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 Eurobird 9 degrees East (Read 4395 times)
 MGB2000X Member Offline Posts: 2 Gender: Eurobird 9 degrees East Sep 26th, 2011 at 1:09pm   Hi everyone,Complete noob here. We've got a satellite that currently points 13 degrees East for Hotbird. We'd like to redirect it so we can receive 9E Eurobird.My lat and long are:Lat    = 52 degrees,   59.88 minutes   NorthLong = 0 degrees,   23.70 minutes   Westwent on http://www.satsig.net/maps/lat-long-finder.htmand it told me that to be receiving 13E Hotbird we must currently have the satellite pointing:Beam elevation= 28.2, Azimuth= 165.9 (magnetic compass), Polarisation= -9.9and to receive 9E Eurobird weBeam elevation= 28.8, Azimuth= 170.8 (magnetic compass), Polarisation= -7.0Could someone explain in detail what I have to do please? specifically increasing beam elevation, azimuth and polarisation. Back to top IP Logged
 Eric Johnston Senior Member Offline Personal text from Profile, Options, Top line Posts: 2109 Re: Eurobird 9 degrees East Reply #1 - Sep 26th, 2011 at 2:30pm   Note the current az, el and pol angles. Mark or scratch the scales, accurately measure the adjusters etc. Mark the flats on the nuts if appropriate. Do close up photographs of the adjusters if possible. This means you will be able to get back to the starting satellite at 13E, if you get lost.To get to 9E satellite...Elevation:   Go up by 0.6 deg.Azimuth: Go right 4.9 deg (as viewed facing forwards towards the satellite in the sky)Polarisation: Go clockwise 2.9 deg  (as viewed facing  forwards towards the satellite in the sky)When you find it, peak up.Best regards, Eric. Back to top IP Logged
 MGB2000X Member Offline Posts: 2 Gender: Re: Eurobird 9 degrees East Reply #2 - Sep 27th, 2011 at 9:36am   Is it the dish or the LNB that I need to adjust? up, right and clock wiseFrom the looks of the mounting it would be the dish. Back to top IP Logged
 Eric Johnston Senior Member Offline Personal text from Profile, Options, Top line Posts: 2109 Re: Eurobird 9 degrees East Reply #3 - Sep 27th, 2011 at 9:59am   The dish needs repointing in azimuth and elevation.The LNB polarisation also needs adjusting, clockwise by 2.9 deg (as viewed facing  forwards towards the satellite in the sky) Best regards, Eric Back to top « Last Edit: Sep 27th, 2011 at 3:19pm by Admin1 »   IP Logged
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