Arc issue

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by Kraven, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Kraven

    Kraven Thread Starter SatGuys Resident Bozo Pub Member / Supporter

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    Somewhat of a mute point since my receiver might be toast... but using Usuals yesterday morning I did a full scan.
    30w to 61w = Nothing, 72w to 111w scanned in, and nothing from 113w onwards. Could this be an allignment issue?

    Am curious as to why both ends of the arc dont come in.

    Cheers, K
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  2. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Well after seeing your other post, your motor may be the issue....but if your receiver or other problem in-line was starting to fail, your motor was probably not being driven correctly.
  3. Lak7

    Lak7 SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    It could be an alignment issue.
    You could try changing your Longitude Location +/- 0.1 or 0.2.
    Pick an single Sat and scan, no need to scan entire Arc.
  4. AcWxRadar

    AcWxRadar SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Kraven,

    I read and responded to your other post about the S10 not booting up properly, first. In light of that, I don't think I would spend too much time on this issue until you resolve that issue.
    Like you stated, it might be a moot point at this time. However, since you have this thread open already we could discuss some points on the subject just for future information.

    First of all, remember that there aren't very many signals between 30 and 61 to be had.
    There is Hispasat at 30.0°W, Telstar 11N at 37.5°W and Amazonas 2 at 61.0°W, but that is about it for most viewers in N.A.
    Most of the other satellites in this region require a Universal LNBF to pick up the signals from the low band side of the Ku spectrum.

    From 111°W on to the west, there are currently just a few satellites, also.
    You might get lucky and pull in 113.0°W or 116.8°W depending upon your location, but I wouldn't expect these two sats from Vermont, I barely receive them here in Nebraska when trying hard.
    Galaxy 23 @ 121.0°W, Galaxy 18 @ 123.0°W and AMC 21 @ 125.1°W are the best possibles west of 111W.
    I would think that you should be able to pull in AMC 21, but the others are going to be elusive and offer few channels.

    From your location, to judge your H-H motor tracking of the satellite arc, I would concentrate on:
    30.0°W and or 37.5°W for your eastern most satellite and 123.0° and or 125.0°W for your western most satellite.
    61.0°W for an eastern mid range and 97.0°W for a western mid range.
    72.0°W and 83.0° for your center most satellites. 72.0°W is probably your best due south satellite anyway.

    Hence: 30W/37.5W, 61W, 72W, 83W, 97W, 123W/125W. If you can manage to track the arc to all six (or eight) of these satellites, you will have it made. It cannot get much finer.

    HTH

    RADAR
  5. Kraven

    Kraven Thread Starter SatGuys Resident Bozo Pub Member / Supporter

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    @ AcW: Outside of the 72w-111w range, my only interests were 30w, 123w and 125w.

    Cheers, K

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