Skew or tilt setting for WV 25286

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  1. Aug 1, 2021 #1 of 18
    Tiff

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    Hi all, I don't want to put zip in my receiver I heard recently that only one zip can be entered or you need to get another account. So I would like to take it to my property that I spend a few weekends a year and have the dish all set up so all I have to do is a little fine tuning . And I also need to know which satilite to connect to as well. I did do a trial run with the dish in my back yard and it worked great, but my husband took a pic of the skew settings from the dish on the roof. And I can get azimuth and elevation from dish pointer. If anyone can help it is greatly appreciated.
     
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    HoTat2

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    For a DIRECTV Slimline dish, the tilt setting for that zip code is 67.2°


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    Thank you so much
     
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    compnurd

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    It’s based on your billing zip code. The box could care less what zip you put in it
     
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    Tiff

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    Are you serious? Do I have to put the zip in the box, or can I simply adjust elevation, skew, azimuth. And use the the signal strength page in settings. I plan on leaving the dish set up permanently in west Virginia, just taking the box back and fourth.
     
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    P Smith

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    Sure, the parameters calculating by FW for a tech or you who will aim the dish, the IRD don't care about ZIP/Az/El/Tilt - only for signal strength !
     
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    Thank you, I am new to this. I even have a hard time figuring out the pointer app, it helps with azimuth, elevation. I just couldn't find where it said tilt/skew/polarization
     
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    harsh

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    Have you tried DishPointer - Align your satellite dish ?

    DishPointer can get right down to the latitude and longitude of your dish using a Google map.

    DIRECTV doesn't care what you enter in the sat finder Zip code. Of course if you don't have a Zip code, that's no help.

    In the OTA tuner setup, you can enter several zip codes and DIRECTV isn't going to get upset as this has been a time-honored way of getting accurate guide data for OTA channels that DIRECTV doesn't offer data for in your area.
     
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    Yes I have that app but don't understand how lat and long help me set my dish? Does it help me find the satilite in the sky? I don't know. If the app had tutorial rather than a one page guide that would be helpful, or if I could find a video tutorial of the app use. I really need someone to dumb it down for me, I am a digital printing press operator that's is a tech savvy as I am. Lol I have no idea what satilite I am shooting for. I'm going to take a stab at T 5.
     
  10. James Long

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    Dish Pointer (which you noted you had in your original post) will provide the basic aiming information. Turn the dish that-a-way azimuth tilted up this-a-much elevation and (if you select a multi-orbital dish on the site) twisted to match the skew. As long as your other property is close to where you are testing you shouldn't need to change the settings too much. For DIRECTV you would be aiming at "101 WEST".

    You did not mention the receiver you are taking but noting that you tested this in your back yard and it is working shows some hope that you can repeat the process elsewhere. Aiming a DIRECTV dish for HD can be a challenge but success in your back yard is promising. Do what you did there when you get to your temporary location. You got this.
     
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    Receiver is H44 im hoping I can do it the property is 250 miles away from home, there is no cell phone signal there .but if the app runs on gps solely as well there should be no problems
     
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    There is an online version that you can use. Print out the settings and take it with you. The online DishPointer also has tools that will help place the dish and show the height of the signal at a distance from the chosen location. Good to see if the signal will be above or below the tree line from a particular location.
     
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    I put in 3 different address that are all close to property and all came up with exact satilite view. Including the actual address which is just over a year old . I will be happy if I get only a few channels. This site also gave me skew which is way off from the one of 67.2 someone posted site shows 22.7 with a arrow below pointing to right, does that mean standing in front of dish turn it to right?
     
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    Use the 67.2 setting. (67.2+22.7=89.9 ... 90 degrees with rounding. The difference being where the skew is measured from. The 67.2 setting would match the labeling on the dish.)
     
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    What does it mean to match labeling on the dish , the skew at home is 76 turned right from behind dish. I understand now how you do math , I don't know what the labeling means. Please help me understand
     
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    If you set the dish to "90" would it be level?

    Setting it to 76 turns the dish clockwise from the back 14 degrees off level. Setting it to 67.2 turns it to 22.7 off level.
    The difference in labeling when using 67.2 and 76 have 90 as "level". The 22.7 number would have Zero as level.
     
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    From what I see, the confusion is that dishpointer.com use to always give any dish skew setting in the traditional numbering scheme for a round dish with a skew-able linear LNB. With "0°" for vertical polarization exactly perpendicular to the earth. And a plus or minus degree reading to either side of this.

    Therefore under this old system the OP's skew reading would have been listed as "+22.8°"

    So you had to convert this to the numbering scheme used by the DIRECTV Slimline dish tilt setting which uses only positive numbers from 0° to 180° going counterclockwise from behind the dish with 90° fully level. So the OP's tilt setting is 90° - 22.8° = 67.2° on the Slimline.

    Now fortunately dishpointer.com has been improved in this area to automatically give the dish skew setting in the numbering method used by the type of multi-LNB dish selected.

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    Thank you , you have made it simple for me.
     

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