In this post, I will be given a short tutorial that will benefit a satellite installer who wants to motorize their dish for the first time. Aligning motorized dishes to the arc of satellites is the topic of discussion. As we all know, Setting up your motorized dish for the first time can be a nightmare. This document will (hopefully) help you check your dish alignment and give you some guidance on correcting it.
Especially relevant: Beginners guide on how the satellite TV works
I found something similar to this in the documentation supplied with a motorized system, and have reproduced it here. This will hopefully give you the leverage to do some site tweaking on your own. You wouldn’t need to call your installer as most often do in the past.
The starting point in this tutorial is Thor (1 deg west) as this gives the true south position. It was far easier for me to find the correct arc for the other satellites.
I hope this saves you time, effort, and cash.
Aligning motorized dish to the arc of satellites
ELEVATION = The angle on your dish MOUNT (I call it the motor elevation because this adjustment determines the arc you track with your motor).
DECLINATION = The forward/backward movement (angle) you have on the dish itself, which affects the angle the dish is positioned relative to the pole mount.