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zplugger

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What is a good meter for a home owner to use to set up eastern arch dish? Will it show me a signal for both 61.5 and 72 satellites? Looking for something portable so I won't need a receiver and tv. Thanks for any suggestions you have.
 
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NYDutch

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When it comes to satellite signal meters, "Good" and "Cheap" don't belong in the same sentence. You can have one or the other, but not both. There are $10 meters that will detect sat signals, but will not show you which satellite they're from or other information needed for best signal peaking. Used with a good compass, dead level mounting post, accurate skew, elevation, and azimuth data, the cheap meters will get the job done with a lot of patience. Good meters like the Birdog Ultra, etc, on the other hand, can run to several hundred dollars new, and reduce the aiming time to a few minutes.

Here's one cheap meter:
https://www.amazon.com/SAT-TECH-Satellite-Signal-Network-Directv/dp/B07DJ4W472/
 
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