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Old 11-07-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default I need some alignment help..

I have a FTA small KU band dish. I had to move it and things got all messed up. I need to know what to set everything back to in order to hopefully find my satellite arc again.

The location I live in:
Latitude 39.2941403
Longitude -81.5444962

I have it set up on a level pole off my deck. attached to the pole is part where you can set your elevation or latitude. To that I have a DiSEqC H-H Motor attached.

What I am needing to know is. What should the first settings be on for my area of the attachment that is connected to the pole. And what should my settings be set for on the H-H dish mover. I know that the two of these are not set and the same elevation numbers etc.

I would appreciate it if someone would do the math for me and tell me what they are suppose to be set at... I am really wanting to get my FTA back up and running before it gets too cold outside to mess with it.

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Old 11-07-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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Try dishpointer.com then input your location and LNB set up. Make sure all equipment is level and grounded.
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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Default I will give that a try.

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Old 11-07-2015, 12:22 PM   #4
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Did you move the dish to the same Home.. or a new home elsewhere?


if you just moved it to a new location at the original home.. the settings should be the same.. with the fact you have to move the dish left or right 1/4"
at a time.. to hit the satellite..


If you moved to a different home and are putting up the dish..
then Dishpointer as suggested is the tool to use..


Remember. all bolts need to be snug.. do not want sloppy play on your dish..
1/4" is a huge distance.. 22,000 miles up in space..


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If a different location /house a red laser pointer is great go around the edge of the dish to see if there is a obstruction of the dish (I would use wisely if your not sure of neighbors as they may think the cops are coming)
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Use a level and make sure the mast is completely vertical, and be sure you're in the right arc, move the dish slightly from one side to the other. Moving the dish with the motor - assuming you have a signal meter inline and can move the motor from the motor - make sure you can get more than one (preferably 3) sats on the arc you are on by moving the dish from one side to another. If you only get one sat, your arc isn't right. Dropping a dish on a motor correctly is an art
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Use a level and make sure the mast is completely vertical, and be sure you're in the right arc, move the dish slightly from one side to the other. Moving the dish with the motor - assuming you have a signal meter inline and can move the motor from the motor - make sure you can get more than one (preferably 3) sats on the arc you are on by moving the dish from one side to another. If you only get one sat, your arc isn't right. Dropping a dish on a motor correctly is an art
Not really, no need to "Dropping a dish on a motor correctly ".
Easy peasy. Before install find and draw a line from the hole in the lnb mounting arm to the hole at the top of the dish. Most larger dishes have this hole. Attach a string to the two holes and draw it tight. Mount the motor and ensure it is set to 0 degrees. Mount the dish and set the elevation correct to your location. (see chart which came with motor). Find solar noon for your location and at that time on a sunny day turn the dish until the line created by the string is exactly in line with line you drew. Lock the system down. Ensure all bolts are tight. Install lnb, cable up and with your receiver you may use usal's for movement to you sats. I have been using this method for 30+ years. It works.
ps: I don't use usals, I find sats manually by seeking active TP's.
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Not really, no need to "Dropping a dish on a motor correctly ".
Easy peasy. Before install find and draw a line from the hole in the lnb mounting arm to the hole at the top of the dish. Most larger dishes have this hole. Attach a string to the two holes and draw it tight. Mount the motor and ensure it is set to 0 degrees. Mount the dish and set the elevation correct to your location. (see chart which came with motor). Find solar noon for your location and at that time on a sunny day turn the dish until the line created by the string is exactly in line with line you drew. Lock the system down. Ensure all bolts are tight. Install lnb, cable up and with your receiver you may use usal's for movement to you sats. I have been using this method for 30+ years. It works.
ps: I don't use usals, I find sats manually by seeking active TP's.
You do realize this post is 6 years old.
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You do realize this post is 6 years old.
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