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is this a good signal meter dont see much info on it SATHERO SH-500HD Digital Satellite Meter 
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is this a good signal meter dont see much info on it SATHERO SH-500HD Digital Satellite Meter 


I have no experience with the SatHero SH500HD.
But if Rick sells it, it must be good.
I have the SatHero SH-200 and it works well for tuning my dishes.
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is this a good signal meter dont see much info on it SATHERO SH-500HD Digital Satellite Meter 
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Oldcat: is this a good signal meter dont see much info on it SATHERO SH-500HD Digital Satellite Meter    
     

I just purchased one from Rick last week, just learning to use however I like it so far, I asked Rick the same question, If the extra money is no problem for the 500 it is nice to blind scan for channels after sat location and then view.  

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ok i was asking about a satellite meter
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I edited and deleted some posts.

This forum is for everyone to help and get help.

Sometimes it gets a little off-topic, but we are family-friendly here.

Let's keep it that way!


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Thanks Dan!  I agree completely.  Just good folks trying to help other folks.  Sometimes topics drift, but that is still alright!  No harm was done.
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By the way, The SH500HD Sat Hero is a Great Meter.  Priced Right and Easy to Use.  It is a Meter, Receiver, Spectrum Analyzer and TV all built into one.  You don't have to go to a computer to update things like with the Birdog or Super Buddy meters that cost more, you can simply punch in parameters using the buttons on the front panel of the SH500HD.

If the eyes are aging, you might even want to consider the SH900HD with the 7 1/2" Screen!  All of the Sat Hero Meters are priced right.  We keep the SH200HD, SH500HD and SH900HD in Stock!!!

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Oldcat and others.  I have cleaned up this thread to make it only about the SH500HD Sat Hero.

If you have any other questions about the meter, continue to post here or call me at Ricks Satellite:  816-228-1801

The discussion about the Hughes Net Dish being used for FTA has been moved to here:  http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/using-hughes-net-dish-for-fta-8467594?pid=1295302959#post1295302959

Big Al, I moved your post about the free dish to here:  http://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/free-dish-hunting-finds-listings-etc-6837969?trail=210#209

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 im a little confused trying to figure this out do i line up my BUD dish up with    180 true, or 187.2 magn.     True South 

Azimuth (true): 180.0°
Azimuth (magn.): 187.2° .        my zip is 28655  N.C   05confused

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true south
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 im a little confused trying to figure this out do i line up my BUD dish up with    180 true, or 187.2 magn.     True South


Well, if true south (180 degrees) has a 7.2 degree magnetic abberation at your site, true south 180 IS in fact the same as 187.2 degrees on the (magnetic) compass at your site?

Or am I overseeing something?

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I guess what I was trying to say is:

Don't point the dish at where your compass "says" south is located (magnetic south), point the dish where south actually is located (true south).

In other words, use the compass to find "magnetic south" then correct the reading (add / subtract magnetic deviation)  to find true south.

Of course that's just a starting point, and is only as good as the accuracy of your compass, and the accuracy of your ability to point the dish in a given direction.

And as boblop pointed out, it's results that matter, rely on a signal meter and don't waste a lot of time initially trying to set the angles perfectly.

My best advice is to first treat the mount as an AZ/EL mount and use azimuth and elevation to find your peak signal strengths on your due-south satellite, your farthest east satellite, and your farthest west satellite, and maybe a few easy to find satellites in between.

Then, to adjust the polar mount, start by setting declination as accurately as possible with an inclinometer to the calculated value (assuming the pole is plumb), then adjust azimuth & elevation until you are tracking the arc as well as you possibly can, then go back and tweak declination as needed to correct tracking errors at the ends of the arc. Repeat all three adjustments as needed until optimal.
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