This is how I aligned the 3 dishes that I worked with.
Go to dishpointer.com and type in your address,
Go to the panel below, scroll way down to multi sat and choose the DirecTV 99, 101 and 103 dish.
go back up next to your address and click the go button.
Look at and write down the readings and take a look at the green line. On the right hand side of the page is a check box to check for obstructions. Click on it and see if you have any.
Set the Skew / Twist on the dish and forget it.
Set the elevation on the dish. Make sure you are using the right markers on the hardware for this alignment.
Move the dish in the azimuth / east and west movement about 10 degrees too far to the east from what the dispointer told you to set it for.
Ditch the meter.
Have someone look at the signal strengths on the screen for the 101 and relay the reading to you while you slowly rotate
the dish to the west.
When you get a signal move it very slowly
and stop each move to let it lock in on the signal.
When you get that as good as you can. Then adjust the elevation very slightly and go up and down ( do the dither in the video that Titan25 had you watch ).
Go back to the east and west movement and dither it.
Now check the 99c and the 103ca. They should be good also.
Remember, you are aiming at something thousands of miles away.
Edited by jimmie57, 07 September 2012 - 09:26 PM.