true south and usals

kitoog

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dreambox 7000s w/160 Gb hdd
superjack dg120 diseqc motor
lidl 80cm dish and lnb
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#1
i am going to be setting up a mates kaon 570 reciever and moteck motor next week.i am new to this usals thing.i have a dreambox with superjack dg120(no gotoxx) set up fine manually with 27 sats.i used 8w as my true south here in ireland,but after setting motor and dish angles,what way should i have the motor facing before running usals.when i enter my lat,long in the reciever will it move motor to satellite of my choice or does it go to my true south (5w here but my 80cm dish is way too small).
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#2
What you can always do is enter your coordinates in the receiver and zero the motor, once done, send the motor to 8W satellite position and then align your dish.
 

kitoog

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dreambox 7000s w/160 Gb hdd
superjack dg120 diseqc motor
lidl 80cm dish and lnb
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ireland
#3
cheers rolfw ,so if i set motor to hotbird(should be easier to find) ,align dish for that .then select 8w and motor should go to approx 8w.i can then fine tune dish/motor for 8w.
 

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
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Berkshire
#4
No, not recommended, it never works as well if the satellite you align to is too far off due South, just go for 8W to start off with.
 

kitoog

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dreambox 7000s w/160 Gb hdd
superjack dg120 diseqc motor
lidl 80cm dish and lnb
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ireland
#5
just going to use 13 east as reference so i can locate approx position of 8w.i should then be able to send motor 8 w, and align properly.i just want to get the direction of 8w ,making setting up the dish properly as quick as possible.cheers for your quick replies.
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