How To Fine Tune Your Satellite Dish For Optimum Signal Strength

6 November 2013  |  Ashley

If you have recently purchased a satellite dish, you probably can’t wait to start watching your favourite programmes and exploring new channels. However, there are few things you need to take care of before you can enjoy high quality HD on your satellite television.


Things You Need To Know About Your Satellite Dish


First of all it is a good idea to understand why you need to tune your satellite dish and how the tuning process works.

You will only need to tune and direct your satellite dish once, as it will later pick up the signal automatically. However, the positioning of your satellite dish is very important. It is best to allow for a clear, obstacle-free path for optimum signal strength. If possible, avoid pointing the dish in a directional path that is blocked with large trees or buildings.


How To Tune Your Satellite Dish To Receive Optimal Signal Strength


Your satellite dish has to be tuned correctly in order to receive the strongest signal and provide you with the highest possible viewing quality. Why wait several days for a technician to come out and tune your dish, when you could simply do it yourself and enjoy your favourite shows the same day?

Follow these four easy steps to tune your satellite dish and receive the strongest signal:


  • 1. In order to receive the best signal strength, remember that the satellite dish needs to be positioned in a spot where there are little or no obstacles. Remember to re-program your HD satellite receiver every time you adjust your dish; this will ensure that you are receiving all the channels available to you as a result of the new positioning.


    2. Hold your satellite dish in place while loosening up the bolts. This is to give the concave receiver ease of motion so that you can adjust its positioning and ensure you have the correct elevation. Once you are satisfied with the elevation, the bolts can be screwed back on.

    3. Loosen the sleeve nuts so you can adjust the azimuth of your dish. Continue making adjustments to the horizontal placement of your satellite dish until you get 100% signal strength. Make sure all loose nuts are re-tightened to avoid the satellite being moved or damaged in harsh weather.

    4. While you are making adjustments you should ideally have someone to check the signal strength on your television set and your HD satellite receiver. If this is not an option, you can also get a signal meter which, when positioned near your satellite dish, will assess the signal strength as you make adjustments.

    If you have any further questions, or want an advice from our experienced technical support team, please contact us by email or you can call us on 0203 411 2132

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