How To Align Satellite Dish
The installation truck just drove away and now you need to know how to align satellite dish by yourself. The installers do a good job, but they do not always align the dish properly before they leave. The good news for the proud new owner of a satellite dish is that it's not hard to adjust a satellite dish by yourself.
Things You Need:
- A signal meter
- A screw driver
- A pair of pliers
- A wrench
- Coaxial cables
- Use a wrench to loosen the low noise feedback horn on the dish. Run the coaxial cable from the receiver to the dish. Move the dish to the right.
Connect the receiver to your television using the coaxial cable. Read the instructions that came with the receiver to set up the system’s software. Do this as a last resort if you are male.
- Go to the web site for your satellite television provider to determine the correct elevation for your satellite dish. When you are armed with this information, a wrench, and possibly a ladder, loosen the bolts and adjust the dish to the appropriate height. Tighten the bolts.
- Go back into your house and make sure that your dish is receiving signals from the correct satellite. If you’re receiving programming in Hindi or the badly broken Indian tech support English, you should go back out and make adjustments.
The good news for most people who use the popular satellite television services is that the professional installers do all this work for them. The only time they may need to adjust their dish is after a storm moves it for them.