Pointing the eastern arc LNB Hybrid/1000.2

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  1. NR2D

    NR2D Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Can someone point me in the right direction to find the correct elevation, azimuth and skew for the
    eastern arc LNB Hybrid/1000.2 dish. I tried Dishpointer.com but they only show each individual satellite on the eastern arc and the 1000.4 dish.

    Thanks.
     
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    What's your zip, just need the 1st 3 digits. I have a manual in front of me.
     
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    Use the 1000.4 one, everything will be the same, there is no difference in those numbers based on what dish you use.
     
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    zip 080xx...el-44...skew-84...az-184
     
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    My zip code is 08021.

    Thanks for the other info also. I have have a 1000.4 install book in my files.
    Again thanks.
     
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    Been there and recorded the info. the only question I have is that it list the Dish 1000.2 but only for the western arc. In order to receive
    my locals I need to be on the eastern arc. for that the site lists only 1000.4. I'll just use 65.1 to peek the dish when I change the LNB.
     
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    Those coordinates for the Eastern Arc on the 1000.4 will work with the 1000.2. Azimuth, tilt, and elevation to not change based on the particular model of dish antenna that you use. You could be using a Winegard dish, or any other brand and it wouldn't matter.
     
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    According to what I see there is a slight difference in the AZ and Skew settings between the 1000.2 and 1000.4 on the eastern arc:

    1000.2 1000.4
    EL 44° 44°
    AZ 184° 189°
    SK 84° 87°

    I don't know what the beam width is on the 2 antennas but if it relatively narrow this could make a difference.
    But my experience tells me that the 5° difference will not make a big difference. As for the 3°
    difference in the skew I'm not sure. Plus the fact that with the 1000.2 I am looking at only 2 satellites and
    with the 1000.4 I'm looking at 3 satellites. This explains the 5° difference in the azimuth and 3°.
     
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    I aimed my 1000.2 a decade ago with using the middle eye, which is for 119, putting it on 119 and then rotate the skew until 110 and 129 get the best numbers.
     
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    Wow I always set the show first as noted in the chart. Then I aim the dish using what ever satellite the instructions say. I've always had good signal strength on the western arc.

    But what I'm doing now is using the 1000.2 on the eastern arc for my new Hopper 3. It only needs the satellites at 61.5 and 72.7.


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    Well, the reason I use the rotate method is that the skew isn't necessarily dead on going by the chart for whatever reason. My dish has the maximum squeezed out of it and the skew is a couple of degrees off. I don't remember exactly what it was, but I was a couple of degrees.
    Same for the elevation, even with the mast totally plumb. I DID use the scales for finding the SAT's roughly, but I kept on tweaking.
     
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