Either I was super, super lucky or you guys made this out to be much harder than it was. Since I have Giants season tix this year, but love my Sunday Ticket in HD, I decided that I needed to get a dish that could see the HD sats. This past Saturday before a preseason game, I set it up. This was my set up. I had a tripod that I have been using for mobile set up for a few years. Unfortunately, the tripod only accomdates a 1.75 inch pipe to use as a mast. Slimline needs a 2 inch mast. I came up with the following solution: I cut the mast that came with the dish above the bend using a pipe cutter. I then sort of jammed the cut mast on to the pipe I had and wedged a bunch of industrial staples in there to hold it in place. I then covered where the two pipes met in duct tape. Now I had a 2 inch mast on a 1.75 inch pipe and could use my tripod. The mast had the bubble level in the top so I simply used that to get the mast to be plum in my tripod. I had preset my elevation and tilt while at home so when I got to the stadium, all I had to do was put the dish on the mast and use my compass to find the correct Azimuth. I then hooked up the TV to the little generator we had and hooked up the dish to the receiver and receiver to the TV by HDMI cable. The next thing took the most time. The stupid receiver did its system test which took like 5 minutes since it was unplugged all day. Once that completed itself, I went to the signal meters and started on 101. I then realized that I goofed up the azimuth by about 30 degrees. Nothing major, just had the wrong number stuck in my head instead of looking at the TV screen or the piece of paper I wrote it down on. I used the compass to repoint and Bingo, 90% right away. I then put the meter on the 103 and 99 sats and they were on 88 or 89. I then locked the dish down by tightening the nuts and let the receiver acquire the guide data. 2 minutes later I was eating grilled sausage with onions and peppers on a grinder roll, sitting in the parking lot watching Braves v Cubs in HD on Fox. Did I just get lucky or what here?