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    Last check Motorized set up

    Hello and thanks for a great forum

    Just a quick question before i actually fit the dish and wire up
    Have read umpteen guides for installing a motorized set up and just wondered if there were any little tips or mistakes that people make that i could avoid before i get stuck in to it
    Put the bracket up yesterday but had to stop because of a thunderstorm ( the joys of south west france lol) and now itching to get on with it,set up my gigablue ue 4k last night which absolutely destroys the sky box in functionality and picture quality (even the mother in law commented haha)

    Many thanks for any help

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    I would do the following:

    Make sure everything is plumb
    Set the angle on teh motor. Do not touch it again.
    Install channel list on your receiver, such as Vhannibal's, CiefP's etc.
    Send motor to "0" using the controls on the motor.
    Set your receiver to use USALS for your dish. Ensure that there is no error with east/west
    Select a channel that is on a satellite that is popular for your area, reason being i syou will know roughly which way the dish should point.
    Move the whole assembly so that you get signal picture.
    Adjust dish angle as best as you can
    Tighten up slightly
    Select a channel on one extreme. adjust dish/whole assembly
    Select channel on opposite extreme. adjust dish/whole assembly

    That should be teh dish tracking the arc properly.
    Fine tune the installation by selecting weaker signal channels and then adjusting if you can.

    When satisfied, tighten up making sure you do not move things.

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    Thanks,,,,,Exactly why i had asked as i forgot the channel list lol....dish is up plumb,motor angle 46,dish about 24
    Just the cable run left to do then time to tinker

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    My co ordinates are
    Latitude: 46.0517°
    Longitude: 0.3394°
    can anyone tell me exactly how these should be entered ie 000.339 East 046.051 North or do i have to round up or down

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    Now this is turning into a great thread with setting up my old motorised with an e2 box

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    Getting to the stage where i am tempted to just throw the motor in the bin and stick to astra

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    You can only enter up to 3 decimal points.
    46.052 North
    0.339 East (presuming you are east of Greenwich)

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    Thanks ...making head way now...having to keep dodging heavy showers...not going to venture too far east or west for now,got the missus bending my ear about watching tv lol ,but getting good signals on 28.2,,19.2..13.0 east so more than happy for now......

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    Finished tweaking for the day,,,picking up over half a dozen sats now ...think i would of had more joy if i could of got the dish i wanted,not impressed with the dish bracket but i will get there

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