- Aug 1, 2017
None of the holes for the screws seem to line up with what I'm supposed to be doing and I'm a little confused about what goes where.
The dish is missing the pole clamp. The motor tube is supposed to be installed inside the dish's pole clamp. Then the dish elevation angle is set to the declination angle provided in the motor install manual (probably between 20-30 degrees) and the motor latitude mount angle is set to match your install location latitude.
Aren't the two side supports supposed to be attached to the top through-bolt of the elevation mount and the pole clamp?
The top through bolt is removed to insert the motor post, the the through-bolt passes through the support arms, the elevation mount, the pole clamp and the motor post.
It has been a while since I first installed the dish and the instructions that came with it are gone. The dish is a Digiwave DWD80T 33inch.Please post a photo of the dish assembly instructions. What brand/model is the dish? Maybe it isn't compatible with top loading motors and requires a bottom loading type like the Stab HH90. Some mounts can be inverted to allow top loading.
I have an older digiwave 33" set up on the deck as a stationary dish, no motor. Here's some pictures of the mast adapter as it fits onto the dish; minus the brackets supplied with the new model:
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I also have an SG2100 motor mounted on a 90cm dish: View attachment 128230
Sometimes a picture is worth more than 10,000 words!