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4) Mount the Wall Bracket: Mount the wall bracket (18) using the expansion bolts (9). Make sure that the mounting holes are drilled into brick or stone and not into the mortar. Also ensure that the wall mount is horizontal and perfectly level (check using a spirit level).

5) Attach Dish Assembly to Wall Bracket: The complete dish assembly can now be attached to the wall bracket.


Prepare Digital Coax Cable: Firstly fit the LNB rubber weather boot provided, to the dish end of the cable.

Fitting the F connector: Strip the end of the cable as shown below. Once you have stripped the cable, twist the braid and pull it back on itself, make sure that no braid is touching the copper core, this will cause a short on the cable and you will not get any signal. Now, simply twist on the ‘F’ connector and connect to the LNB making sure that the

weather boot is correctly secured over the LNB connector. 8mm

end of

remove foil

inner wire

insulation should be flush with this face

fold braid back

over sheath 6.5mm

screw connector body onto cable

2mm approx.

7) Run Cable Down the Wall: Once you have installed the dish you need to run the cable to the room in which your receiver is going to be installed. Start at the top and work down, you should clip the cable every 50cm, always run the cable horizontally or vertically, never diagonally across a wall.

8) Connect Cable to Satellite Receiver: The cable can be run into the room by drilling a hole in through the window frame or the wall. Once you have run the cable through to where you intend to position the receiver, cut off any surplus cable and then fit the ‘F’ connector following the instructions in step 6. Screw the ‘F’ connector to the LNB-in terminal on your decoder.

9) Connect Satellite Receiver to your TV: Use a SCART lead and tune the TV into AV1.

10) Align Satellite Dish: To obtain accurate settings go to the website: http://www.dishpointer.com Enter your location and select satellite 28.2E Astr 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D. By locating your area on the map on the website, the programme will give the precise settings that you will require to align to the satellites. If you do not have access to the internet we have enclosed a chart showing settings for the key areas in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Identify the town nearest to you and work on those settings.

Three settings are required:

  • a)

    Dish elevation - this is the angle that the dish has to be pointed at the sky. This is done by aligning to the correct angle on the elevation bracket.

  • b)

    Polarisation angle - this is the angle at which the LNB needs to be set at in its mount. The LNB angle can be adjusted by loosening the screws of the LNB mount and twisting the LNB to the correct position.

  • c)

    Azimuth angle - This is the compass direction required. For initial setting you can use the compass supplied and then the satellite finder. For fine tuning you will need two people, one person to align the dish and the other to watch the TV screen for a signal quality and strength.

Dish elevation

Azimuth angle


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