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I have just upgraded my 1m to a 1.2m with new HH120. All is good except for 1 satellite (Galaxy 17 (91W) Ku. Using USALS or DiSEqC1.2 It positions correctly (great signal and SNR) for a few seconds then reposition to 0.   Then it goes back to the correct position for a few seconds, then back to 0. This cycle repeats perpetually. (I looked at the dish and it is in fact moving back and forth) Sometimes (not always) if I blind scan it will lock and stay there. When this occurs, as soon as I switch to another sat, and return to Galaxy 17 it starts all over again. Anyone have any suggestions?
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what reciever?.. pretty sure the dish controlls the motor.. motor shouldnt have any memory. can you delete 91 and remake it in the reciever.


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Thanks for the tip. I tried it. didn't help. I just realized that ABC sent out a notice to stations letting them know that the 4-channel mux of live news channels on 91W Ku is being discontinued on August 28, 2019. I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Also once those channels are gone I thinks this becomes a moot point.
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ok. that shouldnt have anything to do with your issue. the motor moves where the reciever tells it to...maybe someone else can help you... this doesnt make any sense to me. especially if the problem is only with one sat.

maybe factory reset the reciever and and start fresh...

is there a duplicate entry of that sat?


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you are using the same reciever.. just a bigger dish and a new motor... wonder of something is buggy in your motor...
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I have just upgraded my 1m to a 1.2m with new HH120. All is good except for 1 satellite (Galaxy 17 (91W) Ku. Using USALS or DiSEqC1.2 It positions correctly (great signal and SNR) for a few seconds then reposition to 0.   Then it goes back to the correct position for a few seconds, then back to 0. This cycle repeats perpetually. (I looked at the dish and it is in fact moving back and forth) Sometimes (not always) if I blind scan it will lock and stay there. When this occurs, as soon as I switch to another sat, and return to Galaxy 17 it starts all over again. Anyone have any suggestions?

I have the same motor for a 1 meter dish.  It does the same thing with me, and I can't figure it out.  I wish I had more answers, since I've had the motor for over a year now.  I just don't know.  I thought I was the only one experiencing this problem.  I have an SG 2100 by DMSI on another dish, and it works just fine sweeping across the arc, East or West. No issues.  I use USALS, by the way. 
When using the Stab120, I usually carefully move the motor across one position at a time, example 87 to 89 to 91, etc., until I get to the desired satellite.  I usually try to hit a 18V Horizontal TP if there is one available.  Lately, I've been having problems going back East along the arc.  It will start doing the weird "re-positioning".  I wish I had an answer.  I'm in the process of fabricating a polar mount for a 1.2 dish that I have here.  Until then, I'll have to deal with it.  If you come up with any solutions let me know.  Good Luck. 😃

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Seems like this problem?
https://rickcaylor.websitetoolbox.com/post/stab-hh120-issue-need-help-7051904?&trail=15

I've not read everything of that just now, but there might be a link with voltage and cable?

However STABs do have strange electronic defects and incompatibilities sometimes. Though I like the mechaniscs of them.

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This morning it is locking and staying there, acting totally normal. (I t has done this before) It locks using both USALS and DiSEqC1.2
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some receivers don't work with this motor at all especially the eastern end of the arc and do these symptons.
some receivers also power off and power back on and go back to zero 
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I have just upgraded my 1m to a 1.2m

Hi of topic but which dish do you get?

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A few days ago I finally bought some more coax, and now I have the Stab 120 going straight to the STB.  It seems to have fixed the problem.  I did several continuous sweeps of the arc, back and forth, and everything seems to be working fine.  I use an 8 port switch, and a couple of 4 ports.  Obviously, the the motor didn't like it.  Just thought I'd pass it along.
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<quote> Hi of topic but which dish do you get?

Got a GEOSATpro from rickcaylor

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A few days ago I finally bought some more coax, and now I have the Stab 120 going straight to the STB.  It seems to have fixed the problem.

This was an excellent tip, thank you. My cable is underground so I hadn't even considered it, but I do have a short length from the motor to the underground connector. I changed it and it appears to have fixed the problem.
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This was an excellent tip, thank you. My cable is underground so I hadn't even considered it, but I do have a short length from the motor to the underground connector. I changed it and it appears to have fixed the problem.
Thanks.  😃 

It is a 1 meter Winegard, I believe a DS 3100, or something like that, which I use here.  Glad you got it working.

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