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Message started by grey_pete on Apr 27th, 2007 at 9:42am

Title: Lining up on Boat
Post by grey_pete on Apr 27th, 2007 at 9:42am
I have just bought a Maplins Camping Kit Dish etc for occasional use on a boat when stationary. I have figured out how to assemble but would welcome advice on how to line up to a satellite for European tv reception.  I have GPS availablity but cannot see any way to change the angle of elevation on the dish.  Where do I start?  Would welcome any advice.

Title: Re: Lining up on Boat
Post by USN - Retired on Apr 27th, 2007 at 12:00pm
GPS can assist in obtaining the azimuth angle, but it's pretty useless for elevation and skew/tilt. Unless you purchased used, I'm surprised that you didn't receive an operator's manual with the kit. Assuming you didn't, these might help: http://www.maxview.co.uk/acatalog/mxl006.pdf and http://www.maxview.co.uk/acatalog/satellite_zone_map.pdf
You might also find this page of some use: http://www.maxview.co.uk/acatalog/ALIGNING_MOBILE_SAT_DISHES.html

//greg//

Title: Re: Lining up on Boat
Post by grey_pete on Apr 27th, 2007 at 1:05pm
Many thanks.  The product you pointed me to looks very like the one I have so will follow instructions.

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