I set up my 80cm dish and got a strength 95% and quality 85%.
Thats a good start.
I had to ground mount the dish at the bottom of the garden so it looks over the house.
I was lucky.
From BATC web site...
Es'hail-2 is a Broadcast Transponder Satellite owned by the Es'hailSat Qatar Satellite Company, due to be launched to Geostationary orbit at 25.5° E.
I will have to move it a little .
The channel shown on the receiver display, "Rbb Berlin" is on the 19.2E transponder and the PID matches the listings: 0259 hex, 601 decimal.
There's also a 12110H, 27500 transponder on Astra2 at 28.2E, which makes it tricky picking up Badr. I haven't been able to pick up Badr on my 1m, but I think it's just around the corner of the house.
My apologies, the BATC website has the wrong location for Es'hail-2.
Es'hail-2 is due to be at 26 degrees East, the same location as BADR 4. Es'hail-1 is currently at 25.5 degrees East and this has caused some confusion. So you can safely use BADR 4 to align your Es'hail-2 dishes and this is what we have just done for the Goonhilly spectrum monitor.
The website will be corrected next week.
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Sadly you are correct.
This means I have to drop dish bt about 2 degrees to 26.5 and swing it to the left.
That 2 degree drop might then hit the house roof so looks like I could do with raising the dish higher off the ground too.
Is there a house in the way of your LOS?
Thanks for confirmation.
Looks like you are using the same mount I tried first but sadly this is too low to see over property from back garden.
Note to self next time get a house with S facing garden
Set up looks stable up there.
Hope I can find BADR ..
Have you used http://www.dishpointer.com/ ?
It has a moveable marker that shows the required clearance height along the path.
I set up a rxr on 11996MHz, 3/4 FEC and 27500 - that is the Mux with BBC Asia, Dubai TV and France today - it is a 1.3 Mt offset and we achieved 12 dB MER after careful tweaking.
I used a Dreambox in Find Satellite mode initially as that allowed me to set volts and 22Khz - once we found it, we used MiniTuione on the feed through loop to do final tweaking. It is quite touchy to do - I started on Astra at 28 degrees and went south but ended up on Eutelsat at 13 degrees by accident - which also has a BBC Asian service.
Just got to repeat it all at home now!