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Finds the best azimuth / elevation settings for satellite dish installation. With variable audio signal and analogue meter. Frequency range 950-2250MHz.

Finds the best azimuth / elevation settings for satellite dish installation. With variable audio signal and analogue meter. Frequency range 950-2250MHz.
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14 of 16(88%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
Review 1 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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Did the job perfectly
18 Jan 2014
By Smithiesmith
, Kilwinning
"This worked a treat and saved me £60 on sky charges. Beware there are many signals out there and it really does take a bit of fine tweaking to get the right one. Google moving the dish if you're not sure and remember you need a short satellite cable as this doesn't come with it. You can buy it from screwfix for a few quid."
Review 2 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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A Must Buy
11 Jan 2014
By Disckdastardly
, Lancashire
"I've just installed sky in my workshop and thought it would be a simple matter of pointing the sat dish in the general direction of the neighbouring dishes, how wrong was i! The orientation of the dish is critical and without this little gizmo you probably wont find a signal. Unlike tv aerials, if the dish isn't spot on you will get zero signal. The Finder is straightforward to use although i found the audible beep just an annoyance and unnecessary. An absolute must buy for sat installation."
Review 3 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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Invaluble
7 Jul 2012
By dpcpm
, Somerset
"made the fiddly job of setting up so much easier. could not do the job without it. really good value"
Review 4 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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satelite finder
3 Jun 2012
By marty8
, cambs
"excellent little meter - easy to use even for an amatuer like me - only problem is it dosent tell you which sat you are beamed onto -- trial and error with compass-"
Review 5 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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does what it says on the tin.
3 Feb 2011
By honnestal
, Halifax
"I dont usually do reviews but i have to say this works perfectly. 15 mins of tweaking and job done, perfect alignment. start by pointing the dish the same way as the neighbours and then fine tune with this. Not the clearest instructions but it is common sense and really easy to use, A bargain at the price. would cost at least 40 quid to get someone out to do it so it has paid for itself first time. Its not worth not having one."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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Good Buy
29 Jan 2010
By Alectric
, Glasgow
"Does what it says on the box. A real help when installing a Satdish. Instructions are clear and helpful. A small price to pay for the help it gives."
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Review 7 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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Easy to use
5 Oct 2011
By berny
, Bournemouth
"I've used this sat finder three times and it has always done the job OK. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that the more expensive finders have, but for domestic use its fine. Just make sure the gain is turned down to a minimum signal strength on starting or it will mislead if too high.
That requires a little practice but once you get used to adjusting the gain up/down it works well.
Safe Tips:
Dont be tempted to remove/replace co-axial F plugs to clean & replace em with the sat box switched on. Sat box internals can be sensitive to co-ax shorts.
Much safer to switch off the sat box first, replace any corroded f plugs, connect finder, switch box on and then find the signal and most important of all make sure you are ladder safe, otherwise TV could end up as your only pleasure!
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Review 8 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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Easy to use
25 Mar 2011
By Coxyx11
, Doncaster
"A very easy to use product which works well despite its low price, it is only let down by the lack of a connector which the purchaser has to either purchase seperately or make up with 'F' connectors & coaxial cable"
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Sat Meter
19 Mar 2011
By tridentperu
, Gloucester
"Good product, very easy to use and does what it says on the box"
Review 10 for SLX Satellite Finder Meter
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Extra cable
3 Jun 2010
By Bigenn
, Surrey
"I bought this with the HD sat kit. Easy to use but remember it goes in-line between dish and box so you need a short cable to link it to the dish eg 37377"
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An essential set-up tool
25 Nov 2009
By jwbaker
, Ellingham Nr Beccles
"Having bought the Screwfix Labgear satellite dish and receiver I also ordered this signal strenth meter. To my mind it is an essential edition to anyone setting up their own aerial. It gets wired in in series with the dish down lead and gives visible and audible indications while you point the dish to obtain optimum signal strenth. Once aligned the meter is then removed from the cable. The job is simple and accurate alignment is easy for a DIY installation.
The only adverse comment is that the meter is not supplied with the two extra connectors required for its use.
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Cheap and chearful
20 Jul 2009
By Dadofnog
, Nottinghamshire
"Needed to move my dish. Purchased this item. Easy to use - just plug in and move the dish around. You need to have a general idea which direction and elevation you should be pointing to make sure the signal you pick up is indeed the satellite one. Variable gain, so you can fine tune dish position for best signal. Does the job. You would struggle to set up your dish without one."
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Useful and cheap
5 May 2009
By Anonymous
, Anglesey
"This is a good detector for satellite - remember though that it also responds to terrestrial signals so don't be fooled into thinking you found a satellite before you set the elevation!"
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Does the job
6 Feb 2009
By NickH
, Redditch
"Not quite as good as a similar one I have used before, as the tone does not change in a very marked way. But it does the job - and I could get it Sunday afternoon from my local Trade Counter!"
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Disappointed
25 Mar 2010
By Sheck
, West Highlands
"The meter seemed to work reasonably well once (first time used). Now reading seems to be all over the place. It might be me - I'm not sure, though I have used similar equipment for a lot of years."
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useless item
19 Aug 2011
By staska
, leeds
"total waste of money.doesn't do nothing as described."
1 of 3 people found this review helpful.