To test it before I permanently mounted it, I set it up in a temporary location with clear line of site to the 77, 72.7, and 61.5 satellites based upon the Dish Pointing Angles table entries for my zip code.
Because the VIP211 receiver that I was using to test it, had previously been connected to my Dish Pro satellite dish via a DPP44 Switch, I performed a Check Switch (as recommended in the installation manual) without anything connected to the receiver and saved the settings after the Check Switch completed.
I then connected 1000.4 LNB Port 1 to the VIP211 Satellite-In port and ran Check-Switch again. According to my understanding of the installation manual, I should have seen in the Check Switch Installation Summary table under Port 1, Port 2, Port 3, and Port 4, the following information in the Satellite row: 77, 62, 61.5, and X (respectively).
(In the test configuation I am not using any switch).However, I did not see any satellite numbers in those columns.
In the Device row I did see 1K.4 for Ports 1-3 and N.C. in Port 4 as the manual illustrated.
I do not have a Peaking Meter, and was expecting to be able to use the VIP211 along with a small tv to be able to point the dish.
Do you need to see the satellite numbers (66, 72, 61.5) before you can point the dish, or, do you have to be getting a signal before these satellite numbers will show up in the Check Switch Installation Summary table?
Any ideas of how to get this to work would be appreciated.
Edited by lawmsw93, 19 June 2009 - 12:39 PM.