If several years ago satellite dishes were an element of luxury, then today everyone can afford such a television. Such plates receive broadcasting from a satellite that is located above the equator in a geostationary orbit. Thanks to this, you can get a large number of channels and excellent picture quality. All you need is to buy a special antenna, a tuner and assemble and connect it all. Often, companies engaged in the sale of such plates, offer services for their installation. But for this you have to pay. To save funds, you can mount it yourself. No special skills are required for this.
For First, let's get acquainted with the basic concepts that we will mention in the course of work:
It’s not necessary to know all this, but still you will have an idea how the system works. Then the installation will be more productive and fast.
When you have chosen the right antenna, familiarize yourself with its complete set. Basically it is:
Satellite dish mirror
Satellite dish (mirror) itself.
One or more converters (depending on your choice).
Multifeed for antenna
Multifeeds. If the selected antenna is for 3 satellites, two multifeeds are included in the package.
Disk, for connecting three converters to 1 cable.
Cable for connecting a tuner with a converter.
Bracket for mounting the antenna
Bracket for mounting and other fasteners.
Connector (F-k) for connecting a cable with a tuner, converter and a disk unit. A total of 8 pieces.
Anchors with studs
Anchors Anchors securing the bracket to the surface.
If something in the kit is not available, it must be purchased separately. These are the details you need to make the installation of a satellite dish.
A tool for mounting a satellite dish
To work, you need a set of tools:
Having prepared all the necessary parts and tools, you can proceed to the installation process.
Choosing a suitable location for an antenna
For First you need to decide on the place where the plate will be mounted. The main condition is that it should be directed towards the source of the signal. On the way of an imaginary line there should be no foreign objects: other houses, trees, towers, etc. It is important to know one rule: all satellites are located on the south side. To determine exactly where the signal source is and where to send the antenna, look at the dishes installed by your neighbors. In the same way, put and you. In the case when there are no neighbors, you can use the program "Satellite Antenna Alignment". It can be found on the Internet. Thanks to it, you can accurately calculate the azimuth and angle for proper installation.
Azimuth and antenna installation angle
If we talk about the location, the installation of antennas on the roof of the house save you from problems with the blocking of the satellite visibility zone. In this case, trees and other obstacles you are not afraid, but have to throw a large cable, especially if you live on the first floors of the building. More convenient when the dish is located close to the TV. Then it will be much more convenient to install and configure it. But again, you need to ensure that there is no interference.
The antenna is most often installed on a wall near a window, balcony or loggia, or on the roof. It is not recommended to fix it inside the loggia or balcony, as well as in places where it will be exposed to intensive water ingress (under water drains or roof slopes).
Now Need to collect all the details of the antenna together. To find out how to do it correctly, you can use the instructions, which must necessarily be included.
So that the wires are not loose, they can be fixed to the pipe with electrical tape or with building clamps.
Fasten the antenna
If you live in a private house or on the 1st floor, such work can be easily carried out. If you are on higher floors, such work can be very dangerous. Take precautions. Use belts to protect yourself.
The plate is now fixed and ready to receive a signal. But in order to do this correctly, you need to configure it.
Tuning the antenna
Now you need to set the antenna so that she caught the satellite signal and transmitted it directly to the tuner. It will be inconvenient to do this yourself, since you will have to put a TV near you. If there is a friend or family member near you, he can help you by giving commands.
Now everything is ready for viewing
Now you can enjoy satellite television. And the idea that you have done the installation work yourself will please you even more. Thus, you have done absolutely free the work that is done by experienced professionals providing such services. A newcomer for such a job would take about half an hour. The process itself does not require much effort, but it can save your family budget.