Abiquiu, NM

Abiquiu, NM
36.228336 -106.395991

8.27.2017

Dish Aiming

I use a portable tripod for my Directv dish. I like the tripod because sometimes the signal is blocked at the rig by trees and I can move the dish to a clear spot. I move every few days and need an expedient way to aim the dish.

First I use the app Dish Align to find the general direction I need to point the dish.

Preferred  set up option - set up the dish next to the rig where I can see the TV screen through an open window. Quick and easy



For those times when I have to set up away from the rig, I use FaceTime. I connect my computer to the net using my phones hot spot. I set up the computer where it can see the TV screen.


I then set up a Face Time connection between my computer and phone.


I can now see the signal strength bars and adjust the dish for maximum signal strength.


Success