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Pointing dish to NSS6 SuperJack EZ-2000

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Jan 5th, 2011 at 3:11am  
Hi All,

I have a 2.1m diameter motorised satellite dish. I also have a SuperJack EZ 2000 controller. The EZ 2000 had eight satellites programmed into it when it was  first installed.

I would like to know how to point this dish to other satellites using the EZ 2000 controller and to access their free to air TV signals using the DigiCrystal SDS-002 decoder. I thought that I would start with the NSS6 satellite.

According to DishPointer (http://www.dishpointer.com/) I  need to point the dish to:

Elevation:  20.5°
Azimuth (true):  292.7°
Azimuth (magn.):  280.2°
LNB Skew [?]:  -48.9°

What do I have to do to the EX 2000 to point to this satellite and what do I need to do to the DigiCrystal to look at the TV stations?

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Reply #1 - Jan 5th, 2011 at 1:54pm  
Your positioner is a single axis controller and you have polar mount.  Azimuth and elevation angles are not of particular interest. Rather, concentrate on the orbit position of the wanted and other satellites.

The postioner has in internal counter that counts turns on the motor as it drives across the sky along the orbit line, either way from due south.   You can drive the antenna manually and peak up on any satellite that is above the horizon and subject to software limit settings. When peaked up on the wanted satellite save the internal count in one of the 20 available satellite location memories.    

Read the manual for the positioner.  If you don't have the manual then this may help:
(1.1 Mbytes pdf file)

If the postioner and antenna presently works normally and enables you to successfully point at eight satellite then:
Write down the satellite numbers, names and orbit positions.  Check in http://www.lyngsat.com/asia.html  Consider the 95 deg East orbit location of NSS6 and see how it fits into your list of satellites.   Hopefully NSS6 will be somewhere between a pair of your existing 8 satellites. Go to one of those and then move off manually till you get NSS6. Peak up and press 9 and Store so as to save the position of NSS6 in memory 9.

If your positioner does not work normally (e.g. you have reinstalled the antenna somewhere else and the 8 programmed locations don't find any satellites), then you need to manually set the due south elevation angles and the central due south centre position direction.  Then follow the instructions regarding set up of the positioner and finding satellites.

To receive Free-to-Air programs from NSS6 go to http://www.lyngsat.com/nss6.html and select some FTA program you want. Program the carrier polarisation and frequency and symbol rate into your receiver.

Best regards, Eric.
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