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Realigning my dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by vachief, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Hi Texas brit.
    What you call tilt I call twist or skew. Tilt for me is elevation.
    I will remember about the height in the sky of the sats depending on where you live. Thanks
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    You did good. The ones that are low are spot beams that don't apply to your location. All of the "s" satellite beams are spot beams, and there is only one that has to be max for your location.
  3. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Yea ... its all about semantics;

    For me personally, its "azimuth," "elevation," "tilt" for movement around the dish's perpendicular axis, and the term "skew" is reserved for the adjustment of linear LNBs to parallel the received signal's plane of polarization. :)
  4. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    Me too. "Skew" isn't really applicable to DirecTV because it uses circular polarization. With most FTA signals, and services such as Shaw Direct in Canada, which use linear polarization, you need to rotate the LNB itself as you say to be parallel to the polarization of the signal.
  5. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX

    LOL. I don't even know what all that means. Too technical for me.
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    "Skew" is a term used to line up the LNB [when linear polarization is used] to the North pole of the SAT, and not the north pole from the dish.
    "Tilt" as used with DirecTV, is to line up the dish LNBs to the same arc of the SATs. All but one DirecTV SAT uses circular polarization, so there isn't any need for pointing anything north.

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