While hiring a team of experts or a single professional to install and set up your DSTV dish is usually the best option, there’s no reason you can’t do it yourself. In fact, learning to do it yourself will certainly help you because the professional will not always be around in case something goes wrong or if your dish needs to be updated.
How To Install A DSTV Dish By Yourself
Step One – Proper Dish Mounting
- When you acquire your DSTV dish, you’ll notice that it comes with four cement screws. Drill four holes in the antenna mast’s base, which will be required for the mounting site, which will require an unobstructed view pointing to the Eastern horizon. Following that, the cement screws will be inserted into the drilled holes.
- Once the screws are in the holes, mount the antenna assembly on top of the dish’s mast. Pay careful attention to the mast’s center, which must be fastened to the back of the dish and aligned with the pole at the top of the mast. The two screws on the mast clamp must now be tightened in order for it to stay in place.
- Connect the RG-6 coaxial cable to the proper part of the dish, then to the port on your television’s decoder, also known as the satellite receiver.
Step Two – DSTV Dish Correct Alignment
- Use a sat meter to position the dish in the proper direction.
- Elevate the bed, which can be done from the side. There will be degree markers visible. It’s best to keep the temperature between 36 and 39 degrees.
- By glancing at the dish, adjust the LNB to point at 4 o’clock. Continue to experiment with it to get the optimal signal quality.
Step Three: Make Sure Everything Is Stable And Have Fun.
- Use cable ties, which are inexpensive and will not wear out, to keep the cords attached to the wall.
- Finally, for some high-definition entertainment, turn on your television and decoder.