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superhero55

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I’m using the value from Dishpointer, which gives the adjusted latitude, 40.6.

That said, I do have a digital angle finder and I put it on Position A where the analog inclinometer was and the digital one is giving a reading of 129.


https://i.imgur.com/qpwmW2O.jpg

So I believe that is not right, and I need the digital one to read 130.6 right? 90 plus 40.6 = 130.6. Or do I have to add another 10?
Captain_Kurtz

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All great advice in this thread, but I would start with HN's: find your true south satellite first, then adjust your angles from there.
iccoldbeer

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Why not use rib with offset molded like page 24 of the manual you posted?
a33

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Originally Posted by superhero55

So I believe that is not right, and I need the digital one to read 130.6 right? 90 plus 40.6 = 130.6. Or do I have to add another 10?


First find the 0 elevation position (A = vertical) on your inclinometer.
From there, move 49.4 degrees (modified motor elevation).


If you don't look at the reference position (e.g. 0 elevation) first, you will never know from where your 130 degrees is measured.

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superhero55

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UPDATE!! I was overcomplicating the inclinometer. all I had to do was simply start at "90" and make it say "40.6" (or just a smidge before the 41 line). and BINGO!!! SIGNAL!

Fine tuned it and I think I'm outperforming my 1.2M on everything. getting 18.6dB on the NBCs on 103w, and over 17dB on PBS on 125W. on 91W the ABC News is coming in at 13.8dB (which seems low, but there was just another recent post from someone on here saying that's all they're getting on their Andrews 1.8m). ABC News on my 1.2M is 12.2dB currently (reading fluctuates throughout the day).

I think I got it, wahoo!

TruSpec power inserter is working fine, it reads in the -80s for just 'noise', and then -59 to -62 when it's locked on a signal/satellite. Perhaps when powering the LNBs direct with TBS cards the gain is higher (but, thus increasing noise?).

Anywho, all seems to be well! There's currently an Indy feed on 105W that I can't get with my 1.2m, reading 8.6dB no lock, but same signal on 1.8m is booming at 13.8dB!!! 105W 11971 H 15000
a33

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I’m using the value from Dishpointer, which gives the adjusted latitude, 40.6.


I'm not seeing that on dishpointer.com website.
Where are you seeing that?

Greetz,
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Congrats superhero...More tweaking to do..I`m up to 13.2 db`s with a 1.2 Ch Master on the INDY feed..You should be really kicking my butt..[smile]..  
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Congrats superhero...More tweaking to do..I`m up to 13.2 db`s with a 1.2 Ch Master on the INDY feed..You should be really kicking my butt..[smile]..  


What do you get on 103w NBC?
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I'm not seeing that on dishpointer.com website.
Where are you seeing that?

Greetz,
A33


Type in address and it shows the elevation (motor latitude which includes the adjusted value I believe)
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My 1.8 Prodelin is parked there.Are you wanting numbers from that or the 1.2 Ch Master on the polar mount?...Nevermind I`ll give both. brb.

a33

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Type in address and it shows the elevation (motor latitude which includes the adjusted value I believe)


Not on my screen, with position LAT 40, LONG irrelevant.
Are you using another website?

Or are you, by chance, living at LAT 40.6?
In that case you're still using the traditional angles, and you are in for more work, finetuning elevation and declination to about the modified values....

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Here we go.

1.2
11760-16.2 db`s
12079-14.3 db`s

1.8
11760-18.4 db`s
12079-15.8 db`s
superhero55

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Not on my screen, with position LAT 40, LONG irrelevant.
Are you using another website?

Or are you, by chance, living at LAT 40.6?
In that case you're still using the traditional angles, and you are in for more work, finetuning elevation and declination to about the modified values....

A33


ok, I guess living at 40.6 then....
a33

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LAT 40.6 would give
modified Lat 41.2  =^= modified elevation 48.8
modified declination offset 5.7

so clarkebelt elevation due south 43.1 (48.8-5.7)
(from which you must subtract the dish offset angle.)

Greetz,
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superhero55

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What are you using as far as a multiswitch and positioner for the lnb`s and actuator?


No switch, just a pair of rg6quad right to the TruSpec power inserters, then some non power passing splitters after that. As for positioner, Vbox II. I did find a steal on a now out of production ASC1, so I’ll give that a go. Vbox II and Venture motors never work well together. (Missed counts, etc.). I’m going to dial in the positions in a bit and see if I can hit them repeatedly after traveling the arc.
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