Which Satellite Should I Setup At?

stevienire

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My Satellite Setup
Technomate 1000D + Moteck SG2100a + 85CM Dish
My Location
Northern Ireland
#1
Tomorrow i'm setting up a motorised dish for a friend. I set my dish up at 5w as I am in the west of Ireland but the problem is it tracks from about 45w right around to astra 2 then drifts of, so I obviously haven't it set up at the right sat to begin with.

He lives slap bang right in the middle of Northern Ireland. Any ideas?
 

BGonaSTICK

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My Satellite Setup
Dreambox 7000, Skystar2
My Location
Brighton
#2
5W sounds reasonable. Good signal there too. Reality is probably nearer 7W.

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/_/viewer.aspx?path=d/d4/&name=NImap-CIA.jpg

Your own dish tracking problems could be due to any number of small or indeed compounded angular or pole mount discrepancies. Go back and check everything with a fine tooth comb and you should get the whole sky. Try and get hold of a digital inclinometer if you want to get it spot on.

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