Repointing my DishNetwork Dishes…

July 14th, 2012 by steve

The good Amish men who reshingled my roof weren’t too sure about what to do with my DishNetwork dishes, so they just fastened them down pointed in the general direction.

As you might guess, they ALMOST got it right.

It occurred to me that there might be an app for the Droid that would help me aim my dish. Sure enough, there are several. The one I installed is called Satellite Director by Zekitez.

The instructions are right in the app and it lets you look at the dish (through the camera) while you’re aligning your phone.

You’ll note that the alignment is just a little off in the screencapture here. The reason is because when I lined it up perfectly, I had partial signal loss. I attribute this to my phone being a bit off.

The hardest part was finding which satellites my dish wanted to see. Turns out that I needed to adjust my second dish (the one DishNetwork installed when they upgraded me to HD) to the 128.87W CIEL-2 satellite.

I think, but I am not sure, that the other dish needed to point to the 118.85W ECHOSTAR 7 | 14. Since it was working, I didn’t play with it.

Satellite Director did a great job for me. And so did the Droid!

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