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Oct 17th, 2005, 8:59pm
 
I didnt really know where to put this, so I thought here would be the best place as more people would see it.
 
As you may be aware I have just set my first satellite setup up, but unfortunatly the dish has been a bit harder than expected.
 
So what I am asking is,,, are there any members here in the Merseyside area who have the equipment to set up a motorised dish correctly, or know anybody who has ??
 
I have rang Merseysat, but they want 65 + VAT to align the dish ?? There is no need for any hard work as the dish is actually mounted and I am getting 13 and 19 degrees East, so just needs lining up properly.
 
I dont mind paying out some cash,,, but 65 + VAT is ridiculous.  Shocked  Shocked
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Reply #1 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:06pm
 
Hi Mark,
 
It is usually best to see if you can line the dish up with 1west first, and the rest usually come easy.
 
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Reply #2 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:22pm
 
We did try that m8, but the arc must be wrong as I couldnt get any of the other sats.
 
I just thought that if someone had the test meters it would save me and Ianskill possibly weeks of work,,, lol.
 
PS, No dis-respect to Ianskill as he has helped me loads and even got x2 sats working for me.  Grin  Grin
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Reply #3 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:29pm
 
M8, I wished I was closer to you I dont have the meters anyways but it took me 3 days to get my arc right, but you must have the pole the dish is mounted on perfect vertical or you will never get the arc right. Best of luck to you both.
 
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Reply #4 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:43pm
 
Hi Mark as capper2824 has said it looks like your pole isn`t vertical m8,you will never get it lined up if your pole isn`t vertical.
You must be about right with the angle of your dish if you can pick up the sats you say,get a spirit level on the pole m8 & get it plumb & you should be ok.
 
 
 
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Ps try 2 get it sorted using thor & all other sats should fall in
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Reply #5 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:52pm
 
Thanx for the help guys. I will check tomorrow and see how plumb the pole is.
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Reply #6 - Oct 17th, 2005, 9:58pm
 
Hiya m8
 
You must make sure the mount/pole is absolutely vertical, or there's no point looking for anything!
 
Than use the satfinder (http://www.steves-homepage.co.uk/satfinder.htm) to get the correct elevation angles for your dish.
 
Once you've get it set up, all the sats should come in fine Smiley
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Reply #7 - Oct 17th, 2005, 10:13pm
 
mark is there a lidl's near you ??? ???
 
i bought a sat-finder kit from there 2 weeks ago.
 
it may be worth having a look to see if they still have them
 
approx 4.
 
all the best
 
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Reply #8 - Oct 17th, 2005, 10:18pm
 
Yes m8, there is. I am near there tomorrow as it goes so I will check and see.
 
Thanx Arthur and everybody else for the help.  Grin  Grin
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Reply #9 - Oct 17th, 2005, 10:22pm
 
mark they had loads where i had mine from.
 
i am going on holiday tomorrow morning
 
but i could try to send mine to you,
 
it would not get there for a couple of days though ???
 
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Reply #10 - Oct 17th, 2005, 10:31pm
 
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you have pm m8
 
need to know asap 8)
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Reply #11 - Oct 17th, 2005, 11:15pm
 
Hi Arthur, PM returned m8.
 
Yet again a great thanx to those who have responded to my plight,,, lol, it is much appreciated.  Grin  Grin
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Reply #12 - Oct 18th, 2005, 9:25am
 
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in the post m8 Grin Grin
 
all the best.
 
i expect it to be all set up when i get back from turkey.lol Grin Grin
 
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Reply #13 - Oct 18th, 2005, 3:16pm
 
on the bottom of your motor it is marked in dg what dg is your motor set at
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Reply #14 - Oct 18th, 2005, 3:27pm
 
i think the last adjustment was set at 47 degrees m8
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