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    Tilt for offset dish on polar mount

    For mounting an offset dish on to a polar mount, can the tilt adjustment be ignored? Also,i assume that it is of paramount importance that ones latitude is correct to track the Clarke belt spot on.
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    How do you measure a Ku motor to see if it's level?

    Motor level See my post of yesterday on this forum regarding U bolts.
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    How do you measure a Ku motor to see if it's level?

    Motor level I am of the opinion that the motor will be level if one use ones latitude incorporated into a formula allowing for the angle of the motor arm bend,being 30,40 or whatever.The resulting answer will give you what the arm angle will be (with the motor at 0)which is then set by way of a...
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    How do you measure a Ku motor to see if it's level?

    Motor level Mate that is a sound explanation. In my post of yesterday i enquired about the formula to calculate the arm angle of a sat motor (at 0) at any given latitude.Surely that is the most practical route by placing a digital inclinometer against the motor arm at 0.Once you set your arm...
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    Formula for calculating angle of satellite motor arm

    Can any one give me the formula to calculate the angle of a sat motor arm(set at 0) at any given latitude.The markings on the sat motor is not that accurate and it is more accurate to use a digital inclinomitor when placed against the sat arm.
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    Tracker 2 Satellite Locater

    I have mislaid my manual and enquire if someone has one lying around.I am unable to store satellite locations into the positioner and any help would be appreciated.
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    Upside Down or Inverted Dish Installation.

    Anole i have noted and respect your reply.As i have done all the changes as outlined in my previous post and having gone so far, i at least would like the satisfaction of tracking some of the satellites with an inverted dish.Could you or someone else please advise me on the mathematics.Thanks.
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    Upside Down or Inverted Dish Installation.

    I have a sat motor tracking the Clark belt with the Apex satellite being at 49 degrees at true north in Africa.To enable me to view a satellite which is low on the horizon i will have to turn the dish upside down.For the dish to move freely by way of elevation i had to turn the sat motor up side...
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    New project-Primestar to polar mount

    Offset dish on polar mount Face dish true south,skew on zero.Set Lat and declination angles for your area.Ascertain elevation angle of notional satellite in the dish position and adjust dish to this angle , by measure from bottom of dish to top of lnbf.Use a thin wooden rod with inclometer...
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    Fortec Star Classic NA

    Fortec Star LNB setting?
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    Geosat pro 1.2m dish u-bolts

    Dish U Bolts In Africa we use U bolts which are used for motor vehicle exhaust systems.
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    Installing offset dish with 22 deg angle onto a polar mount

    Polar Mount A polar mount is designed to allow all visible geostationary satellites to be accessed by swinging the antenna around one axis(the main axis).This allows one positioner or actuator only to be used to remotely point the antenna at any satellite.(by courtesy Satsig)
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    Installing offset dish with 22 deg angle onto a polar mount

    Offset dish on Polar Mount The polar mount is self made ,copied from my C band polar mount.I am using a linear actuator.
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    Installing offset dish with 22 deg angle onto a polar mount

    Anyone out there who has done such an installation?The dish is 90 CM and the polar mount will be moved with an actuator.
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    Receiving KU East and West satellites on a moving dish

    East/West sats on 90cm offset dish/Polar mount I am revisiting this thread. There must be someone out there who has done something similar.I have copied the polar mount from my C band polar mount and mounted the dish on to that.My problem is that being in the Southern hemisphere i do not...
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    Receiving KU East and West satellites on a moving dish

    East/West Ku sats Iceberg i have read your reply with interest.What is a ghetto motor and kindly outline what "set elevation to declination (23)" means. I have mounted my 90CM offset dish onto a polar mount and enquire how i account for my measurements as the dish has an offset angle of 22...
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    Receiving KU East and West satellites on a moving dish

    East/West KU Sats Many thanks to all the contributors for the information provided.
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    Receiving KU East and West satellites on a moving dish

    What do i require to account for the different skew on West and East KU satellites?
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    Operation Manuals

    I require the opration manuals for the following satellite positioners. Houston Tracker Systems -Tracker 11 SC and Echostar AP700. Can someone assist?
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    Home made Polar mount for KU 1.2M dish

    Looking for information to build my own polar mount for Ku reception on a 1.2M dish.Also want to use actuator to move the dish.
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