Installation Guide for DiSEqC Motor
First make sure you have all the
satellite installation parts you need to install your new
satellite motor. It's recommended that you install your
motor on a
tripod or on a pole on the ground. You can purchase a regular
fence pole at any home improvement store like Lowe's or Home Depot.
Make sure you have purchased a
level to make sure you mounting pole is 100% plum.
Make sure & purchase a
SF95 satellite signal finder / meter
because it will help you guide your motor to the true south azimuth
location. The meter will go off every time you get a satellite
signal, so, when you keep on turning the motor, if the meter keeps going
off, you know you have properly aligned the dish to the satellite arc.
not, you may need to keep adjusting for the proper azimuth. (Read
the installation instruction guide below first)
Assemble your antenna onto your satellite dish motor and install the
motor assembly along with the
dish onto your
post / mount / tripod.
here to find your Latitude or you can use the calculator below. Once you have found your latitude,
set it on the side of the
dish motor marked "latitude".
Now, figure out your declination angle. You can do that by looking
in the manual of the
HH motor mount. In the back, you see a
chart. Simply plug in your latitude and look to see the
declination angle that it gives you. Based on the motor you are
using, you need to subtract that angle from either 30 degrees or 40
degrees. This becomes the elevation of your
Example: the latitude of Marietta, GA is 33.98 degrees. When you
plug that in, you will see a declination angel of 5.51 degrees.
When you subtract this from 40 degrees, the elevation of your satellite
dish then needs to be set to 34.49 degrees.
Now that you have set both the elevation of the motor and the elevation
dish properly, you need to set your azimuth. Basically,
you will need to point the motor, when at zero degrees (see picture
below) to true south.
You can calculate for true south like this: SOUTH +/- MAGNETIC
Enter your zip
code below for your magnetic deviation
Enter your zip code below. On the next screen click on
Now, point your motor assembly and dish (must be located at zero
degrees, see picture below) to true south.
Hook up your
coaxial cable to the motor and to your
enabled or any other DiSEqC1.2 satellite receiver.
Turn on your
receiver and go to your
DiSEqC1.2 or USALS setup screen.
Make sure to go to a live transponder. You can get a list of live
transponders at either
click here for our satellite and transponder list. If using
USALS, type your latitude & longitude,
choose the satellite and the motor
should turn to the particular satellite you are looking for. Check
to see if you have a signal locked in. If you do have a
signal locked in, store the position
and choose a second satellite. If are also getting a signal on a
second satellite, store the position and try to lock on to a third
satellite that's further away, if you can do so, then congratulations!
you have just installed a motorized satellite system.
If you do not have a
signal locked in when your motor moves
to the first satellite position, then you may want to double check and
triple check and make sure that all your settings (True South, Azimuth,
Elevation, & Declination) & angels are correct and that the motor is
If you can get a satellite signal locked in on your primary or most
southern satellite and no other, try to adjust for your true south.
If you can't get any
satellites locked in, then try to use the formula
Satellite Location Minus Latitude
and use the DiSEqC1.2 option of the receiver to move your motor east &
west. For example, the latitude for Marietta, GA is 84.5 degrees.
If I want to point to the
satellite at 97 degrees west, I would need to move the motor to
12.5 degrees WEST.
The Manual Button
sure the power of receiver is on and the indication
the bottom of the motor lights on.
2. Check every
devices between receiver and motor.
Manual Button can only drive
the motor toward West
movement: Press the manual button twice within 1
second or shorter.
The Motor doesn’t
sure all cables and power are well connected. The
the bottom lights on.
sure the motor is not blocked by the software limits.
use the manual button, which is only limited by
if the receiver supports DiSEqC 1.2 and if the
DiSEqC 1.2 system has
Motor stops at a certain
position and can’t go
Disable the software limits and drive the motor again.
if it’s stopped by the hardware limit sliders.
sure the Motor or antenna is not interfered with any
The Motor runs
sure the antenna is not too heavy or too large. The
size is 1.2 m.
if the cable quality is good enough. Try to use a
if the output power of the receiver is less than
Motor runs sometimes fast
and sometimes slowly.
speed of the Motor is according to the output voltage (13
the receiver. Vertical=13V=slow
satellite positions are not
One satellite position via receiver. Wait for about 30
until the motor stops.
the antenna East or West until the reception of this
satellite is clear.
“Re-calculate” Function to correct position via receiver.
0 position Function to go to 0 degree as a reference
Motor runs but stops
could be caused by a loosen magnet on the rear end of the
DC motor inside.
Please contact your vendor for repair.
Motor doesn’t make any
movement, but clicks from inside
of the motor can be
if the dish is too heavy. The maximum size of the
is 1.2 m.
DC motor inside is broken. Please contact your vendor
Below is a list of satellites that you can pick up with your motor.
Check out this page for all the up to date satellite listings directory.
Color codes on this regional index:
C & Ku band
Free TV Channel Directory
& List for North American Satellites By Language
When it comes
down to getting a motorized satellite system, there are many systems to
choose from. Recommendation is to always go with a
blind search (blind
scan / smart scan) receiver. So what's the benefit of a blind
search receiver? Will it help you with the installation?
Blind search has nothing to do with the
ease of your
satellite installation. In fact,
if you think installing a motorized system is very easy, think again.
It's by far not impossible, but you do have to spend some time and be
patient. First make sure you have all the
installation equipment you need, so you don't waste time and start
getting frustrated. Here is a list of a few items that may come in
handy when you go to install your system:
satellite signal finder / meter
self installation kit
meter & clinometer (AF1)
10mm, & 7/16 inch socket & combination wrench
channels are being broadcasted via transponders. Each
transponder carries a certain amount of
Radio Channels. In order for a
receiver to be able to scan the
channels from a satellite, it must have the transponder programmed into
the receiver. Each transponder has 4 specifications.
2. Symbol Rate
4. Forward Error Correction (FEC)
In most receivers the FEC is
automatically set by the receiver, so you don't have to worry about
inputting that in the receiver. You do however need to input the
other 3 specifications, then scan in the transponder for the channels.
In case of a blind search / blind scan
receiver, the receiver will search the satellite and automatically find
the 4 specifications of the transponder. Therefore, you will
always have the latest channels that are being broadcasted off of the
satellite. Once new transponders are available, all you do is just
scan your satellite receiver. The receiver will re-program itself
with all the up to date transponder frequency, symbol rate, polarity,
So the choice is simple. Get a
blind search motorized satellite system and always be up to date with
all the FTA channels that are broadcasted from the Various satellites.
DIYE Installation Kit
SF-95 Signal Finder
Coaxial surge protector
DIYE Installation Kit
SF-95 Signal Finder