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The Different Options for Motorizing a Satellite Dish

Added: Saturday, July 30th 2011 at 10:35pm by ascheno37
 
 
 
Do you know, the horizon is containing satellites and Free to Air channels which does not need a huge dish.

There are indeed an excellent quantity of other benefits with the use of motorized satellite dish. Whenever you have a normal satellite system, your dish is able to pick signals only from particular satellites. But with motorized dish you will be able to obtain transmissions from across the world which ultimately leads to great tv viewing experience. To watch FTA you don't have to pay for a subscription. Believe me there are a lot of channels out there. Check out even more material about motorised satellite installation Before you are able to even believe about evaluating totally free satellite dish offers, you should know which will be the best way for you to obtain Tv channels in the first place. Make sure you do full analysis before you sign any deals, as you don't want to find some thing better only a week following you've signed up to a service on a long term contract. The first step you shouldtake would be to discover out precisely what's on provide in your region, from both satellite and cable suppliers.

The first step to setting up a motorised satellite dish is the most important one! The mounting pole that the dish and motor will probably be fixed to should be precisely vertical!! This point can not be over stressed. If the dish is mounted on an aluminum tube which is one metre lengthy, and the pole is out of true by as small as one centimetre top to bottom, that's sufficient to stop the dish tracking correctly. Which motor to choose? There are different motors, such as DiSEqC, 36v Horizon to Horizon and actuators. DiSEqC motors are the most talked about and these are fine for satellite dishes up to 110 cm. With this kind of motor it uses the satellite receivers power that runs on 12v/17v. All receivers have limited output power for the motor as it shares it with the LNB. This tends to make them slow and not so strong as 36 volt H to H motors. Its an easy upgrade because it uses the existing coax cable which already connects to the LNB on your satellite dish so you wont needadditional cables to power the motor 36v actuators and H to H motors are more robust, can cope with higher wind loads and rotate bigger dishes, they use their own dedicated power from the receivers built-in 36v positioner. Most digital receivers don't have a positioner built-in but in this case you could use a thing called V-Box.An advantage of the V-Box is satellite positions are stored into it rather than in the receiver. For, motorised pole mounted dishes, the most typical type of dishes used are offset dishes which are designed to be mounted nearly vertically. The motor mount fits between the dish and the fixed pole, where a fixed dish is normally fitted to. Your pole ought to be installed as perfectly vertical as feasible. The base unit side of your motor should be clamped securely to your pole. Your dish should then be clamped to the motorised pole in your motor. Prior to mounting, its a good idea to figure out where to place the dish so fences or mountains are not blocking viewto the satellites you plan to watch. The Different Ways to Motorize Your Satellite Dish
Motorised Satellite Dish
How to Setup a Motorised Satellite System Before mounting your motor, make sure it's set a zero (0°) (south) to make for simpler checking later. If it isn't at zero, merely connect it to your receiver and move it to zero (0°). At the base with the motor where it is attached to the pole, there's an inclination mount where you can adjust the “motor inclination”. This inclination mount consists of a hinge bolt and an additional bolt to lock the inclination of the motor in location. The motor inclination needs to be adjusted according to your latitude. You motor will consist of instructions on the right inclination; you just need to discover the latitude of your location from an atlas. Now this will open up to a broader experience of satellite TV

Compass, to assist you allign the dish, a small satellite signal meter will also be a great assist.

A large amount of receivers support multiple encryption systems. On the many satellites there are multiple bands, each of these working within different frequencies. C-Band are lower frequencies and generally needs large dishes. Ku-Band which is the most common, works at the higher frequencies. Both of these bands have Vertical and Horizontal (Linear), Left and Right (Circular) polarization. LNB's are either Circular or Linear, you could still combine both on a dish if you install the two LNB's next to each other. If you do this you must use a 2/1 DiSEqC switch, this will automatically tell the receiver what LNB to use for the type of signal. This setup could be an alternative to motorized installations, as you can view multiple satellites with a fixed dish by using a number of LNB's.

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