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#41 OFFLINE   cabletech

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:41 AM

Tilt, skew, rotation all equal the same. They all mean how much to ROTATE the dish either clockwise or counter clockwise on the mounting backing plate.

Azimth=rotation east west on the MAST.

Elevition=up down of the main arm.


jimmie yes, some times the settings given by dishpointer will change by one or two numbers for a differant dish and will also be a little differant from readings in the reciever.

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#42 ONLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

Tilt, skew, rotation all equal the same. They all mean how much to ROTATE the dish either clockwise or counter clockwise on the mounting backing plate.

Azimth=rotation east west on the MAST.

Elevition=up down of the main arm.


jimmie yes, some times the settings given by dishpointer will change by one or two numbers for a differant dish and will also be a little differant from readings in the reciever.


After the last couple of posts I checked the dishpointer and my receiver. The tech did not enter the zip so I had to go back thru the setup and enter it.
The elevation and twist matched within a half a number and the rotation / azimuth varied just 2 numbers between them.

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#43 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:58 AM

Yea, I had dishpointer set for single dish, not multiple LNB. It closely matches the receiver when set to SL3 on dishpointer.

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#44 OFFLINE   Molerj

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:07 AM

Installed new LNB and haven't had any problems even with all the bad weather we had.

#45 OFFLINE   highdefjeff

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

I have been out of the business a while. It caught my eye when you said you were using a 3 lnb multisat with a multiswitch. I think you may have to use a wide band 6X8 switch with a ka/ku dish. you could try to run a cable directly from the dish to the receiver to check the switch and alignment. I am not trying to sound like a know it all. I just know how hard it is to work on something that just keeps giving problems. Jeff




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