DETERMINE DISH POINTING COORDINATES
|These settings can be obtained from your
satellite dish receiver under the “menu’ and “dish
pointing” option. Note that your TV display may be
different than that shown due to various manufacturer’s equipment.
If you have a single LNB dish, you will only need the
elevation and azimuth information. If you have a dual
LNB or a multi-satellite dish, you will also need the
tilt / skew information.
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SET ALIGN-A-SITE GAUGES AND
Set the Align-A-Site's azimuth and elevation settings.
Be SURE the tilt / skew setting is at 90 degrees at this
time for the pre-sighting function. — You will
adjust the tilt / skew settings later when you align
Look through the unit and scout your area for a suitable
location that has a clear line of sight. Remember that
the clearer your line of sight, the stronger the signal
that you will be able to receive! Mark the spot that you
PLACE YOUR DISH
AND VERIFY LINE OF SIGHT
If you will be using your RV rooftop mounted satellite
dish, park your RV so that your dish is as close
as possible to the spot you marked in the step above.
If you will be using a portable satellite dish, place
your dish in this spot. If you did not purchase
the optional dish attachment unit, set up your dish in
the conventional manner following the manufacturers
instructions that came with your dish.
If you purchased the dish mount attachment, place the sighting unit
in the dish mount and lock it in place with the locking
screw. Ensure that the tilt / skew setting is at 90
degrees and the azimuth and elevation are still set
correctly. Look through the
sighting unit to verify that the dish still has a clear
line of sight. If you are using a single LNB dish, proceed to step 6.
ADJUST DISH TO ALL COORDINATES
| If you are using a
dual or multi-satellite dish, you will need to
adjust the tilt / skew setting at this time.
Loosen the necessary screws and simultaneously adjust
your dish to the elevation, azimuth and skew / tilt by
moving the dish until your Align-A-Site's gauges are
aligned ( the red needle of the compass will be lined up
with the stationary red arrow at the bottom of the
compass vial and the unit will show level).
CHECK SIGNAL STRENGTH
|Turn on your receiver
and TV. Check the signal strength of each satellite. You
should be locked onto the correct satellite(s) and have
good usable signal strength. Due to many variables
(including magnetic interference or inaccurate pointing
information), you may have a signal that is
not at maximum strength. If necessary or desirable, fine
tune the signal for maximum strength