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:-bigsanta trying to instal a diseq motor I live in the midlands been searching for 1west but no luck. my longtitude on the motor is 52.5 but been moving the dish together with motor to get the signal of the thor 1w to find the true south is a nightmare I've got the signal meter still finding it hard to tune in on bbc world .
how far in inches or metric is it away from HB?
thanks
 
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You may be scanning too low with the dish, if you have found Hotbird, then Thor is only 14 degrees further to the west and a few degrees higher.
 
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14 degrees to the right when you look at the dish? but how far is 14 degrees ? sorry for being so simple about this its just frustrating got the feeling am miles away of the target?
 
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vrlika said:
14 degrees to the right when you look at the dish?
Left when looking AT the dish.
 
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#5
From behind the dish it is to the right. :)

Get a piece of paper and fold a corner in half, that is 45 degrees, then fold the two sides in to overlap and that will give you 15 degrees.
 
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if you are looking at the dish from the front then you need to move the dish to the left. But better, imagine you are looking at the sky towards the satellites. The 1 west is at the south. 13 east is on its left, and 30 west on its right. Now if you managed to get 13 east you need to move the dish a few mm of the diameter of the pole. Have a look at a simple degree ruler as one uses at school, and see how 14 degrees are. If you can, you might even place it on top of the pole to give you a good direction. And be patient, move in small steps.
 
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#7
hi vrlika, when I was putting my dish up finding Thor was dead easy.
My bungalow runs east to west so to find Thor (nearly dead south) the dish must be pointing straight ahead.
Then just adjust the hight and keep your eye on the sat meter.
May be I was lucky but I found it in about five minutes.

Sorry pictures not really clear enough but dish is pointing at Thor.
Getting a new toy for christmas, a digital camera. Think you will be getting some pictures shortly afterwards.:-thumbup
 

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I am confused now .before I had 4lnbs on a diseq switch. so looking at the dish I had from left to right 28e-19e-16e-13e.
so if I understud u guys right the 1west is going to be to the left from 28e when I'am looking AT the dish ?
Am I right or wrong? sorry again guys just trying to get my bearings right:-Cbigsmil
 
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The LNBs are always reversed, so the most easterly LNB will look towards the west and vice versa.

So if you are stood looking at the dish from behind the LNB you are facing North and if you are facing North, then West is always to your left.
 
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ok thanks all for you help I will have a go tomorrow.will be in touch again if I get stuck. so I need to move the dish to the left when looking at it away from HB.
 
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#11
stand under the dish and look where the arm is pointing, now imagine you are the little hand of a clock pointing at 12 oclock, imagine where the little hand would be pointing if it was 12.30 (in between 12 and 1 ) that is where your aiming
 
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i live in the midlands too and i have my dish at 22.5 ish if you can find 13 east its just as if 13e was 12 oclock then 1west would be 1ish to your right but don,t forget to tilt your dish up a touch you must tilt it up m8.
 
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