Additional Product Information
Finding the satellite can be a frustrating and rather difficult task for one person without a meter. In order to accomplish this one must turn the volume on the TV up to an annoying level so that the audio sound beeping can be outside while you are attempting to find the satellite. The steady low pitched sound will be heard until the satellite is found, at which point the pitch increases to an extreme screech. If others are around this is a very disrupting and annoying procedure.
The Winegard Satellite Signal Meter SF-1000 displays signal strength, according to dish position, with an easy-to-read analog needle and audible tone, allowing you to make the minute necessary adjustments to find the satellite at its strongest signal strength without having to yell back and forth from the window or turn up the TV volume so loud that it annoys anyone within hearing range.
1. Disconnect the coax from the LNBF and connect to the "To RVCP" jack on the SF-1000
2. Plug in the receiver and turn power on.
3. Set receiver to the signal strength screen NOTE: See your operators manual for your brand of receiver.
4. Enter the local zip code in the appropriate area and note the azimuth and elevation angles that are displayed.
5. adjust the knob on the SF-1000 so the meter indicates between 3 and 4.
6. Connect one end of the supplied jumper coax to the "FROM LNBF jack on the SF-1000 and the other end to the the LNBF.
7. Adjust the antenna to the azimuth and elevation angles that were determined in Step 4.
8. Very slowly adjust the dish up and down and left and right until the meter reaches 10 on the scale.
9. Observe the Signal strength meter of the reeiver on the TV screen to verify that the right satellite has been located.
10. If the right satellite was NOT located, readjust coarse settings.
11. If the right satellite was located, set the adjustment knob on the SF-1000 back to 5 and continue peaking the dish.
12. As you reach 10 each time you peak the dish, move the adjustment knob back to 5 and continue until you can no longer improve the signal strength.
13. Unplug the receiver from its power source.
14. Without disturbing dish position, disconnect coax from LNBF.
15. Disconnect coax from the "TO RECEIVER" jack on the SF-1000 and connect this coax to the LNBF.
16. Restore Power to the receiver.
*** NOTE: DO NOT adjust the "SENS ADJUST" on the back of the SF-1000. ***