Can AIM meters be used by amateurs?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by SalmonGuy22, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Jodean

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    You have to change the address on the account to the nearest US zip code to get any local channels through its spot beam.
     
  2. sanpablo

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    link for AIM instructions:

    https://manuals.solidsignal.com/DIRECTV_AIM_Manual.pdf

    I don't know if the meter has to be registered
    in order to use it.
     
  3. sanpablo

    sanpablo New Member

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    I just picked up a used DirecTV AIM meter off Ebay and
    was able to use it. It was easy to use following the instructions:

    https://manuals.solidsignal.com/DIRECTV_AIM_Manual.pdf

    I will say that you can dial in the dish using the signal meters on
    your receiver. I found it easier to set up the tv and receiver by the dish so you can see the adjustments as you make them. Of course this may be difficult if your dish is mounted high (mine is mounted at ground level)
     
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  4. ColdCase

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    If you to have a camera with wireless (like a GoPro) you can set it in front of the TV, and use a viewer app on a tablet. Take the tablet with you to the antenna and watch the signal levels as you tinker.
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I would recommend to buy professional camera and tripod - to get high quality picture, to see all numbers at SS screen readable on the tablet and robust robotic arm remotely controlling to press buttons on STB remote :D
    oh ! and high power AP WiFi device to send/receive a signals to 200" at least... ;)
     

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