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Old 26.12.2012, 18:31
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Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

Hi,

Based on recommendations on this forum, I have decided to try and align a satellite dish and sky+hd box I inherited from a friend.

Does anyone have a satellite-finder or satellite meter they are willing to share? Alternately, is anyone willing to offer their help to work with me and set this up?

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Old 27.12.2012, 07:47
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Re: Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

Hornbach rents the machine to do the alignment (by the day and weekend from memory). Here are the instructions on setup from their site.

Instructions:

FR: http://www.hornbach.ch/cms/media/ch/..._satellite.pdf

DE: http://www.hornbach.ch/cms/media/ch/...n_aufbauen.pdf
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Re: Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

a meter will help to find the sat a bit quicker and easier but its not required TBH.

Make sure youre mounting post is perfectly vertical, set the inclination then use dishpointer.com to give you a focal point to set the azimuth. use the set top box built in meter for a "rough" indication.

remember quality is more important than strenght and also remember to rotate the LNB clockwise approx 10 degrees to maximume the signal
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Re: Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

Hi Rob,

I tried all that yesterday, but was unable to get a signal.

The post is perfectly straight, the inclination was appx set to to 30 degrees and the azimuth between 150 and 155 degrees. This was a dish that was already setup less than a km from my current location. So I did not touch the LNB.

So I was hoping a meter would make things simpler. Or am I missing something?

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a meter will help to find the sat a bit quicker and easier but its not required TBH.

Make sure youre mounting post is perfectly vertical, set the inclination then use dishpointer.com to give you a focal point to set the azimuth. use the set top box built in meter for a "rough" indication.

remember quality is more important than strenght and also remember to rotate the LNB clockwise approx 10 degrees to maximume the signal
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Re: Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

about right, move it to 32 degrees elevation and 151 magnetic.

the LNB roatation is really important, it can turn a 50% signal into a 100% signal. 10 degrees clockwise looking at the dish or anti clockwise from the dish.

you should get something on the sky box meter.

for the post have you used a spirit level? if not what you are seeing as straight maybe far from true so you need to compensate with a different elevation.

if you have a smart phone look for an app called satellite director - its free. take time to read the instructions.
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Re: Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

Hi Rob,

What is the "sky box meter"? I don't think I saw anything like that on the Sky+HD box? Can you give me more details. Also, did not find any "Satellite Director" app on the iPhone.

I used an iPhone Level app to make sure the pole is vertical.

Thanks for your feedback and help. Much appreciated
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about right, move it to 32 degrees elevation and 151 magnetic.

the LNB roatation is really important, it can turn a 50% signal into a 100% signal. 10 degrees clockwise looking at the dish or anti clockwise from the dish.

you should get something on the sky box meter.

for the post have you used a spirit level? if not what you are seeing as straight maybe far from true so you need to compensate with a different elevation.

if you have a smart phone look for an app called satellite director - its free. take time to read the instructions.
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Re: Loaner Satellite-finder or Satellite Meter needed

ah i saw it on android but the dishpointer app is avail for iphone

on your box go to settings > setup > signal test
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