How do you set up satellite dish for dish network?

Certain dishes are used with certain receivers. The dish has LNBs that pickup the signal from the satellite and transmits that signal to the receiver using a coax cable. The receiver decodes that signal to give you the picture.

When installing the dish, you need to align the dish to receive the signal from the satellites. Your location or zip code dictates the elevation, azimuth, and skew to set the dish. From the LNB, a coax cable is run to the receiver. If more than 1 satellite is used, either 2 coax cables are run or a separator, using 1 coax cable from the dish,is used to split the satellite signal at the receiver.