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RVing with AU9 SL3-B
Posted 14 November 2010 - 06:19 PM
I have a Super Buddy comming so getting the 101 should not be difficult in AZ & EL and should peak just fine. I know that the 99 & 103 do not give signal strength (Ka).
Do you still skew for the 99 & 103? Just take the dishpointer values and use that skew?
Is there a way to optimize the 99 & 103 without signal strength?
I think that if I put a BBC before the Super Buddy the 99 Ka low and 103 Ka low will give signal strength. Right?
Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:23 PM
I have an Acutrac iii meter which reads 99 and 103 strength. I could not get acceptable readings with a meter that just reads 101.
I very carefully establish a plumb mast, and then very carefully point the dish at the right magnetic azimuth reading. I set the elevation and skew according to Dishpointer. I peak 101 with azimuth and elevation adjustments, then even up the readings on 99 and 103 by making very slight azimuth changes. That's it. It sounds harder than it is; I can get it all set up within 15 minutes or so.
Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:44 PM