How to install dstv in few minutes

A TUTORIAL ON HOW YOU CAN  INSTALL YOUR DSTV BY YOURSELF


Following this guide step by step will help you install and setup your satellite Tv dishes without the usual missing channels, poor signal and related issues that happens as a result of low technical know-how for installing satellite dishes.
Step one – Mount the dish properly

When you receive your DSTV dish, you will notice that it comes with four cement screws. The first step will be to drill four holes into the base of the antenna mast, relevant to the mounting location, which will need an unobstructed view pointing to the Eastern part of the sky. You will then screw these cement screws into the drilled holes.

Once you’ve inserted the screws into the holes, you will place the dish’s antenna assembly on top of its mast. Be sure to pay attention to the centre of the mast that needs to be clamped on the posterior of the dish, as well as align with the top part of the mast’s pole. Now you must tighten the two screws onto the clamp of the mast, for it to remain securely in place.

Take the RG-6 coaxial cable and plug it into the relevant part of the dish, which after you plug the other end into the port of the decoder, also known as the satellite receiver, connected to your television

You will be needing these materials:
A good hammer
4 Pieces of 3-inches nail
I packet of cable clips (the one with nails)
10/13, and 14/15 combination, flat or ring spanner(s)
A cutter (or electric pliers)
A Black Solution Tape (cellotape)
A Screwdriver
F connectors (a minimum of 2) and Coaxial cables (1 full roll of Coaxial cable is about NGN1,000, $9)
A digital satellite signal meter

Step two – Align the DSTC dish 

Make use of a sat meter to point the dish in the correct direction.

Correct the elevation, which is adjustable on the side. You will see degree markers. The best would be to mark it between 36 and 39 degrees.

By having a look at the dish, adjust the LNB to point at 4 O’clock. Keep testing it for optimal signal quality.
EUTEL SAT W4 or Eutelsat W7
Orbital Position – EAST
Transponder Frequency: 12245, 11900, or 11747
Symbol rate: 27500
Polarity: Horizontal
Note that this particular settings works for High TV, Train TV & most other sports channels satellite providers.
For Dstv we did the setup as follows:
We selected Eutelsat w4/7
Under frequency, we put 12245
Under symbol rate, we put 27500
Under polarisation, we put H
At this point, the signal power and quality meter will start reading, start rotating your reflector (dish) up/down and side ways around 36 degrees east (see your neighbors own for tips or read directly from your digital satellite signal meter).
Watch the signal power and quality and tight the dish strongly once you are able to get values higher than 60% (We got 89% for ours).
Once a good signal quality is ascertained, your satellite dish is all setup.
Disconnect the LNB-in from your strong decoder (or digital satellite meter) and connect it to the DSTV decoder. Select English from the language options, E36A-B from the next window andUniversal for LNB type. Hit scan to install and complete the channels setup.
Note
: If you are using a digital signal meter, the scan option won’t be necessary. All you need do is, connect the LNB-in to the meter and enter the frequency, polarization and symbol rate values while aligning the dish for best signal quality.
DSTV Free-to-air Channels
Once your DSTV satellite dish is installed correctly, the following channels will show in clear qualities as they are free-to-air channel for all DSTV satellite dish owners.
Channel 100
Channel 198
Channel 409
Channel 447
Channel 449
How to activate a DSTV Smart Card for First Use
If you are activating your DSTV smart card for the first time, you will need to buy a subscription plan. All DSTV bouquets is listed here.
Insert your smart card and take note of the smart card number. Call 012703232 or 08039003788 to setup your account or dial *288# to follow the USSD prompt.
What if there’s the E16 Error Code?
This is a very common error with activating new accounts, you can correct this error if after 30 minutes of activation, your subscribed (premium) channels are yet to show up.
You can correct the E16 error by sending reset plus your smartcard number (eg. reset 1234567890) as an SMS to 30333 or by using the clear error code – E16 option on the self-service section of the DSTV website.

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