Step 1: Place the Antenna
Place the Indoor/Outdoor Home Antenna outdoors on a window ledge, porch, table, or patio, where it has a clear, unobstructed view of the south sky.
You could also attach it to a soffit of the house with the antenna having a straight up view of the sky or attach it on a south facing wall of the house provided that the antenna has a clear, unobstructed view of the south sky. Use the mounting points on the antenna's base to attach the antenna to the house.
- There should NOT be any obstructions such as bushes, trees, other homes or buildings, overhangs, soffits, chimneys, gables, dormers, etc., blocking the antenna's view of the south sky. Be aware that depending upon where you place the antenna, your own home may block the antenna's view of the satellite.
- If you placed the antenna outdoors on a flat surface, keep the clamshell closed and orient the body of the antenna to face south. Continue with Step 2.
- If you attach the antenna to the soffit or wall of the house using the mounting points on the antenna's base, you will need four screws (not included) with a 1/4" head (e.g., an M3 screw), and which are suitable for the material onto which you are affixing the antenna, (e.g., wood, metal, etc.). The screws should be spaced 1-3/8" apart horizontally and 1-1/8" vertically.
- If you have mounted the antenna on a soffit with a straight up view of the sky, skip to Step 3 that describes how to connect the antenna to your Home Dock.