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Reply #15 - May 3rd, 2007 at 3:58am
 
thanks for the info and the link. According to that i got

Pointing a satellite TV dish at the Satellite at 72 West orbit longitude

Dish elevation= 47.1, Azimuth= 145.6 (magnetic compass), Polarisation= -28.2

Polar mounts only: Main angle= 32.6, Downward tilt= 4.6, Motor drive sideways angle= 22.4


I will check everything out tomorrow and see what i come up with. Thanks again

Jim
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Reply #16 - May 3rd, 2007 at 9:04am
 
Here is a diagram showing a minus - 45 deg polarisation adjustment (IN RED) being applied.

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If you are already receiving a fairly good signal then it is probably a case of you getting a clear understanding of where the minus - 28.2 deg adjustment needs to be applied and then making some small movement if necessary.  

Note all four alternative starting positions.  2 for horizontal and 2 for vertical polarisation.  The choice of the alternative starting positions is needed in some configurations to  avoid parts hitting the metal arm or yoke bracket.  Otherwise the adjustment movement required may appear impossible.

Perhaps if you send a picture (to eric@satsig.net) it would help. Put the camera at the top of the dish facing towards the feed.

Best regards, Eric.
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Reply #17 - May 5th, 2007 at 5:01pm
 
thanks. i'll send a couple pics your way in the next day or so.
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Reply #18 - May 9th, 2007 at 12:39am
 
 Eric,

i apologize for not getting some pics sent yet, i've been working like crazy. I did run into an interesting situation though, im the proud owner of a craped out router. I disconnected my router and ran straight to my pc and it seems im getting all (or the majority of) my bandwidth.

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I guess thats what i get for buying linksys. I would still like to send a couple pics if thats ok, thats assuming i'll be off work early enough one day to snap something remotely close to visable.
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Reply #19 - May 11th, 2007 at 8:01pm
 
I have found Linksys to be less than optimal in many applications.  I will avoid using their products in the future and have been for some time now.  They seem to be mostly a waste of money.

Glad you found the problem. 

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Reply #20 - Jun 5th, 2007 at 5:48pm
 
OOPS,

  Sorry, I just registered on this site today and saw the previous conversation.  I am a Starband dealer/installer in Louisiana and do vsat work on lots of other systems.

  If you take the Starband online installer certification test you will be able to use your cert number to align the system using CVACS, their direct telephone interface to the hub and get precise co pol, cross pol and adjacent satellite interference.  This system is available 24/7/365, no operator assistance necessary.

Tim
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Reply #21 - Jun 16th, 2007 at 4:13am
 
for what it's worth,
I've had very good results as many have everywhere with the Linksys WRT54g early series router AP, it could be upgraded/hacked to DD-wert and Seasoft firmware upgrades. I use those in several business and home applications for several years. I also use older (2yrs) Linksys business level switches in a small business LAN.
I've not tried any of the products since they were bought out by the "business" level co.

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Reply #22 - Jul 7th, 2007 at 6:38pm
 
Well guys,
Despite all the available help i've ditched starband all together. After 6 months of nothing but headache i just couldnt take it anymore. My router has been the least of my problems. I've had an installer out twice and a modem replacement and still no signal. Personally i suspect a faulty LNB but im at a point that i could care less whats wrong with it now. Its been down for 2 weeks now and all starband can do is scratch their heads and wonder whats wrong. I've made a few phone calls and located a wi-fi hotspot 3 miles from me and guarantees he can reach me from there. Im in the process of constructing a tower to clear a couple trees and i should then be internet bound. I should be running 1 to 1.5 MB down and 256 up with cable/dsl latency for the same cost i was paying starband. $200 setup as opposed to starbands $500 setup.

Starband is trying to charge me $500 for early termination for a service that they couldnt provide. I've given them 6 months to correct everything and at least provide me with a decent connection and they cant seem to do so. Their conclusion is that something at my location is causing an interference with the signal, although theres nothing in front of the dish but open sky. If theres an RF interference i would have no idea where it would be coming from nor do i feel its anything under my control. In my opinion thats something the installer should have determined and corrected if possible. Im not sure if the EMF signal from power lines would be a factor but again, thats the installers call.

Thanks to everyone who offered advise on my situation, its people like you who help make the world go around. If anyone is ever in need of PC support, drop by http://www.pctechforums.com and perhaps i can return the favor. Im a Mod over there along with several other great people.

Thanks again,
liljim
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Reply #23 - Jul 24th, 2007 at 11:44pm
 
liljim man i didn't read  all the messeges but how long is the cable and is it copper or copper clad
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