Setup your Satellite Dish - Basic Guide
Are planning to buy a satellite dish? Here's a basic guide on installation of your satellite dish and this has been created through research of the various
brands of satellite dishes available.
Step 1: Familiarization with your satellite dish equipment: This is not a soft toy, it is a technologically advanced piece of equipment or machinery and
hence knowing the various parts will help you to set it up without any problems. The various parts that you need to identify include:
â€¢	The dish or reflector
â€¢	Mounting hardware like screws and bolts
Step 2: Determining the type of satellite dish. The second step is to determine whether you are setting up an elliptical multi satellite TV dish or the
standard satellite dish. The elliptical satellite dish measures 18x24 inches while the standard dish has a diameter of 18 inches.
Step 3: Settings of your satellite dish. Here's how to calculate the angle. You need to write them down so that the settings can be made accordingly
Tilt: ____________ (Skew)
Step 4: Mounting of the satellite dish. Don't just go ahead and mount the satellite dish; consult the product manual first. The manual has step-by-step
instructions of assembling the dish.
Note: The LNB arm needs a special mention here. It has a clamp that will slide down over a mast in order to set it in place. Once this is achieved, you
can mount the mast as well as the foot assembly as specified in the manual. In order to keep the mast horizontally and vertically straight, you need to
use a plumb bob or a level.
Step 5: Alignment of the Dish: Use a compass and a pencil for aligning your satellite dish in such a way so that it can locate the satellite signal. Now
slowly mount the satellite dish assembled by you by sliding the clamp down over the mast arm. Now tighten the bolts to hold it secure and remember
not to tighten it so hard that it becomes impossible to turn it later on. Now use the skew or tilt coordinates to set th