09-08-2013 6:09 PM
if its a SWM LNB, no BBCs. if not SWM LNB, yes you would need two BBCs
09-09-2013 5:19 AM
I assume you're aware that I was offering a tip on how to identify a SWM dish. Even conventional dishes can be rigged with a single coax. Have you got your system running?
09-09-2013 6:19 AM
Yes, I have one port. Should have stated that instead of one coax. Haven't got it going yet. This is for my RV. The setup is all correct, good RG6 cable, PI connected right, looks like I'm just having problem finding the satellites. Have correct AZ/tilt/ELEVATION. The tripod is level. Will try one more weekend then buy the auto finder antenna or a bird dog.
09-09-2013 6:26 AM
09-09-2013 6:31 AM
Yes, I meant to say one port vice one coax. Thanks again. No, not yet as this is for RV. Having trouble finding the satellites.
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09-09-2013 7:04 AM
I mean by correct azimuth is the 205 degrees for my zip code. I don't want to be in completely wrong location to do initial set up.
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09-09-2013 7:55 AM
09-09-2013 10:24 AM
The trick is to plumb the dish mast perfectly, set the tilt and elevation as close as possible to the dish mount markings. Then using a good compass, set the azimuth maybe 10 degrees East of the specified heading, leaving the clamps loose. Set your receiver to the 101 satellite signal screen. Then, a degree at a time, slowly swing the dish West, pausing frequently. When all but 4 or 5 of the 32 transponders light up, you're looking at the 101. Fine tune to get as close to 100 as possible. There will be 5 or 6 with low or zero numbers.
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