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#1 OFFLINE   bamajas13

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

I have been using a standard def Directv dish and receiver for tailgating for years. I can align that dish no problem and quickly. I just bought a directv sl3 hd dish and I have an H23 hd receiver. I need advice/help to align the dish. I don't need it perfect just good enough for the day at my tailgate. Any hints or links would most appreciated.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

The only needs you didn't mention are a 2" OD tripod and a 21 volt Power Inserter.

Alignment is not something you can just get "close enough" on. It will take practice and ongoing patience if you're serious about receiving the HD channels.

Use http://www.dishpointer.com to figure out what the settings should be BEFORE you leave and set the azimuth and elevation at home. In this way, you can level the tripod and spin the dish to get things started with dialing it in.

There's a very specific reason the Slimline has adjusting screws on it: bumping it back and forth won't get it.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:06 PM

The only needs you didn't mention are a 2" OD tripod and a 21 volt Power Inserter.

 

TS said SL3, so it appears os not SWM


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:10 PM

I went with the non swm so I wouldn't have to carry the extra power inverter. I have the tripod and mast.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:29 PM

Remember, no B Band Converter (BBC) for an H23 on legacy.

 

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:04 PM

One of the more common errors on setting up a slimline dish is getting the initial elevation setting done correctly. The elevation should be set so that the red line on the inner side of the elevation bracket lines up with the elevation markings on the outside of the bracket. If you are using the side of the inner elevation bracket you will be way off. (Unfortunately, I know this from experience.)



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:35 PM

One of the more common errors on setting up a slimline dish is getting the initial elevation setting done correctly. The elevation should be set so that the red line on the inner side of the elevation bracket lines up with the elevation markings on the outside of the bracket. If you are using the side of the inner elevation bracket you will be way off. (Unfortunately, I know this from experience.)

The "red" line is sometimes white as well


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