The Stargold SG-20SF is the most common satellite finder available locally and below you will find out the proper way of using it. It is grey in colour and fits the palm quite well. It only has two ports on either of its sides labeled "TO REC" and "TO LNB". The scale is from zero to ten and the scale background is yellow in colour. This article is going to double up as a Tech Tip as well as a review.
First of all in order to use a satellite finder, you need to buy some extra 2 F-type connectors as well as a length of good quality coaxial cable. Two metres is sufficient and my favourite type is the black in colour Astel cable that can withstand harsh weather and handling. With these three items you will build what is known as a jumper cable that you will use to connect the LNB to the satellite finder.
All connections must be done when the decoder is OFF, not even standby, switching it off completely is required.
At this point you should have mounted your satellite dish and run the whole length coaxial cable from LNB to decoder. Connect the decoder to this cable in the house. While outside connect this cable from your satellite receiver to the "TO REC" input on the satellite finder.
This satellite finder is very easy to use, within a few hours I had mastered it and so can you. I actually bought mine a few years ago at Nairobi’s Luthuli Avenue and completely recovered the money by installing a Dstv dish at a client’s house a few weeks later. Not only did I recover the full amount but I made a handsome profit too. Just like any other Electronic gadget, if you misuse it then you will damage it. Avoid dropping it and letting it get rained on. While I used this satellite finder I used the hook at the back to hang it behind the dish and aligning the dish from the same position. Is this finder available in the rest of Kenya? I willl find out soon.
The only downside of this gadget is that it relies on Electricity to function so if there is no Electricity, then you will not use it.Tweet
Written by Gichane
Sunday, May 18, 2014