Aligning dish to acquire shaw direct signal, Signal verification – Shaw SAC-00-094 User Manual

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To access this menu for on Advanced model receivers:

1. Using the remote, press options
2. press 6: System Setup (if available)
3. press 4: System Settings
4. press 3: installation Settings
5. press 1: tune in Satellite Signal

Step 5: Standing behind the dish, using both hands, grasp the dish
on each side and slowly move the dish in very small increments to
the east or west (several degrees) while your assistant observes the
TV installation menu for increases in signal strength.

Step 6: As you start to get an indication of increasing signal, make
a second reference mark on the dish clamp and pipe mast to serve
as a point where signal strength increased.

Step 8: Tighten the dish clamp screws.

Step 9: Now make small adjustments to the elevation of the dish to
see if you can further improve on the signal strength. Loosen the
Elevation Adjustment Bolts and make slight adjustments (1/2 degree
increments) in the elevation, finding the maximum signal strength.
When you’ve located the maximum signal strength possible, securely
tighten all bolts.

Step 10: As a last step, adjust the skew of the dish according to the
skew setting you recorded for the location where you are installing
the dish. Again, make small adjustments as your assistant monitors
the signal strength. When you have reached maximum signal
strength tighten the screw to lock down the skew setting.

note: do not be discouraged if you do not acquire signal on your first attempt.
Be patient and try again. recheck the pipe mast for true vertical 90 degrees.
once you acquire signal, you may need to make very small adjustments to the
dish compass heading (azimuth), elevation and skew settings to maximize signal
strength to between 80 and 90%.

SiGnaL veriFication

The front panel of the satellite receiver will indicate if the correct
Shaw Direct signal is being received. On the receiver, observe the
LED signal status indicator light. Once this light is no longer red, it
indicates the receiver is tuned to a valid channel and has acquired
the Shaw Direct signal.

You are ready to proceed to the next step.

If this LED light is RED it indicates NO SIGNAL is being received
by the receiver. The dish is not properly aligned to receive the Shaw
Direct satellite signal.

Position the yellow cusor on EMM Provider ID (using navigator
keys on the remote control) and enter 4128 on the keypad. Use the
above illustrated installer menu to align the dish for maximum
signal strength. You should have the assistance of a second person
to monitor the TV while you complete the adjustments to the
satellite dish. As you align the dish for optimum signal strength,
the signal level bar will increase in length from left to right and
will change colour from red (no signal) to yellow (marginal signal)
to green (good signal). Continue to align the dish until you achieve
maximum strength. Under clear sky conditions and depending on
your location, you should be able to achieve a signal strength
of between 80 and 90%. In addition to the visual signal strength
indicator, the receiver also emits an audio beeping that will
increase in speed as signal strength increases and will become
a monotone once you have aligned the dish to the satellite and
achieved approximately 50% signal strength. When audio beep
becomes monotone, the front panel signal LED should change
from Red to Green, indicating signal lock on the satellite.

7. aLiGninG diSh to acQUire

ShaW direct SiGnaL

With the receiver on and your assistant ready to monitor signal
strength on the TV, you are now ready to make adjustments to the
dish to acquire the Shaw Direct satellite signal.

Step 1: Refer to the azimuth, elevation and skew settings for the
location that you recorded on Page 5.

Step 2: For initial alignment, set the skew to 90 degrees. Skew will
be readjusted to your specific location setting once you acquire the
Shaw Direct satellite signal.
tip: It is easier to locate satellite signal with skew set to 90 degrees.

Step 3: Check that the dish elevation is set to the elevation setting
listed for your area.

Step 4: Draw a reference mark on the dish clamp and pipe mast as
a starting point before you make any adjustments to the dish.

Installer menu for Advanced receivers.

Step 7: As you move dish past
the point of maximum signal
strength, move dish back in
the opposite direction until
you achieve maximum signal.