LK: thanks. the challenge for a newbie is to find out the problems, understand the terminology and where to do the reading. I searched a lot of sites and still learning. Your questions helped me in looking into those. thanks.
There are Many manuals, guide,videos, how to's for newbies at EVERY reputable DSS site....read the thread here "Reputable Recommended satellite sites"...1 -2 days of READING should give u a good grasp on this...and there is a Glossary of terminology at all sites too..