288 of 297 people found the following review helpful
Simple but effective,
I purchased one of these (elsewhere) and used it to set up a satellite dish for freesat.
After a little research on the web I found the advice that if you aim your dish to east then slowly turn your dish to the south, the first signal you get is Astra 28.2E. Turn your dish slowly and when you get the highest reading, turn the knob until the pointer is at 5 and keep turning the dish back and forth until you again get the highest reading (if need be, turn the knob down to read 5 again and repeat until the needle will go no higher)then tighten the nut(s) / bolt(s). Do this again but on the vertical adjustment and you are set up nicely.
It took me about 2 minutes to align and on most channels I get 100% on signal strength and quality.
A handy gadget to have that's easy to use.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2011 16:47:00 GMT
Very helpful review because of the useful advice about alignment! many thanks for bothering!
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 14:51:58 GMT
R. E. Skutnicki says:
Thanks for the info.....Worked really well.As in the other comment....many thanks for bothering!
Posted on 3 Jun 2011 14:00:32 BDT
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Posted on 25 May 2012 02:32:18 BDT
It can pick signals from other satellites even further east (or anywhere) as long as your location is within their footprint and have clear line-of-sight. I used this satellite finder to position my dish on 39.0E Hellas Sat. However, I had to get my pointing parameters first (available on web sites like dishpointer.com), adjust the dish as close as I could to this parameters and then use the satellite finder to get the best signal. It doesn't measure the signal quality though (strength only), but for this price it already does too much.
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 22:19:43 BDT
B. Omodayo says:
Cheers mate, just purchased one of these.. I am going to follow your tips and get back to you on how successful I am with it.
Posted on 17 Mar 2015 10:02:06 GMT
Dave S says:
Easily the best of "cheap" satfinders. Cannot compare obviously with a professional's. Bought back in 2011, mine is used for a portable satellite dish when out in caravan as this is their intended market by and large, and it has worked perfectly first time every time. Sadly solder at one end has come away or developed a dry joint and have had to revert to the ultra, ultra cheapo satfinder which never works and now I know why I bought this. Better get the soldering iron out !!
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