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    Misaligned satellite dish

    Aerial Specialists

    How can I find out if my satellite dish is out of alignment? What can cause this to happen? I’d like to also know ways to avoid this in the future and what I can do to better secure the dish in place to prevent the same problem happening again. Thanks!

    Asked by Lou on 3rd Feb 2021
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    Low cost satellite solutions

    "Hi Lou,

    Usually bad weather is the cause of this issue, or it could be an old dish an the bolts are loose. You can have it realigned and then the person who does it will tighten the bolts up.


    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    foxtel serviced ltd

    "Most satellite receivers will have a signal display and signal quality display built into the software or menu, that will give you an idea if you are receiving a signal. if you have no service or missing channels the dish may have moved, it may also be a fault with the cable or lnb.
    high wind may cause a dish to move, most are locked in place with locking nuts, and movement is rare if professionally installed. you can also book a service call if you require an engineer to rectify the fault, this is inexpensive and also carries a warranty.
    hope this helps"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Advanced Aerial Services

    "Hello, this issue can be caused by multiple issues, from strong winds to the window cleaner knocking the dish. I would suggest a diagnostic"

    Answered on 24th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    PJ Home improvements

    "On the new sky box you can check your signal. This will tell you if your signal is good or not. If a signal comes up that it is bad this could be a number of things. Cheek all wires on the back of the box. If they're all good it could be the sky dish may have moved. This could be where it was not done up properly. Or if you have it low down it could of be knocked by mistake. But if high up. It’s should not move at all. If it is low down you may have to have it moved so this doesn’t happen again."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    steve unett tv aerials

    "The only way to align satellite dish is with a meter"

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report

    "Use your compass to determine which direction is west. Rotate your satellite dish slowly from the west towards the east, while monitoring the broadcast signal level on the signal meter of the Dish Pointing menu. Rotate your satellite dish towards the east once you see the broadcast signal start to increase.

    go to this link and also youtube it"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    LEG Satellite Solutions

    "Making sure the dish is in a suitable area of the building (out the way of traffic etc)
    Firm solid fixtures in solid block/brick, not on cladding etc.
    Once alignment is at its optimum signal levels, all three, elevation, rotation, and skew locking points are tight and secure."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Digital Smart

    "Some satellite receivers have a signal diagnostic in the menu to see what the strength and quality is from the dish.
    If these are towards the lower end then the dish could be out of alignment, dishes mainly move due to stronger winds or a knock from something like a football can do it.
    A properly installed dish shouldn't really move in the winds we have had of late.

    Best to have the dish checked by a professional."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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