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I know that lots of people have commented on the elevation scale on some dish's being off by quite a bit. Has anyone noticed this problem on the motor bracket's latitude scale? I might have a declination problem on a new setup I'm working on. The signals get worse the farther I get from true south (plus or minus). The pole is solid and plumb.
 
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Yes, they can be off. You can try Adding 1deg to Dish and Minus 1deg from Motor(or vice versa), at True South there would be no difference.
 
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you know my first install was just like this
it turnd out that i needed to twist the motor ever so slightly
 
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This Pic may help....
 

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When I set one of my SG2100 brackets on glass table one arm was higher then the other. That made it scan low to G10R and high to Echostar 61.5
 
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Yes, they can be off. You can try Adding 1deg to Dish and Minus 1deg from Motor(or vice versa), at True South there would be no difference.

That helped, thanks. I also gave a little turn to the west.

On another subject. I have always read that in order to get the LNBF in the proper focal point you should slide it as far back (away from dish) as possible. I got to playing with it today and found that with my setup the LNBF gave more signal when pushed almost all the way in. My Q went up around 8-9 points when I did that.
 
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That helped, thanks. I also gave a little turn to the west.

On another subject. I have always read that in order to get the LNBF in the proper focal point you should slide it as far back (away from dish) as possible. I got to playing with it today and found that with my setup the LNBF gave more signal when pushed almost all the way in. My Q went up around 8-9 points when I did that.
There are tolerances that make one dishes' "sweet spot" different from the next one. You did the right thing - move the LNBF in and out until you find the sweet spot for that dish.
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