Can't find 119

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chuck Sullivan, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. Chuck Sullivan

    Jul 13, 2000
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    I've been trying to install the oval dish now for 3 days and I can't pick up the satellite at 119 deg. I get the one at 101 deg. at 90+. My question is where is it from the 101 satellite? Do I adjust right? left? up? down? tilt?
  2. John Coleman

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    Well, fellow Spokaner, I think that I might be able to help you. I did my own oval DirecTV install, and it was all pretty easy (the hardest part was assembling the dish and running four cables in). However, I would say the key to an easy install would be:
    1) Make sure your mast is perfectly plumb (very critical with an oval dish).
    2) Make sure you have a clear line of sight in all directions.
    3) Assemble the dish dialed in to the proper settings for your area.
    When I did my install, I used RCA's website (even though my dish and receiver are Sony) to get my pointing info. Here is the link:
    For Spokane, the settings are:
    Elevation: 34.8
    Azimuth: 152.1
    Tilt 96.7
    Also, I got A LOT of help over at
    Anyway, that is what worked for me. If you continue to have trouble, feel free to e-mail me . I hope that helps.
    John Coleman

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