Satellite Dish Setup Hints
We have provided setup Parameters for your Satellite Antenna for our RedRock RV Park location at 44.604161°, -111.416449° in the sidebars on the right:
When aligning a dish, you need to know the angles such as the azimuth, elevation and LNB skew. Azimuth tells you the COMPASS direction to point the antenna. The elevation is the vertical (up/down) alignment, and the LNB skew is the polarization of the signal, or in other words by how much you have to rotate or tilt the LNB or dish. Using the appropriate values in the boxes at the left, set the elevation and dish skew and point the dish according to your compass (use the Magn. settings when using a compass). On the receiver, check the satellite signal strength and the network ID of the transponder; it needs to match the satellite for your service. Move the dish slightly to the left/right and up/down in very small steps and very slowly and watch the signal strength bar on the receiver to do the fine-tuning. Finally, tweak the LNB skew for maximum signal quality.

For a multi-LNB setup, like on most HD antennas, the procedure is the same as the standard installation only you need to tilt the dish appropriately for each satellite you want to receive bearing in mind that the signal comes from a different direction than the one where the dish points to. This is a bit tricky but can be done with patience.

NOTE: I f you have serious setup problems that you or your helpful neighbors can't resolve, the closest service provider for Dish or DirecTV is Big Dog Satellite TV, 208.552.1333 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. If you have a service contract, call DirecTV or Dish first and ask to have them send Big Dog here, otherwise you can call them directly and have a hefty service call.

Download the Augmented Reality Satellite Finder for your Android phone here or your iPhone here.

Happy TV watching, but make time for the beautiful scenery!