Satellite dish mount.

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 27, 2011 at 20:59
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Does anyone have a good mounting head for a satellite dish. One that allow fine adjustment horizontally and vertically. I am tired of the crude radiused slots and wing nuts - very crude.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at 03:38

Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at 03:38
What i used when we had the manual set up was a magnetised angle finder, i had a print out of the GPS settings that i downloaded from a Hills site, it was easy enough to point in the NE direction, stick the angle finder on the LNB arm and adjust the arm to suit the required degrees.
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at 17:20

Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at 17:20
HI guys,

The problems is not finding the satellite but the crude elevating and swivelling system on top of the tripod for the whole dish.


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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at 19:28

Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 at 19:28
Yeah i understand that John, i should have added that our set up was the basic crude system, using the angle finder just made it easier as i relied on that and not the tripod's angle degree measurements.

I have seen many Sat tripods and some do have better set up's, Another suggestion, how about utilising a Camera tripod head, would need to be one of the larger stronger types.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at 02:49

Monday, Aug 29, 2011 at 02:49
I have a spare one John. Have a look in the document section for a squiz......
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Follow Up By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 17:57

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 17:57
Yup Ern,
Had a look at your document anfd that looks just like the kind of gear I am looking for. I shall have a look next time I amin the Big Smoke

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