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Pointing a Satellite Dish

Pointing a Satellite Dish


    

Pointing a Satellite Dish

by Bill Fleeder

When pointing a satellite dish you will have to point it directly at the satellite if you want to get good reception. You will have to make sure there are no obstacles between the dish and the satellite. An obstacle can be anything that interferes with the satellites signal including houses, buildings or trees. The satellite TV signal will not pass trough these so you have to make sure the area you place the dish in is receptive before beginning installation.

If you want to correctly install a satellite dish you are going to need a compass. You need to check the azimuth and elevation and choose a location with at least one clear view. As we mentioned before, there should be no obstacles between the dish and the satellite. If you do not know if the location you are thinking of is suitable you can always ask a satellite TV dealer for advice.

If you live in the US you should know that the satellite is always to the south of Texas. People who live in Florida will have to point their satellite dish in a place that has a clear line towards the southwest. If you live in California you are going to need a clear line towards the southeast. The direction depends on your location. In the southern United States you will need an elevation angle of 60 degrees, while in the north you need one of around 30.

During the installation of the satellite dish you will have to make sure that the pole or tri mast assembly is vertically plumb. If this is not the case you will have problems when trying to align the dish.

You should also fasten the pole mount securely to prevent it form tilting, which can cause a lot of problems. The mount should be fastened as well.

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