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  1. admarvelous

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    So basically onnl auto the sat meter will find both horizontal and Vertical
     
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    Not quite, on the WS-6933 sat meter you need to specify H or V as you are entering a specific transponder to use while aiming your dish. There is no Auto setting for polarity on the meter. On your satellite receiver however you are correct. When you set it to Auto and do a blind scan it will find both H and V polarity transponders and log the channels into memory. :)
     
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    So I set the frequency to vertical then adjust the lnb
     
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    Yes, you will need to enter the new transponder info into your meter for the sat you want to find then move your dish and re-skew your lnbf to match the new sat (use Dishpointer.com). :)
     
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    Yeah, I think you are going to confuse him. He is talking about the pre-programmed satellites in his receiver. The East birds are not what you are talking about.

    admarvelous all these satellites that we are after are in a geosynchronous orbit. They are positioned above the equator, around the earth called the Clarke Belt.
    Starting at the Prime Meridian line which, is designated as 0 degrees, and heading West from there is considered West satellites. Approx. 97 degrees West of the PM Line is where 97W Galaxy 16 satellite is.
    East satellites go the other way. You cannot see any of the East satellites from the continental US.
     
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    Wow, this was quite a read. That part with the drunk lady-friend was a new one. It's a good thing, but I'm not sure how she bent the dish without falling off the roof. I didn't see any pictures of the bent dish. I'd stop the whole process until the pole was relocated to a safe spot away from power, checked for plumb and the dish checked for trueness (or replaced).
     
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    Lol when she knocked it over it wasn't on the roof yet its not bent bad I was able to put it back in place
     
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    Oh ok no need to search east then. Ok what's the best way to find the azimuth with the compass do I start from the location of the dishes pole or do I set it from the lnb pole
     
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    This is already a really long thread where some very knowledgeable and capable people have given all the answers - use dishpointer.com and find your address with 97w as your satellite - and then you'll know exactly which landmark to aim it at.

    Once you've relocated the mount to a safe place and make sure it is plumb - meaning level on top of the mast and made sure you have clean line-of-sight to the satellite

    Then set the Elevation on the dish to 39 deg

    Then set the LNB skew (twist) about 14 degrees - facing the dish you will turn the LNB in its holder - turn left a little bit

    Then put the dish on the mast and aim it at the target you easily identified on Dish Pointer

    Set your meter to your desired - strong - transponder and make sure your meter is set to the correct SAT, with the correct LO and slowly move the dish back and forth and looking for signal and hopefully quality will come in. Once you get the Azimuth correct - tighten and adjust elevation and also skew. Depending on the LNB, you may also adjust the LNB in closer or further out from the dish.

    Done.
     
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    Thx for all the I believe I have it all figured out what I done did was lock on 97W 12152 20000 and blind scanned. I just switch the frequencies on the sat meter and blind scan to watch different channels
     
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    That is NOT a blind scan. That is a transponder scan. :)
     
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    Lol ok still learning but it works lol I done got the African news station NBC mountain west um the Arabic stations the Vietnamese stations all kinds of things and that's just one Sat I'm loving this dish but I'm bout to buy a C band dish now
     
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    Please don't start a new thread when you do so. Just keep going with this one, it's in your best interest to do so.
     
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    Thx for letting me know that
     
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    Thx to everyone who helped me I got a lot of good info. I just have one question before I start looking for more Sats. Are the Sats close to each other in orbit. Like when I look on Dishpointer it'll say one sats azimuth is 202 and when I look at another sat it'll say the azimuth is 209 that doesn't seem that far off
     
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    Most sats are 2 degrees off each other.
     
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    Once you hone your skills and fully grasp the concepts around mounting, pointing, and tweaking - you could easily add a motor which would give you access to all the satellites visible to your location.
     
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    Thx for the info On looking to buy a C band dish my question is does a C band dish pick up ku band as well
     
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    Yes, most Cband dishes are pretty good at Ku band but some people would say you are better to have 2 dishes -1 Cband,1 Ku. Those people are not wrong, but I made mine work very well.

    I have a 10ft KTI mesh dish with a Chaparral Corotor II+ with very good quality LNBs and a satellite meter, so I have optimized my system over time.

    I have gone from separate LNBFs with the Ku in the center and Cband as a sidecar, then to a C/Ku combo, and recently to a Corotor II+. I prefer my current setup over the others.

    A lot of reading and learning is a good idea before you spend money. I credit the guys here and their past threads for the success with my setup.
     
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    Ok so its good to have both so if I use the C band KU combo I would need a splitter to hook both of them to the reciever box I'm assuming
     

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