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08-21-2008 01:43 PM #1
Trouble setting the dish elevation for a winegard 1m dish and dg380 motor setup
I'm new and I'm having trouble setting the dish elevation for a winegard 1m dish and dg380 motor setup. First, the elevation scale for the dish is located at the top of the winegard dish bracket - different than other dishes I have observed. According to the motor manual the dish angle should be (35 - declination angle) which is approximately 28 degrees (Cape Cod Massachusetts) Is this correct? If so, should I just attempt to set the dish elevation to 28 - the scale on the dish just appears awkward. Any help would be appreciated.
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08-21-2008 03:09 PM #2Pub Member / Supporter
The Motor is set to Your Latitude - 41.7 make sure you use the Latitude scale on the Motor
The elevation scale on Dishes are known to be Off a few degrees, start at 28, adjust to best signal, don't be surprised if the best signal is + / - a few degrees.10' Unimesh w/ C Band Ortho Feed, GBox 3000, and Motorized 90cm "Bob Jones" Dish for Ku, with Omicom S2, TBS5925, TeVii 470, AZBox Elite, SatHawk PVR800.
08-21-2008 08:05 PM #3
Sounds right as you got the dish elevation figured from your manual.
You can make a dish protractor to place across the face of the dish with a little plumb bob. It takes into account for mast motor dish variations. Set your dish face to your calculated dish elevation from
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Check your plumb and level five times it's that important.