To get a signal, a satellite dish must be pointed directly at the satellite, with NO obstructions between the two. This means NO trees and NO buildings.
Take into consideration future tree growth, house remodeling or additions and new construction in your area while doing your site survey.
The Telstar-5 satellite is located 22,500 miles above the equator at 97 degree west which is the same longitude as Dallas, TX. In Texas, depending on where you live, the satellites highest above your head will have an elevation angle between 30 and 45 degrees and the most westerly and most easterly satellites will have an elevation angle between 15 and 10 degrees. Please refer to the table below for the equation of your area, or contact us with your ZIP code for exact equation value.
Our Satellite Systems only point to a single satellite, so chances are that there is at least one location around your house where you will be able to install such a system.
Go outside and locate at least one site on your property that has a clear view to:
Then, by being reasonably certain you are pointing toward the direction of the satellite.
Imagine you're pointing at the satellite, located 35 to 20 degrees above the horizon. Do you have at least one clear view to the pre-determined direction? Remember, no trees, leaves, buildings, or windows can be between the dish and the satellite.
If the answer is NO, your site may be unsuitable for installing our Satellite System.
If the answer is YES, your site should be suitable for installing our Satellite System.
Here are approximate SET UP values cities:
Installing a Dish
Once you have assembled the receiver dish. Prior to mounting the dish support, verify that the axis where the dish will be locate is perpendicular with the ground. By using the level gauge. After you have mounted the dish support, now install the dish assembly on ? the support and tighten all bolts, just enough so you can adjust the direction of the dish.
Now! the fun part! place a compass at least 20"-30" away from the dish, where you can see it. Turn the dish so the front side is facing the same direction as your compass. Hook up the system as you would do inside the house. If you have satellite signal detector, place it inline between the dish and your receiver. Adjust the signal detector gain to about 5 using knob on the front panal. Rotating the dish side to side, up and down very slowly. Let someone watch the TV for pictures. Adjust the dish until you get maximum reading on the detector.
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