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Installing Dish 1000

suppafreak
01-20-2006, 09:32 AM
How difficult it is to install Dish 1000? According the manual my Azimuth/Elevation/Skew are 168/49/92. It is easy for the Elevation and skew, the markings are on the dish, however, what about the Azimuth?

If anyone installed the dish themselves, what would be the right way to do it?

Thanks

Nightlife1970
01-20-2006, 10:35 AM
First thing you must do is make sure the mount is plumb. If you are using the mast from an old 500 or installing the new one with the 1000 make sure it is plumb in all directions. If you are using a pole make sure it is plumb as well. This will make the aiming much easier.

One you have the skew and elevation set, just slowly turn the dish untill you get a good signal. Then you can just tweek the eleivation up and down to peak it in.

If you are not using a meter and are going to use a receiver to point the dish use the 119 port out. Goto the signal strenght screen on the recevier and put it on the 119 sat location and transponder or spot beam 11. Then follow the above paragraph.

After hooking it all up run a check switch and make sure you have the 129.

suppafreak
01-20-2006, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the reply. Right now I have Direct TV dish installed. It looks like the mount for the Dish 1000 is the same as for the dish I use right now. I had the DTV dish for about 2 years now. I also installed it my self and it is vertical in all directions. I will just take the DTV out and put the D1000 on the mount.

Regarding the meter. What is easier to use the meter or the receiver?
Can anyone suggest meter that will work. I saw some cheap ones on the web, but not sure if they are good. I do not want to spend much money on the meter.

fredinva
01-20-2006, 05:08 PM
If you've got a cell phone, don't bother buying a meter.
With the you and cell phone out at the dish, just have someone with phone at the receiver meter.

fred

suppafreak
01-20-2006, 07:13 PM
If you've got a cell phone, don't bother buying a meter.
With the you and cell phone out at the dish, just have someone with phone at the receiver meter.

fred

Can you please explain in more details?

Thanks

ryseja
01-20-2006, 11:53 PM
Can you please explain in more details?

Thanks
It means you go thru the receiver menu to the satellite signal meters.. Have someone watch them with a phone. Climb up to your dish and use your cell phone to call them and communicate the signal strength. Hold onto your phone, though- I dropped mine once and cracked the screen and it was far from easier replacing it with a new screen.