Self install slimline 3 LNB SWM dish

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I was at a home-show yesterday and was stopped by a D***TV vendor. After a long conversation they agreed to give me everything for a self install. My GF signed up instead of me .. :)
I've looked into updating before and was told I needed an Acutrac Pro 22 to aim the dish. I'm picking up all of the equipment in 4 days.
I am sorry to say I don't know the model numbers of the equipment I am getting. If anyone has suggestion (meters , web sites , bla bla bla) for this install I will greatly appreciate it .. K
 
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I'm surprised that the DirecTV vendor would actually "give" you everything needed for a "self install".
I'm suspicious about this. Have you ever done a self-install?
It can be done, but with a SWM LNB dish it could be tricky.
 
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All done .. Biggest thing was I had to brace my mast a bit I kept having one transponder on the 99 that would not stay above 90 .. Once I braced it up . I was able to tweak it .. The info off of http://www.dishpointer.com/ was spot on. I preset everything and mounted the dish on the mast rotated it until I got 101 to peak. locked it down on the mast. Then pointed a web cam at the TV. I put my netbook up on the roof and used it to watch the numbers on the DVR's meter and peaked 103 . Went down the ladder and into the house and switched the DVR's meter to 99 back up on the roof and peaked 99 .. That's when I found that I needed to brace the mast. Once I braced it everything stayed above 92 and I was DONE ..
 
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The Slimline dishes are supposed to use two monopoles. You may find you need to add another one at some point if your signal strengths don't hold up.
 
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