Which satellite is further west?
Anik F2 is further west at longitude 111.1. Anik F1R is located at 107.3.
Is there a way to adjust alignment independently for the F2 satellite, or is it fixed relative to F1?
Is it more difficult to get both aligned correctly?
The arm that holds the LNB should be "looking at" Anik F2, also known as "Sat B" (see markings on the LNB). You should use a website such as Dishpointer.com (see tab on this forum) to determine the azimuth, elevation, and skew for your location. There are other sources of this information, such as Global Communications Website, but in any case, the data that you use should be for Anik F2
. When your dish is correctly pointed at Anik F2 and correctly skewed, Anik F1R will then come in "automatically" to the "Sat A" side of the LNB. Note that on the LNB that the receptor for "Sat A" is to the right
of the "Sat B" receptor, as the signals cross when reflected off the dish.
I'm guessing that means the alignment is a bit off on Anik F2?
That's possible, since the vast majority of HDef comes from Anik F2. If you want to further analyze this situation, you can make a determination of exactly which channels are weak, and then check the following links to see which satellites those channels come from:
I'm getting a weak signal on most of my HD channels, while the signal remains strong on the SD channels
I presume you're using the Ecb/No (Options 6-4-7 Line C) as a measure of your signal strength. Keep in mind that the Ecb/No on HDef channels will likely be 2.0 less than
the Ecb/No for SDef channels. You don't state your location, but assuming you're somewhere in Canada, you should be getting an Ecb/No of +9.0 or better on SDef channels unless you have an obstruction to the line of sight.