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    sat meter for aligning dish

    I'm installing a non-motorised dish with single LNB for 28.2E, but I may want to add sats in the future via motorised/DiSeqc.

    I've tried out some of the satellite aligning/dishpointer apps on Android, they look pretty good, but I haven't installed the dish yet.

    Is it worth buying a sat meter in 2021, or should I just use the phone apps to align the dish?

    If I do get a meter, I'd like to keep it around 100 Queen's notes.

    Has anyone heard of, or used one of these: https://www.satellitesuperstore.com/...ters.htm#sf700

    or these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/GT-MEDIA-Sa...A82W392H3814DJ

    Thanks

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    Yes a proper meter will help you get the best reception especially with a motorised system. Our forum sponsor sells a few different models https://www.world-of-satellite.co.uk...-signal-meters
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    If you are only doing the one dish, I don't think it is worth getting a meter. You should be able to do it with signal finder on image or the phone apps. If you struggle, maybe then.

    Forum sponsor sells meters too.

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    I'd echo what abu says - not worth getting a meter if you are initially setting up a fixed dish. Use the built-in signal finder or one of the phone apps. Even with a motorised setup I have my doubts about the return you would get splashing cash on a decent meter. They are really for pros where time is money.
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    Thanks for the input guys

    I'll stick with the built-in signal finder and the phone apps.

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    My dish is not professionally fixed. So after a heavy thunderstorm I usually have to realign it. The dish is not on the roof but in an angel of my backyard patio. With the signal finder it can be a bit annoying getting in and out until it is perfect. These are the situation I wished I had a signal meter.
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