How to orientate a satellite dish

Nowadays, satellite dishes have become very important. The installation of these antennas is very simple and will save us the money that technicians charge us for their installation.

Standard satellite dish

To orientate an antenna properly, it is necessary to TWO METHODS fundamental:

- The first is to use two people. One shall be located in the television watching to see if anything turns up and the other will go calibrating the antenna. This method may seem very rudimentary but it is very useful if you don't want to spend money on other devices.

- The second is a little more professional. It consists of using a device called SAT-FINDER (we have it in our shop at the best price). This element will be connected on each side to the antenna and will beep abruptly when it detects a satellite signal. This device is easy to use: We will be turning the little wheel that has until the device is positioned in the 1st or 2nd line. Then, as we find the signal, we will move it up to leave the arrow on the first stripes. We will repeat this process until we have the necessary signal.

Satellite dish tuner

After explaining these methods comes the easy part: orientate the antenna. As you will understand, before starting we will need an approximate plan so that we don't move the antenna around without knowing what we are looking for. On the web we will be able to extract that information.

Dishpointer screen

In the first box of the form we introduce our calle and press Go!. Then in the next box we enter the wanted satellite.... And voila, you will now have the necessary data and a map with directions.

Each datum below the map signifies an antenna position.

ElevationAntenna elevation. It is calibrated with a guide that usually appears on the dish, as shown in the photo.

Elevation adjustment.

Azimuth (true): This is the position of the coil. It is usually calibrated with a compass.

Azimuth adjustment.

LNB SkewPolarisation: This is the polarisation of the LNB. It is usually calibrated with a protractor.

LNB adjustment.

With these 3 pieces of information and the two methods outlined above we will be able to orientate the antenna perfectly to the satellite we want at any given moment.

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7 thoughts on “Cómo orientar una antena parabólica”

  1. Jose Alberto VICENTE

    queria saber los codigos y metodos para calibrar equipo receptor de antenas satelitales

  2. Jose Alberto VICENTE

    Muy buena las explicaciones, los metodos sencillos y muy ilustrativos, felicitaciones, un saludo grande para uds. Jose Alberto VICENTE.-

  3. Hola! agradezco mucho lo que has escrito ya que comprendo que es el plato enorme en mi azotea haha!!!….Ahora bien, he intentado hacer algo pero nada pasa!!….tengo una antena parabolica de 6 metros de diametro en mi azotea, por un lado la quiero tirar, pero despues de ver lo que compartes me dan ganas de usarla, pero me pregunto, me servira? ya que tu te refieres a esas nuevas parabolicas cierto?? de esas antenas que usa sky y esos servicios de television satelital cierto? el cacharro que tenga me sera util? mi padre solia utilizarla en los 90s y segun dice estaba re bien, hasta que bloquearon el satelite, por lo que entiendo pudo localizar otro y listo cierto? pero vaya no fue asi, ahorque que puedo hacer con ella? o me recomiendas de plano tirarla?? saludos y gracias, agradeceria mucho tu respuesta. te dejo mi correo skacktwetchan en yahoo

  4. Excelente información.

    Yo en una ocasión que ayude a instalar una antena a un amigo use el método de ver hasta que salga algo en la TV, pero sin duda ese Dish pointer promete bastante, veré a ver que tal.

  5. luis cifuentes barreno

    buenisima informacion, deseo tener mucha informacion sobre telefonia celuar sobretodo como es el proceso de la señal satelital los enlaces, y ,ucho mas
    deberas gracias a todos

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