Zip Code 77079 Houston, TX
Dish 500 for 119 and 110:
- SK = 119, EL = 49, AZ = 209
Dish 500 for 119 only:
- SK = 90, EL = 47, AZ = 216 (+/- for offset Y-Bracket)
Dish 500 for 110 only:
- SK = 90, EL = 52, AZ = 202 (+/- for offset Y-Bracket)
Hmm, you're getting 110 with the switch, and nothing without - I guess anything is possible.
I'm not familiar with the 510 receiver, but most are the same, so here goes....
Remove the cable from Sat-In cable from the back of the receiver.
Go to the Dish Point Screen and run a Check Switch, without any checks.
It should find nothing, i.e., no switch, no LNBF/Satellites. If it says it has detected less satellites - do you want to save, say yes and save.
- Assume you are going to go and get another DP Dual LNBF, or a DP Twin; but not a DP Plus Twin, however, it will also work - just costs more.
- Plumb your mast. If its a half bubble off, its not going to work right.
- Put the one DP LNBF you have, in the 119 slot. Make sure LNBF and LNBF holder are tight and do not wiggle more than a (red) hair.
- Connect a RG6 cable from the DP LNBF directly to the 510 Sat-In port.
- Set Skew to 119. Make sure you do not over tighten the bolts and that the skew plate and dish pan are in alignment all the way around the skew plate.
- Set Elevation to 49. Only snug so that you can make adjustments later.
- Swing the dish so that it is roughly pointing SSW.
- Go to the Point Dish Screen and select:
- - - TP 11
- - - Sat 119
- - - Don't worry about Dish Type, Zip Code, or anything else, they have no affect & are for info only.
- Now slowly twist the dish to the West about 1/32" at a time, and give the receiver 8 to 10 seconds to register a change in signal. Yes it's slow.
- If you find 110, then you will need to move the dish a little more to the west, but not much. If you make a mark on the dish mast, you should not have to move the dish more than 1/8 from that mark.
- Once you have 119 on the Point Dish Screen, run a Check Switch.
If you're mast is plumb, and the settings are right, I think you should be able to pick up 119 and 110 without any major adjustments. Of course it should be peaked once you find a signal.
If you get the above adjusted, you should then be able to add a DP Dual LNBF for 110, or remove the current LNBF and replace it with a DP Twin, and get both satellites - with only minor adjustments.
Does the LNBF you currently have, have one or two RF outputs?
Also, TP 11 is a good TP for Sat 119.
Sat 110 also has a TP 11, but I don't know if its a spot beam or not, and if its available in Houston.
You mentioned putting it on a flat roof.
Are you testing it on a balcony, that has an overhang from a roof, or maybe a tree in the way?
If so, you need to remember that you need to get the dish close to the edge of the balcony, so that when the satellite signal comes in from the top, a little more than 20 degrees above where the dish appears to be looking, that it actually hits the dish pan and bounces back to the LNBF. Also, you may need to raise it on a table so that the balcony rails do not affect the signals.