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Thank you tek2000, et. al..

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:41 pm
by belter-one

This morning, after a stout windstorm with gusts of 60+ miles or so, our satellite dish helmet had rotated from zenith to about 40 degrees east. Luckily, tek2000 in a video, and some of the excellent install guides on this website had mentioned using masking tape in order to mark the zenith point on the mast and the helmet. So, a quick readjust with a single wrench, and a smartphone browser into the zgemma receiver, and we were all aligned again. Maybe I should really torque down on these bolts, or not?

All systems nominal, :okay


Re: Thank you tek2000, et. al..

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:03 pm
by fatso
Definitely tighten down those cap bolts. :bigsmile

Another trick people use (after you got the dish tracking correctly) is to drill a hole thru the collar and pole and lock them together with a long bolt. Your dish will never rotate again, but if your pole isn't anchored properly, then next time (dish + pole) will rotate together. :hehehe:

The other problem folks encounter when faced with high winds is actuator slippage. The clamp may slip an inch or two on the actuator arm. The solution: electrical tape. :lolsign: Wrap about 1/4" of tape in front and behind the clamp and it will never slip again!