How To set up FORTEC STAR 6'

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I just got a FORTTEC STAR 6' Dish. I am trying to get NSS7 but I don't have any idea how to point it, Can anybody help me? Also my LNBF has some numbers on it and I don't know what it does
 
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cquiro1 said:
I just got a FORTTEC STAR 6' Dish. I am trying to get NSS7 but I don't have any idea how to point it, Can anybody help me? Also my LNBF has some numbers on it and I don't know what it does


Look for LOF numbers , your receiver needs you to input those numbers . Most likely 5150 or 5150000 ?

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I assume the numbers are like 37-43? Thats just designed for the focal length. I always thought it had to be flush with the feedhorn but my LNB sticks out towards the dish a good inch farther than I thought it should be
 
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Give us your zip code for the angle to use when pointing the dish :)
 
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NSS-7 is circularly polarized, and at 22 West. so will need either a true circular feedhorn such as those from ADL, or you might get by with a dielectric plate solution installed into a C-band feedhorn or LNBF. Please note that the signals found on NSS-7 are not especially strong, and even if you have line of sight to this satellite, it may be tricky making a 6 foot antenna work at all. Good luck!
 
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Thank you for your replys.
My Zip Code is 20833
 
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I changed the frequencyin my receiver to 5150 and I was able to get PAS9, now my question is how can I move my dish to point NNS7?
 
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cquiro1 said:
Thank you for your replys.
My Zip Code is 20833


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                     Brookeville, MD 20833
          Latitude 39° 11.226'N Longitude 77° 3.618'W

                       Sat Name Sat Lng Az(t) Az(m)   El  Skew
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                       Amos 1/2    4.0W 100.9 112.4  4.4 -49.6
                               
                Atlantic Bird 3    5.0W 101.6 113.1  5.1 -49.4
                               
                Nilesat 101/102    7.0W 102.9 114.5  6.7 -49.1
                               
     Telecom 2D/Atlantic Bird 2    8.0W 103.6 115.1  7.5 -48.9
                               
                     Express A3   11.0W 105.7 117.2  9.8 -48.3
                               
                     Telstar 12   15.0W 108.5 120.1 12.8 -47.3
                               
                   Intelsat 901   18.0W 110.7 122.3 15.1 -46.5
                               
                          NSS 7   22.0W 113.8 125.4 18.1 -45.2
                               
                   Intelsat 905   24.5W 115.8 127.4 19.9 -44.2
                               
                   Intelsat 907   27.5W 118.3 129.9 22.1 -43.0
                               
                  Hispasat 1C/D   30.0W 120.5 132.0 23.9 -41.9
                               
                   Intelsat 801   31.5W 121.8 133.3 25.0 -41.2
                               
                   Intelsat 903   34.5W 124.5 136.1 27.1 -39.7
                               
                    AMC 12/T 11   37.5W 127.4 139.0 29.1 -38.0
                               
                        NSS 806   40.5W 130.4 142.0 31.1 -36.2
                               
                      Pas 3R/6B   43.0W 133.1 144.6 32.6 -34.5
                               
                         Pas 1R   45.0W 135.3 146.8 33.8 -33.1
                               
                   Intelsat 705   50.0W 141.0 152.6 36.7 -29.2
                               
                   Intelsat 707   53.0W 144.8 156.3 38.2 -26.6
                               
                   Intelsat 805   55.5W 148.0 159.5 39.4 -24.3
                               
                          Pas 9   58.0W 151.3 162.9 40.5 -21.8
                               
                       Amazonas   61.0W 155.5 167.1 41.7 -18.7
                               
                     EchoStar 3   61.5W 156.2 167.8 41.8 -18.2
                               
                      Rainbow 1   61.5W 156.2 167.8 41.8 -18.2
                               
               Estrela do Sul 1   63.0W 158.4 169.9 42.3 -16.6
                               
                   Brasilsat B2   65.0W 161.3 172.9 42.9 -14.4
                               
                   Brasilsat B1   70.0W 168.9 180.5 44.0  -8.6
                               
                       Nahuel 1   71.8W 171.7 183.3 44.3  -6.4
                               
                      DirecTV 1   72.5W 172.8 184.4 44.4  -5.6
                               
                          AMC 6   72.0W 172.0 183.6 44.3  -6.2
                               
                          SBS 6   74.0W 175.2 186.7 44.5  -3.7
                               
                     Echostar 4   77.0W 179.9 191.5 44.6  -0.1
                               
                          AMC 5   79.0W 183.1 194.6 44.6   2.4
                               
                      Nimiq 2/3   82.0W 187.8 199.3 44.3   6.0
                               
                          AMC-9   83.0W 189.4 200.9 44.2   7.2
                               
                   Brasilsat B3   84.0W 190.9 202.5 44.1   8.4
                               
                          AMC 2   85.0W 192.4 204.0 43.9   9.6
                               
                          AMC 3   87.0W 195.5 207.1 43.5  12.0
                               
                           IA-8   89.0W 198.5 210.1 43.0  14.2
                               
                      Galaxy 11   91.0W 201.4 213.0 42.4  16.5
                               
                     Nimiq 1/4i   91.0W 201.4 213.0 42.4  16.5
                               
                   Brasilsat B4   92.0W 202.9 214.4 42.0  17.5
                               
                      Telstar 6   93.0W 204.3 215.9 41.7  18.6
                               
                      Galaxy 3C   95.0W 207.1 218.7 41.0  20.7
                               
                      Telstar 5   97.0W 209.9 221.4 40.1  22.7
                               
                      Galaxy 4R   99.0W 212.5 224.1 39.2  24.6
                               
                     Spaceway 2   99.2W 212.8 224.3 39.1  24.8
                               
                DirecTV 1R/4S/8  101.0W 215.1 226.6 38.3  26.5
                               
                          AMC 4  101.0W 215.1 226.6 38.3  26.5
                               
                     Spaceway 1  103.0W 217.6 229.1 37.3  28.2
                               
                          AMC 1  103.0W 217.6 229.1 37.3  28.2
                               
                         AMC 15  105.0W 220.0 231.6 36.2  29.9
                               
                      Anik F1/R  107.3W 222.7 234.2 34.9  31.7
                               
                      DirecTV 5  109.5W 225.2 236.7 33.6  33.3
                               
                EchoStar 6/8/10  110.0W 225.7 237.3 33.3  33.7
                               
                        Anik F2  111.1W 226.9 238.5 32.6  34.5
                               
                  Solidaridad 2  113.0W 228.9 240.5 31.5  35.8
                               
                       SatMex 5  116.8W 232.8 244.3 29.0  38.1
                               
                     DirecTV 7s  119.0W 234.9 246.4 27.5  39.3
                               
                     EchoStar 7  119.0W 234.9 246.4 27.5  39.3
                               
          EchoStar 9/Telstar 13  121.0W 236.7 248.3 26.1  40.4
                               
                     Galaxy 10R  123.0W 238.6 250.1 24.7  41.4
                               
                      Galaxy 14  125.0W 240.3 251.9 23.3  42.3
                               
                  Galaxy 13/H 1  127.0W 242.0 253.6 21.9  43.2
                               
 Intelsat Americas 7/Echostar 5  129.0W 243.7 255.2 20.4  44.0
                               
                         AMC 11  131.0W 245.3 256.8 18.9  44.8
                               
                   Galaxy 1R/15  133.0W 246.9 258.4 17.4  45.5
                               
                         AMC 10  135.0W 248.4 260.0 15.9  46.1
                               
                          AMC 7  137.0W 249.9 261.5 14.4  46.7
                               
                          AMC 8  139.0W 251.4 262.9 12.9  47.3
                               
                   EchoStar 1/2  148.0W 257.7 269.2  6.0  49.2

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I am able to get many satellites now, my question is all this satellites have frequecy type Horizontal or Verrtical but I when I try to get a setlletile with L or R frequency type i do not get any thing
 
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You know that L=H and R=V when doing polarity, right?
 
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cquiro1 said:
I am able to get many satellites now, my question is all this satellites have frequecy type Horizontal or Verrtical but I when I try to get a setlletile with L or R frequency type i do not get any thing

A circular feedhorn would be needed.
 
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I don't realy understand that. Could you explain to me please. I am sorry I am new with this.
 
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cquiro1 said:
I don't realy understand that. Could you explain to me please. I am sorry I am new with this.

What feedhorn do you have now? if you have what most people have a "domestic" feed, it is for linear C-band and Ku-band (if you have a dual band feed)

NSS-7 is circular C-band, so you will need a wideband feed, or since your dish is 2.5' below the recommended size for C-band in North America, you can look for a C-band circular ONLY feed, from ADL there should be less loss.

You can try out a wideband feed like the corotor II plus wideband, though with the size dish you have you may not be able to pick it up, I have a wideband feed though I can't see that far east from my location, so I am not able to test it out, mind you I also have a 10.5'
 
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I have received the 6 channels on transponder # 2 , that was the only channels there. Bolivian channels as I recall. They are not listed as free on Lyngsat, but they were in the clear 1 year ago.
That was with the 6 foot Fortech Star with a ASC-421 LNBF dielectric slab inserted for the circular sat.
I am in NY, you should be ok in MD
 
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