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Directv Slimline Dish Installation steps

Assembly and installation steps for the DirecTV Slimline Dish and Slimline RV kit.


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1. Dish Base
2. Swivel Base
3. Hardware 1

4. Dish Arm
5. Hardware 2
6. Dish
7. Level
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Step One.


1.  Attach the swivel base #2 to the dish base #1 with three #3 Bolts and nuts.  Make sure that the bolt heads are facing the back of the satellite dish. Do not over tighten; as these bolts will be used to adjust the dish skew.

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Step Two.


2. Attach dish base to satellite dish using four #5 painted bolts and nuts. The painted bolt heads must be pointing out with the nuts facing the dish base.


2.1 Attaching the LNB arm to the satellite dish. With the remaining four bolts simply insert the lnb arm onto the dish base and align the four bolt holes. Insert the four bolts and tighten.

2.2  The LNB head attaches to the satellite LNB arm with a manual lever. (No tools needed). If you are going to connect a satellite meter to the LNB you may want to use a small 24 Inch RG6 cable jumper.  As seen below.

 *24 Inch RG6 Jumper cable is included with the RV satellite kit.

Step Three.


3.  Mast/ Tripod mast set up.


Your satellite kit includes a bubble level to align your wall mast or tripod mast. Make sure the air bubble is inside the center ring.  This will ensure your mast is perfectly straight and ready to receive the satellite dish.



The Pictures below are for reference only.

The Pictures below are for reference only.

The Pictures below are for referance only.

The Pictures below are for reference only.


If using a satellite meter remove the barrel connector and install the meter in its place.

Step By Step Instructions.


Set up your tripod and insert center mast pole. The mast pole has two different size ends DirecTV requires the larger of the two pointing up. Insert the plastic bubble level into the top of the pole. The air bubble must be inside the black round ring before mounting the satellite dish pole. This will ensure that the mast is plum and level. Place the tripod away from trees or obstruction. The satellite dish when pointed must have a clear line of sight at the sky.

Assemble your satellite dish and install the dish to the tripod mast pole. Do not over tighten the bolts you will have to set the dish to the pointing parameters received from the DirecTV satellite receiver.

DirecTV Receiver setup.

Connect the satellite receiver to a television and follow these steps.

With the remote control select.

1. Menu (Receiver menu will appear)

2. Setup (Repeat satellite dish setup)

3. Select dish type being used.

4. Dish Pointing (Enter Zip code of campsite or location)

5. Receiver will calculate your Azimuth/Elevation/ and Tilt Numbers to set your satellite dish to.


1* Azimuth compass (Direction Number)


2* Elevation ELEV. (Satellite Dish Elevation numbers marked Elev on the side of the dish)


3* Tilt (Marked Tilt on the top of the dish) this is a left to right circular movement.


6. Set your satellite dish to the three parameters.

7. Select View SIGNAL METER (Not Signal Strength)

8. There will be a signal bar from 0% to 100%  (101W)

9. Slowly move the dish to the compass direction. When the satellite is located the signal level bar will display a colored bar and a percentage number. Try to get at least a 90% or      higher signal. This takes practice the first time is always the hardest.

10. Ounce a strong signal is acquired simply tighten the bolts on the satellite dish and exit out of the main menu screen. The receiver will begin to download the program guide. Ounce this if finished select exit and begin watching the best HD programing available!

   also offers satellite meters to make you satellite dish pointing a snap. Please call for recommendations based on you satellite dish type.


 If you have any questions or need help please give us a call. 305-259-4255  M-F 9AM-5PM

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