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 on: Jun 02 2022 10:47:00  
Started by armadillo_115 - Last post by elbandido
On something like that, I would cut the one that I think is the problem (if possible) while the dish is aimed at the satellite/transponder that is weak. Check the signal before and after the cut.

 on: Jun 02 2022 08:11:07  
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
SP-120 DiSEqC H-H USALS Dish Motor for 90cm to 1.2m Dish

FYI - We have ONLY 6 pcs left in stock.

I have not been able to find a new supply of Ku Band Dish Motors, so this may be it for awhile.

Go here to order while you can .......

 on: Jun 02 2022 06:38:29  
Started by armadillo_115 - Last post by armadillo_115
Here's pics showing what I'm fighting to hopefully get better reception, especially on 117W. I'm not sure it is blocking signal yet... but it's getting close.

Pic one shows the trees needing to be cut behind the dead pine snag and on the left (upper) side. The tall pine on the left needs cutting before it falls on the house.  shocked

Pic 2 just shows more of the right hand (lower) side. Lots more work before I can even get to the taller trees. Don't want to drop trees onto a Bramble and Mt Laurel H_ll as they call it up here.

Overgrown all the way to the driveway when I began. Working my way back. Mostly Mountain Laurel and Poplar sapling with blackberry vines all mixed in. I'm using the weed eater brush attachment to whack out the small stuff and brambles. Then pulling out what I can with the truck and chains. What is too big to yank gets the chainsaw treatment.

Want it stripped clean. Then plant dwarf peach, apple, and cherry trees this fall. Maybe some grapes.

Anyone want to join the party? lol

 on: May 30 2022 07:17:38  
Started by wbarrett - Last post by elbandido
Trying to setup a ku dish motor for the first time can be an aggravating and frustrating experience. Every ku motor manual that I have read is confusing at best when it comes to setting dish elevation.  In reality, setting motor and dish elevation is not terribly complicated. Knowing the advertised offset in degrees for a particular dish helps, but many consumer type offset dishes do not list or offer this information.

The dish motor elevation should be set the same as your latitude. Set the dish motor elevation Once, then leave it alone. The dish motor elevation should not be changed or adjusted for most systems.

Set the dish on the motor pole without the motor, then precisely aim and adjust the dish for the satellite you will use as South.  Protractors or angle finders will give different readings, depending where the are placed on the dish. Place the protractor or angle finder on the dish while it is aimed at the satellite you want to use for South, and make a note of what angle it reads. Mark the exact spot where the protractor or angle finder is on the dish by using a felt marker or similar. Remove the dish from the pole.

Install the motor on the pole and verify motor elevation equals your latitude. Install the dish on the motor. If the protractor or angle finder was removed from the dish, then reinstall it on the dish in the exact location it was before. Set the dish to the same angle as it was using the previous protractor or angle finder reading. You should now have a fairly correct elevation for the dish and motor.

 on: May 30 2022 06:44:54  
Started by wbarrett - Last post by Hyper
Great job wbarrett!

And thanks for showing your work too!

For sure will help some folks.

I did not know about that typo on the SP-120  << good to know

Would love to see some pics of your new motorized Ku dish.


 on: May 29 2022 07:41:16  
Started by wbarrett - Last post by wbarrett
Spent a frustrating week setting up my new-to-me ku system. Iím using the SP-120 H-H motor from Hyper with a Geosat Pro 90 cm dish.

Spent days setting and resetting latitude, declination and elevation per the instructions.

First, I discovered a typo in the SP-120 instructions to be aware of:
The formula for setting declination is listed on page 2 II-2 as setting the declination by 40-declination angle in table on page 6.

So for 33 latitude, elevation on motor is set to 57 and declination on dish is 40-5.377 = 34.6 per the instructions. Tried thatÖ


I finally measured the tube angle and it is 30 degrees not 40.  So the declination was actually 24.6. The formula should be 30-declination angle for the SP-120.

Still didnít work!  I realized that the SP-120 instructions also assumes you are using a prime focus dish.

Time to think all these angles through.

So I dug into Geosat Pro 90 specifications.  The offset angle is 24.52 degrees. I also measured the lnb arm angle from horizon and found it to be 17 degrees.

So for my due south satellite of 87.1w, the satellite from dishpointer is 51.4. So I finally found 87.1w by:

51.4 satellite declination
-24.5 Geosat Pro offset angle
=26.8 degrees that the back center dish should be

But that was too hard to measure.

Then I realized that if I measured on the lnb arm, the angle should be:

  26.8 degrees
+17 degree horizontal arm angle
=43.8 lnb arm angle

Set the arm angle to 44 degrees and bam, I got her!

HTH the next newbie (like me)

 on: May 28 2022 06:17:14  
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
Memorial Day Sale -  - Starts Now!

We have 3 deals for you:

DYNA DP-701 Servo Motor -  $16  (16 available, limit 2 please)

Amiko MINI 4K UHD FTA Receiver - $89  (3 available, limit 1 please)

Amiko L-107 Universal Single Ku LNB - $9  (20 available, limit 2 please)

FREE SHIP in the USA on these items!

These items return to regular price once the quantities above are gone, or Monday (Memorial Day) 5/30 at Midnight, whichever comes first.


 on: May 26 2022 06:50:27  
Started by Hyper - Last post by Hyper
2 of the 4 items are gone to a new home.


 on: May 26 2022 06:20:33  
Started by legalfreetoair - Last post by legalfreetoair
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 on: May 26 2022 04:28:34  
Started by techristian - Last post by Hyper
Hey tc,

What are the pid's for this channel?

I have the  Newsource Mux on this TP

11960 H 30000

CH 1-7 but dont see NASA on any of them currently.

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