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- Aug 5, 2022
Hi, Thank you for the info, I ordered a meter with screen to find the satellites but its late on arrival. I am taking your advice and just going to wait for it to come in before I try any more. Thanks again for all the information!Important. What dual lnbf do you have?
Just like Primestar31 suggests. Take your receiver with you and a screen with you. Make sure your lnbf settings are spot on.
Heck. I've aimed a webcam at my TV and Skyped myself before on a phone or tablet to see signal strength when aiming dishes when it's a pita to haul it all outside. It work's!
Look at the most recent FTA channels for the satellite you want to aim at on TVRO.
On the right side of the the list on the satellite transponder and channel listing look for one with as high a percentage as you can find. Click on North America. It will take you to a page with a footprint for signal you can expect to find for your dish size.
Dishpointer will get you ball parked of where to aim your dish. Take the displayed elevations and azimuth with a grain of salt.
You will find you need to make little sweeps right and left looking for a signal.
Elevation settings will need to be made in minuscule parts of a degree until you finally snag a signal.
You'll find when you tighten the hardware that you need to make tiny adjustments to keep your signal the strongest.
We've all been there. Patience. And good luck.