Install Satellite Dish Guide

Satellite dish is definitely an equipment used for transmitting data signals towards the signal receiver or receiving data signals from the satellite located in the space. All the satellite dishes look almost similar. You will need to know your latitude and longitude before you start. A great place to fine this post is Multimap simply enter your post code, and the coordinates and displayed below the map. The vertical alignment is the dish angle of elevation and refers back to the angle at which the satellite signals hit the Earth’s surface. In the northern hemisphere, they’re flat - about 15 the further south you go i.e. closer to the equator, the steeper they become. On Sicily they have an elevation angle of 45 and right on the equator of 90.


If you intend to use the satellite dish in Northern France, a standard 53 cm minidish must do just fine but as you move to the southern parts of the country you will have to face rain fade problems, so in order to get good reception during these areas, you will need to increase the dish size to 90 cm while you reach the Spanish border.

You will also wish to measure how long the cable is to make sure that it can get to the dish or antenna from inside your home. You may need to add another cable should you must. You might need a drill and screws for drilling things in position and then securing them.

To prevent any mix-up, each signal must be accurately reflected to separate feed horns so that there is no interruption.

Input your latitude and longitude in your receiver yours will change to mine before adjusting your dish and then tell usals to go to Thor 1W/0.8W. Now go and check again that the mounting pole has always been vertical and not moved underneath the weight of the dish, otherwise this issue needs to be corrected before continuing.

Fix the dish and rotor arm to the motor and adjust the elevation from the dish (declination) according to the motor manual, Or simply adjust it so the face of the dish is all about vertical or tilting up slightly (depending on your Latitude). The azimuth may be the horizontal alignment from the dish while the elevation is the vertical alignment.


Hook up the cables turn turn on to the satellite receiver and television, and tune the television to the input channel for that satellite receiver. If you have used coax cable to connect the satellite receiver towards the TV that will usually be Channel 3. Some satellite receivers put out a tone that changes using the signal strength. I use that with wireless headphones that allow me to hear the tone when I am outside using the dish. Another option is a hand-held signal strength meter like the Satellite Finder. The average home satellite dish is now much smaller (18 to 31 inches) and can easily fit in almost anywhere. They are often mounted on chimneys, under an eave and sometimes on the ground best satellite dish. Work out how much RG-6 coaxial cable you will need to connect the exterior satellite dish to the set-top box receiver in your home. Allow for four to five feet of extra coaxial cable as an error margin.

Then slowly tilt the dish left and right (azimuth movement) to improve the signal strength reading. When you’re satisfied that you have the best signal, using the signal quality bar (not the signal level bar), tighten the azimuth bolts. Then skew (rotational movement) the LNBF to get the strongest signal quality/strength. The primary issue with satellites is that the line of sight cannot be interrupted.