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Hi Fordtech. Was your total cost for the dish only, or for a subscription for dish services also?
Did you manage to get AFN setup okay? I’m retired US military and just purchased a decoder at the Exchange in Korea last week with the hope of getting AFN setup in Batangas. Is there any advice not included here that you could offer?

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There are set up instructions in an earlier post page 1. I use the small Cignal Dish for AFN. It works fine except during "heavy rain". I may get the larger antenna which is suppose to work during heavy rains. This guy in Mandaluyong sells them https://www.carousell.ph/p/c-band-sa...eet-238504133/

Lazada sells Sat signal finder or you can use the built in one on the decoder during set up.
https://www.lazada.com.ph/products/d...Hl3CU&search=1

Register your Decoder, Set up instructions, TV schedules, etc. on this site.
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Thanks for the reply and advice.

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Has anyone had AFN successfully installed recently? I havethe correct AFN7500HD box, but my Cignal TV installer has not been able to find the satellite to complete the installation twice. I have much information and tried talking to the Defense Media Activity twice about the problem. Still we canít get it hooked up. I would like to get the name and number of a Cignal installer who has completed an installation. Thank you.

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Has anyone had AFN successfully installed recently? I havethe correct AFN7500HD box, but my Cignal TV installer has not been able to find the satellite to complete the installation twice. I have much information and tried talking to the Defense Media Activity twice about the problem. Still we canít get it hooked up. I would like to get the name and number of a Cignal installer who has completed an installation. Thank you.
Have you registered the decoder with AFN? Did you get any signal when trying to align the dish? What satellite was he pointing it to? Was he using the correct azimuth/height/LNB setting? Is he using a Ku-band LNB?

If I recall correctly you are in Batangas.

Open dish pointer,
https://www.dishpointer.com/

Enter Batangas and find the roof of your home. Zoom in and place the green icon on your roof. Scroll in the satellite section until you find 113.1E KOREASAT 5A

Click on the green icon and it will display the azmiuth/elevation to set the dish to point at 113.1E KOREASAT 5A

Follow instructions in this 2015 video.

If the decoder is registered & settings are correct, you will get the dish setup signal bars. If you try to view any of the channels it will show a blue screen, then take less than an hour until your authorization key is set then broadcasting is displayed. This happens each time you remove the decoder plug.

For my initial set up, I put a TV the AFN decoder & satellite dish on a chair in the yard and played with the settings & alignments to enure all worked. Afterwards i had the dish installed on a pole.

Good time to get it set up with NFL games on now.
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Remember to check if trees or something is in between. You can ask supplier which compass direction the satelite is - and hope they tell correct Some chance a signal can get through trees but the signal would get to much disturbed when it's windy so the trees move.
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Has anyone had AFN successfully installed recently? I havethe correct AFN7500HD box, but my Cignal TV installer has not been able to find the satellite to complete the installation twice. I have much information and tried talking to the Defense Media Activity twice about the problem. Still we can’t get it hooked up. I would like to get the name and number of a Cignal installer who has completed an installation. Thank you.
I've never done this but here's video on how to set your dish.

And here's a link to Signal TV on Facebook, you should be able to contact them through messaging, but usually responses here are very vague, you might have to call, the trouble with most of these telecommunication companies would be they use contractors.
https://www.facebook.com/cignaltv/

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The decoder has been confirmed as registered by the Defense Media Activity (AFN). He could not get a signal when pointing to the satellite. He was trying to find 113.1E KOREASAT 5A. DMA told me to use 113.1E KOREASAT 5 instead. The Cignal installer instead found 210SW KOREASAT 5 at an elevation of 82. There is a large tree in the path of 113.1E, but the installer said it would not affect it the signal. He used the settings to my house to the satellite that were given from Dishpointer, but he was asking me about the LNB setting. What is your LNB position/setting? DMA told me to find it on their website. It seems like I must have read everything and didn’t find it. He was using my existing Cignal satellite dish and LNB to find the signal before he installed a new dish. I have since learned there is a guy who does installation in the Angeles City area so i may also reach out to him. If 113.1E KOREASAT 5 is indeed what we want, we may need to install the dish behind the house for an unobstructed view. I definitely want it for football season so hopefully we can get it installed soon. Thanks for the reply!
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The decoder has been confirmed as registered by the Defense Media Activity (AFN).
Check here
https://afnconnect.myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/pw/

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He was trying to find 113.1E KOREASAT 5A. DMA told me to use 113.1E KOREASAT 5 instead.
I just read the updated guidance. AFN is saying use 5A and enter it in the setup here.

https://media.myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil...gs_(FINAL).pdf

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There is a large tree in the path of 113.1E, but the installer said it would not affect it the signal.
If there are large trees, buildings or other terrain obstructions in the line of sight you will not be able to get a quality signal
https://media.myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil...iton_Guide.pdf

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he was asking me about the LNB setting. What is your LNB position/setting?
My LNB skew setting will deffer from yours due to location. Watch the LNB video. It appears Dish pointer requires their app download to get the LNB setting, or rotate it yourself until you get the best signal.

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