Motorized Satellite System Installation Video
Installation involves setting up your motor to track the satellites along the Clarke belt east to west.
Incorrect alignment usually results in the motor only tracking part of the arc and only a few of the available satellites being received. See more information about installation here!
Do I need a separate power line to connect to the HH Motor?
No. The motor gets its power from the receiver using the same coaxial cable running from the receiver to the LNBF on the dish. You simply disconnect the cable from the LNBF. Connect it to the HH Motor. Then run a short coaxial cable between the motor and the LNBF. Make sure to turn the receiver OFF whenever you disconnect or connect the coaxial cable to the motor or LNBF. Use the Power ON/OFF switch on the back of the receiver.
How do I control the motor to move it East / West?
The motor is controlled by the receiver's remote control. All receivers compliant with the DiSEqC 1.2, 1.3, or USALS protocol have the capability to run an HH motor. Once you initially setup the motor on the satellite arc and store the locations of the satellites, you will be able to move between satellites by simply changing the channel.
Does the motor also adjust for variation in elevation on the dish for each satellite?
Yes it does.
Do I need to skew the LNBF on a motorized dish?
No you don't. Just set the skew at 0 and the motor will tilt the whole dish when it moves.
What could cause a HH motor not to operate properly?
|Motor is not moving at all.||
|Motor not tracking Clarke Belt (satellite ARC) correctly.||
|Motor is not able to move back from farthest East or West towards the center.||
|DiSEqC Switches||If you are going to use an HH Motor and a DiSEqC switch, we recommend
you position the DiSEqC switch after the Motor as follows:
Receiver ----- HH Motor ----- DiSEQC switch ---- LNBFs
If you place the DiSEqC switch between the Receiver and the HH Motor, it will impact the performance and operation of the HH Motor.
|Other problem not listed here.||See users forum and post your question there: Sadoun HH Motor Forums|
What is the benefit from motorizing my dish?
Well, by adding a motor to your system you will be able to receive satellite channels from several satellites instead from one only. That way you will gain many more channels economically without investing in many dishes and switches.
Where can I find out what channels are available free to air?
There are many free to air channels available in North America on satellites such as Galaxy 10R, AMC4, Telstar 5, AMC3, etc. There are channels from the USA and from around the world. See http://www.lyngsat.com/america.shtml for a complete listing of what is available. Anything with an F designation is FREE TO AIR.