What sat do I use to setup my motor?

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weldermk

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My Satellite Setup
Phoenix Apollo receiver, 90cm dish,
single lnb
My Location
Iceland
Hi,
I live in Iceland LAT 65.0 LON-14.2 have a CM 1.2m polar mount dish. I need to know what my best sat is to setup my motor, is it thor??
Mark
 
Robbo

Robbo

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My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
You need to read one of the motorised dish setup guides.;)


But, 15W should do it, it's your closest and looks like 12608H will be receivable on your size dish. If you turn the polar mount angle to just less than 1 degree west of 0 before alignment, your azimuth should be about right.
 
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kerrywez

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7025, Dreambox 500s, Technomate 6900 Super, Foxsat HD Freesat, 90Cm and 1.2 CM
My Location
Co. Kerry, Ireland
Hi mate the satellite you need is 15W, as robbo says. As a rule you set you dish up on the satellite nearest to your location and Telstar 12 at 15.0°W is the one for you. You are 14 W so as robbo says set your motor shaft to just about 1 W of zero that will allow for the difference to your location 14 W and that of Telstar 12 at 15.0°W. I have not looked myself but knowing robbo very well I aam quite sure the frequency he has given you will be right.

Regards Wez
 
Robbo

Robbo

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TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
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Gravesend,Kent,UK
I hope so Wez:), I sent my dish there and also checked the footprint on lyngsat, BBC Persian was showing.
 
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weldermk

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My Satellite Setup
Phoenix Apollo receiver, 90cm dish,
single lnb
My Location
Iceland
Hi, Right at the moment I have 100% signal on 28.2. am I correct in thinking that I cant just turn the Actuator by hand untill in pic up 15w? as the elevation will be wrong?. If this is true, then i turn the dish and adjust the elevation to pick up 15w, then where should the dish be on Actuator? middle? of just square to the bracket?
Also if I set up for 15w then will I be able to move the Actuator by hand to every single sat im my range??
Mark
Have polar mount 1.2 CM dish with Actuator
 
Robbo

Robbo

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My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
The polar mount should be very near to the centre when aligned to 15W, that is the point of starting there, as above for 15W in your location the polar mount needs to be set at approx 0.8 degrees west of zero.
as long as the polar mount inclination is correct, and you have set the dish declination, by finding 15W as above, tuning the dish through the arc, will enable tou to pick up the sats on it.
 
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