I was in a campsite that had a lot of tree obstruction. Moving my tripod mounted 1000.2 several times always had the 3 sats (110, 119, & 129) just barely clear of the offending branches. I was unable to get more than just a tone but no visible signal. I remain a bit foggy on what part of the antenna to point (azimuth). The arm or backplate (perpendicular to the line to the sats)? I was able to get the Diagnostics to indicate two different sats (129 & 110) by slight movement in azimuth. The skew and elevation were set correctly on a level tripod. The transponder numbers were different but I'll admit not having a clue what those meant. Using dual coax fed from #1 & 2 on the LNB or LBN?? See images on what to use as a pointer on the 1000.2. Really onclear on this part of the procedure (azimuth) to align. Used the Dish Pointer app and a compass to find sats. And yes, away from any metal interference. I would be interested in a meter recommendation but not some I've seen costing $400-$800.