Dish & Motor Support Inclined Orbit 36v setup

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  1. LandRocket

    LandRocket Donating Member

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    As the title suggests, has anyone got any experience of setting these beasts up?

    So far, I've tried RTFM and that was about as helpful as a chocolate fireguard. Obviously with the Diseqc stuff, it was pretty much a case of set the motor elevation, dish elevation, point it south and do the fine alignment.

    Dish is a Raven 1.2 inclined orbit - the same as available on sat superstore, it's got 2 actuators so has controllable east/west and elevation, but the bracket seems to be capable of smashing into itself so there's definitely something not right :( :( :( :(

    Googling seems to be doing me no favours. Really would appreciate help figuring this one out....

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. DirtyDonki

    DirtyDonki I am the Nice One Staff Member Admin

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    Are you setting up a Radio Telescope or what? :lol:

    Looks far to complex for just Sat stuff but I guess the North/South movement would be useful for fine adjusting when needed.

    Not sure how this would be setup as I have only ever used a 36V system with E-W via a VBOX II. Don't think there are many (if any) receivers these days with 36V drive capability built in.

    Rule of thumb would be to setup the ARC (fixed for now) & then setup on 0.8 West as per your previous diseqc experience but then instead of USALS I think you might need to move to (find) & store positions manually. At least that is how it used to be back in old money. Once happy the ARC is scanning across correctly you can then think about playing with the N/S settings but rather you than me. :mutley:
     
  3. LandRocket

    LandRocket Donating Member

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    You're not far off the ball :)

    Got a VBox, so yes I understand that it's Diseqc 1.2 not 1.3 so needs the positions storing once we're actually driving it about

    Did you set up your own 36 E-W? That's what isn't adding up.. We're presuming actuator sits at half way, align the beast on 0.8w then everything else happen like magic, but I need confirmation that's how it *should* be...... or am I talking out my bumbum? lol
     
  4. LandRocket

    LandRocket Donating Member

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    *UPDATE*: The inclined orbit actuator actually came in handy. Was able to use it to drag in a satellite, which turned out to be 19.2

    Think we slightly miscalculated where south was? lol

    Tomorrow's homework is to put it in the right place :) Will definitely be looking at getting some photos of this beast when it's done :)
     
  5. LandRocket

    LandRocket Donating Member

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    OMG this stuff is absolutely *amazing*.... definitely going to have to start putting my pennies into the "new dish" pot..

    Will do the photos once the scaffolding is down.. I feel like a satellite god right now lol
     
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