How to Install a Satellite Dish
Installing a satellite dish begins by attaching the bracket to the outside of the house at the correct angle, securing the polar plate to the bracket and hooking up the proper cables and wires. Set up a satellite on the side of the house with helpful information from a certified satellite installer in this free video on satellite TV.
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Hi, my name is Bill Barney, I'm with Community Dish in Pahrump, Nevada. I'm an SBCA licensed installer, that's Satellite Broadcast Communications Association, and I'd like to help you with your satellite installation. This house has been pre-wired for satellite, therefore the wires, there are some wires from the junction box down below that weed up inside wall to this gray plate up here. When we pull this plate off, we should see at least one if not more wires behind the plate. We're going to do that right now, we're going to take the satellite nest and we're going to attach to the wall. Now pay special attention on the angle of this foot because we're going to want it go up right. So the wrong way to mount this, would be upside down. We've got the lag bolt through the center hole of the mast, the gutter drill. We've got a half-inch driver on the end of the drill, we're going to attach that to the lag bolt, we're going to line that up. It's always good to take a little bit of silicon and silicon around the holes that you had to drill to put the mast up. So still a little bit on top here on each one, just keep the water from running inside the wall. I've found the best and easiest way to carry a dish up the ladder, is really just to take the dish, swing it over your shoulder and let it hang. That leaves both hands free to climb up the ladder, which is important. O.k., once you're at the top of the ladder, wiggle your dish down on your mast, till it's all the way seated in your wire. See if when you swing over the back, I fit mine through the polar plate bracket, then down inside the mast. We want two bars to be on the meter, one the left bar is the noise bar, it tells us if there's noise coming in off the dish. The right bar is the signal bar that actually doesn't appear unless we're on the proper satellite. We want the signal bar peaked as high as we can peak it on the meter.