Fine tuning, Alternate tuning method, Authorizing receiver for service – Shaw SAC-00-094 User Manual

Page 9: Fine tuning the azimuth, Fine tuning the elevation

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aUthorizinG receiver For Service

If your receiver installer menu displays signal strength of between
80 and 90%, you have successfully aligned the dish to the Shaw
Direct satellite.

Congratulations, you are now ready to authorize your receiver for
programming. Record the receiver serial number (SN) and receiver
unit address (UA) from the bar code label on the back panel of the
receiver or from the bar code label that is applied to the receiver’s
shipping carton. Record these numbers below for future reference.

SN (16 digits) _________________________
UA, 0 0 0 – 0 __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ __ - __ __ __

8. Fine tUninG

Step 1: Call Shaw Direct at 1.888.554.7827 to authorize your
receiver for programming.

Shaw Direct will ensure the correct channel map is set for your
receiver and verify the reception of both satellites. After your
receiver has been activated, you can fine tune the dish to ensure
maximum signal strength on all channels.

While speaking with the Shaw Direct representative, ask for a
reference channel from each satellite to use when fine tuning the dish.

Step 2: Tune to the first reference channel provided and access the
Installation Settings menu as described in Section 6.

Fine tUninG the azimUth:

Step 3: With your assistant monitoring the signal level, move the dish
back and forth slightly (about a millimeter at a time) to attempt to
acquire the highest reading possible on the signal strength meter.

Step 4: Once you have found the maximum signal strength, lock the
azimuth rotation position in place by tightening the Azimuth Clamp
Bolts (see Figure C).

note: Fine tuning to a high signal strength reduces signal interference in adverse
weather conditions and ensures optimal reception from both satellites. although
the signal level bar goes to a maximum of 99, you will not reach this level.

Fine tUninG the eLevation:

Step 5: Loosen the Elevation Adjustment Bolts and make slight
adjustments (1/2 degree increments) in the elevation, finding the
maximum signal strength, as you did in the azimuth tuning process.

Step 6: Exit the Installation Settings menu and tune to the second
reference channel provided. Go back into the Installation Settings
menu and repeat steps 3-5 to maximize signal strength from the
second satellite.

Step 7: When you’ve located the highest signal possible on both
channels, securely tighten ALL bolts

YoU have jUSt compLeted Fine tUninG. Skip ahead to section 10.

9. aLternate tUninG method

FiGUre K

You may prefer to locate the satellites using a SF-100 Satellite
Finder (see Figure K), a standalone satellite signal finding meter
which can be purchased separately from Shaw Direct or your Shaw
Direct retailer.

Step 1: Connect a short coaxial cable from the LNB terminal on the
Satellite Finder to the Quad LNB. Connect the receiver terminal on
the meter to a coaxial cable, which in turn connects to the SAT IN
port on the Shaw Direct receiver.

Step 2: Tune to channel 299 (Advanced receivers). If you have
a non-activated legacy receiver, tune to channel 284.

note: For satellite finder and LnB to function, they must be connected to a
satellite receiver, plugged in and turned on.

Step 3: Adjust the dish as closely as possible to the elevation and
azimuth settings you recorded earlier.

Step 4: Move the dish azimuth rotation very slightly to the right of
the reference mark you drew on page 5.

Step 5: Slowly rotate the dish back toward the reference mark and
and listen for pitch changes in the audible tone. If your elevation is
set correctly, you should hear two major pitch changes as it picks
up the satellite signals. A weak first change of pitch may be the
wrong satellite. Continue rotating the dish until the second major
deflection, which will be SAT A (107.3), your intended target.

Step 6: When you have located both signals, move the dish slightly
to the right and left of the mark until you’ve maximized the signal.
Then tighten the Azimuth Clamp Bolts. Verify you’ve located the
correct satellite (see Signal Verification on page 8).