Moved actuator on BUD

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FaT Air

FaT Air

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HOA Free Zone
Feb 27, 2010
6,668
914
97W 48N
Well I finally did it, Moved the actuator to the east side of dish.
Why? The Western most sats, 137W and 139W, are pretty FTA dead, in my view.
They were much more active, back when this BUD was put up.
With the jack on the west I could cover 139 W to 58 W.
With it moved to 58W, It was at the verge of "Over centering"
and if there was a wind, it was just not safe to go there.

Now with the jack on the east side, I can safely go to 135W,
with a lot of travel left before "over centering" and 58W is a
long way up from the east limit.

To accomplish this I drove the dish to my true south sat with the GBox.
Moved the actuator to the east side.
Reversed the motor leads on the GBox.
Then drove dish to the true south sat, and recalabrated the GBox.
Found that the sats around center were very close to perfect.
Moving east or west, they progressivley got furthur and furthur off.
Took about an hour for the mechanical, and 3 to leasurly reprogram
sat positions on the 9600, and add 55.5W. Now to see how far East it gets.

Question: Pansat now includes an editor for the 9600 with the download
of the firmware. Has anyone else played with it? Can I add more sat
positions, like #50 thru #56 with it? I don't want to make a doorstop of the STB
by adding more than what's programmable.
The only thing I've done with it so far, is arrange the sats by position,
I just hated Cband&pos, then KU&pos.
 
FaT Air

FaT Air

Thread Starter
HOA Free Zone
Feb 27, 2010
6,668
914
97W 48N
Me bad, 9200, going to have to teach spell check.
 
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