setup wally 1000.2 dish

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  1. bobtet

    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    please cut me some slack on this, i am 81 yrs young and not too tech savvy!

    activated my Wally yesterday and have a problem with 61.5.............72 comes in at 59 signal, but 61.5 is not there. checked alignment and skew and all is fine.

    dish is on a tripod and pipe is plumb. changed coax and realigned. still same result!!!

    now i am LOST

    thanks for any input, Bob
     
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    JSheridan Full Time Resident Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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    It's probably alignment if it's not a line of site problem. What meter did you use to align the dish?
     
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    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    cheap meter............9.95....ebay junk
     
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    Probably alignment then.
     
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    Or you're hitting the wrong sat. typically, if I get high signal on the 72 and nothing on the 61, I come up a notch and move a bit to the right
     
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    When aligning to the azimuth, use the side plates of the mount as the guide, not the LNB arm. Aligning to the arm only works when the skew is very close to 90 degrees.
     
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    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    thanks to you guys, will try again on alignment.
    will let you know how it goes.................
     
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    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Well the frustration continues............... still no 61.5.......I have realigned about six times with the same result..

    One time i got 77 at a 70% signal...

    I'm done now! Too damn old to worry about crap like this, Maybe when i set up camping it will work better.
     
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    NYDutch SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

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    When you were getting 77, were you also getting 72.7? Are absolutely sure you have a clear line of site for 61.5?

    BTW, I'm 76 and set my dish up as often as daily, usually in 10-15 minutes. It wasn't like that at first of course, but I kept trying until I got better at it... ;)
     
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    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    i am not camping yet........i set up my tripod right next to my dish that is on a pole for my home setup.

    line of site is not a problem, no trees within 200 ft.

    i got 77 when i swung to far to the left.
     
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    NYDutch SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

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    Which dish and LNB do you have? And which ZIP code are you in?
     
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    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    1000.2................22580
     
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    NYDutch SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

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    Is your skew set at 84 degrees using the skew pointer? Elevation at about 46 degrees?
     
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    bobtet Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    All is well. Broke down and bought a meter (Super Buddy 29)................was off to the right(east) by about two degrees.

    Thanks to all hat responded to my needs!!!:bow:bow
     
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    Brussam SatelliteGuys Pro Pub Member / Supporter

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    big difference with a Supper Buddy
     

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