In this post, i decided to come up with a step-by-step DIY guide for installing or setting up a satellite dish & decoder for DSTV, MyTV, Multi TV , Dish TV & etcetera by following after a simple tut.
After receiving lots of complaints, I decided to make up a guide like this to help a lot of persons install cable TV dishes without the services of an installer. How To Fix Dstv / Gotv Account Has Been Suspended
However, of you carefully follow this guide step by step, you will learn how to install and setup your satellite Tv dishes without having missing channels, poor signal and other related issues that happens as a result of low technical know-how for installing satellite dishes.
On the other hand, if you are not ready and don’t have required materials to install cable TV, don’t bother going through the article. This do-it-yourself (DIY) guides come in handy for new installations, adjusting dish positions and/or when relocating to a remote area. STEPS IN SETTING UP SPECTRUM Cable BOX YOURSELF
The Satellite dish and components (ie. Reflector, Lnbf and Decoder. They are usually sold together).
A good hammer.
4 Pieces of 3-inches nail
I packet of cable clips (the one with nails)
10/13, and 14/15 combination, flat or ring spanner(s)
A cutter (or electric pliers)
A Black Solution Tape (cellotape).
F connectors (a minimum of 2) and Coaxial cables (1 full roll of Coaxial cable is about NGN1,000, $9)
A 4663x or 4669x Strong decoder (special digital satellite signal meters for installation can be used, but we made use of a strong decoder and thus we will be using it for references throughout this tutorial). You can purchase cheap digital satellite signal finding meters online to complete this task. Do it your self; Your Sky Digital Box Has No Signal
Carefully go through this section, especially if you are going to use a pipe and not the house roof, wall or wooden fetcher board before the roof. The pipe should be fixed on an open space without obstruction from trees and/or other hindrances. Therefore, the following are required tools for mounting your satellite dish in an open space outside the building or with a longer pipe.
A cup of Cement mixed with stones
Cutlass or shovel (for digging of hole)
A paint of sand and a bucket of water
How to Setup the Satellite Dish
The satellite dish components will always come in various parts and must be organized in such a way that makes it easy to receive signals and be able withstand strong wind.
The arrangement of the dish
components hinge on where you intend fixing it. If you are going to mount it on a root, wall or wooden fetcher board of the building, look at the image below for how it should be coupled.
If you want to fix it on a pipe outside the building, view the image below and use the tools listed in the extra tools section above to make it strong and well grounded. How to get a Sling TV 7 days free trial; step by step
Lastly, you will need to complete this section to fit in the screws and nuts in the reflector’s (dish) rear axnd connect the LNBF accordingly. See images below for the tips.
After mounting your satellite dish correctly, you can safely move ahead to the next and final steps covered below.