This is a discussion on How to set up a motorised dish the easy way within the Satellite Installation forums, part of the Satellite category; Step 1. You will need to know your latitude and longitude before ...
Step 1. You will need to know your latitude and longitude before you start. A great place to fine this
information is Multimap (Bing Maps - Driving Directions, Traffic and Road Conditions) simply enter your post code, and the coordinates
and displayed below the map. For example if we enter NG12 3PB our coordinates will be:
You need to round up or down the coordinates to the nearest whole number. For example:
Step 2. Install the DisEqc motor and dish as instructed in the manual that came with your motor.
Make sure your mounting pole is perfectly vertical. Once you have done this and connected the motor to your satellite receiver, you need to enter the USALS menu. This will be explained in the receivers manual. Simply enter the the coordinates into the menu. Then select the THOR satellite at 1°West. The motor should move from it's default 0° to 1°West. Select a reliable channel such as BBC World.
Step 3. We presume that you are using a standard in-line meter in between your LNB and the DisEqc motor. Using the meter carefully align the dish to the Thor satellite. You should start to receive BBC World. Fine tune the dish to peak the signal as high as possible. Return to the receiver and select another satellite such as Astra 28.2 East (SKY). Check the Alignment everything should be spot on. If not return to Thor and check the alignment again.
If you followed the instructions properly, you should be able to view a large number of satellites across the arc.
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Last edited by CAIRNSY; 12-03-2012 at 09:45 PM.
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