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How do I aim my Slimline 5 dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by btexpress, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. btexpress

    btexpress Cool Member

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    How do I aim my Slimline 5 dish, it has 4 connectors on the lnb and has 2 single lnb's and one triple lnb.
    I also have a Birdog a friend sold me on the cheap. I will use it to set up a permanent dish at my camp site house, and to use from time to time in an RV.
    I have a good pole mount that is in concrete that I will carry with me in the RV, it anchors to the ground with steel rods, the pole is adjustable to get it plumb.
    I have Dish Pointer Pro on my phone I use for LOS.
    I use to use a single lnb dish but that was SD, I want to get HD on my HR21-100, so I got the 5 lnb dish and all of the mounting hardware. I just need to know the step by step process to aim it and have it get all 5 tuned in.

    Thanks in advance

    Bob
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    This is the process set forth by DirecTV

    Alignment:
Set Azimuth, Elevation and Tilt based on the customers Zip Code

    Rough peak the Azimuth pointing at the 101 satellite location by obtaining the highest possible signal level on your signal level meter, with the azimuth rough aligned, tighten the mast clamp bolts.
Using the Azimuth screw bolt, turn clock wise and counter clock wise until you get the highest signal level on the 101 satellite.
    Using the Elevation screw bolt, turn clock wise and counter clock wise until you get the highest signal level on the 101 satellite.
Record the signal level for 101, Set the Elevation plastic dial to zero.
Using the Elevation screw bolt, turn 2 full turns counter clock wise, record the signal level. Rotate the bolt clockwise counting the number of turns until the same signal level is reached. Divide this number of turns by 2, turn the Elevation plastic dial to zero.
    Rotate the Elevation screw counter clock wise by the divided number of turns, tighten the Elevation bolts down.
The signal level should be the same or higher than with your rough alignment.
Record the signal level for 101, Set the Azimuth plastic dial to zero.
    Using the Azimuth screw bolt, turn 2 full turns counter clock wise, record the signal level.
Rotate the bolt clockwise counting the number of turns until the same signal level is reached. Divide this number of turns by 2, turn the Azimuth plastic dial to zero.
Rotate the Azimuth screw counter clock wise by the divided number of turns, tighten the Azimuth bolts down. The signal level should be the same or higher than with your rough alignment.
    Check all nuts and bolts and make sure they are tightened to specification. Pay close attention to the LNB lock down bolts. They must be installed wrench tight to prevent LNB movement.
     
  3. b52pooh

    b52pooh Cool Member

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    And don't forget the b-band converters (2) for the satellite inputs on the HR21. You will need those to get HD.
     

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