Equipment to find sat strength (1 Viewer)

madpoet

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Is there relatively inexpensive metering equipment to help aim a dish? Something that an installer might use? Just curious.
 

DarrellP

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There are devices that hook inline and give you a relative strength, they cost about $25. What I do is take my old Dish 3900 and hook it up outside to a 13" monitor and tune into the sat install screen so I can see the screens & hear the tones as I am tweaking the dish.
 

madpoet

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Thanks, I see a few different things on Ebay. I'm just getting tired of trying to get an installer to actually come LOOK at my house before they tell me it won't work.
 

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madpoet said:
Thanks, I see a few different things on Ebay. I'm just getting tired of trying to get an installer to actually come LOOK at my house before they tell me it won't work.
Why wont it work?E-mail me maybe I can help.
 

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And of course the VOOM's STB itself has its own signal meter with a loud tone that can be heard through an open window...
 

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