How to Install an HD Satellite Dish for Bell ExpressVu

Updated April 17, 2017

The Bell ExpressVu high-definition satellite system is provided by Bell TV system for the Canadian customer. To get started you first need to install the dish. Professional installation is available, but if you want to do it by yourself, it's not difficult.

Find a location to mount your dish that is secure enough to support the dish and has a clear view of the southern sky.

Assemble your dish according to the instruction manual that came with it.

Navigate to your receiver's menu to retrieve the coordinates you will need to aim your dish. Write down the elevation, skew and azimuth coordinates for your location.

Mount the antenna mast to the location you have selected. Make sure that the mast is straight up and down and level in order to locate the satellite signal with the coordinates you wrote down earlier. If you are supporting the base to a wall or on the roof, make sure to screw down the base so it won't be affected by wind. If you are using a tripod or a chimney mount, just follow the directions

Set the skew and elevation on the guides located on the dish assembly on the back of your dish. Align the skew line with the number on the skew meter; then tighten the skew bolt. Set the elevation line with the number on the elevation guide the same way and then tighten the elevation bolt.

Place the dish on the top of the mast and slide it down until it stops. Set the azimuth you need by turning the dish until the azimuth line is on the right number. Tighten down the azimuth bolt.

Connect the coaxial cable that runs into your home to the dish. Twist on the F-connectors on the end of the cable onto the connectors on the LNB on the end of the arm extended from the dish. Secure the LNB to the arm.

Things You'll Need

  • Bubble level
  • Directional compass
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • RG6 coaxial cable
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