I've spent two days both online searching for and reading everything I can find about the subject, as well as wearing out the steps on my ladder and the carpet between the TV and the back door, but to no avail. I am upgrading the satellite at my second home/farm to a Slimline so that I can finally have HD there. For many many years I have just used an old 18" round, but now that I have relocated my primary residence (from the Dallas/Fort Worth area to the Abilene, TX area), I can no longer receive the local channels at my second place (as confirmed by DirecTV). That change came as soon as I moved. I have my old Slimline from a previous installation and can't for the life of me even get a hint of a signal from any of the satellites. I am trying to feed an HR22/100, and pick up the 101* satellite first, but can't get it at all. After today's attempt, I literally c-clamped the old dish back on the pole and it continues to work just fine (so I know it's not a cable/terminal issue). I was trying to employ a Zinwell Wide-band 6x8 Multi switch (Part #WB68), and I think that MAY be part of my problem. The switch was from my previous installation. I don't have a need for the switch necessarily, and if I am correct, I can run two of the four cables from the Slimline directly to the HR22...right? So far all I have been trying to do is us the old single coax that is already in place, but I think I am about to run two new ones just to see what happens. I guess my main question is about aiming the the satellite. It's on a plumb pole and not blocked physically by any trees or structures. The pole is roughly 10' tall and the old 18" round dish that is temporarily clamped to it is working fine at about 7'. According to a compass for the azimuth and the markings on the new dish itself for Tilt and Elevation, I surely thought I would have been close enough with the Slimline to at least get some kind of reading on the signal meter, but I got nada. I thought I had studied enough to get the process down, but I seem to still be missing something. Anyone have any advice for me? I don't want to buy a signal meter since I won't get continued use out of it and I can't have DTV come out to aim it for me since this isn't at my primary residence. Many many thanks in advance for any help!!