Originally Posted by ironj;2, 57312
im curious (and maybe this needs to be in a thread of its own) how all of you other dish users who have to MANUALLY aim your dish accomplish this?? what is your preferred method, tools, steps, and equipment?? ....
.... what method and equip do you other guys use to get fastest signal aquisition???
I set my system up for the first time last week, and was thinking of preparing a write-up so others could benefit from my experience so I'll start a new thread for that when I do it.
To answer your specific question, I firstly select a site with a view of the satellite (my wife likes very shady sites) by using the SatFinder App for my Android phone. After getting the RV parked and setup, I set my tripod and dish settings using the phone App, and then connect up to the TV and tune to the Signal Strength screen. I tweak the dish as Sandy calls out tuning information. It was a very quick lock - almost perfectly aligned right away.
Probably took less than 30 minutes for the whole process, but could easily have been 5-10 minutes had I just been setting it to watch the MotoGP, rather than enjoy the "new trailer, etc" experience