TVRO Satellite Dish Installation
TVRO satellite dishes can pull in a wide range of television programming.
TVRO (Television Receive Only) satellite dishes are large, generally 6-12
feet in diameter. Their large size allows them to Receive C-band microwave
transmissions which are where most television programming is broadcast. The
dishes are motorized so they can point at different satellites and pick up
a variety of programming. This ability to pick and choose programming allows
the operator to supply custom content throughout a manufacturing plant, condominium
complex, or campus environment.
SMATV (Satellite Master Antenna Television) systems can combine a variety
of video media sources at a "head-end" facility and then distribute
that video information. For businesses you can provide corporate training,
video conferencing, and business television for broadcast inside stores. This
can be a combination of video entertainment, corporate news, and in-store
For owners of apartment buildings, hotels, dorm, and prisons, you can save
a lot of money over multiple cable hookups. You can also supply your subscribers
with specialty programming, like foreign language shows and sporting events.
- Dramatic cost savings over multiple local cable hookups
- Receive specialty programming only available via satellite
- Receive programming unavailable in your local cable market
- Provide custom channels, like sports and foreign language programming
- Provide better reception on all channels, with more reliable service than
Antennapro specializes in the design, installation, and service of TV distribution
systems, which includes SMATV (satellite master antenna television) systems,
private cable systems, and commercial C/KU Band TVRO downlink satellite systems.
These systems are typically found in multiple dwelling units, hotels, hospitals,
nursing homes, schools, airports, bars, and other commercial properties.
Installation of a TVRO satellite dish
Due to their size, wind can place a tremendous amount of stress on a TVRO
satellite dish. Proper mounting is necessary to keep the dish steady. Excessive
vibration will degrade reception.
- Dish Selection - Today's TVRO satellite dishes support
a variety of uses. Size, frequency, and power will determine which satellite
signal you can pick up. Let us know what you wish to receive and we'll set
you up with the right equipment. We can also help you with the choice of
- Site Survey and Selection - Selecting a good site is
vital to the performance of a TVRO satellite dish. The site needs a good
line-of-site with the all the satellites that you are planning to use. You
also need to determine any terrestrial interference.
- Mounting the dish - AntennaPro can check the local zoning
laws to see if there are any regulations regarding land use. Are there any
limits on dish visibility from the street? Are you in a historic district
or on landmark property? We can acquire any necessary permits.
Installation of a dish will either be a roof mount or a ground mount. A
roof mount is convenient because it doesn't use any space and is generally
out-of-the-way. However, interference is generally harder to avoid on roofs
and due to the size and weight of the dish, it may be difficult to secure.
A ground mount is much easier to secure as you can generally pour a concrete
slab to secure the mount. A ground mount also makes it easier to block interference
and service the dish if necessary.
- Calibrate the Dish - Once the dish is installed in needs
to be focused properly. Calibration will insure that you have the strongest
- Cabling and equipment hookup - You need to run coax cable
from the satellite dish outside to the receiver inside. AntennaPro has the
experience you need when it comes to installing overhead aerial or underground
cable. Aerial cabling consists of outdoor rated cable designed to withstand
harsh environmental extremes such as temperature changes and is attached
to new or existing telephone poles using galvanized pole attachment hardware.
Underground cable is also rated for extreme outdoor conditions and may be
buried directly or in some type of metal or polyethylene conduit. Paths
for routing underground cable may be bored using directional boring equipment
or the cable may be laid into trenches dug using a trench digger. Special
attention to small details in these kinds of installations makes the cable
less susceptible to being cut by future trade contractors or utility repair
Once inside, AntennaPro can integrate the dish receiver into your existing
video facilities. If you are just starting a new video distribution network,
we can help you with the planning, purchasing, and installation of the entire