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Satellite antenna for sat-a 1 and sat-b1 satellite receivers.
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Satellite
Antenna
for SAT-A 1 and SAT-B1 Satellite
Receivers
Installation
Manual
IIIUI_ IATI_
I_lll
SAN-18D1
SAN-18S1
0 1995 by Sony Corporation

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    Satellite Antenna for SAT-A 1 and SAT-B1 Satellite Receivers Installation Manual IIIUI_ IATI_ I_lll SAN-18D1 SAN-18S1 0 1995 by Sony Corporation...

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    Do not use power tools to tighten the bolts. related to the operation of your satellite receiver or Hand tighten only. antenna, contact your Sony DSS dealer. If your _1 Check zoning codes, covenants and community dealer is unable to answer your questions, call the restrictions in your area before installation.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introducing the Satellite Antenna Welcome Installation Overview Unpacking the Satellite Antenna Selecting an Antenna Location Locating the Satellite 10 Choosing an Installation Site 13 Installing the Antenna Installing the Mast or a Pole 16 Installing the Antenna Installing the Cables 33 Aiming the Anterma Grounding...

  • Page 5: Introducing The Satellite Antenna

    Introducing the Satellite Antenna This chapter introduces the satellite antenna. The sections covered in this chapter are: Welcome 6 Installation Overview _1 Unpacking the Satellite Antenna...

  • Page 6: Welcome

    Welcome Congratulations on your purchase of the Sony brand Digital Satellite System (DSS®). This product will enhance your overall entertainment experience. This installation manual is provided to help you plan and complete the installation of your satellite antenna. The step-by-step...

  • Page 7: Installation Overview

    Your authorized Sony retailer can provide a referral to a professional contractor your area who has been trained to install the Sony brand Digital Satellite System (DSS). If you decide to install the antenna yourself, use this manual to help you plan and complete the installation.

  • Page 8: Unpackingthe Satellite Antenna

    Unpackingthe Satellite Antenna Depending on which model you purchased, the carton should contain either an SAN-18S1 single output or an SAN-18D1 dual output satellite antenna. SAN-18S1 Reflector Mast LNB with Single Output Base Plate LNB Support Arm Weatherboot Snap-in Cabl e Guides...

  • Page 9: Selecting An Antenna Location

    Selecting an Antenna Location This chapter contains instructions for selecting a location to install the satellite antenna. The sections covered in this chapter are: Locating the SateLlite 10 Choosing an Installation Site 13...

  • Page 10: Locating The Satellite

    Locating the Satellite Before you can select a location to install the antenna, you need to find the direction and elevation of the satellite relative to your house. After you know where the satellite is located, you can find a suitable location to install the antenna.

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    Find the satellite direction with the azimuth: The azimuth is a compass heading used to determine the direction of the satellite relative to your house. Once you know where the satellite is located you can choose an installation site that has an unobstructed view of the satellite.

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    Locating the Satellite (continued) Find the elevation of the satellite: Use the elevation coordinate you recorded on page 10 to find the elevation of the satellite. Finding the elevation, or angle, of the satellite enables you to choose an installation site that has an unobstructed view of the satellite.

  • Page 13: Choosing An Installation Site

    Choose an accessible site -- if snow falls where you live, you will need to brush the snow off the antenna. Locate the antenna close to the receiver -- cable run should be 100' or less. If more than 100', you must use Sony brand DSS Ampifier EAC-DA1. (continued)

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    Choosing an Installation Site (continued) Where to Install the Antenna This manual provides instructions for installing the antenna on several surfaces: Metal Pole Wood Brick Cinder Block Read through the rest of the manual before you begin installing the antenna. Planning the installation will save you time and help you avoid mistakes.

  • Page 15: Installing The Antenna

    Installing the Antenna This chapter provides instructions for installing, aiming and grounding the antenna. The sections covered in this chapter are: _1 Installing the Mast or a Pole 16 Installing the Antenna Installing the Cables 33 Aiming the Antenna _1 Grounding the Antenna and Cables 43...

  • Page 16: Installing The Mast Or A Pole

    Installing the Mast or a Pole This section contains four different sets of installation instructions. Choose and follow one set, depending on the type of surface on which you install the antenna: UI Metal Pole, on this page. Wooden Surface, on page 19. Brick Surface, on page 24.

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    Tools and materials needed for this installation: I brick 2 bags ready-mix cement Container to mix cement Guy wires/wooden stakes Hacksaw Level Metal pole (6' long rain. x 11/4"- 11/2" galvanized steel pipe) Shovel >Warning • Do not install the antenna near power lines. >'Caution •...

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Place a stone or brick at the bottom of the hole. The 45 ° cut on the bottom of the pole should sit on top of the stone or brick. This allows the cement to cover the angled cut. Metal Pole 36"...

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    Wooden Surface The satellite antenna can be installed on a variety of wooden surfaces. This section provides instructions for mounting the mast onto the following: Side of your house Installation on aluminum vinyl siding not recommended. Deck railing or floor Roof Installation on wooden roof and...

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Tools and materials needed for this installation: Drill bits (1/8", 3/ld') *Lag screws (2) 1/4"x 3", (4) s/_d' x 2" Level Pencil/chalk Power drill *Silicon sealant Tape measure *Washers (4) s/16" Wrench (3/8") *Included in the Installation Kit.

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    Deck railing or floor -- the base plate can be secured to the railing or floor. Outside Holes (4) 5/16"x 2" Lag Screws Roof -- find a rafter on which you can install the base plate. Rafters can be located by the nails which hold the fascia board onto the rafters.

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Use a level to determine whether the mast can be vertically aligned before you drill any holes. A) Loosen the pivot bolt and adjustment nut that connect the bottom of the mast to the base plate and align the mast in a vertical position.

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    Realign the top center hole of the base plate over the stud, frame or rafter and mark with a pencil. Remove the mast and drill a _/8" x 3" pilot hole. Reposition the mast and attach it with a _/4" x 3" lag screw. not tighten too securely to allow for adjustment.

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Brick Surface The satellite antenna can be installed on brick surfaces. This section provides instructions on how to mount the mast onto the following: Side of your house Wall Tools and materials needed for this installation: Note *Double expansion anchors (4) Hammer...

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    Installation instructions: Choose a flat and secure location to install the antenna and hold the base plate in position, Position the four outer holes of the base plate over the surface of the bricks. Do not drill into the mortar around the bricks. Outside Holes (4) 1/4"- 20 x 3"...

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Mark the upper left hole of the base plate with a pencil. Remove the mast and drill a _/f' x 3" hole. Clean out the hole and insert a double expansion anchor, should fit snugly.

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    Cinder Block Surface The satellite antenna can be installed on cinder block surfaces. This section provides instructions on how to mount the mast onto the following: Side of your house Wall i ¸ ' ... Tools and materials needed for this installation: You will need the following tools and materials for this installation: Hammer Level...

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Installation instructions: 1 Choose a flat and secure location to install the antenna. Tap the cinder blocks with a hammer to find the hollow center cores. 16" Three Core 16 _ Two Core 8"...

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    Use a level to determine whether the mast can be vertically aligned before you drill any holes. Level Mast Jstment Nuts Level the Mast (ea. side) at Right Angles Side View Top View A) Loosen the pivot bolt and adjustment nuts that connect the bottom of the mast to the base plate and align the mast in a vertical position.

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    Installing the Mast or a Pole (continued) Note Pull the toggler toward you to apply tension while sliding • The toggler must lie completelyflat the plastic cap until it is snug against the wall. against the inside of the cinder block to be effective.

  • Page 31: Installing The Antenna

    Installing the Antenna This section contains instruchons for installing the antenna. There are two procedures you need to complete: Assembling the Antenna Mounting the Antenna on the Mast or Pole Tools needed to install the antenna: Phillips screwdriver Assembling the Antenna Assemble the antenna by bolting the LNB support...

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    Installing the Antenna (continued) Mounting the Antenna on the Mast or Pole Mount the antenna by attaching the pre-assembled mast clamp on the reflector to the mast or pole. Reflector Bracket Metal Stop _ Mast Clamp Loosen the two screws that attach the mast clamp to the reflector bracket.

  • Page 33: Installing The Cables

    Installing the Cables This section contains instructions for installing cables which connect the antenna to the receiver. There are two procedures you need to complete: Connecting the Antenna to the Grounding Block UI Connecting the Grounding Block to the Receiver Tools and materials needed to install the cables: Cable clips (8) Cable ties (4) 1t"...

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    Installing the Cables (continued) Take up any slack in the cable before pressing the snap-in cable guides into the holes. Begin at the LNB and work your way toward the mast or pole. Use cable ties to secure the cable to the mast or metal pole. Install a grounding block onto the side of your house.

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    Connecting the Grounding Block to the Receiver Connect the grounding block to the receiver with RG-6 coaxial cable to complete the cable installation. >_Caution • Be careful to avoid drilling into electrical, water or gas utility lines. Notes Tightly screw one end of an RG-6 coaxial cable into the •...

  • Page 36: Aiming The Anterma

    AC • This is a temporary connection which cord. allows you to view the receiver's on- screen displays. Refer to the Sony Connect the RG-6 coaxial cable from the satellite antenna to the Distal Satellite Receiver operating SATELLITE IN jack on the back of the receiver.

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    Press DSS FUNCTION on the receiver remote control. Note • Press TV/DSS and confirm that the %©0 DSS indicator on the receiver is lit. Press MENU on the remote control to display the MAIN MENU screen. Select SYSTEM MENU. Press the tt and _,, and the * and * buttons on the remote contro! to highlight, and press -4- to select SYSTEM MENU.

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    Aiming the Antenna (continued) Select ZIPCODE. Note • You may also get your azimuth and SET UP ANTENNA elevation coordinates by selecting D_mil_ the azimuth and elevation and d_ the tiEAlal _. LA T/LONG, and inputting your longitude and latitude coordinates. 'L °llIJlltlitltllPlllltlllllll Enter your zip code by using the 0 - 9 buttons.

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    Pointing the Antenna Point the antenna toward the satellite using the azimuth and elevation headings displayed in the ZIP CODE or SET UP ANTENNA screen, described on page 38. Loosen the four adjustment bolts on the back of the antenna. Set the elevation pointer to the correct elevation heading.

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    Aiming the Antenna (continued) 6 Secure the bolts but do not overtighten; you will need to loosen them later to fine-tune the antenna. Note • The antenna will appear to point below where the satellite is located. Do not re-adjust the antenna. Fine-tuning the Antenna Using the Signal Seeker The strength of the signal received...

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    Slowly move the antenna from side-to-side until the Signal Seeker gives the fastest blink. Mounting Bolts Signal Seeker Secure the bolts but do not overtighten; you will need to loosen them later to further fine-tune the antenna. To fine-tune the elevation, loosen the four adjustment bolts on the back of the antenna.

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    Aiming the Antenna (continued) Fine-tuning the Antenna Using the Signal Strength Meter Complete the aiming procedures by fine-tuning the antenna using the Signal Strength Meter. The on-screen display shows a numeric value for the signal strength ranging from 0 to 100. A reading of 0 indicates no signal is being received and a reading of 100 is the strongest possible signal.

  • Page 43: Grounding The Antenna And Cables

    Grounding the Antenna and Cables This section contains instructions for grounding the antenna and cables to prevent possible damage from electrical charges and nearby lightning strikes. Refer to the National Electrical Code m the Appendix for more specific information on grounding requirements.

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    Grounding the Antenna and Cables (continued) Locate the grounding point on the mast or metal pole. On the mast, the grounding point is located on the mounting foot. On the metal pole, the grounding point is a grounding strap you attach to the base of the pole.

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    Grounding the Cables Ground the cables to protect the receiver from possible damage from unwanted electrical charges. RG-6 Coaxial Cable \ Grounding 5/8" Drill Thru Block Grounding _ Wire Grounding Strap _ Grounding Rod _'_ Notes ]mtan a grounding rod as close to the grounding block as •...

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    The antenna and cables are grounded and you have completed the antenna installation. Refer now to the manual received with your Sony Digital Satellite Receiver to learn about hooking up other components to your receiver. Chapter 3: Grounding the Antenna and Cables...

  • Page 47: Other Information

    Other Information The sections covered in this appendix are: National Electrical Code 48 Specifications Limited Warranty Glossary Index 55...

  • Page 48: National Electrical Code

    National Electrical Code The following portions of the National Electrical sections or insulating pipe) to the points Code are provided to assist you with the installation connection of the grounding electrode conductor your digital satellite antenna. These pages represent the bonding conductors.

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    250-115. Connection to Electrodes. The grounding (d) Mechanical Protection. The grounding conductor shall be protected where exposed conductor shall be connected to the grounding electrode by exothermic welding, listed lugs, listed physical damage, or the size of the grounding pressure connectors, listed clamps,...

  • Page 50: Specifications

    Input Frequency Snap in Cable Guides 2 pcs. 950-1450 MHz Output Frequency Weatherboot 1 pc. (SAN-18S1) Output Connector F-Type Female 2 pcs. (SAN-18D1) 3.0 W max. Power Consumption Optional Accessories InstallaUon ANJ-DS1 DC + 11.5-14.0 V Supply Voltage EAC-DA1 for RHCP Amplifier DC + 16.0-19.0 V...

  • Page 51: Limited Warranty

    Antenna Element) fails to function properly, SONY will repair or replace the defective LNB with a new or rebuilt part. Labor to repair or replace the LNB (after 90 days from purchase) willbe at your expense. If no problem is found, or any other item...

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    In addition, if you enter into a service contract with the SONY Partnership within 90 days of the date of sale, the limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts does not apply to you.

  • Page 53: Glossary

    Glossary Azimuth A compass angle measured from the north that indicates the relative direction of the satellite from your location. This angle, along with your elevation, allows you to locate the satellite and point the antenna in the proper direction. Amplifier A device used to increase signal strength when the signal strength meter reads less than 60.

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    Glossary (continued) Grounding A method of directing electrical currents into the earth. This provides a conductive outlet that diffuses destructive charges. Grounding Block A barrel connector with a screw that connects two coaxial cables to a grounding wire. Grounding A metal pole driven into the ground that creates a path for electrical currents to follow. Grounding Wire A copper wire that connects an electrical circuit to a grounding...

  • Page 55: Index

    Index 36-42 Installation Aiming Rafter 21-23 Azimuth 10-12, 39-,41 antenna 31-32 Reference points brick surface 24-26 Reflector 8, 31-32 cables 33-34 RG-6 coaxial cable 33-36 chimney cinder block surface 27-30 8, 20, 25, 28 Base plate grounding block 34-35, 46 Brick surface 24-26 metal pole...

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