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Signal strength?

We have a satelite dish on the roof for sending and receiving email. It is called Surfbeam . How can we use the computer to check our signal strength. Our house is settling and they want $100. to send a man up with a meter he uses on the roof. How can we do it. We have electronic knowlege and am an Amature Radio Operator. Please help

emit (author) 4 years ago
We have one of those. They are good for C band but they dont seem to work on frequencys that are in the KU band.


tewharau4 years ago
 For less than $2 on ebay, you can buy a "satellite finder" which shows the strength of your satellite signal.  You simply connect to the coax coming out of the dish and see what the meter says.

Hope this helps.