Exede internet dish alignment

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  1. Grippy

    Grippy Cool Member

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    Boy, I'll tell ya finding good info on that is tough. I had my house shingled and the dish had to come down. The roofers put it back up and it works. I want to check alignment my self before I spend money to get viastat to do it. I think I am on Viastat 1. I have looked at many places but none are really complete. Also, can alignment be checked by viastat from their end. I think they might have a few parameters they could check but alignment? I don't think so. They told me they could but I have real trouble believing phone or chat support. Any help, any help at all would be swell. Thanks
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Do you know for certain that the dish isn't already optimally aimed?
     
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  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    unexperienced user cannot serve an install of two way communication dish
    period!
    call techs
     
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  4. Grippy

    Grippy Cool Member

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    No I do not know for certain
     
  5. Grippy

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    The thing is I did call for service and they would not send it out. Amazing yet true.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    those technicians carry specialized certification, the job could be done by them only
     
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  7. west99999

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    Haven't worked on exceed in a long time but it was an app you had to have and the dish is put into pointing mode through the app and you tune it while looking at the app signal meter.
     
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  8. Grippy

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    Yes, I did read parts of the technician's guide and it was detailed. Thanks
     
  9. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    There's probably some issues related to the fact that the Exede dish is also a transmit antenna. That said, I'm pretty sure there are RV users who do this with some regularity.
     
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  10. west99999

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    You just need to stay behind the ODU reflector while working around it.
     
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  11. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    In the grand scheme, there are lots of targets that don't need rando signals pointed at them in the Clarke belt.
     
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  12. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    ... or live objects ! like humans and animals, birds
     
  13. harsh

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    Your statement is alarmist and generally unhelpful.

    The signal isn't that strong that it would "burn" something passing by. Even when properly aimed, it is still operating at full power so that's not the issue.
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    not at all !
    as been involved in RF testing of smartphones where power is 100 times is less then TX of the dish, I wouldn't be an ostrich
    we are talking about WATTS in Ku band at the dish and nearby !!!
     
  15. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    A watt or two aren't going to have an significant impact over the course of a few seconds or a fly-by through the signal (unless you have a pacemaker).

    If you stand in front of your dish while you aim it, natural selection needs to be allowed to do its work.:rolleyes:
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    most likely 5 watts or sizzling 10W is here :rolleyes:
     
  17. harsh

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    According to a Q&A on the Health Physics Society webpage, the maximum power output is 1-3W with a 1-30% duty cycle.

    Now you know better.
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    well, thanks for indirect data... actually, I would prefer to see real tech info of the transmitter; I wouldn't be surprised to see a different range as 5-10 W
     
  19. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    I'm not going to do your homework for you. For now, we'll just have to assume that you gave bad advice.
     
  20. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    what advice ?!
     

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