Active SatelliteGuys Member
- Jan 6, 2016
Hi, I have an old Primestar dish. After some browsing, I have learned they are great for Fta I do have a couple questions. I am mainly wanting to use it for a couple transponders, on G17. Both are vertical. Do I still have to have a switch to combine the Horizontal, and vertical, or will it work with just the vertical side connected? Also, I have a small satellite finder, that seems to tell me I am on a satellite, but it has a variable DB knob, and I am not sure where to set it. I can set it to just past +2db, move the dish to where I think G17 should be, and the needle jumps up, and it sings, but turn the db knob down, and the needle goes down too. I don't really need to move the dish once I get it on G17, as I am happy with what I get on the big mesh Cband dish. It has a motor, and I get plenty with it, but I would really like to get the 2 vert. transponders, on G17 that are Ku. Last question for now, are there any cool tricks to aiming, or is it just best to have two people, one watching the signal meter on the rec. and one moving the dish? Sorry about being long winded. P.S. the dish is round, at least 3 feet or more, and 2 lng outputs. Thank you in advance!