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Product overview

• Signal strength meter for quick and easy-dish adjustment
• For analogue and digital signals
• Analogue panel meter
• DB-gain control
• Illuminated display
• Optional 13/18V and 22kHz LED indication
• Designed in Germany for best performance
• Operating voltage: 13-18V Frequency range: 950-2,400 MHz

Ensuring your dish is correctly aligned to the satellite of your choice is sometimes easier said than done. The satellite finder takes out the guess work as you can easily see when the signal strength is at it's optimum level using the panel meter. The finder is suitable for any satellite system whether it is digital or analogue, fixed installation or even a mobile/camping system plus it can be used any time of the day or night. To use, simply connect the cable that normally runs to your dish to the input side of the meter. Use a secondary F-plug to F-plug cable (not supplied), to run from the other side of the meter to your dish.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really very good - had previously tried lining up a dish by matching it up with the old one to no avail. We didn't have elevation/azimuth markings on the new dish so we didn't have any reliable way of lining it up - so we didn't get anywhere. Once I'd got the satellite finder (and a patch cable!) and actually followed the instructions we were able to aim the dish correctly after about 5 minutes - plus a little bit of re-jigging after we ran more cable. The buzzer helped a lot as it was difficult to look at the screen while up a ladder. Does exactly what it should.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lackis a jumper cable. Otherwise excellent especially as the tone allows you to ensure that tightening dish nuts hasn't altered alignment
Date published: 2011-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I got this, and had to buy patch lead, works great, children move my dish on wall, it took me 2 minutes to get it back on line again great little gadget.
Date published: 2010-10-04
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I can't find Maplin volt finder/ flashlight N10BY

Asked by: GRANT
Please see below a link to the item; http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/non-contact-ac-voltage-detector-n10by
Answered by: James
Date published: 2017-05-29

Can I use this to test the signal strength coming from a satellite wall plate outlet?

Asked by: Michael62
Unfortunately this cannot be used for that purpose
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-04-19

Does this satellites finder work in algeria

Asked by: Karim
It simply displays the strength of the signal. If you are correctly aligned you will have good signal. If not signal strength will show as poor. The geographical location of the device has no bearing on it's ability to display a reading.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-06

I have a satellite finder that displays four lights 22khz, 18v, 0hz and 13v. At the moment the 18v and 0hz light up but in the past, the TV signal on my Fortec  Star box is never at max signal. At the moment at max signal I have no signal on the Fortec.

Asked by: Knight Watchman
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-05

will this work in egypt

Asked by: martin59
Unfortunately we can only guarantee UK compatibility.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

will I be able to check with this meter that I am getting the correct volts to the LNB from the receiver as i am getting a no sat signal screen replaced the LNB Zinwell J4S for a J4LS from Amazon still no joy wondering if the replacement is possibly faulty
Asked by: r wareing
Yes it will show either 13v or 18v on the LED indicator.
Answered by: NG
Date published: 2015-07-17

I have just moved in to a rental property. It has a dish and the cable going from the dish into the room. Is this the right product I need for checking that the dish and cables are working before I invest in a Freesat box?
Asked by: Mairi-Claire
I am pleased to advise the product you mentioned will do exactly what you require.
Answered by: RS
Date published: 2015-07-17

hi can it be used by a complete novice ie no experience with reading the metre
Asked by: dave
The meter itself is very simply to use. Alignment of a dish however does require either patience or experience.
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17
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