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BUD manual

Discussion in 'C-BAND Satellite Discussion' started by FaT Air, Jul 31, 2010.

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  1. FaT Air

    FaT Air Topic Starter HOA Free Zone

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    Submitted for a possible sticky to help all those just getting a BUD. on a polar mount :)
    Page 01 thru 03 also apply to an Az-El mounted BUD.
    PDF for ease of printing.
    Any errors or possible clarifications welcome, can edit.
    Page01 - Why the feed must be centered
    Page02 - Check for warp
    Page03 - Focal length and f/D
    Page04 - Declination chart
    Page05 - Assembling the Declination
    Page06 - Adjusting for Zenith
    Page07 - Finding Zenith Satellite
    Page08 - Adjusting Azimuth
    Page09 - Feed tweaking
    Page10- Terminology
     

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    CFreak SatelliteGuys Family

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    Fat Air, Thanks for putting this on the forum. What I have read so far seems informative. I look forward to reading it all.
     
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    PANHANDLER SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Great info Fat Air thank you , I downloaded all of them except for Page09 - Feed tweaking.
    It's not in your list . I read thru them and they are well put together and clear .
     
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    Thanks for the info!Its simple.easy reading and just what a beginner needs.
     
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    carlospr43 SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Thanks!!! just missing page 9, Pls download when you get a chance. Great job!!
     
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    Thanks FaT Air,
    I see you have been busy. This is the kind of info that a beginner needs.
    I will download it all and save it for future reference.

    A suggestion if I might.
    Something about how to adjust the feedhorn on a 10' or more BUD.
    Can't get to it from a ladder.
     
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    FaT Air Topic Starter HOA Free Zone

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    FOUND- Page 9

    Sorry for the delay, updated account, and had a slight snafu, so couldn't post, Thanks Don! Anyhow, This is everything I know, from installing BUDs during its heyday of analog subs, along with little trinkets learned by reading forum posts over the past years.
    Not every question is answered, i'm sure, but should get you pointed in the right direction in getting your BUD up and running.
    Happy feed hunting! :)
     

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    Your Welcome, I copied page 9 & put in your original post... :)
     
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    Thanks for your efforts and for sharing this!
     
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    Thank You!
     
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    Very useful. Thanks for sharing.

    Here are all the individual PDF files grouped together in one ZIP file for downloading convenience.
     

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    This is nice. Lots of info.:up:cool:
     
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    A very useful manual for my first BUD setup.
    :)
     
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    I'm assuming that to find the zenith sat, the azimuth (rotation of the mount on the pole) needs to be done with the actuator arm in such way that the dish is centered, as to put it at it's highest point, correct?
     
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