FORTEC STAR LifeTime ULTRA Digital FTA Satellite Receiver

Dish Alignment Quick Start:

 Stationary Dish Instructions:

  1. Assemble your dish.
  • Mount your dish on its mast.  Make sure mast is 100% vertical and solid.
  • Calculate your Azimuth, Elevation, and LNBF Skew for your location here!  Make sure you compensate for magnetic deviation.
  • Turn your dish towards the correct Azimuth and hand tighten screws.
  • Adjust dish Elevation to correct value and hand tighten screws.
  • Mount your LNBF on your dish and tilt the LNBF to compensate for polarization skew.  For example, if you are aiming the dish at Galaxy 19 97W:
    • In Columbus, OH: LNBF should be turned 16 degrees counter clockwise when facing the dish.
    • Los Angeles:  30 degrees clockwise
    • New York:  30 degrees counter-clockwise
  • Connect your receiver to the LNBF using RG6 coaxial cable.  Make sure the receiver is “OFF” when you do that.
  • Turn your receiver “ON”

 Motorized Dish Instructions:

  1. Assemble your dish.

Receiver Quick Start:

  1. Select the language you wish to use by highlighting it and pressing OK.
  2. Press right volume arrow to go to “Installation”.
  3. Click “OK” on the Antenna Setup option.
  4. Select the satellite you are tuning into by highlighting it and pressing OK (For example IA5/Ku, or G10R).
  5. If you are using a Fortec Star LNBF and a Fortec Star dish, DO NOT change any of the default settings for the satellite. Just leave the default settings as follows:
    • LNB Type: UNIVERSAL1 (Keep this default value if you are using a Fortec Star LNBF.  Otherwise, select STANDARD if you are using a standard LNBF)
    • LNB Loc. Freq:  9750/10600  (if you are not using a Fortec Star LNBF, enter 10750)
    • 22K Switch:  Auto (this is can be used when you have a 22Khz switch connected)
    • DiSEqC:  OFF  (this is only used when you have a DiSEqC switch connected)
    • LNB Power:  ON
    • TP: Use THE DEFAULT value.  TIP: Make sure that you use a LIVE transponder when you go to the TP line.  To check which transponder frequencies are live, click here and select the satellite.
    • Positioner Settings:  NONE  (only use it when you have a HH Motor connected)
    • SATELLITE Scan: FTA
  6. Now adjust your dish alignment until you see the “Quality” bar appears in GREENNote: If you only see the signal bar in BLUE and no quality, that means your dish is receiving a signal, but it is not from the correct satellite.  It will always show this signal no matter where you aim your dish.  Only when you have a perfect alignment to the desired satellite is when you will see both the Signal and Quality turn GREEN as shown in the pictures above
  7. Once you have the highest signal strength on the “Quality” bar, scroll down to Satellite Scan and press OK.
  8. Press OK again when asked to save.
  9. The channel search will begin.

Congratulations, you just loaded your receiver!

 

General Informational and Instructional Links:

  1. What satellite TV system I can use to view the free to air FTA channels?
  2. All FTA Ku-band channels in English available in USA
  3. Free To Air Satellite TV Channels List
  4. Worldwide Free-To-Air Satellite Channels
  5. Satellites List North South America Atlantic
  6. Look-up Latitude and Longitude – USA
  7. Channels FTA Free To Air Satellite TV
  8. What is the Satellite Antenna Dish size required or recommended?
  9. Over-the-Air Reception Devices Rule
  10. Finding a Professional Installer in your area in USA
  11. General Satellite Dish Antenna Installation Instructions
  12. Installing a Motorized Satellite System with an HH-Mount Motor, DiSEqC & USALS Compatible Motors

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