Mount declination question

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Jun 26, 2006
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I am planning on installing my brand new 10 foot Unimesh perforated dish this weekend. I would like to get it close because I am not ladder friendly. The declination adjustment has hash marks, but no numbers. Anybody have a idea how many degrees each mark is?
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Well, I'm not sure on this one, but an easy way to tell would be to place the mount on a leveled pole, and then use your angle finder to figure them out by adjusting and seeing what the angle finder changes to. Odds are they are either .5 degrees or 1 degree.
 
Well, I'm not sure on this one, but an easy way to tell would be to place the mount on a leveled pole, and then use your angle finder to figure them out by adjusting and seeing what the angle finder changes to. Odds are they are either .5 degrees or 1 degree.
Not sure about that particular one either, but I agree. It will not be much, like PS said, likely .5° or 1°.
 
I will get it on the pole tomorrow and pull it all the way back, then set it for 5 degrees.. Just wanted to get it close before mounting, because with my balance nerves sitting in a jar in Tampa, the less ladder time the better!
 
I will get it on the pole tomorrow and pull it all the way back, then set it for 5 degrees.. Just wanted to get it close before mounting, because with my balance nerves sitting in a jar in Tampa, the less ladder time the better!

I can sympthasize. I had surgery on my neck back in 2007. They cleaned out and fused 3 vertebrae, and damaged my vestibular nerves. I haven't had real good balance since then. Though IF I keep my eyes open, move slow, and keep looking at a "horizon line", I can manage to keep from falling off a ladder, or even from falling over when I'm just standing up lol.
 
Can't you find the scale unit angles by goniometric calculation?

The scale distance as 'opposite side' of the angle,
and the distance between pivot (axis for setting the declination) and scale as adjacent side and hypotenuse?

greetz,
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To add (I cannot edit my previous post anymore):

Rule of thumb (when the scale acts as a 'tangent' to the pivot):

When the distance between pivot and scale is X, 1 degree on the scale is X/57.

Does this help?

Greetz,
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