Did you manage to locate 5W?

I would have thought that providing you have the right transponder frequency selected, then you should be able to find something at that location.

It is possible to see the extreme satellites without seeing the central one properly, could mean your arc is too low, possibly the pole not perfectly straight.
 

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'i'm tuned into Astra 1 & 2, Hispasat, Hot Bird & Sirius'

suggests the arc is correct

Are you sure there isnt something in the way at these trouble positions ? You may have to get the old sextant out .
 

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Channel Hopper said:
'i'm tuned into Astra 1 & 2, Hispasat, Hot Bird & Sirius' suggests the arc is correct
Well that's what I thought initially, but there is only on satellite close to the zero position. If the search is being made on a valid and receivable transponder, it should storm in from that location, I've always forund 1W to be a relatively easy find.
 

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I see both your valid points Hopper & Rolfw.....thing is if i am receiving Sirius, which has a booming signal strength of 90% then surely Thor (next door!) would have been relatively easy to recieve!..........on Sunday the man from Sky is comming round (F.O.C) :-) to check their system...... perhaps with crossing his palm with silver he might check out my installation!........waverider
 

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He may Waverider, but whether he will be any use for anything other than the minidish? The training and equipment for the average guy is pretty limiting.
 

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Good to know we are now thought of as 'more than average'
 

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LOL...corse you and rolfw are 'more than average!' hopper....otherwise i wouldnt be asking you both technical questions!.......anyway further to our last chat i found Thor!!!.......(At last)......i think my alignement must have been out a fraction of a degree......i found Thor with the motor option on the reciever set up........now one thing i gotta ask you both is what does 'USALS' mean?......i have an idea, but want you to confirm it!......thanks.......waverider
 

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Universal SAtellite Locaton System. :)
 

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Aaah! thanks rolfw.......sooooo..in the setup menu option of my receiver it has the following: Diseq a.b.c. etc, which would be for switching L.N.Bs.......Motor for motor settings.......and USALS which is factory set positions for birds!......would that correct rolfw?.......... waverider
 

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Yep, when you put the receiver in USALS mode, providing the motor is compatible and the dish is properly set up. You should be able to manually find say 1W and 30W, then the receiver will automatically know where the others are when you select them.
 

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Thanks rolfw.......i'me now practising on me infinity...lol...i feel at liberty to ask you a few questions with that soon...hehehe!.....o'h by the way i hope i didnt offend you an hopper with my thank you message in the general chat section!....i feel people today should show more grattitued where it is due........waverider
 

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Not offended at all Waverider, we always try and offer help, we enjoy the hobby and I for one benefitted from a lot of help when I started off from our very own 2old4this and Zansi, so just putting a little back into the kitty. :)
 

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Must be good to be in demand eh rolfw? let alone the time you all put in too!........but niether the last its been much appreciated.......waverider.........P.S got a couple of questions on the infinty!........so do i now start a thread in Cards & Programmers?
 
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