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please help ive just installed the maplins sky reciever and dish to my boat. ive located satellite at 92% sig 72% quality im only picking up german channels???? not sure if there is more than one sat im on astra?? please help a beginner!! thanks
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First of all well done!!! You've done the hardest bit i.e. finding any satellite at all!

Now to the nitty-gritty. You have probably found a satellite we sometimes call Astra 1 which is at 19e; what you want is Astra 2 which is at 28e. So you need to move the dish 9 degrees further east. In practical terms, this means moving the dish by a fraction e.g. about an inch to your left (IF you are standing behind the dish). You might not need to change the tilt (down-up) of the dish --- but sometimes you might need to take it a very small tad down. Finally, you might also need to play a little with (i.e. rotate) the positioning of the LNB --- called 'skew'. In any event, first try moving 9 degrees eastward.

Good luck.
Raven 90 multi lnb 1w, 7, 9, 13, 16, 19 & 28e; 1m Orbital on SG 2100 5e-34w and Various Receivers

Last edited by bigtee; 14-03-10 at 06:30 PM. Reason: Could have also been Astra 3 @ 23e!
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