How To Set Up & Align A Satellite Dish Yourself

Installing the satellite dish all by yourself can save you a lot of money, but it is important to learn the proper steps before doing it. 

There are a lot of reference materials available on the internet which will tell you the exact and correct method of installing the satellite dish.

Let’s see the different methods by which we can learn to install the satellite dish and align it properly.

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Tools needed

Installing a satellite dish requires a standard set of tools.

The list includes:

  • A good hammer
  • 4 pieces of 3 inches nails
  • Lots of cable clips
  • Flat or ring spanner
  • A cutter
  • A black solution tape
  • A screwdriver
  • F connectors
  • Coaxial cable

The operational knowledge of these tools is also equally important. Extra tools can be required if you are going to put this satellite dish on a pipe rather than on the roof or the boundaries. Those extra tools are:

  • Trowel
  • A cup of cement mixed with small stones
  • A pint of sand
  • A bucket water
  • Cutlass or shovel

The process of setting up the satellite dish

The components of a satellite dish are available in different loose parts. You are required to assemble them in order to receive the signal properly and protect it against the wind. Assemble the components of the satellite dish near the selected area where you want to set it up. If you are going to put this on the roof, then it needs to get fixed on the wall and if the target area is garden or somewhere out of the house then you will be needing to mount a pipe first and then attach the final dish part on to it

Aligning process

This is the major part of the installation process of a satellite dish as it will influence the quality of the satellite signal. One need to plug in the coaxial cable into the base of the primary dish assembly, and then fix the other cable end into the antenna port behind the digital satellite signal meter which is also called as a strong decoder. After doing so here comes the other part one can align the satellite dish according to the east, west, degrees, and points which will depend on the satellite provider you are doing the set up for. One need to use a strong decoder and get the lnbf cable attached to the desired decoder and you will be able to watch all the channels according to plan you have selected while opting for that particular satellite dish.

This is the simpler method by which one can set up and align the satellite dish in their home all by yourself. To enjoy the uninterrupted service of the satellite dish one should select the best quality tools to put in while the process.

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About Mat

A complete novice trying to navigate in the world of DIY. I bought my first home about 2 years ago & ever since I've been trying to research & learn how best to tackle common household problems.

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