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Galaxy 19 Installation guide

Galaxy 19, formerly Galaxy 25, formerly Telstar 5 is located at 97ºWest

Footprint & Angles

Dish Assembly

  • Mount the dish as shown in the assembly manual provided with the dish.
  • Find a proper position to mount the dish on your house (according to the look angles) and install the base according to our Baseplate Installation page.
  • Mount the LNBF on the feed bracket, but do not tighten to the maximum yet.

LNBF Rotation

  • The rotation of the LNBF is a critical part of the installation. If the LNBF is not rotated properly, your system will not work.
  • The Clock position of the LNBF means that the CONNECTOR of the LNBF must be at the correct position, as shown in the picture below.
  • The LNBF positions below are indicative only. It is critical to do a fine adjustment of the LNBF rotation once you've found your satellite signal!

Satellite Dish Skew Adjustment

Atlantic East Coast Central West Coast
Standard LNBF (Position of the connector) 5:00 5:30 6:30 7:00
Cylindrical LNBF (Line) 5:00 5:30 6:30 7:00

Searching for the signal

(menu selection varies with receiver model being used)

  • Connect your Mpeg-2 free-to-air receiver to the LNBF: IF INPUT / SAT ANT IN / LNBF IN.
  • Do not change the default settings of your receiver and go directly to the ANTENNA SETTING / SIGNAL menu of the receiver.
  • Set the Satellite to Galaxy 19 (also Galaxy 25 or Telstar 5) and set the frequency to 12,152 Ghz / Horizontal / 20,000 MSPS.
  • Slowly adjust the Azimuth and Elevation of the dish until you find a signal.
  • When you find the signal, try to maximize its value by moving the dish very slowly.
  • The final adjustment step it to slightly rotate the LNBF to see if you can improve the signal (without moving the dish).
  • Once you have the optimal signal, tighten the dish and the LNBF bracket (do not overtighten of you may break the bolts).