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Determining Dish Tilt

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by aramonee, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. aramonee

    aramonee New Member

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    I am installing an Eagle Aspen Multi-satellite triple LNB Dish. I have looked at dishpointer to get elevation and asimuth but it does not give me dish tilt in a form i can understand or relate to on the scale on my dish mount.

    I am using this for SD Tv.

    Where can i find tilt angle (rather than LNB skew which i can get when i use coordinates on several dish pointing sites)?
     
  2. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    setup menu for the receiver should show you all 3 coordinates after entering zip code.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "dish skew" = tilt.
    I just loaded my address and DirecTV 5 LNB and get the correct numbers.

    Elevation: 40.1°
    Azimuth (true): 149.9°
    Azimuth (magn.): 135.3°


    Dish Skew: 112.8°

    Post your zip code & I'll check yours
     
  4. joe diamond

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    OR

    You could tune the 101 with the tilt on zero. Reset the meter for 119 and adjust the tilt (skew) until you get a peak signal on 119.

    There is less and less material on the 110 & 119 so no biggie unless your locals are still on one of those sats.

    Joe
     
  5. aramonee

    aramonee New Member

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    Please check two loactions for me:

    71652

    72117

    thanks
     
  6. aramonee

    aramonee New Member

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    very old school,
    I only need 110 and 119 satellites so i am told for sd tv. My locals are on 119.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    71652:

    Elevation: 49.5°
    Azimuth (true): 195.3°
    Azimuth (magn.): 194.0°
    Tilt: 77.3°


    72117

    Elevation: 48.5°
    Azimuth (true): 195.3°
    Azimuth (magn.): 194.2°
    Tilt: 77.5°


    Looking at the dish (in front of it) "no tilt" [level] would be 90°, so "your tilt" would be 12.5° "this way" [​IMG] and the reading on the dish for tilt would be 77+°
     

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