Further more, the only time I could NOT get a Shaw Model 60E dish to work was when someone purchased a used Shaw dish from Kijiji.
I spent almost 3 hours trying everything I could think of and nothing. So I left to finish my other calls, and told the customer I'd return tomorrow.
On day 2, I asked the customer to call the seller. I asked the seller where he got the dish, and he said he built it from spare parts!!!
Then I thought the focal length may be incorrect betwenn the dish and the LNB. I measured the arm length and it was over 20 inches long.
I went next door and asked the neighbour's permission to measure his Shaw dish, he said yes, and it was 17 3/4 inches long.
So I took my customers dish down, cut the pole to 17.75 inches, reinstalled the LNB, and had a 85% signal in FIVE MINUTES!!!
It took me about 4 hours to solve this problem, all because of someone's ignorance.
I have never tried using a basic FTA elliptical dish to get a Shaw signal, but as long as the arm length is 17.75 inches, try it out.
Because the elliptical's surface area is smaller than a Shaw 60E dish, you may not obtain an 80% signal.
Also, use Ch.299 to setup your dish on the first satellite, and be sure to Skew the elliptical dish correctly, or you won't get a signal using Ch.299
Also, use Ch.700 to tune in the 2nd satellite.