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zigzag941

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Hi everybody,
I've just joined the SatelliteGuys family and this is my first post.
I'm very excited by this FTA stuff. Up till now I thought satellite TV was only
a monthly pay thing. After looking around various sites I can't wait to check out all the free viewing there is out there. My research shows me that there is tons of free stuff available but on different satellites... so instead of several dishes to get it all, it will be a motorized system for sure. Which brings me to my first question:
I can see the motor controlling azimuth but what takes care of the elevation
differences between satellite locations? Or is this a dumb question?

Arny
 

Mr Tony

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the motor takes care of everything. The azimuth (e-w), elevation (up & down) and the skew (twisting of the LNB)
 

SatelliteAV

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Hi everybody,
I've just joined the SatelliteGuys family and this is my first post.
I'm very excited by this FTA stuff. Up till now I thought satellite TV was only
a monthly pay thing. After looking around various sites I can't wait to check out all the free viewing there is out there. My research shows me that there is tons of free stuff available but on different satellites... so instead of several dishes to get it all, it will be a motorized system for sure. Which brings me to my first question:
I can see the motor controlling azimuth but what takes care of the elevation
differences between satellite locations? Or is this a dumb question?

Arny

Welcome! Not a dumb question!!!!

The elevation is adjusted by a bend in the motor tube in association with the elevation adjustment of the dish. As the motor turns the tube, the bend of the tube causes the dish to track an arc.
 

Houston

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Mar 28, 2006
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ZZ.
Welcome to THE Site, and there are no dumb questions here, believe me, I know!
Hope that your experience here, is just as informative as mine has been. A wonderful bunch of people here, and VERY well informed.

Good luck with your setup, and again, welcome!
 

zigzag941

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Jan 14, 2007
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Thanks all.
I'm sure I'm going to have many more questions later. Still trying to figure out exactly what I'm going to buy. I have a lot of time to contemplate though. I can't get up onto the roof until winter's over and it warms up. Can't stand my hands freezing to metal LOL!

ZZ
 
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