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Newbie needs help in Aligning the dish onto Astra 2 at 28° East

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by Duster, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. Duster

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    Hi,
    This is my first time installing a satellite system, so please don't flame
    me.

    Ok, If my dish is facing East, then what is my next step in setting up the
    dish to point at Astra 2 ?

    I understand, I'll need an alignment meter for this job, How do you use one?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Arthur Dent

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    There are others better qualified than I to answer this, but you need to find 28.2 degrees East of South. In other words find due South (180 deg) and then rotate back towards East by 28.2 degrees. I reckon you could do that bit roughly with a compass, but next is the tricky part. You've got to get the right elevation which is dependent on how far north you are, i.e. the further north you go, the less the elevation. That must be where the alignment meter comes into play more. Think I'll let some of the experts take over from here.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the replys guys, They have been very helpfully.:smashin:
     

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