just starting my first setup for FTA

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I've just been outside with my compass and angle locator along with my list of some Sat,s i thought would be of interest when I install the T-90.
I have found my Lat and Long through the web and accounted for local deviation.
When I checked the elevation on one heading and compared the angle to the angle of my neighbors dish (eyeball method at this point) there seems to be a difference of about 20 or more degrees. Could someone point out if i've done something wrong to this point. This is my first attempt at setting up a system for FTA. Also if anyone could recommend Sat's of interest I'd appreciate that.
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Are you taking into account that an offset dish appears to be "looking" approximately 20 degrees lower than it actually is?
 
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Right you are!

Thanks for the response Phlatwound. I do remember reading that now that you mention it, thankyou.
Would you have any advice on SAT's with interesting programing including audio?
I have 2 Wave Frontier M20R Dual and 2 Pansat M20R LNB's.
 
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I know next to nothing about them but if I recall correctly the T-90 will "see" about 30-35 degrees of the arc? If that is true, and I was setting one up, I would try for something like 72W-103W.

Look at "The List" and see what interests you:

SatelliteGuys.US - TheList

A lot of the Ku sports/news feeds can also be found in that eastern part of the arc (viewable from the U.S.).
 
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Coodos Phlatwound

Thanks Phlatwound,
I'll check it out tonight and make a plan.
Cheers, Shoes:D
 
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This is my first attempt at setting up a system for FTA.
There's a lot to be familiar with, when setting up your first system.
What receiver do you have?

As for setting up a T-90, search the forum, here.
Use "Advanced Search" if necessary.
Iceberg, the FTA forum moderator, has written extensively about installing his.
At a very least, read up on what he's written.

You should find links to a particular dish-pointing site and procedure, geared especially to the T-90's.
I think that info is far superior to just using the regular pointing sites, as it helps you compensate for T-90 peculiarities.
 
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Heres the list

T-90, DM7020s, 2x Wave Frontier M20R circular lnb's, 2x Pansat PF7600 linear lnb's and a new (got it today) First Strike FS1 sat finder. No Cable as of yet but I do have a run of just over 150 ft to cover and it will have to be buried.
 
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Be sure to use "flooded" cable, which is designed for direct burial, on your cable run. This cable features a compound which keeps moisture out.
 
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