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Topic # 159738 10-Dec-2014 23:08
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Hi folks... Parents-in-law are sometimes mobile around the country and have a Sky receiver on top of the caravan. 

I was asked if there is a device to help them orient the dish to get Sky DVB-S - or an app (they don't have a smartphone but were told the device would be cheaper than a smartphone).

Any more information on this please?





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  Reply # 1195344 10-Dec-2014 23:37
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You can get manual ones like this $25

http://www.baylifestyles.co.nz/catalog/rv-accessories/satellites-freeview/sf-95-satellite-finder 

You can get automated ones too that obviously cost more

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  Reply # 1195346 10-Dec-2014 23:38
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If they already have the dish fitted, how do they align the dish today?



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  Reply # 1195349 10-Dec-2014 23:44
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nathan: You can get manual ones like this $25

http://www.baylifestyles.co.nz/catalog/rv-accessories/satellites-freeview/sf-95-satellite-finder

You can get automated ones too that obviously cost more


Cool, thanks. How do they know the signal they found is for the right sat?




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  Reply # 1195366 11-Dec-2014 05:40
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http://www.ehow.com/how_7672329_use-sf95-satellite-finder.html

Product manual
www.dmsiusa.com/documents/SF-95%20Series%20manual.pdf 


Heaps of info on Google about how to use them but essentially you need to approximately line up the manual ones.

if you know your GPS position generally 165-177E for places in NZ, the satellite is at 160E degrees, so its your position - the satellite position gives you the angle from north. elevation is generally 35-45 degrees, when you get it near enough it should be easy enough to set the rest up with the sat finder

here is a handy site that does it for you
http://firststrikemeters.com/satfind.html

I work on a ship and sometimes have to reset our satellite controllers for our various systems



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  Reply # 1195704 11-Dec-2014 17:39
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optus D1 at 160E

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  Reply # 1195705 11-Dec-2014 17:42
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If they have web access:

http://www.dishpointer.com/

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  Reply # 1195708 11-Dec-2014 17:44
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The freeview Shop has some listed




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