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Im a complete newbie at motorised systems, and have just brought myself a Echostar 2200 cli Viaccess system with 1 metre dish.
Which way round does the dish go? Its a Televes off set dish. (10-60)
Its slightly oval in shape and the lnb fits to 3 sides of the dish.
Is it the same way as a skydigital dish longways?.
Thanks Paul.
Also can any one tell me what my exact latitude is. Im in Kilkelly co mayo Ireland.Thanks Paul.
 

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Just looked at the Televes site and it would appear that the dish is perhaps an older model, the current 1 metre dishes have a single bottom mounted boom arm. These dishes tend to be taller than they are wide, unlike the Sky minidish.

To find your exact location go to http://www.heavens-above.com/countries.asp and to calculate the exact Elevation and Azimuth go to http://www.smw.se and download the free calculator.

Rolf
 
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Thanks Ralf. The dish is taller than wide, So does that mean the taller goes top to bottom
And thanks i have found my exact lontitude which is 53.54n and 8.49w
So what is my nearest referance satelite to line up with
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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 26-Apr-02 AT 10:04 PM (GMT)]Probably 5 West as that should give you due south as near as dammit Paul.

Rolf

PS. Yes vertical dimension will be the greatest on most offset dishes.
 
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Ok thanks again.
One more thing. Its states in the manual dish elevation given by manufacturer (eg 37) What is the elevation of my dish or is it the calulation i make with smwlink3?
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[updated:LAST EDITED ON 26-Apr-02 AT 11:32 PM (GMT)]Without seing the whole paragraph to put it into context Paul, it is difficult to say, but I would make a guess at yes.

Rolf

PS. Have a look at this thread, there is a useful description in it for motorised installation http://www.satellites.co.uk/scripts/webforum/DCForumID3/120.html