Helpful tips

Where should I point my satellite dish?

Where should I point my satellite dish?

The horizontal alignment refers to the position of the satellite emitting the signal. Therefore, your dish needs to point either to the east or west, in the direction where you wish to receive the signal.

What direction do I point my satellite dish for Freesat?

If your telly gets Freesat or Sky subscription-based services, you want to align your satellite dish towards the Astra 2 Satellites or the Eurobird. For Astra 2 Satellites, the satellite alignment should be at 28.2E while for Eurobird, moving the dish to 28.5E should do the trick.

How do I adjust my satellite dish signal?

To set azimuth:

  1. Use a compass to find the correct angle and move the plumb mast (the pole on which the dish is mounted) until the dish is pointing at that angle.
  2. Check your signal strength: anything over 40 is a good signal.
  3. Tighten all hardware.

Can I move my satellite dish myself?

The terms of your lease might require that you remove your satellite dish from your current home. If it is safe to do so, unscrew the satellite dish and remove it. If you are not safely able to remove the satellite dish yourself, give us a call and we’ll send out a technician to take care of it for you.

How do I test my satellite signal?

How to Test Satellite TV Signal Strength

  1. Ensure the satellite dish is connected to the included satellite receiver box.
  2. Connect the satellite receiver box to your television.
  3. Ensure that both the satellite receiver and television are powered on.
  4. Select the “Signal Meter Screen” option from the receiver menu.

What happens to my satellite dish when I move?

Once your dish is installed and your account data is updated, you’ll be able to enjoy satellite TV in your new home. Since your set-top box is exactly the same as before, you’ll retain all of your favourites and digital recordings.

Does Dish Network charge you to move?

Give us a call and we’ll get your DISH service installed at no additional cost.

What do I need to point my satellite dish?

These are the basic steps needed to point any satellite dish (4.8m or an 80cm TV sat dish) as the principles are the same: Tip: A Compass or GPS, an Inclinometer and a Sat Finder will make pointing a lot quicker and easier.

What makes a satellite dish pole so strong?

A pole that does not have sufficient ballast will lean over time, causing you to lose the Satellite Signal. Your mount must be very strong and can not wobble. You must use at least 4 lag screws (correct size for your installation) in the base mount one on each corner.

What is the elevation of a satellite dish?

Depending on where you live, the satellite will be at an elevation angle between 30 and 60 degrees. Southern states point more toward 60 degrees; northern states point more toward 30 degrees. Use the Satellite Look Angle calculator to determine your Dish Pointing elevation and azimuth. LNBF Polarization Tilt (skew):

What kind of angle do you need to point your dish?

Azimuth is the East to West angle you need to point your dish. This seems to cause the most confusion for people. A satellite will have a longitude degree of something like 77.0West.