Satellite TV Dish Angle Installation

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Adjusting the angle of your satellite TV dish is an integral part of the overall satellite antenna installation process. Although there are a number of different types of satellite dish antenna configurations as well as various systems that they can be installed to, the process of angling a satellite dish antenna is virtually the same throughout all system types. The basics of setting a dish TV antenna angle revolve around three basic angle adjustments being made and fixed on the main antenna assembly. These are to the azimuth, the elevation and the skew, which are the positions left/right, up/down and side-to-side, respectively.

Things You'll Need

  • Adjustment wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver (optional)
  • Press the "Power" button on the satellite receiver remote control to turn it on; then press the "Program" (or equivalent) button to open the Program Settings screen on your television.

  • Use the "Up/Down" arrow buttons on the remote to scroll to the "Satellite" option; then press "Enter." This screen customarily shows the listing of available satellites accessible by your dish antenna, with the elevation, azimuth and skew positions.

  • Loosen the adjustment nuts on the "Elevation," "Azimuth" and "Skew" measurement rulers built into the main dish assembly. These measurement rulers have degree notches that you can adjust to the appropriate setting according to the satellite information provided by the receiver's Settings screen.

  • Move the dish assembly slowly up and down to set the elevation position, left and right to set the azimuth position; then side-to-side to set the skew position according to the figures you got from the Satellite screen. Once the positions on the measurement rulers match those on the Satellite screen, tighten the adjustment nuts to hold the dish assembly into place at that angle.

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