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Thread: Help?

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    Help?

    Guys, i have no idea what im doing to direct my sat to charlie. any suggestions?

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    Re: Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbutler View Post
    Guys, i have no idea what im doing to direct my sat to charlie. any suggestions?
    Iadded a sticky to the main form to help with all aspects of this. this is a copy and a section of the orginal posting.


    Press MENU to begin your setup. Press DOWN on the remote to get to INSTALLATION. You will be asked for a password. The password is 0 0 0 0 Now press OK to select ANTENNA SETUP. Select your satellite by pressing the RIGHT or LEFT arrows. I recommend starting with the Echo 6,8 satellite. DO NOT PRESS OK.

    The satellite name will now be displayed above all settings for this satellite. You should see two bars on the right side of the screen. The S indicator is on the left, and the Q indicator is on the right. For our purposes, we are watching the Q bar only, for the best signal possible. (above 60). You are now ready to rotate your D!sh and achieve the best signal possible on the Q level indicator.


    *** PLEASE NOTE----> THE LNBS SHOULD BE POSITIONED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BRACKET THAT HOLDS THEM. THESE POSITIONS ARE NOT STAMPED. THE LNBS SHOULD BE TOUCHING IN THE MIDDLE, LEAVING A GAP ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE PLASTIC ADAPTOR ON BOTH SIDES ABOUT 1 INCH. THE PLASTIC PUNCH-OUT IN THE MIDDLE POSITION WILL NEED TO BE REMOVED TO PUT THE LNBS IN PLACE CORRECTLY.


    YOUR MAST (pole) MUST BE 100% VERTICAL and PLUM in order to successfully locate BOTH satellites. You will get false readings on your signal meter if you do not ensure this by using a level device. These are available at dollar stores or hardware stores. They should not be more than a few dollars.


    Please set the Rotation/SKEW to 67 degrees (Elliptical D!sh Only)

    If you have a DISH500 ROUND D!sh, set it to 112 degrees SKEW


    Please set your elevation to 32 (aprox) degrees. The marker is the edge of the inside bracket, painted red or silver, not the BOLT. You will need to play with this setting because of your area.


    When standing behind the D!sh, the 119 Satellite is on the LEFT LNB, 110 satellite is on the RIGHT LNB.


    If you are not experienced, It could take you HOURS to find the satellite signals correctly. Connect your satellite finder to the 110 LNB and to the receiver as marked on the finder. If you are not using a satellite finder, connect the wire from your receiver DIRECTLY to your LNB. *** DO NOT USE THE SWITCH UNTIL AFTER BOTH SATELLITES HAVE BEEN AIMED *** The switch allows you to put 2 working satellite signals together, at the same time. It will make it difficult to aim for an accurate signal if you install the switch during aiming.


    Locate the Echostar 8,10 satellite first, Sweep the D!sh from the south side of the sky towards the west, until you find a signal. If you followed the settings in the previous section, you should be looking at the correct signal. Fine tune the satellite by making very small adjustments to ALL THREE VARIABLES (Azimuth, Elevation and SKEW) and lock in at a strong signal. You may wish to tighten your bolts at your peak signal strength. Now, let's check what satellite signal we actually are receiving by DOWNLOADING the active channels from the satellite service. Once you have found your signals for each satellite, you must download your channels individually to each satellite.
    Last edited by archange187; December 11th, 2007 at 07:40 PM.
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