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Setting skew

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by 2psnapod2, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. 2psnapod2

    2psnapod2 New Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    How do I set the skew? I have found the info but not sure how to set. If I have a -15 skew, what setting should the dish be set to? 75 degrees or 105 degrees? Can some one explain the negative and positive skew settings? Thanks in advance.

  2. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    I assume you are using the dishpointer app with a negative skew listing;

    Therefore it would be 105 degrees or 15 degrees counter-clockwise from level (90 degrees on the antenna mount) when standing behind the dish.

    I guess your location is therefore west of the 101 longitude meridian.
  3. 2psnapod2

    2psnapod2 New Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Thanks, that is what I was thinking but just wanted to make sure. Yes I am located in Utah at the moment. I am a full time RV'r and move often. For some reason I am not getting all my HD channels. Getting some of them but not all. Very Strange. The wind did come up yesterday and blow my dish over and now I am having this issue. Dish is all set back up now and TIED DOWN. I am learning as I go. Will never set up without tying it down again.
  4. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Might not hurt to check the 'bowl' for dings, puckers, dents, dollops, creases, or any other blems.

    You're probably OK, but I saw a dish last summer so subtly whinged I didn't notice anything amiss, and had to call a tech to be told about it.
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Very important, Not to be dismissed ^^^^^
  6. satinstallerguy

    satinstallerguy Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    What is you zip code and I'll tell you exactly what the skew setting should be....................


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