1. Trunk-Slammer=Supreme

    Trunk-Slammer=Supreme New Member

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    Friend moved near and I offered to help install his DTV.

    I was told the only way to do this install is to have a meter, but I've installed others (older SWM set ups) without a meter no problem.

    Has a new SWM SL3, single (solid copper) RG6 to the green label 1x4 red tap (top one), single line from Power Supply to the other red tap, and then a line to the IRD.

    IRD menu shows SWM connected, but I cannot seem to get any signals.

    Something else I need to try? Will any of the cheap meters on Amazon work?
     
  2. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

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    You definitely can do it without a meter. Aiming is the same as it has been forever. Most people have a tendency to aim about 10 degrees too far west. Move it about the width of a pencil mark, give it a bout 3-5 seconds to get the signal before moving it again.
     
  3. ColdCase

    ColdCase AllStar

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    Yeah thats the way I did mine, used the receiver signal display, put a wireless camera in front of the TV (eg goPro). Went up to the antenna with my tablet and remote viewer app and tinkered. I'm sure you can peak signal levels and do it quicker with a meter. There are a couple free phone apps that when you point it to the sky it will show you where the satellites are, if that helps with initial pointing.

    From what I read the cheap meters don't help.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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