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LordAlex

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PBS was right. CHanged my strategy.
 
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You can use 119º w but you would have to use a DBS LNB and set the L.O. to 11250 (NASA is FTA here Dishnetwork using the FTA receiver)

Using USALS any satellite can be used to set up a motor, best to work out your True South satellite first (Same as your Longitude)

PrimeStar satellite?
 
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WOW! that was fast! I can't see anything true south. True, I looked at the 3500 antenna setup and thought I might just use USALS from the start and not get one in by stationary but the sites you refer to about motors suggest doing so. I just wanted to make sure that the first one I do has somesuitable signals since I am hazy on what sats have signals an FTA receiver will lock onto.
 
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So how far east can you see, I am not familiar with the Primestar satellite.

I am familiar with this dish and its not going to be easy to motorize (Dish size, internal switches, double LNB), it may be an idea to keep DTV and FTA separate.
 
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the closest I can get to true south is 192.6 ( 85W) A finder I used said its KU Primestar

Right, that dish has the 5 into 4 switch inside seems to me that saves some time. I do suspect that that dish will require quite a bit of nudging since its a multi designed to stay put but if it can pull in 5 in one spot no reason it cant work. I just want the first one I try to have some good TP's
 
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Thanks a bunch! That looks like one of my good spots!

Do you think I should bother trying to get it in without the motor first or just use USALS from the start?
 
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I've just seen one of these for the first time up close and personal today. What a complex dish! They're introducing them into the New Orleans market...
 
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yes, and I had never gotten a good look at that mount...sheeeesh!! I went with the winegard/gs2100/qph-031 for fta and jus put a newer 3 lnb direct tv dish on the roof. I would have been messing with that monster forever!
 
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LordAlex said:
yes, and I had never gotten a good look at that mount...sheeeesh!! I went with the winegard/gs2100/qph-031 for fta and jus put a newer 3 lnb direct tv dish on the roof. I would have been messing with that monster forever!

Indeed! :up
 
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Whats your latitude?

(Its a good idea to keep all your posts about the install together :) )
 
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Ohhh..you moved the ms haha thought I was seeing things...my lat is 30.3


Want to double check the technique before I start pointing tomorrow, YAY!

For the sg2100 at my location it is 30 - 5 = 25 degrees

The true south arc elevation is 55 degrees

so do i set the motor at 25 and the dish at 30 adding to 55 ?

:hatsoff:
 
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Motor Elevation = 60º (One side of the motor may be marked LAT. )

Dish Elevation (When on motor) = 25º
 
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Sure is...haha I really did look at the table in the manual but convinced myself it couldn't be that straight forward :up
 
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Is IA5 the same as T-5 in the 3500 satellite list? It is at 97w. Can sumone pop on that sat and give me a live TP. Thanks.
 
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Why does my 3500sd say IA5 is 93w when lyngsat says IA5 is 97w ?
 
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Who knows but you are right its at 97ºw

IA-6 is at 93ºw (My TRUE south :) )
 
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