Originally Posted by jk510
What I found when I started taking my dish with me was that the wrong lnb would lock on to the satellite. To stop this I put a piece of tinfoil over the 2 lnbs on the sides, leaving the one in the middle clear. Now you aim at 119 and when that is locked in remove the tinfoil and you should be pretty close on the other 2.
Thats the reason behind running check switch on the receiver without the dish connected on a 1000.2 before attempting alignment. The LNB is a switch in itself and once you clear check switch it will not operate as a switch until you are aligned and check switch is run again with signal. Once its clear the only LNB that will work is the one you are connected to, which is why being connected to the correct port is important. 99% of the time when someone is having a problem aligning a 1000.2 they have the coax connected to the port for the 110 LNB and end up aiming the 110 LNB at 119........It needs to be connected like this, to the 119 LNB, when aligning. The ports are not in the same order as the LNB's are.
Once your aligned, run check switch, and all 3 sats show up as green in check switch, then it matters not what one of the ports your connected to because its a switch. That is as long as you don't connect to LNB in.
I have aligned a dish once or twice and usually not in ideal locations.
The top picture is a 1000.4 Eastern Arc and the 2nd and 3rd are 1000.2