How to Find a Signal for FTA Satellite

Written by cameron easey
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Installing a free-to-air or FTA satellite yourself requires that the dish be pointed in the correct direction. This is done by using a satellite signal finder, which allows you to check the signal while the dish is being pointed at a satellite. This provides you with the opportunity to adjust the dish once without having to make changes later if the dish is not receiving a strong enough signal from the satellite.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Satellite signal finder
  • Coaxial cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Verify that the satellite receiver for your FTA system is turned on. Press the "Power" button that is on the receiver or remote control.

  2. 2

    Disconnect the coaxial cable from the LNB ("Low Noise Blocker") on the dish and connect it to the input port on the satellite signal finder.

  3. 3

    Connect a shorter length of coaxial cable from the output port on the satellite signal finder to the LNB on the satellite dish.

  4. 4

    Turn the knob for "DB" or "Level" clockwise until the reading on the display is between 1 and 2. Some models may need to have the level set to 5.

  5. 5

    Adjust the position of the dish until the reading on the satellite signal finder increases to l0. You may hear a buzz or beep, depending on the model of satellite signal finder.

  6. 6

    Turn the "DB" or "Level" knob counterclockwise to reduce the reading on the display to between 1 and 2 or 5.

  7. 7

    Remove the coaxial cables from the satellite signal meter and the LNB. Connect the coaxial cable from the receiver back to the LNB.

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