help with hotbird set up

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  1. swerv

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    hi, i recently bought a satellite system to point in the direction of hotbird so i can watch some football with an ART card that ive ordered.

    now ive no idea how or where to position the dish, 13 degress east is what i keep hearing, this dosnt really mean much to me lol.

    i need help with the installation, anyone on here in the northants area?

    so any help given will be appreciated!!:thumbsup:
     
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    Howdy,

    Not sure that ART are showing footie this season. Digitalb on 16 east have the rights for the EPL games as well as Premiere on 19.2 east.
     
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    its ok i got it for the seria A action
     
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    Ah, Italiain footie. Fair enough.

    You'll need a compass and possibly a sat finder to aid in your setup.

    Basically you need to line the dish to south ( 0 degrees ), then it's a matter of moving the dish 13 degrees to the east to pick up Hotbird. Once your on 13 east you need to adjust the elevation of your dish ( this is were the sat finders come in handy ) to increase the signal strengh.

    It's straight forward really but does require some patience.
     
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    If you want a cheap Sat-Finder check your local Lidl.
    Mine still have them for only £3.99

    Dish fitting (especially on a powerful satellite like Hotbird) is basically common sense and patience and there's loads of help on the net if you look for it

    Look at where Sky mini-dishes are pointing i.e 28E , so facing the dish you need to turn it to the left for 13E
     
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    thanks for the reply guys, the kit i bought has a sat finder in it already.

    need to get a compass though, but at least i know where to point it now!!

    thanks
     

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