For satellite dish alignment this handy little meter can tell you when your dish is receiving a satellite signal. Great for the DIY installer. No batteries needed as it gets its power from the receiver. Includes test lead
How to use the Satellite Meter
1. Connect the meter lead from the Satellite LNB to the "To LNB" Connection on the satellite finder
2. Connect the satellite cable coming from the satellite receiver toh teh "To Rec" input on the satellite finder
3. Make sure your satellite receiver is on. The satellite Meter LED should be on (powered by the satellite receiver) and give a reading of around 2.
4. Set the satellite dish to roughly the correct angle and direction e.g. Astra 2 satellite is found at 21 degrees elevation and 141 degrees on the compass (slight variation depending on what part of Ireland you are in).
5. Set the satellite finder's scale to reading to about 5 by adjusting the control level found on the face of the satellite dish (clockwise turning with increase the reading)
6. Peak the signal by slowly turning the elevation and direction of the dish. If the satellite meter reading tops the scale reduce the reading to 5 (by adjusting the level control) and continue to adjust until peak position is found.
7. Verify on the satellite receiver that you have tuned the satellite dish to the correct satellite by switching to / tuning in a channel e.g. BBC 1 on the Astra 2 satellite.
8. Remove the meter lead and satellite finder and connect the LNB to the satellite cable coming from your dish.
* Will not tell you which satellite you are receiving signal from
* Can only be used with satellite dishes - can not align a UHF aerial
I needed this to find a strong signal at my house out in in the back arse of nowhere. Great thing
This is perfect for someone who has a job of installing satellite dishes. Very good quality and very fast shipping!